A fragrance precursor is a low odor molecule which, when exposed to an external trigger such as oxygen, light or water, will release at least one fragrant molecule. This new technology brings long lastingness to fragrances across several categories such as fabric, home and personal care products. The technology also offers a way to counteract habituation by signaling unique top notes during the life of the fragrance.
According to the company, Givaudan was the first to introduce, in 2006, a light cleavable fragrance precursor in the palette of ingredients with Scentaurus Tonkarose, a molecule that releases two different odorants. Givaudan is now offering a new family of precursors by adding Scentaurus Clean, Scentaurus Juicy and Scentaurus Berry to the palette. Each Scentaurus ingredient is patented and exclusive to Givaudan Perfumers to offer high level of versatility in different olfactive families.
In addition to the clear olfactive benefit to fragrance compounds, Scentaurus was developed in line with the sustainability approach “A Sense of Tomorrow” as a responsible innovation with a positive impact on the environment. Scentaurus allows the formulation of compacted fragrances and is produced applying the green chemistry principles, said the company.