Yesterday (October 9), L’Oréal Groupe has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Cosmo International Fragrances, marking an industry-first collaboration to introduce a revolutionary Green Sciences-based extraction process in the realm of fine fragrance creation.
Developed by Cosmo International Fragrances and exclusively available to L’Oréal, this patent-pending technology is a waterless, low-energy, and slow extraction process that unveils the true scent of an ingredient while preserving its integrity. The introduction of this breakthrough Green Sciences process opens up new possibilities for fragrance creation, allowing perfumers to expand their scent library with 100% natural and pure extracts.
Barbara Lavernos, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Research, Innovation, and Technology at L’Oréal, expressed excitement about the partnership, highlighting the power of open innovation and the company’s commitment to sustainability. With a team of over 100 in-house fragrance experts, this alliance harnesses the expertise of perfumery at its core.
Both L’Oréal Groupe and Cosmo International Fragrances share a common vision to create fine fragrances using innovative and sustainable methods that elevate natural ingredients while minimizing environmental impact.
The extraction technology employed in this partnership uses only air to capture the volatile fragrance molecules of flowers, fruits, and other natural ingredients, eliminating the need for conventional heating, cooling, or chemical solvents. By preserving the integrity of flowers, the process allows for their reuse in a second extraction, contributing to waste reduction.
Cyril Chapuy, President of L’Oréal Luxe, emphasized the significance of olfactive authenticity and sustainability. He stated that the collaboration with Cosmo International Fragrances would take fine fragrance craftsmanship to new heights, enabling natural ingredients to express their full olfactory identity in unprecedented ways. As the world leader in fine fragrances, L’Oréal Luxe is dedicated to embracing sustainability throughout the fragrance value chain, innovating at every step to reduce environmental impact and promote responsible fragrance practices.
Marc Blaison, President of Cosmo International Fragrances, expressed enthusiasm about partnering with L’Oréal as their first-ever collaborator, recognizing their ability to apply the transformative power of Green Sciences to perfume-making on a large scale. Blaison highlighted their shared expertise in fine fragrances and commitment to the planet, aiming to deliver consciously-made and exquisitely crafted perfume creations to fragrance enthusiasts worldwide.