Tuesday 17 January 12:00 to 16:00 and Wednesday 18 January 13:00 to 15:30

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 odour 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.

  • 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.

Themes & Program

Day 1: 17 January 2023

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.


  • Protocol for evaluating the olfactory neutrality of a cosmetic ingredient.
  • Olfactory perceptions, molecular analysis as a tool for understanding: Carmen Villatoro, Head of Molecular Lab
  • Virtual visit of the molecular analysis laboratory in Barcelona
  • Determination of ingredient odour thresholds: an essential measure to anticipate its impact on the formula: Charlotte Tournier, head of Sensenet France (15 min)
  • Break

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.

  • Malodour reduction efficacy of dish wash scrub pads: Rajal Shinkre Director of Sensenet India
  • What tests can be used to assess the effectiveness of dressings in reducing wound odour: Charlotte Tournier Head of Sensenet France
  • How to evaluate the low odour emissions of the product: Case study on packaging product: Romane Le Ponner Junior Product Testing Expert
  • Reformulation of natural fragrances: What impact on the olfactory performance of detergents?: Marine Douguet, Product testing expert
  • Fragrance long lastingness of air freshener products: Saisha Naik

PLENARY: Smell and feel emotions: Learn about Aromachology and self-care scents.  Aleksandra Chadzynski Product and fragrance designer 

Day 2: 18 January 2023

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.


  • Introduction: The AP/deo market and the importance of efficacy testing.
  • An innovative method for the in-vitro evaluation of antiperspirant products: SMART-PORE by Microfactory, Fabrice Monti CEO of MICROFACTORY
  • The challenge of developing an in-vitro method to evaluate the efficacy of deodorant products.


  • In-vivo testing solutions: Romane Le Ponner, Junior Product testing expert
  • Going further: conducting a consumer use test: Marine Douguet, Product testing expert

  • Day 1: 100€
  • Day 2: 60 €
  • 2 full days: 140 €
  • 20% discount for registration before 31 October 2022
  • Discount of 20% per person for the registration of more than 3 employees of the same company.
  • Tuesday 17 January 12:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday 18 January 13:00 to 15:30
  • Online event at sensenet.net

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