2016 IFF The Secret Smelling™ Collection - Anne Flipo

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IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.) recently released just 200 sets of their Secret Smelling™ Collection. For the 2016 Edition, this series was renamed as the Secret Smelling Collection because the perfumers pass on their formulation secrets. The artists reveal the molecules and natural captive ingredients carefully stored in IFF safes away from probing noses. These natural and synthetic materials are truly avant-garde. They represent perfumery at its most innovative, daring, surprising and magical. The key ingredient to creating truly beautiful and fragrant evocations is talent. Once again, IFF's perfumers prove themselves demonstrating their mastery of a subtle and mysterious art.

Just a few notes of explantion:

  • Captive molecules are ones that are preciously guarded by the company that created them.
  • The natural captive ingredients are created by LMR (Laboratoire Monique-Remy) IFF's in-house naturals facility located in Grasse. LMR has total control of the process from field to extraction to distillation, insuring incomparable purity and quality, as well as respecting the producer and the environment. LMR is widely acknowledged as an exception and a model setting the industry standard for quality natural materials.
  • Living™ scent capture technology involves the capturing of a scent right where it is. It is possible to capture an odor, for example on a growing plant, and decode all of its components to recreate them later. The prospects are endless, one can capture the fragrance of a plant, an environment, a person, etc. 

Science teaches us that some perfumes are as eternal as youth itself. One of these is the grapefruit. Flipo took a keen interest in the grapefruit and decided to create a Garden of the Hesperides traversed by a fountain of youth. The intensely aromatic LMR grand vert basil and Starfleur™, an IFF captive molecule that reinvents the lily of the valley were used. At the heart of the fragrance, a grapefruit and bigarade orange essence create a slightly bitter tone that endures throughout the perfume’s evolution. Also used in the composition is LMR’s Turkish rose essence, the ultimate incarnation of womanhood, and Rose Ultimate, developed by LMR researchers, which is a more mature version of the flower--as this component concentrates on the very last possible extraction of the rose, its dying breath, so to speak. It is an eau de toilette, edt.

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