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Breathe. Escape. Enjoy. – Fragrances to feel alive

Bell EMEA presents Air Care Trends 2021/22.

The latest collection for candles and reed diffusers reflects the spirit of our time: The compositions underline the desire for inner harmony as well as the longing to escape and simply relax. In keeping with this ambivalence between quiet reflection and exuberant longing for the strange and surprising, Bell’s trends for the 2021/22 air care season come with the slogan "Breathe. Escape. Enjoy."

 

In addition to current trend fragrances, manufacturers in the candle business can benefit from Bell's many years of technical expertise. The company supplies the fragrances in both classic liquid perfume oil as well as in the specially developed, solid candle base Scenti Master Batch. Read more about this below.

 

Breathe.

The more turbulent and uncertain the times are, the more important the private sphere becomes. People focus on the essentials: family, home, community. Taking a deep breath, looking back, and exploring new paths characterises contemporary life styles. A peaceful environment is a strong incentive and can help generate new strength. Natural materials like wood, untreated cotton and soft fabrics express this feeling as much as soft, neutral colours. Bell's perfumers have created an olfactory interpretation of this feeling of well-being with extremely elegant fragrances. Lily of the valley and fig unfold in the fragrances "Midnight Lounge" for candles and "Fallen" for reed diffusers with an unusual lightness and freshness. No less noble are the candle fragrances "Deep Inside" and "Chillout Cloud" for reed diffusers: Supported by, among other things, jasmine and sandalwood, they communicate the imperfect beauty that the theme contains.

 

Escape.

There is also a deep longing for something far away. Much like homesickness, wanderlust drives people to search for inner fulfilment. Escaping the daily grind, looking to mysterious, distant lands, and also the origins of one's own homeland satisfies the strong desire for freedom and responds to the deep inner thirst for fulfilment. The warm fragrances that reflect this feeling are characterised by earthy and spicy notes. The candle scents "Lost in the Woods" and "Be the Change" dive into the richness of the world and with cinnamon and woody notes on the one hand and an aldehydic lavender composition with a minty top note on the other hand, both of these fragrances represent an intermingling of cultures and rituals. Bells perfumers have reimagined the theme for reed diffusers with creations called "New Beginning" and "Wanderlust".

 

Enjoy.

Ultimately everything is a question of personal preference. Realising the limited nature and uniqueness of your own life as well as enjoying it to the fullest. Psychologists all agree: The most satisfied are all those who accept life and all its ups and downs and still manage to maintain their positive attitude. Moreover, fireworks of vibrant and bright colours, which are the essence of life, shine all the brighter in the dark. Featuring the fragrance of ripened peaches, red berries or even orange, prickly pear, and lychee, the scents "Peach Life" and "My little Cactus" show how lively and intense this hunger for life can smell in a candle. The reed fragrances "Tropisoul" and "Summer Fun", with mango, jasmine, pineapple and grapefruit, capture the cheerful lightness of summer.

 

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Scenti Master Batch – Technology for scented candles in perfection

Scented candles are one of Bell's core strengths. With Scenti Master Batch, the company offers a fragrance system that has been specially developed for the specific requirements associated with this application.

The intensity of scented candles in particular can be significantly improved with Scenti Master Batch. For example, the carrier material supports a dosage over 5 per cent. At the same time, the fragrance oil is bonded in a way that prevents the oil from separating, thus significantly increasing the longevity of the product. This means consumers can enjoy the benefits of a candle that releases its scent only after it has been lit. Last but not least, scented candles manufactured with Scenti Master Batch stand out due to their extremely efficient and even burning.

Scenti Master Batch is available either as a block or as pastilles. The latter is particularly easy to process as a bulk material and due to its lower melting point and, as a non-flammable material, can be stored very easily.

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Sustainable please

Bell EMEA presents botanical extracts for environmentally friendly products.

Botanical extracts have long been an integral part of the portfolio of Bell Flavors and Fragrances EMEA. Now the company has developed a series of botanicals that focus on sustainability.

The result is this range of extracts from cocoa shells, coffee cherry husk, chamomile and dyer's woad.

Throughout the entire process, the company's experts have focused on the most environmentally friendly, resource-efficient production possible without compromising on quality. The newly developed extracts are particularly suitable ingredients for products aimed at the growing number of consumers who want to shop and live more sustainably.

 

"Our customers' enquiries show an increased demand for extracts that are produced in an environmentally friendly way. This is no longer just about the organic quality of the raw materials used. Our approach is much more holistic. It involves considerably more factors in the overall process, from packaging and storage to extraction and composting of the plants used".

Dr. Torsten Blitzke, Manager Botanical Extracts, Bell EMEA

 

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Fragrance Trends 2020/21

Fragrance Trends 2020/21 by Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA: Ocean Vibes – Australian Inspiration – Planet Lover.

The inspiration for the fragrance trends 2020/21 is as familiar as it is mysterious: our fascinating planet. Based on three trend themes, the perfumers of Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA have created distinct olfactory interpretations for personal and household care products. "Ocean Vibes" symbolises the origin of life on Earth. "Australian Inspiration" celebrates the island continent, which is a magical destination for many people. The "Planet Lover" trend brings it all full circle. It is dedicated to fragrances that help preserve this beauty.  


