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Storytelling Through Fragrance: Orchidia Shares a Creative Narrative at the NYSCC

Orchidia Fragrances took to storytelling this year at the 39th Annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, one of the largest events on the cosmetic industry calendar in North America. Thousands gathered at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 15-16 to showcase the latest innovations in personal care and beauty products.

Visitors to Orchidia’s booth were met with whimsical depictions of eight fictional dragons from various short stories, novels, and film. Displayed in a trophy-like fashion, these creatures were mounted with push buttons to release billowing aromatic smoke, each having its own unique scent. Notes of sea air and Egyptian neroli described the breath of Leviathan, a Biblical sea serpent, while more gourmand notes of butterbeer, whisky, and sweets captured the magic of the Hungarian Horntail from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. With a medieval throne positioned next to the dragons, attendees were encouraged to dress in costume, snap a selfie, and share their experience.

Another section of the booth captivated attendees through ancient Egyptian folklore. Visitors completed puzzles and solved riddles to unlock the mystery of Manetho’s secret fragrance, Kyphi, a perfume embodying the beauty and warmth of ancient Egypt. Once completed, the fragrance was bottled and given to each participant as a reminder of their travel through time.

For a sample or to learn more about how Orchidia can develop fragrance creativity in your products, please contact us at (630) 932-8101 or [email protected]

Evolution of Man Fragrances

We can all revel in the fact that more than ever, men are diverse, embracing new scents and are clamoring for different personal care products. Orchidia Fragrances Man Kit reflects our careful analysis of these personal and cultural shifts and identities, resulting in 14 of what we consider today’s predominant, most interesting male personas and associated scents.

For a sample or to learn more about our Evolutions of Man collection, contact us at
(630) 932-8101 or email us at [email protected].

Raising the Bar…Again: Orchidia presents Pure Imagination

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Attendees at the 2016 Midwest SCC Teamworks and NYSCC show went on a fanciful journey through Orchidia’s tradeshow booth, where olfactory surprises were found at every turn. From scratch and sniff wallpaper to fragranced bubbles, booth participants encountered over thirty fragrances in a variety of imaginative applications for personal care products.

For a sample or to learn more about our Pure Imagination fragrance collection, contact us at (630) 932-8101 or email us at [email protected].

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Orchidia’s Season of the Witch Fragrances

 

One of the most celebrated holidays in the United States is Halloween; however, we no longer only associate it with the creepy black-hatted, wart-on-the-nose kind of witch. TV shows and movies depict a sexier, more altruistic side of witches, warlocks, vampires, and werewolves—The Good Witch, The Witches of the East End, Charmed, Salem, and the entire Twilight series.

Characters associated with this spooky season are much more complex and multi-dimensional today. Items and symbols of folklore are still entwined in the stories, with references to cauldrons, black cats, a stake through the heart, but so often the storyline follows a love story. Witches are with humans, werewolves marry vampires, and their love children turn out to be who knows what. A “witch-man”? A “were-pire”? One thing it does create is a new found popularity in ghouls, goblins, witches, fairy tales and the like—not just for the autumn season.

Orchidia has adopted this trend as our theme for fall. We are introducing “The Season of the Witch,” a creative line using the new found interest in things that go “bump in the night.” We’ve put together fragrances that follow the sexier, 21st century view of fall and Halloween.

For a sample or to learn more, call us at (888) 8-AROMAS or email us at [email protected].

Have You Experienced?

have_you_experiencedOrchidia Fragrances has turned back the clocks to the psychedelic era with 14 new fragrances inspired by the music, colors and notes of the flower generation. Experience a walk through Strawberry Fields Forever, or meet gentle people with flowers in their hair in San Francisco, a psychedelic ride of Purple Haze to the summer of fun with Sugar, Sugar.


For a sample or to learn more, call us at (888) 8-AROMAS or email us at [email protected].

Desert Mountain Rain

lightning_in_desert_mountains-1547184Ross Sprovieri, Executive Vice President, Orchidia Fragrances

On a mountain retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico last summer, I experienced a new and captivating smell that I will never forget. After several months without rain, the ground cracked, dust everywhere, it began to do just that, rain. The aroma that followed the light rain was amazing. Suddenly the muted landscape around me became very apparent. The pinion trees, the junipers, the white sage, the mineral earthiness, the ozone, the dried grasses, so many things came together in a perfect harmony. An hour later it was all gone. In an attempt to experience that memory again, I asked six of our perfumers to take a shot interpreting my memory. The Desert Mountain Rain Series is the result, For a most amazing olfactory experience, contact us for the collection.

Residual Discoloration in Candles by Fragrance Materials

Cara E. Rogers and Shawn H. Abbas
Orchidia Fragrances, Downers Grove, ILChristmas Candle

Ultraviolet effects and oxidation are common complications associated with candle development.  The most frequent problem is the residual discoloration of dye due to ultraviolet effects of lighting. However, an often missed assessment of discoloration is the presence of fragrance materials that, under certain states, can cause UV or oxidation induced discoloration. This study takes ten fragrance materials and analyzes their common effects on candle wax discoloration. The structure of each material is discussed and the reaction that produces the discoloration is presented.  The materials are then subjected to UV light and elevated temperatures to evaluate time and intensity of discoloration in a soy/paraffin wax blend.  The components that were most susceptible to UV and oxidative discoloration are then used to determine minimum levels of UV absorbers and antioxidants, which would prevent the discoloration.  Conclusions from this study can be used to promote cost-effective methods of prevention and can help predict the optimum amount of UV absorber needed for candles with fragrances containing these materials.

Spirits in the Tropical World

nca_wall_graphicTake your senses on a refreshing vacation to the tropics with Orchidia’s Spirits in the Tropical World. Our extensive line of candle fragrances has been expanded once again, with a new line that brings a Caribbean ambiance to your air care products. Kick back and relax with Blue Hawaiian, Hurricane, Caipirinha, Pisco Sour, Zombie and Superfruit Sangria.

For a sample or to learn more, call us at (888) 8-AROMAS or email us at [email protected].

Value Line Fragrances

kit_value_line_fragrancesAt Orchidia, we understand that quality and cost are both primary considerations in fragrance selection. Strong competition, economic conditions, and brand positioning are just a few factors where price plays a vital role.

With this in mind, Orchidia has formulated a solid and sophisticated “value line” of fragrances that still meets our strict quality, regulatory, and safety guidelines—but with a value price.

We introduce 16 fragrances full of strength and character, from fruity, juicy aromas to potent florals, and everything in between. With a wide variety of fragrances available, you’re sure to find a perfect scent for your product!

For a sample or to learn more, call us at (888) 8-AROMAS or email us at [email protected].