Barcelona Olfaction Week 2020 is over!

Barcelona Olfaction Week 2020 is over!

Can you believe that Barcelona Olfaction Week 2020 is already over? We hope you were able to join us for some of the many exciting online events!

We attended some perfumery webinars, the second edition of the Barcelona Olfaction Congress; we also shared our expertise in the Round table and participated in the III International Perfumery Contest (Mouillette d’Argent). 

Wow… it has been a busy week! 

In case you couldn’t join us for all the events, we have prepared a summary of everything you may have missed from our team during BOW. Continue reading to find out more!

On Tuesday 30 July, we held an online perfumery webinar called “Spice Up Your Fragrance” hosted by Eurofragance senior perfumer Lucas Sieuzac. 

  • Lucas explored the role of spices in perfumery through the years and how they influence the palette of perfumers.
  • When asked about how he felt about his participation, he said, “I have really enjoyed being a part of the BOW. I was proud to represent Eurofragance and above all to meet passionate people.”
  • “Spices are amazing products that give opportunities to perfumers to create amazing fragrances.”
  • Lucas designed four new creations especially for this webinar: Tuberuma Tuberose and Turmeric, Sandalwood Pepper, Takashima forest, and Lumière de Cuir!
  • They were displayed in some shops around Barcelona, so people could smell them before the event! Also, the first 25 people to register for the event received these creations at home to keep as a souvenir.
  • Tuberuma tuberose and turmeric: “I chose tuberose for its heady, fresh side and aromatic spice, which echoes turmeric. Turmeric, in turn, has tuberose floral fresh notes. Then, I gave more texture to the accord, so I added spicy notes like nutmeg. Finally, Sandalwood is used as a binder to link the different elements”. 
  • Takashima forest: It is the vision of a small village and a Shintoism temple located in the middle of rice fields. Sichuan pepper, combined with cypress and bergamot, represent the fresh, resinous notes of the branches of the trees; watery synthetic notes like florol and florhydral, which reflect the humidity of August. Finally,  mineral notes that smell of stone like ambrinol, associated with smoky notes like cade, along with mate for its dry herb note symbolizes the image of this village.
  • Sandalwood pepper: It has a base of sandalwood and musk topped with pepper, infused saffron reinforced by a myrrh complex, and resinoid incense.
  • Lumière de cuir: “The main idea with this creation was to recreate leather illuminated by the fresh, zesty, and vibrant note of ginger”. It has a smoky, woody spice dimension, which is contributed by the olibanum and the Chinese cedar. Ginger’s rose note is heightened by a rose floral heart (citronellol laevo) in order to prolong the fresh note throughout the fragrance. The most interesting part of this creation resides in the duality of the spice and leather blocks.
  • Missed the webinar? Watch the full recording here:

 

 

On Thursday 2 July, we participated in the Barcelona Olfaction Congress, which was a day filled with fascinating and thought-provoking content from experts across the industry. Our expert, R&D scientist Dr. Felipe San Juan, gave a presentation on Eurofragance’s fragrance technology and body odor management.

  • Felipe presented our fragrance technology and body odor management solutions and expertise that can be used to solve sweat issues. 
  • When asked about his experience at Barcelona Olfaction Congress 2020, he said, “I was very pleased and delighted to have contributed to raising the profile of the technological and innovative capacity we have at Eurofragance. I believe this can contribute to the image of the company and help it grow.”
  • Fragrances have helped people to fight against malodors for centuries.
  • Body malodors have a complex origin and nature: Bacteria producing powerful odorant molecules by transforming, mainly sweat, a necessary physiological element. This makes it difficult to combat.
  • Many solutions for malodor removal are offered in the market. Some of them like antiperspirants or bactericides can have a negative effect on our health.
  • Fragrances are an effective agent to fight against sweat malodor.
  • Perceptual coverage, chemical elimination, and microbiological prevention are the three mechanisms by means of which fragrances can be active against negative odors.
  • Breakable fragrance microcapsules are a key solution to make fragrances really effective when malodor problems are noticeable during the day. 
  • Fragrances are an integral solution against body malodors: awful odors are removed, pleasant sensations are delivered, and without any negative effect on our health.

On Friday 3 July, Eurofragance’s KAM and perfumer Bettina Perisson participated in a round table discussion on “The Universe of Perfume: History and Sensory Synaesthesia”.

  • When asked about her involvement in the online round table event, Bettina said, “BOW this year, for me, has been a clear proof that everything can be done with enthusiasm, imagination, and passion. It seemed impossible that something could have been done in such difficult circumstances but everyone who participated, I think, felt we had to work together to take this challenge forward!”
  • Bettina continued to say, “It was very good to be able to listen to people from other arts explaining how their disciplines are and to see how their ultimate aim is also to touch the emotions, to make us live special moments through the senses and to heal the soul.”
  • Bettina explains that, as a summary of what she discussed, everything is valid in the language of perfumery, even borrowing attributes from other senses, such as touch or taste (rough, smooth, bitter..)
  • The perfumer ends up building a personalized dictionary that translates the perceptions, attributes, and emotions of the consumer into olfactory notes. 
  • Everyone in Bettina’s roundtable discussion agreed that perfumery is an art, that it is linked in a sensory way to all other arts and that it makes us live and feel unique moments. 

