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SCC National CEP Course: Fragrance in Personal Care

Instructed by Steve Herman

This course will cover the sense of smell, the history of perfume, fragrance creation and duplication, aroma chemicals and reactions, fragrance applications in personal care and household products, fragrance regulations, natural and sustainable fragrances, aromatherapy and aromascience.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This training will benefit professionals in the following industries: Cosmetics, Household Products, Fragrance, Industrial & Institutional Products, Pharmaceuticals. Potential job functions of attendees: Chemists, formulators, managers, regulatory, marketers.

(Early Bird Fee)
SCC Member $360.00
SCC Student Member $210.00
Non-Member $490.00

Late Registration Fee (After 12/07/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

***This course will include the following:
A. Chemoreception, the stereochemical theory of odor, the vibrational theory of odor, the olfactory gene family, signal transduction: how an odor molecule in the air is transformed into a signal and emotion in the brain

B. The history of fragrance, particularly since the introduction of synthetic materials, the creation of fragrance, fragrance families, fragrance duplication, aroma chemicals, reaction between fragrance chemicals with each other and between aroma chemicals and the environment

C. Fragrance in personal care, solubility of individual aroma chemicals, partitioning into emulsion and surfactant systems, stability and viscosity issues, aesthetic translation into diverse media.

D. Fragrance in household products, interaction of fragrance with substrates, stability in hostile environments, air fresheners and candles, fragrancing bleach, malodor counteractants

E. Fragrance safety and regulations, the role of RIFM and IFRA

F. Natural and sustainable fragrances, fragrance and the mind, aromatherapy, aroma science-the influence of odors on mental and physical performance

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Steve Herman is President of Diffusion LLC, a consulting company specializing in regulatory issues, intellectual property, and technology development and transfer. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the FDU Cosmetic Science Program since 1993, teaching the Cosmetic Formulation Lab and Perfumery. Steve was a regular columnist for GCI Magazine for 17 years and has written a book, Fragrance Applications: A Survival Guide as well as chapters in several other books. His SCC activities include service as Chairman of the NY Chapter in 1992 and 2013, and he was elected to Fellow status in 2002.
When: Wed December 14 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office New York, NY 10005

SPECIAL NOTE: The SCC can bring On-Site Training Courses directly to your entire development team at your location, offering convenience, team building with an in-depth focus of the course of your choice. The Society holds its Annual Scientific Meeting each December. The Annual Meeting provides a forum for the exchange of current findings and technology on topics of global interest in cosmetic science.