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

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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!

Creativity + Innovation: Two Fundamental Ingredients in Fragrance Design

Creativity + Innovation: Two Fundamental Ingredients in Fragrance Design

To celebrate International Creativity and Innovation Day, we are thrilled to share one of our core areas of expertise with you, fragrance design. It combines creativity and innovation, and plays a fundamental role in achieving our objective of perfuming the world. Our in-house team of experts conduct extensive research and analysis, in

Creativity + Innovation: Two Fundamental Ingredients in Fragrance Design

novate using applied technology and  perfumer expertise, and leverage our wide range of quality olfactory ingredients.

This all comes together in Eurofragance’s Sensolab, a laboratory where fragrances come to life through textures application and renewed formulations. Smell Me Founder Melina Napolitano sat down with Eurofragance’s Applications Manager Myriam Terés to discuss the work that takes place in the SensoLab.

Melina Napolitano: How does a liquid fragrance become an innovative product? 

Myriam Terés: This is the objective of Sensolab – to propose and apply new textures for the perfume market; formats where the consumer can explore the fragrance with the senses. The purpose is to be able to make the invisible tangible, to make fragrances a lively feature in the product, and thus, become a source of inspiration for our customers.

We know that perfume is a source of pleasure and wellbeing, and that the choice of a fragrance is our olfactory code compared to others. Fragrance is a sensorial experience in itself, as it gives us the ability to transport our mind to any place, at any time. This type of experience sometimes requires all the senses to make it happen.  

Sensolab tries to find new textures in which to present the perfume; solid textures, foams etc. This allows us to experience fragrances in different formats, that’s what we call innovation. 

MN: What is the process of creating a fragrance?

MT: The first step is the design of the fragrance. The choice of the right ingredients, along with creativity, is in the hands of the perfumers. They know in depth which raw materials should be used for each type of application, and they also have great expertise in the broad olfactory palette.

Then, the fragrance designed by the perfumer, goes through the application area where a physical-chemical evaluation of the composition is conducted and the behavior of the application itself is studied (shower gel, body lotion, etc.).  

Once these steps have been carried out, the evaluators sit with the fragrances and check that the fragrance application in the product continues to be successful. This is what is called a zero-time validated fragrance. Then, stability studies are carried out to check that the stability of the fragrance does not change over time until the final fragrance is reached.

MN: A fragrance could be in multiple formats, right?

MT: Yes! Have you ever experienced a powdered perfume? Well, fragrance in this format has a double function: one is to give off a scent and the other is to moisturize. This format for a fragrance makes it easy to carry with the added benefit of nourishing the skin.

But there are many more types of textures in fragrances…

Solid perfume is a perfumed balm that can be applied by fingertip. Not only does it require less water in its chemical composition and formulation, but it also weighs less as a finished product. This implies a more sustainable product life cycle. The solid perfume can be converted into a gel shampoo, bath, body lotion, and deodorant in stick format.

These textures arise from a new trend called waterless perfumes, which arises from the movement to protect our most important natural resource: water. Here, innovation manifests in the need to respond to a global crisis, and calls for improved sustainability. 

Foam fragrances, one of the most popular formats, are presented in an airy, voluptuous texture that also serves a moisturizing function. 

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Innovation is more than just a buzzword; Sensolab has no limits in its mission to exceed expectations. The goal is to continue inspiring customers and working on the creation of new ways to enjoy fragrances!

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Eurofragance Expands into China with New Office

Eurofragance Expands into China with New Office

All of us at Eurofragance would like to wish our team, customers, partners, and affiliates in Asia a warm and happy Chinese new year! As we usher in the start of the year of the rat, we would like to share some exciting updates in the region with the world.

With 2020, a new opportunity to activate new energies emerges, and, as astrologers say, this year is expected to be about progression and starting a new project with great strength. 

So, our new project is… drumroll… China! In August last year, we created our new entity in China. Our presence in Asia has now been strengthened by this decision and we will be working with a trusted local manufacturing partner to get things off the ground.

We are looking forward to working with a new (growing) team to keep the production local. This way, we can be fast and agile in delivering our products to new clients. We’re also open to domestic partnerships!

This new Chinese year is great for improving ongoing projects. We currently have a small presence in Shanghai, and we are hoping to continue growing as 2020 gets underway. Next, we will be turning our attention to all things sales!.

So, what does the year of the rat have in store for Eurofragance? Simply, it presents us with the chance to seize every opportunity that comes our way to grow our team and presence in China and capitalize on our momentum.

We will be reaching out to customers and scaling our business very proactively. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to reach new milestones.