BONUS event: III International Perfumery Contest (Mouillette d’Argent)

  • On Saturday, to finish off the week of events, we attended the III International Perfumery Competition award ceremony at Ca l’Antigua Art Space in Teià.
  • 12 perfumes were competing to win the “Mouillette d’Argent”. 
  • Each year, the creations must be made around a specific note, and the choice for this edition was pepper. 
  • Four of the 12 finalist perfumes were created by our perfumers Belén Garcia, Soizic Beaucourt, and Julia Pastor. 
  • The independent jury, chaired by the master perfumer D. Rosendo Mateu, selected “Pepper & Pear” by Julia Pastor as the winner. Congratulations, Julia!!

As gold sponsors of Barcelona Olfaction Week 2020, we were thrilled to have been part of such a great week of events that ended on such a high note!

Thank you for joining us online! We look forward to seeing you in the future.

If you enjoy what we’re doing, please connect with us on our social media platforms. If you have any photos from the event, we’d love to see them. Tag your posts #Eurofragance and mention us @eurofragance. 

Spicing Things Up Creations Lucas

Lucas & Spice Up Your Fragrance Perfumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spice Up Your Fragrance Perfumes

Julia Pastor receiving the Mouillette d’Argent.

Eurofragance attends the III International Perfumery Contest (Mouillette d’Argent).

Spice Up Your Fragrance

Barcelona Olfaction Week (BOW) is finally happening!

Barcelona Olfaction Week (BOW) is finally happening!

Barcelona Olfaction Week (BOW) 2020 is finally here! 

Starting today and continuing this whole week, take part in a unique online festival that celebrates perfume, olfactory science, and culture. BOW 2020 will explore the world of perfumery and its historical relationship with Barcelona, ​​gastronomy, and art.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of these online activities, registration is still open! 

Agenda

Tuesday 30 June, 10:00-11:00. Perfumery Online Webinar (English)

Our perfumer Lucas Sieuzac will be exploring the role of spices in perfumery through the years and how they influence the palette of perfumers. This free online event will also explore and present 4 unique creations that have never been released by Eurofragance before.  

Register to attend the webinar for free here: https://beautyclusterbarcelona.timtul.es/events/perfumery-online-webinar-spicingthingsup/

Thursday 2 July, 9:00-17:00. Barcelona Olfaction Congress (English)

Our research scientist Felipe San Juan will present our expertise in fragrance technology and body odor management to solve sweat issues.

Check out the congress official teaser! 

 

If you have not yet signed up for the event, learn more and register for it here: http://barcelonaolfactioncongress.com/

Friday 3 July, 9:00-13:30. Round table on “The Universe of Perfume: History and Sensory Synaesthesia” (Spanish)

Our perfumer Bettina Perisson will join other experts to talk about the shared language of perfume, music, and wine. Discover more about the event and speakers here: http://beautyclusterbarcelona.com/activitat/22-mayo-jornada-mesa-redonda-perfumeria/

See an overview of the entire week’s activities and learn more about Barcelona Olfaction Week here: http://barcelonaolfactionweek.com/

Follow us on social media and tune into the BOW events as they unfold. You’ll also get to learn more about our work and experts. Find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!

Join us at Barcelona Olfaction Week (BOW) 2020

Join us at Barcelona Olfaction Week (BOW) 2020

Barcelona will host the Barcelona Olfaction Week (BOW) from June 29 to July 4, 2020. The week of events will explore the depths of the world of perfumery and its special historical relationship with Barcelona, ​​gastronomy, and art. For one week, perfume, olfactory sciences, and culture will collide!

Eurofragance is a gold sponsor of the 2020 BOW. The festival will be made up of 9 activities, most of which take place online (but require pre-registration). Join us for 3 exclusive events held by our Eurofragrance experts, outlined in the agenda below.

Want to join us? Sign up for your favorite activities now.

When: Mon, June 29, 2020 – Sat, Jul 4, 2020

Where: Online (find out more using the links below)

Agenda

As Gold Sponsors, we will be hosting three events during BOW 2020. 

  • Tuesday 30 June, 10:00-11:00

Perfumery Online Webinar (English)

Our perfumer Lucas Sieuzac will be exploring the role of spices in perfumery through the years and how they influence the palette of perfumers. The first 25 people who register will receive 4 unique creations that will be presented in the webinar. 

Register to attend the webinar for free here: https://beautyclusterbarcelona.timtul.es/events/perfumery-online-webinar-spicingthingsup/

  • Thursday 2 July, 9:00-17:00

Barcelona Olfaction Congress (English)

Our research scientist Felipe San Juan will present our expertise in fragrance technology and body odor management to solve sweat issues.

Learn more and register for the event here: http://barcelonaolfactioncongress.com/

  • Friday 3 July, 9:00-13:30

Round table on “The Universe of Perfume: History and Sensory Synaesthesia” (Spanish)

Our perfumer Bettina Perisson will join other experts to talk about the shared language of perfume, music, and wine.

Discover more about the event and speakers here: http://beautyclusterbarcelona.com/activitat/22-mayo-jornada-mesa-redonda-perfumeria/

Would you like to know everything that is happening in BOW? Click on the following link for more information: http://barcelonaolfactionweek.com/

We look forward to having you with us soon!

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!