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Sandalwood Dreams, Part 7: What does it smell like?

by Jordan River, 16th December, 2013

This is the penultimate part of Jordan River's Sandalwood Dreams series. You can find links to the previous articles at the end of the feature.Over the last several days we have been following the September 2013 harvest of the Santalum album sandalwood trees that were planted in Australia in 1999. Santalum album is the variety of sandalwo…

Sandalwood Dreams, Part 6: Distillation

by Jordan River, 15th December, 2013

This is the sixth in a series of posts by Jordan River (of The Fragrant Man website) about the myths and legends of sandalwood, as well as day by day coverage of the 2013 Santalum albumsandalwood harvest currently taking place in Australia. There are links to the previous posts at the foot of the article.In the old days sandalwood logs we…

Sandalwood Dreams, Part 4: Harvesting – Sept 2013

by Jordan River, 13th December, 2013

This is the fourth in a series of posts by Jordan River (of The Fragrant Man website) about the myths and legends of sandalwood, as well as day by day coverage of the 2013 Santalum albumsandalwood harvest currently taking place in Australia. There are links to the previous posts at the foot of the article.There are 7,600 hectares of Santa…

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Sandalwood Dreams, Part 3: Planting Santalum album Sandalwood in Australia

by Jordan River, 12th December, 2013

This is the third in a series of posts by Jordan River (of The Fragrant Man website) about the myths and legends of sandalwood, as well as day by day coverage of the 2013 Santalum album sandalwood harvest currently taking place in Australia. There are links to the previous posts at the foot of the article. In the 80′s Jean Paul G…

Givaudan partner with Agri-Supply, to strengthen the supply channels for vetiver from Haiti

12th December, 2013

One hundred and sixty vetiver growers have formed a cooperative to produce an exclusive vetiver oil quality for Givaudan perfumers. Haitian growers in three villages, Massey, Faucault and Bazelais, form the Givaudan / Agri-Supply cooperative. They benefit from a guaranteed minimum price and regular technical support from Givaudan teams th…

Sandalwood Dreams, Part 2: The Perfumed Chamber

by Jordan River, 11th December, 2013

This is the second in a series of posts by Jordan River (of The Fragrant Man website) about the myths and legends of sandalwood as well as day by day coverage of the 2013 Santalum album sandalwood harvest currently taking place in Australia.   Let’s continue our adventure with Purna. When he meets the Buddha he becom…

Sandalwood Dreams, Part 1: Myths and Legends

by Jordan River, 10th December, 2013

This is the first in a series of posts by Jordan River (of The Fragrant Man website) about the myths and legends of sandalwood, as well as day by day coverage of the 2013 Santalum album sandalwood harvest currently taking place in Australia. Over the next few nights we will be having sandalwood dreams. Let’s see if these dre…

How Perfume Got Its Stank On – Five Perfumers Look at the Use of Animal Products in Perfumery from Their Personal Perspective

by Anya McCoy, 12th November, 2013

Preface: The Stink about Stank vs. Skank. The term ‘skank’ first popped up on perfume blogs in 2005 or so. It was used to describe perfumes with a strong animalic scent, maybe described back in granny’s day as “whorehouse perfume”. Skank and the more appropriate term ‘stank’ were bandied back and …

PerfumersWorld return to London for 5 day perfumery course

23rd August, 2013

Perfumery Teacher, Karen Gilbert will be hosting a five-day workshop in London with Stephen V. Dowthwaite and the Perfumer’s World Team next month. The workshop will be for a small group of participants and is entitled The Art and Technology of Perfumery. Stephen V. Dowthwaite, a perfumer with 40+ years experience, and the PerfumersWorld …

New UK company, Olfactik, set up to supply the independent perfumer

16th July, 2012

The kits also includes the basic equipment needed, along with simple step-by-step instructions and a written formula for each fragrance. We also provide additional suggestions for personaling each forumula to give it a unique edge. Purchasing a kit in this way also gives the benefit of a 10-15% cost saving on ingredients.The company can a…

European Commission follows IFRA's decision to ban Musk Xylene

19th February, 2011

The European Commission has just announced its decision to ban the fragrance material Musk xylene under the new European Chemicals Legislation REACH, bringing EU regulations in line with the global IFRA Standards.The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) voluntarily banned Musk xylene through the IFRA Standards, part of the fragrance…

From the Forums: The Safe Cosmetics Act: A New Threat?

by , 17th September, 2010

Browsing the usual 'fumehead blogs, I checked Elena's and learned about a new bit of US legislation, the Safe Cosmetics Act. The possible ramifications of the proposed law would be massive, it's worth a read.Join the discussion on the forums …