Eurofragance travels to space with the COSMIC NOMAD COLLECTION

Eurofragance travels to space with the COSMIC NOMAD COLLECTION

We’ve done it again! The biggest international beauty and well-being event has been the launchpad for our most eagerly awaited collection: Cosmic Nomad. Set in a galactic atmosphere, surrounded by neon colours and in line with Eurofragrance’s adventurous nature, Nomad Cosmic was equally successful as Nomad Tales. And the first edition of Nomad Experience had set the bar very high!

In 2018, our fragrances swept everyone away to far-flung, imaginary lands based on four elements (Jasmineair, Aquaoud, Cardamon´fire and Shamamia), and this year’s creation is out of this world. The Cosmic Nomad collection tells the story of an epic voyage to far beyond the Milky Way in search of supernatural treasures from the stars. We gave our perfumers a multisensory mission to design five fragrances, each showcasing one of Eurofragance’s hallmark raw materials. Who would like to experience some stellar scents?

The Cosmic Nomad fragrance collection

Vetiver Asteroid: our perfumer Olaf Larsen created a perfume based on eternal scents.  A composition with woody notes combined with fresh bergamot and lively pink pepper. With a sensual heart note of oud enveloped in floral jasmine and predominant notes of vetiver, this fragrance gets depth from creamy sandalwood and sensual ambergris.

Illuminating Rose: Soizic Beaucourt is the talent behind Illuminating Rose, a fragrance as rich and intoxicating as nature itself. The scent of rose is a gateway to a marvellous galaxy of light. With spicy cardamom and saffron top notes, its heart beats to the floral rhythm of rose syrup and delicate iris. The composition ends with notes of sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla and amber.

Cosmic Tonka: another Olaf Larson creation embarks you on a journey to the dark side of the cosmos. A transcendent, sweet, hypnotic, mystical creation. Succulent bergamot enhances a gourmand heart of Tonka beans and ambergris enveloped in intoxicating notes of laudanum, musk and oakmoss.

Stardust Labdanum: Angeline Poubeau’s scent is based on two ingredients: labdanum and rose accentuated by warm, spicy notes like saffron and pink pepper. The sensual base has animal, leather notes that combine sweet vanilla and amber to perfection.

Refractive Frankincense: Julia Rodríguez’s fragrance offers us a mystical aura of colour and magic, brilliant and crisp. It has fresh notes of Italian bergamot mixed with hot incense oil. A spicy pinch of pink pepper and cardamom combines with floral and geranium notes wrapped in a sensual aura of ambergris, cedarwood and musk.

The special and fantastic smell of Eurofragance fragrances can take you to visit magical and unique places only with their essence. Follow us in our journey and don’t get lost on the way!

 

Shamama: the precious elixir of India

Shamama: the precious elixir of India

In an earlier post, we told you all about our Nomad Saga project and in today’s article, we would like to share some secrets about Shamama, the first raw ingredient in our little Nomad Box.

Shamama is the star ingredient of Eurofragrance’s first quarter, the first jewel in our Nomad Box and a perfumery treasure that hails from the exotic city of Kannauj (India).

What makes it so special?

Shamama is a unique essential oil and the result of a unique combination of raw materials, with a formula that is still a closely guarded secret today. Unlike other distilled essential oils, Shamama is created manually by real artisans.

The nomad journey to Shamama

As you already know, Eurofragance has a nomadic, adventurous spirit that inspires us to travel the globe. And while we are travelling, we discover new places where there are exceptional materials that stimulate us to create our fragrances.

In this case, we had already heard about Shamama as a perfumistic ingredient, but when we travelled to the city of Kannauj to learn more about the mysterious Shamama, we realised that this was more than just a simple ingredient.

It is a magical elixir and, best of all, its formula, which has been passed down through the generations, is still a closely guarded secret. Nobody, except for those who make it, know the recipe.

Each Shamama is made up of at least 45 raw ingredients and there are as many Shamamas as there are blends. Incredible, don’t you think? All the creators have their own recipes and they concoct their Shamamas based on ancestral traditions and techniques. A legacy that has been kept intact over the years.

Aromas that transport us to another era

The scent of Shamama is like the scent of India. It takes us to the essence of this country, its landscapes and colours. So, how is this essential oil made?

During the Shamama manufacturing process, foam, grass and mitti (ceramic clay) are distilled in large quantities for a total of 20 days, enriching the essential oil every step of the way. Finally, the oil is mixed with an infusion of cardamom, saffron and cinnamon, and with essential oils of rose, kewra and oud. This adds the final touch that makes it unique.

Shamama is part of the DNA of Eurofragance, which is why it has become the first star of our Nomad Box. Our sense of adventure has led us to discover new lands, cultures, raw materials and new work techniques so that we can present Shamama as one of the many essential oils that form part of our history. Discover more on our new Nomad Saga website!

But this is only the beginning. Every quarter we’ll reveal a new raw material and explain its history and tradition. Don’t miss the excitement!

