Videos from Givaudan (just below; including short appearance by perfumer Jacques Huclier) and Firmenich Naturals (below the jump) on sourcing initiatives with patchouli farming communities in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Perfumer Quentin Bisch talks about studying perfumery at Givaudan.
[Geoff] Marshall-Hill attaches a vial of juiced sanguinelli blood orange to one cartridge, and forces air through it and into a set of three face masks. He invites visitors to inhale the scent. Then he switches to the laptop's synthetically constructed fragrance.
Visitors agree it is similar, but somehow weak in berry tones. He adjusts dials, but it becomes more "lemony."
— Flavorists from Givaudan visit the citrus groves at UC Riverside (again). Read more at Why the world's top flavor maker keeps visiting UC Riverside for inspiration at the Los Angeles Times.
New and upcoming perfume books for 2016: My Life by Jo Malone, An Odyssey of Flavours and Fragrances from Givaudan, On The Scent by Paolo Pelosi, and Aphorismes d’un Parfumeur by Dominique Ropion.
Fragrance house Givaudan has designed a free iPhone application designed to help consumers navigate the perfume market both in-store and online. The company has used information from its Miriad 2.0, winner of this year’s FiFi Technological Breakthrough of the Year for Fragrance for Fragrance Creation & Formulation, to create a database of over 4,000 prestige fragrances to form the consumer guide in the iPerfumer.
— Read more at Givaudan unveils perfume i-Phone app at Cosmetics Business. iPerfumer can be found now in the App Store at iTunes.