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2020 . 10 . 13 selected by Editorial Board

Olfactology

R&D

Trends

Covid-19 dogs arrive at the airport – able to identify the virus earlier than laboratory tests

Highly trained and almost infallible, the dogs at Vantaa airport are able to identify the Covid-19 virus with an error rate of 0%. They are also able to track down the virus even before symptoms appear, something in which even laboratory tests fail.
In addition, the incredible nose of these dogs allows them to be able to trace the virus from a much smaller sample than laboratory tests: in fact, they only need 10-100 molecules against the 18,000,000 needed for tests.

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The best olfactory detectives on the planet (dogs) went into service at the Vantaa airport (Finland) to identify travelers affected by COVID-19.

2020 . 10 . 13 selected by Editorial Board

Ingredients

Beauty

Fragrance lovers

Everything You Need to Know About the Beauty Industry’s Most Precious Ingredient—Bulgarian Rose Oil

An article that, starting from the myths about its origin, tells the story of the Bulgarian rose, a precious ingredient due to its high quality and rich in beneficial properties and therefore also used in cosmetics and for aromatherapy ...

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Discovering one of the most precious ingredients in perfumery: Bulgarian rose essential oil

2020 . 10 . 13 selected by Editorial Board

Noses

Ingredients

Fragrance lovers

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Can a perfume "sit badly"? 9 questions for the master perfumer at Louis Vuitton-Jacques Cavallier Belletrud

Through the words of Louis Vuitton perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, we discover his point of view on the world of past, present and future perfumes, on social media, the collaboration with his young daughter, being transparent and much more ...

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A short and nice interview with Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the master perfumer of Louis Vuitton.

2020 . 10 . 13 selected by Editorial Board

Marketing

Retail

Trends

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Chasing the scent of growth

An article to get an idea of how the Chinese and more generally Asian markets are approaching the world of perfumes

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A panorama on the growth of interest of the Chinese market towards perfumes

2020 . 10 . 09 written by Karen Marin

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People

Perfume

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Persolaise: A Personal History and Journey in Fragrance

It must have been during confinement that I first came across perfume critic, author, blogger and vlogger Persolaise, alias Dariush Alavi. I watched a few of his interviews with perfumers on his YouTube channel, and then, intrigued and hungry for more, I started to listen to his fragrance reviews on his “Love at First Scent” series. I was immediately struck by his ability to describe fragrance with such a rich vocabulary and inventive analogies, so that those of us not experiencing the scent at the time would take note, and possibly be curious enough to go in search of said scents. I recently caught up with Persolaise to talk about his career, his industry observations and ultimately to challenge him to some of the questions he asks in his own interviews.

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2020 . 10 . 06 selected by Editorial Board

Beauty

Ingredients

Olfactology

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Why we think skin-care products that smell the worst must work the best

There are a number of cultural, social and demographic factors that lead us to tolerate or even appreciate unpleasant odors in our beauty products and to consider them more effective than others with a neutral or pleasant smell. In fact, these products are often assimilated to medicines, something that therefore does us good but often has a not very tasty taste (just think of the countless medicines with a rather bitter taste). Some bad smells can then be linked to particular situations or positive memories for each of us and therefore be more than appreciated. Finally, since "those who want to look a little must suffer" it is common practice to make efforts or sacrifices (and therefore also endure a bad smell) in order to enjoy the beneficial effects of these cosmetics.

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An article that tries to explain why we are led to think that skincare products that have an unpleasant smell are more effective.
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2020 . 10 . 06 selected by Editorial Board

Beauty

Ingredients

Fragrance lovers

Is your skin lacking moisture, or hydration? Yes, there's a difference

If a product is moisturizing it means that an ingredient is a humectant, while “moisturizer” means that an ingredient is occlusive. If your skin is dry, it means that it is low in oil and therefore needs to be treated with a moisturizer; if it is dehydrated, and therefore low in water, it needs a moisturizer.

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An article that tries to clarify between moisturizer and moisturizer, dry and dehydrated skin.

2020 . 10 . 06 selected by Editorial Board

Beauty

Fragrance lovers

Trends

9 common lifestyle mistakes that are aging you prematurely

This article summarizes nine mistakes that cause our skin to age prematurely and not be as healthy as it should and could: not sun protection, smoking, not removing makeup correctly, drinking little water, not using a moisturizer, eating unhealthy and gain weight or lose weight quickly, use incorrect cosmetic application procedures, and use unsafe natural products.

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A curious article that explains how to prevent our skin from aging prematurely.

2020 . 10 . 06 selected by Editorial Board

Noses

Fragrance lovers

Ingredients

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ÇaFleureBon Notes from the Lab: New Creativity and Fragrance During Covid-19

We read, through the words of the independent perfumer Sherri Sebastian, how her work has changed, for the better, due to the isolation due to Covid-19.

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Covid-19 also has, in a certain sense, a positive effect ...

2020 . 10 . 06 selected by Editorial Board

Sustainability

Ingredients

Beauty

Sustainability & Natural Cosmetic Ingredients

The challenges to be faced in order to make the world of cosmetics greener, more sustainable, environmentally friendly and transparent

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A detailed article of the points to focus on to ensure sustainable products.