Dec 15, 2023 03:17 AM EST
Representation of a bottle with perfume.
L’Oréal is collaborating with Cosmo International Fragrances on an exclusive green sciences extraction process for creating fine fragrances.
These two companies entered into a partnership to develop a technology for extracting fine fragrance molecules from botanicals with minimal environmental impact, Premium Beauty News reported.
This partnership provides L’Oréal exclusive access to Cosmo’s groundbreaking air-powered, water-free extraction process, ushering in a new era of eco-friendly perfume production.
Cosmo’s patent-pending extraction method is described as waterless, low-energy, slow and is said to preserve the exact scent of botanicals, aligning with the quest for sustainable solutions in natural perfumery ingredients.
The innovative extraction technique relies solely on air to capture volatile fragrance molecules without heating, cooling, or chemical solvents, promoting essence retention. Flowers used in the process can be recycled for a second extraction, significantly reducing waste.
In a statement, Barbara Lavernos, L’Oréal’s deputy CEO for research, innovation, and technology, emphasized the authentic olfactive experience offered by the extraction process.
“Through this Green Sciences extraction process, we can experience the olfactive power of flowers in an authentic way, as if walking in a garden, field or forest,” Lavernos said.
L’Oréal and Cosmo is currently developing a tuberose-based fine fragrance expected to be released in 2024.
Through the partnership, the companies aim to elevate fine fragrance creation by delivering unparalleled olfactive authenticity, according to Cyril Chapuy, president of L’Oréal Luxe.
This strategic alliance reflects the fragrance market’s growing focus on environmentally-friendly accords.
Chapuy underscored L’Oréal’s commitment to sustainability across the fragrance value chain, fostering a more responsible fragrance model through innovation.
In the perfumery realm, the pursuit of environmentally-friendly extraction methods remains a key focus.
Recent advancements, such as dsm-firmenich’s Firgood electromagnetic extraction technology and Symrise’s SymTrap, contribute to this ongoing quest.