Choosing Fragrance Ingredients For 2019 Perfume Trends

It used to be that aromas that recreated the scents of popular foods, such as chocolate cake or banana nut bread, were novelty items largely confined to the kiddie shelves. Perhaps it’s a touch of nostalgia, or even just a temptation to try something new – regardless of the reason for this surprising trend, food-scented artisanal perfumes and body sprays are proving to be a surprisingly big hit in stores across the country. One of the most popular perfume families, gourmands are having their moment in the limelight. Consumers’ favorite deeper, darker foodie scents will be their greatest accessory this year.


Gourmands (fragrances with food notes) were introduced to the market in 1992. From caviar to caramel and coriander to even wasabi we’ve seen fragrances with notes of just about every type of food imaginable. In recent years, savory gourmands, where unusual notes such as umami, have been a recurring trend. These salty and umami notes allow perfumists to create unique twists. Adding a salty and sweet popcorn note, available through Advanced Biotech’s 2 Acetyl Pyrazine and 3 Acetyl Pyridine provides balance to contemporary as it blends caramel seamlessly with woods. Woody base notes such as those that can be created with Natural Alpha Ionone, Natural Hexyl Alcohol, or alcohol-free American Oak Extract can provide the perfect accompaniment to sweeter fragrance notes such as lily, rose, or even ethereal fragrances such as Natural Ethyl Acetate. Perfumists can create sensual and bold scents by utilizing licorice, black coffee and cocoa.


Sandalwood fragrances are also making a comeback this year. But they’re not coming back as they left. The new, modern sandalwoods are lightweight, smooth, transparent – the once noble wood is now clean and refreshing. There’s a lot of room for innovation. Perfumists can utilize numerous fragrance ingredients to play up the milky and creamy signature of sandalwood. This makes it important to find fragrance ingredients that pair well together. Just as is the case with flavors, pairing fragrances with different qualities can be a great way to create something new that still has a classic feel. Some of these include violet, that can be created with natural Alpha Ionone.


This spring will be no different than any other spring. Sweet floral fragrances will still dominate the scent scene. Although florals aren’t just a spring scent, they become increasingly popular this time of year. Perfumists can create custom aromas by combining classic fragrances to create something new and different. Grassy fragrance ingredients pair well with floral aromas, while herbaceous fragrance ingredients pair well with fruit fragrances such as lemon and grapefruit.


Whether perfumists are looking to create something natural and fresh or something atmospheric, there are many great ways to create an aroma highlighting this year’s fragrance trends.