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.
Calling out synthetic ingredients, which then was kind of a taboo with people saying it has to be natural. Moving forward we know that synthetics can be fascinating. [Comme des Garçons] Garage and Tar are cult classics—you couldn't even find them on eBay. When they came back out, there was chaos. And now when you smell them, they don't seem so bizarre. Our noses have modernized over time. Garage has a really cool rubber gasoline thing that is fascinating on skin and the Tar, an oily asphalt.
— Franco Wright of Luckyscent talks to Coolhunting about their second Scent Bar store in Los Angeles (at the ROW), and about his favorite fragrance brands. Read more in Interview: Adam Eastwood and Franco Wright of Scent Bar.
Happy 2018 from InterParfums.
What do you generally do when you're stressed? Maybe have a warm cup of coffee, hoping that it would give you a relief? Science says all you need to do is sniff your romantic partner's shirt.
Yes, all those "sniffing sweater" scenes you have seen in romantic movies actually work. In fact, a recent study published this week in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that anxious women had lower stress levels when they smelled shirt their partners had worn.
— Read more in Sniff your stress away: Study shows the best way to get your zen back on stressful days at International Business Times.