Ocean Vibes

Soft sand under your feet. White crests that call to you. An expanse to the horizon. The depth that is home to the unknown. No other landscape pulls at you quite like the sea because it fills us with joy and is still teeming with secrets! "Ocean Vibes" moves right between happiness and mystery. A drop originates in spheres where luminous deep-sea creatures light the way. From there the bubble rises to the surface, joins the other millions and becomes a rolling wave, that carries everything in its path right to the coast. There the wave breaks and all that's left are shimmering shells it washed up on the beach. The fragrance compositions of the "Ocean Vibes" are just as varied as the oceans, ranging from delicate light notes and lively fresh ones to those of vibrating radiance.  


Australian Inspiration

Ranked among popular travel destinations and most recently in the cosmetics industry as A-Beauty, Australia is in vogue. The rugged outback, unique diving and surf spots, lively cities and a relaxed, positive attitude – these are typical associations with Australia. The trend fragrances with the theme "Australian Inspiration" take up these images and feelings and invite you on an olfactory journey across the impressive continent. On the one hand, fresh eucalyptus, soft sandalwood and warm herbal notes with leathery animal tones evoke the red earth of the inland with its exotic animals and mystical places like Uluru. On the other hand, light, fruity and floral fragrances provide a tangy contrast. Just like the metropolis of Sydney, they combine the feeling of pulsating vitality with the beauty of flowering gardens and the light-hearted lifestyle on one of the breathtaking sandy beaches.  


 Planet Lover

Sustainability and environmental friendliness are not only important, but they are also far-reaching ideas. For years, many fragrances of Bell EMEA have complied with the high standards of renowned ecolabels. With the "Planet Lover" trend Bell now focuses on another aspect of sustainability and translates it into fragrances. And in this case, less is more. This means keeping the number of ingredients on a minimal scale while still developing an exciting and balanced creation. Of course, this increases the development effort and brings new, complex challenges for our perfumers. But it's worth it. Eventually, this approach is not just a way to save resources when it comes to ingredients. It also reduces other factors that can harm the environment, e.g. packaging and the amount of transport needed. After all, we want our planet to remain a beautiful place for generations to come.

The creations of the Fragrance Trends 2020/21 are vegan and free from microplastics. Following the European regulation on cosmetic products, no animal tests have been carried out for their manufacture. All these attributes make them cutting-edge products that deliver an inspiring and environmentally friendly fragrance experience. To further expand the application fields of the trend fragrances, Bell’s perfumers are currently developing perfume oils that are suitable for certified natural cosmetics. 

 

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Fragrance Trends 2019/20

Living Coral – Hemp – The New France – Me Time

Looking at the fragrance trends of the new year, well-known themes with new interpretations will become very popular. Impulses can be found in different familiar concepts ranging from "Vive la France" to the Pantone Colour of the Year. Bell’s perfumers emphasise the distinctive sense that is essential for extraordinary compositions. Thus, the new fragrance creations represent olfactive interpretations of coral, as a trend colour, the increasingly positive image of hemp, previously hidden facets of France and inner peace that so many people have made themselves a goal to find.

 


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"Living Coral" in new splendour

For 2019, the renowned Pantone Institute has chosen "Living Coral" as the Colour of the Year. In their explanation, they state that this life-affirming coral red with golden undertones shows the perfect combination of the natural and digital realities. Bell's perfumers have been using the ubiquitous colour as inspiration for new compositions ranging from summery-maritime notes to floral-powdery nuances, which are ideal for cosmetics, fine fragrances and trendy household care products.

 


 

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Hemp Revamped

There is no doubt that hemp is a rising trend. While only a few years ago the useful and ornamental plant could only be mentioned behind closed doors, it is now becoming more present than ever in the beauty segment. Manufacturers of personal care products take advantage of the beneficial properties of this natural product, rather than of plant parts containing THC. Hemp is said to strengthen the immune system and fight skin diseases. Rich in nutrients and vital substances, this product is particularly recommended for sensitive skin, as it is said to strengthen the skin's moisture barrier.

 


mother with child smelling fresh laundry

Rediscovering France

Looking at country-inspired trends, France will be in focus this year. Alongside lavender in exciting variations, e.g. with truffles, the popularity of sea fennel and oleander has increased. Up to now, the former was mainly found in the gourmet kitchen and its appearance is reminiscent of algae. The fresh yet bitter-salty scent of the umbellifer is not only perfect for personal care products, but also for detergents. Whereas sea fennel, due to its exotic character, is primarily used solo, the opulent scent of oleander is mainly found in combination with other nuances. For example, with notes of sparkling champagne, the floral fragrance turns into a harmonious combination that provides a refreshing variety in everyday life.

 


mother with child smelling fresh laundry

A little luxury with "Me Time"

Finding inner peace and time for yourself is also the starting point when it comes to the so-called "Me Time". Both fresh and slightly spicy notes are suitable for this purpose. Generally, soft and soothing fragrances that are neither too sweet nor too dominant are effective. Here, harmony plays an omnipresent role. The aim is always to create a well-balanced blend of relaxing fragrances. They support "Me Time" by wrapping the man or woman in a soft layer of scent and thereby harmonising body and mind.  
 

 

 

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