Latest Perfume Stories

2010-08-25 09:20:00

Crafting a fragrance for detergents that leaves laundry smelling clean and fresh. Developing a room freshener, scented oil, or scented candle that whispers "cool spring air." Giving toothpaste or mouthwash a refreshing aftertaste that lingers and lingers. The process for putting the smell that sells into thousands of consumer products is much like composing a symphony, according to maestro fragrance designer Michael Papas, who spoke at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical...

2010-06-11 13:00:00

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Coty Inc., a leader in the global beauty industry, took home four prestigious fragrance industry awards at The Fragrance Foundation's 38th Annual FiFi Awards held in New York City on June 10. Coty's winning fragrances include: Fragrance of the Year - Women's Luxe: Lola, by Marc Jacobs, Coty Prestige Fragrance of the Year - Women's Popular Appeal: Halle by Halle Berry, Coty Beauty Fragrance Hall of Fame - ck one, Coty...

2010-06-07 09:03:00

GELEEN, The Netherlands, June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Isobionics has finalized the development of a breakthrough fermentation process for production of its natural Valencene Pure(TM). This product, which is an aroma substance for the food, beverage, flavor and fragrance industry, is now available on a commercial scale. Compared with conventional valencene, which is produced from oranges, it offers the advantage of high purity and constant quality. Toine Janssen, CEO Isobionics says:...

2010-05-12 11:53:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis reveals that top-selling fragrance products--from Britney Spears' Curious and Hannah Montana Secret Celebrity to Calvin Klein Eternity and Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce --contain a dozen or more secret chemicals not listed on labels, multiple chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions or disrupt hormones, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety by the beauty industry's self-policing review panels....

2010-05-07 08:21:00

SAO PAULO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- During his recent visit to Brazil for the launch of his second fragrance Patrick Dempsey 2, exclusive for Avon, American actor Patrick Dempsey made room in his busy schedule to join Avon Brazil President Luis Felipe Miranda to announce the donation of a digital Mammography Unit to the Gynecology Department of the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP). Also joining Dempsey and Miranda were Dr. Afonso Nazario, Chief of Gynecology Department at the Federal...

2010-04-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Victoria's Secret Beauty has scored another hit! Love Rocks, the newest fragrance in the Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things collection, has picked up a prestigious FiFi Awards nomination, considered the "Oscars" of the fragrance industry. Love Rocks is a finalist in the Women's Private Label category, proving that this pretty-punk favorite really does rock. Fans will help pick the ultimate winners, and the voting has begun. Click here to cast your ballot...

2010-04-17 16:30:00

These findings have implications for automated environmental toxicity monitoring and transmitting scent digitally Weizmann Institute scientists have 'trained' an electronic system to be able to predict the pleasantness of novel odors, just like a human would perceive them "“ turning the popular notion that smell is completely personal and culture-specific on its head. In research published in PLoS Computational Biology, the scientists argue that the perception of an odor's pleasantness...

2010-03-23 10:08:00

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Parsons The New School for Design and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in partnership with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), Coty Inc. and Seed Media Group, present HEADSPACE: A Symposium on Scent as Design. Taking place Friday, March 26, at Tishman Auditorium at The New School from 10am-5:30pm, this event will bring together for the first time leading designers, scholars, scientists, artists, and perfumers to explore this new territory...

2010-03-08 02:00:00

PARIS, March 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Inviting Women to Share Their Vision of Femininity Thierry Mugler invites women-and men-of the world to connect and communicate through womanity.com, to share unique, fun and surprising experiences on the theme of femininity. Womanity.com is a creative commons for expression and exchange, inviting everyone to define Womanity and to share what it means to be a woman today. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2010-02-25 15:47:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fragrance Shop has added over 400 new fragrances and other items to its product line in the past eighteen months. The company now boasts the largest selection of pure perfume and fragrances available on the Internet. The Fragrance Shop website now offers over 1400 fragrance oils, essential oils, aromatherapy and bath and body items. All of their fragrance oils are made without fillers or alcohol. The Fragrance Shop website also offers...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'