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.
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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