The sense of smell is the sense we use the most, even without always being fully aware of it. If it reigns supreme in the art of perfumery, it also plays an essential role in other fields such as hygiene and cosmetics, packaging, food or in the medical field.

Fragrance products or dour control products must meet the diverse expectations of consumers, expectations that are dependent on the culture and evolution of society, which is increasingly looking for products that are virtuous, that bring well-being and pleasure to the senses, while being effective and efficient.

  • So, what tools should be used to assess olfactory quality or performance?
  • How to justify an odour claim?

These are examples of questions we will answer during our workshop through different themes.

This is an Online interactive Workshop, open to all and will take place over 2 days from Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 September. World wide participation will grant everyone a chance to discover more about product odour testing technologies and services.


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Tuesday 27 September 12:00 to 16:00 and Wednesday 28 September 13:00 to 15:30

  • We are delighted to inform you that our annual Product Odour Testing Workshop is back in 2022 after 2 years of absence!
    Our experts will propose you different themes around the olfactory measurement and solutions to improve the sensory experience of your products and materials.

Workshop Themes

Day 1

The quality of an ingredient or a product also lies in its sensory perception and particularly its smell.

Some ingredients are developed to bring an olfactory experience to the consumer while others have essential technical properties but must remain as neutral as possible in the final product.

Any off-note in a product can lead to consumer complaints, it is then essential to have the right analytical tools to understand the origin of the non-conformity.

Through this session, we will propose presentations that will highlight the sensory and molecular methods that allow to define the olfactive quality of an ingredient or to understand the origin of an olfactive default on a formula.

More and more products in a wide range of sectors such as cosmetics, cleaning and hygiene products or even certain pharmaceutical products carry odour claims.
Odour claims can be related to:
  • Reduction or masking of malodours (ex.: air-fresheners, deodorants, diapers, biocide...).
  • Validation of low odour emission (ex.: building materials, packaging..).
  • Evaluation of the persistence of a perfume (ex.: laundry detergent, shower gels, shampoo...).
This session will focus on case studies where sensory and molecular analysis have proven to be essential to substantiate odour claims.

Day 2

Consumers pay more and more attention to scents, and to a healthy environment.

Often the presence of malodours is perceived as compromised hygiene or even as health threats. The increasing use of highly functional cosmetic products reflects how much consumers care about their health, their appearance, and they also request longer-lasting protection against body odour formation.

This session will give you explanations on how sweat is generated, and which odorous molecules are responsible for body odour, and especially will introduce you to different in-vitro and in-vivo methodologies available to evaluate the efficiency of antiperspirant or deodorant products.

  • Day 1: 100€
  • Day 2: 60 €
  • 2 full days: 140 €

  • 20% discount for registration before 31 July
  • Discount of 20% per person for the registration of more than 3 employees of the same company.
  • Tuesday 27 September 12:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday 28 September 13:00 to 15:30
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