Shamama: the precious elixir of India

Shamama: el preciado elixir de la india

Si en el anterior post te desvelábamos el proyecto Nomad Saga, en el artículo de hoy te presentamos la primera materia prima de nuestra cajita Nomad Box: la Shamama.

La Shamama es la estrella de este primer trimestre en Eurofragance, el primer integrante de nuestra Nomad Box y una joya perfumística procedente de la exótica ciudad de Kannauj (Índia).

¿Qué la hace tan especial?

La Shamama es un aceite esencial único y el resultado de una combinación única de materias primas que, a día de hoy, todavía mantiene en secreto su fórmula. A diferencia de otras destilaciones de aceites esenciales, la Shamama requiere de un proceso manual esmerado que convierte a sus propios creadores en auténticos artesanos.

El viaje nómada hacia la Shamama

Como ya sabes, el espíritu nómada y aventurero que caracteriza a Eurofragance es el que nos impulsa a recorrer el mundo. En estos viajes conocemos nuevos rincones que guardan materiales excepcionales que nos inspiran en la elaboración de nuestras fragancias.

En este caso, ya habíamos oído hablar de la Shamama como ingrediente en la perfumería, pero cuando viajamos hasta la ciudad de Kannauj para averiguar más sobre la misteriosa Shamama, nos dimos cuenta de que no se trataba de un simple ingrediente.

Este elixir es mágico y, lo mejor de todo, es que su fórmula, que se transmite de generación en generación, sigue siendo secreta. Nadie, excepto los productores, conoce su formula.

Cada Shamama está compuesta de un mínimo de 45 materias primas y existen tantos Shamama como mezclas. Increíble, ¿verdad? Cada creador tiene su propia receta y crea su Shamama en base a las tradiciones y técnicas de sus ancestros. Una práctica heredada que ha permanecido intacta con el paso de los años.

Aromas que transportan a otra época

Y es que, oler la Shamama es como oler un trocito de la India. Su aroma te transporta a la esencia de este país, sus paisajes y sus colores. Pero, ¿cómo se elabora este aceite esencial?

Durante el proceso de elaboración de la Shamama, la espuma, la hierba y el mitti (cerámica de arcilla) se destilan en grandes cantidades durante un total de 20 días, enriqueciendo el aceite esencial en cada paso. Finalmente, el aceite se mezcla con una infusión de cardamomo, azafrán y canela, y con aceites esenciales de rosa, kewra o oud. Y así se obtiene ese toque final que lo hace único.

La Shamama está en el ADN de Eurofragance y, por eso, se ha convertido en la primera protagonista de nuestra Nomad Box. Gracias a nuestro afán aventurero por conocer nuevas tierras, culturas, materias primas y nuevas técnicas de trabajo, hoy podemos presentar la Shamama como uno de los más exclusivos aceites esenciales que ya forman parte de nuestra historia.  ¡Descubre más en nuestra nueva web sobre Nomad Saga!

Pero esto es solo el principio. Cada trimestre desvelaremos una materia prima nueva y ahondaremos en su historia y tradición. ¡No te lo pierdas!

Warm scents for cold months

Warm scents for cold months

Winter is time for social gatherings: meals with friends, corporate dinners, family reunions… But when the temperatures plunge and the nights draw in early, it’s tempting to snuggle under a nice warm blanket rather than venture out. Never fear! Don’t let the cold affect your social life! Bring it home! And when your guests arrive, delight them with enchanting scents. How? Eurofragance specialises in filling the air with unique moments. If you want your home to smell of winter, select these ingredients and make winter your favourite time of year.

Warming fragrances

Chocolate. Who doesn’t love savouring a cup of hot chocolate when it’s cold outside? Now is also the time for treats like chocolate nougat and brownies. That’s why we’ve chosen cocoa as a perfect ingredient for giving your house a Christmassy atmosphere. Pure cocoa has woody, almost bitter nuances, often sweetened with touches of vanilla. Our suggestion: Combine the intense bitterness of cocoa with vanilla splashes of tonka bean and add some orange for contrast – a classic combo that never fails to please.

Cinnamon. If chocolate is the king of the season, then cinnamon is the queen. It’s a sweet yet warm and spicy fragrance that can transport anyone to a warm fireside in an instant. The team at Eurofragrance is in love with the versatility of cinnamon, which can either be the prominent note of a fragrance or an interesting addition.  In an earlier post, we talked about the spicy trends appearing for the coming season. So pay attention!

Ginger. Another Christmas favourite is ginger, an ingredient with well-known year-round benefits, commonly found in Christmas sweetmeats like gingerbread. Not usually the main ingredient, its acidic, spicy chords really attract attention. Our perfumers use this raw material in two very different types of fragrance: either combined with oriental-type creations with spices like myrrh and cardamom or in clean fragrances with other, rare citrus fruits. If you want a warm, winter atmosphere, we recommend the former.

