These Fusions feed into a range of fragrance concepts dreamt up by the expert perfumers at CPL. One of my own favourites was a fragrance called Ocean Floor, which includes dihydromycenol (DHM), Ambroxan (a musky amber-like synthetic compound created as a replacement for natural ambergris) and Hedione HC (methyl 3-oxo-2-pentylcyclopentaneacetate; smells similar to jasmine) to offer a slightly citric impression of a fresh marine world.
Another favourite was a fragrance named Salt Plain. Angela Stavrevska, UK Creative Director and Perfumer for CPL Aromas, explained, “Salt has been very fashionable lately in fine fragrances, although salt doesn’t have a smell, so salt is represented here by a fragrance that is dry and powdery with a mineral note.” This is done with a mixture of Cashmeran (musk indanone, 6,7-dihydro-1,1,2,3,3-pentamethyl-4(5H)-indanone or DPMI), Coumarin (C9H6O2, a vanilla odour) and Amber Xtreme (heptamethyl decahydroindenofuran, a powerful amber musk).
The collection of fragrances on display was emotive and compelling. This was a clear demonstration of how fast-moving the fragrance industry is right now. The technology behind the creation of these ingredients, and their blending into unique fragrances, is at the forefront of change, representing the culmination of dedicated research and development that has broken new ground in re-inventing and enhancing fragrance formulations.
*Hedione, Cashmeran, Ambroxan and Amber Xtreme are registered trademarks.
Sarah Harding worked as a medical writer and consultant in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years, for the last 10 years of which she owned and ran her own medical communications agency that provided a range of services to blue-chip Pharma companies. In 2016, she began a new career in publishing as Editor of Speciality Chemicals Magazine, and in 2019 we were honoured to welcome her as Editorial Director at Chemicals Knowledge.