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Upcycling in perfumery, or how to transform "waste" into olfactory treasures!

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TechnicoFlor explores new olfactory playgrounds with upcycled raw materials!

TechnicoFlor, a French, family and independent perfume composition house, has just launched a perfume collection developed from upcycled raw materials that illustrates its vision of the perfumery of tomorrow: responsible perfumery!

Aimed at perfume and cosmetic brands concerned with protecting the planet and presented in preview at the In-Cosmetics Global exhibition in Paris from April 5 to 7, 2022, this collection includes eight responsible fragrances created by TechnicoFlor perfumers.

A collection of responsible fragrances

TechnicoFlor's perfumers have developed these fragrances in accordance with very strict specifications in terms of responsibility for men, women and the planet whose challenge was to highlight an upcycled raw material: formulas with a high percentage of biodegradability, BetterTomorrow formulas, FairTrade materials, 100% vegan, with controlled environmental impact, and safe skin sensitization.

From their palette of upcycled raw materials, they selected white wine lees (from the deposit generated during the period of aging in barrels of wine and champagne), oak wood (from the shavings of barrels of wines revalorized by CO2 extraction), carrot seeds (from seeds with low germination potential), cocoa absolute (from cocoa pods), clementine (from bark), cypress absolute (from waste from the cabinetmaking industry), or rose essentials (from the distillation of petals that have already been used to create absolute). The result: eight new and surprising responsible fragrances: Raisin Divin, Up To Wood, Bois Tonic, Purple Fiction, Cacao Rosso, Sorbet Corse, Cypress'tige, Rosylicious.

Upcycling in perfumery

Upcycling is a process that consists in revalorizing objects or materials intended to be discarded to give them a new usefulness and therefore a second life. Unlike recycling, upcycling does not require mechanical or chemical transformation of the material. The object is retrieved as is, then improved to bring it value and new utility. In perfumery, an ingredient can be considered upcycled when it is obtained by recovering unused by-products or waste from processing processes in the perfume and flavor industry, the food industry or other industries. Upcycled ingredients can be of natural or synthetic origin. It's a new playground for perfumers who see their palette expand with unexpected scents!

Committed perfumers

Beyond its know-how in conventional perfumery, TechnicoFlor is recognized worldwide for its expertise in natural and responsible formulation for more than 15 years.

The company undertakes many actions to move towards a more responsible perfumery and preserve biodiversity:

  • Committed purchasing policy, favoring the sourcing of eco-responsible raw materials (BetterTomorrow),
  • Creation of 100% natural ranges in accordance with cosmos organic requirements (NatFlor perfumes),
  • Compositions with low environmental impacts,
  • Perfume biodegradability measurement tool (BioD-Scent)
  • Support for environmental projects, etc.

According to TechnicoFlor, with this new collection, the company is once again demonstrating its commitment to always go further for the respect of people and the planet: "Let's continue together to do tomorrow a little better than today."

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