Pine. Bringing to mind the nostalgic scent of the Christmas tree, this is a must-have in your home during winter. Pine has a heady, natural, fresh, aromatic, unique scent reminiscent of the pure, fresh air of the mountains. The essence of pine needles gives out a fresh, woody smell that evokes Christmas like nothing else.

Cranberry. Last but not least, there’s cranberry. A delicious accompaniment to roast turkey, it is a Christmas standard in the United States, although less frequently in Europe. That’s why in many parts of the world, cranberry means Christmas. The sweet, fruity scent smells even better with sumptuous notes of cocoa and vanilla.

You may have noticed that everything seems to revolve around food at this time of year and Christmas smells are almost all from ingredients we use in the kitchen. Let these scents stimulate your appetite and enjoy the holidays!

Tropical sensations: pineapple packs a punch

Tropical sensations: pineapple packs a punch

Pineapples, pineapples, and more pineapples! Summertime is here and pineapples are everywhere. Mobile phone covers with massive pineapples in the centre, dresses in pineapple print fabrics, garlands of pineapple shaped lights…. But this summer’s theme is more than a visual trend. Pineapples are the fruit of the season at the greengrocer’s, and what’s more… we want to smell like pineapple, too!

Pineapples epitomise summer… fresh, fun, and spontaneous. These adjectives sum up the millennial generation to perfection, who have adopted this fruit as a standard graphic. Just look at Instagram and Pinterest and you’ll find boards full of this new trend: the colour, shape and essence of this tropical fruit are a natural hit with their young, digital lifestyles.

Pineapple’s in… on your skin!

In short, the tangy aroma of pineapple smells of summer. It makes you feel great! The personal care sector has joined the trend, and this season you’ll find pineapple products that send you out for the day with a smile on your face. Gels, shampoo, and body milk infused with the smell of this unique fruit will lift your spirits in the morning and transform your daily shower into a tropical adventure.

And to keep that exotic smell around all day long, why not some scent with pineapple notes! Fruity, relaxing, and luscious, it’s an ingredient in fragrances for men and women alike, adding an invigorating touch and a fresh twist to compositions.

Eurofragance is on trend

At Eurofragance, we have been working on this trend, and our perfumers have created a delicious collection of tempting fragrances. Our combination of little-known fruit essences with fresh citrus and sweet touches of vanilla and caramel are a successful choice for personal care products. Who wouldn’t want to smell like a tropical holiday all year round?

The experts agree that fruit is good for you, so don’t miss the fruity news we’ll be bringing you in our next post.

EURO-MC™, the Eurofragance solution to the unwanted odour of tobacco smoke

EURO-MC™, the Eurofragance solution to the unwanted odour of tobacco smoke

There are many types of bad smell, but the one that worries consumers all over the world is the foul smell of tobacco smoke. Whether or not you are a smoker, the smell of tobacco smoke is an enemy that we would all like to do without. Studies show getting rid of the smell of cigarette smoke is a concern shared by consumers on all continents, and proof of this are the thousands of Google searches trying to find the answer to the same question: “How can I get rid of the smell of smoke?” EURO-MC™ fragrances are the answer!

EURO-MC™ is your ally against bad smells

EURO-MC™ is a technology developed by Eurofragance to get rid of specific bad smells. The first challenge: to neutralise the stench of tobacco. What does it do? The idea is to integrate and void the sensory effect of bad-smelling molecules with a fragrance for use as an air freshener. Rather than masking or overwhelming one smell with another, it neutralises the bad smell to create a pleasant one, without being strong or invasive. Mission accomplished!

Five fragrances for banishing the smell of tobacco smoke

Woodland, Wild Bloom, Indigo, Luminous and Tealicious are five fragrances created by Eurofragance with one purpose in mind: to keep rooms smelling pleasant and smoke-free for longer.

  • WOODLAND (WOODY HESPERIDIC). A fruity fragrance with woody notes created with essence of grapefruit, sage, cardamom, labdanum, moss, and cedar wood.
  • WILD BLOOM (FLORAL ROSE). A floral combination of lime, rose, wild peony, lily of the valley, patchouli, and sandalwood.
  • INDIGO (AROMATIC FLORAL). With essence of lavender, Oolong tea, pink pepper, iris, blue cedarwood, and cashmere.
  • LUMINOUS (AROMATIC MARINE). A blend of tangerine, lavender, sea salt, water accord, ambergris, and white sandalwood.
  • TEALICIOUS (AROMATIC TEA). Contains blood orange, dewy leaves, green tea, waterlilies, driftwood, and musk.

Fresh, sweet, citrus scents… Something for everyone! Rigorous scientific tests have shown that this innovative method gives excellent results. First, we create the bad smell in a controlled and reproducible way in our new olfactory booths, then we spray the booth with one of the fragrances from the collection… et voilà! The intensity of the nasty smell immediately falls, and a mild, harmonious aroma appears.

But that’s not all. There are three more smoke-busting fragrances in development, as well as a new product that will banish disgusting bathroom odours once and for all. These invisible enemies are about to get their marching orders… forever!