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Have you ever wondered how fragrances are created? Nothing in life is a coincidence nor in the perfume world. Today´s post is especially written for you, the one wondering if fragrances creation is just a matter of mixing raw materials or if it is something more creative and far more complicated.
As so many other processes in business, the process of creating fragrances starts with a briefing. Clients expose their goals and explain the characteristics they pursue for the product they want to introduce into the market. From this point, we initiate the project to get the perfect odour, the one that accomplishes clients ´goals and needs.
Perfumers start a creative procedure, as well as precise, to find the wanted formula. This procedure includes their input, their particular way to get inspired and their knowledge of the olfactory notes and the market trends. They try not only to achieve clients’ expectations but also capture sensations for consumers to feel them when they smell the new fragrance.
But there is no total freedom to create a fragrance: it has to meet the requirements not only of the client and the market but also countries´ regulations. Besides, perfumers need to take into account the characteristics of the final product. Depending on the product where the fragrance will be applied (perfume, body care lotion, air freshener…) there will be different technical requirements to accomplish.
So perfumers’ work is to get a creative and fascinating essence within functional limits. This is a real challenge.
Once they have got the formula, this is sent to the lab compounding where the lab team produces small samples with the designed scent.
Then, the samples are sent to the applications team where they are tested on the final product to evaluate the behaviour of the fragrance. Subsequently, accelerated studies of stability are carried out in order to see how the fragrance responds to drastic conditions and also to simulate its real use.
Finally, product goes through different tests which include: physical, chemical and organoleptic in order to establish the standard parameters of this new fragrance. The main purpose of these tests is to ensure that the quality control of the product responds to our high quality standards.
Voilà! The new fragrance is ready for the market.
As we have said, it is a process in which are involved clients´objectives, perfumers´ inspiration and creativity, and quality tests. What makes this process unique is our PEOPLE, PASSION and CREATIVITY.