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A world of scents and flavours



The intoxicating fragrances of tropical plants and authentic freshness of lavender fields in Provence …

Our natural raw materials come from the heart of our lands of production so we can offer the very soul of the fragrances to our customers, i.e. specialists of fine perfumery, cosmetics and aromatherapy and food and pharmaceutical industries.

All our aromatic ingredients scrupulously comply with French and international regulations.
Therefore, we pay special attention to analysing the naturalness, allergen levels and colour of our essences.





100 % pure and et natural essential oils



The care taken to harvest and produce essential oils is of vital importance. Indeed, the origin of the plants, the harvesting processes and extraction methods determine the final characteristics of the oil. This is why we carry out rigorous controls in our production areas in the Indian Ocean and Ukraine and keep a close watch on our partnerships with local producers in Provence and Latin America.

Our essential oils are therefore guaranteed 100% pure and natural.

Our range of world essences reveals the great abundance of nature:

– Provence: lavender (true, clonal), lavandin (grosso, abrial, super, sumian), hyssop, tarragon, cypress, etc.

– Indian Ocean: ylang-ylang, clove buds and stems, neroli, geranium, patchouli, petitgrain, etc.

– Eastern Europe: coriander, Clary sage, Artemisia, dill, caraway, fennel, etc.

– Latin America: orange, lemon, grapefruit, petitgrain, etc.

– Fine essences: carrot, lovage, parsley, cypress, camomile, etc.

– And a whole range of Organic essences: lavender, peppermint, sweet mint, ylang-ylang, neroli, etc.

All the certificates of origin, purity and naturalness of our essential oils can be supplied on request.

Certificates issued: analysis reports, physico-chemical technical specifications, safety data sheets, non-GMO certificate, BSE certificate, food compatibility certificate, IFRA certificate, certificate of conformity with Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Ecocert and USDA NOP certification.



Allergen light



To respond to our customers’ concerns, we have carried out a detailed study on the level of allergens present in our essential oils and developed ranges and/or products that are hypoallergenic and do not require further labelling. This study integrates the instructions in the 7th amendment of the 1976 European directive on cosmetics (76/768/EEC).

Therefore, we offer a selection of essential oils with naturally low levels of allergens (less than 1%).

We have also developed a range of “Allergen-light essential oils” with lowered levels of allergens: camomile, geranium, lavandin, lavender essential oils. Other essences are being studied and will soon be added to this range of natural raw materials containing very few allergenic substances.

Certificates relating to “food allergens” and “Cosmetic Directive 2003/15/EEC cosmetic allergens” will be supplied on request.



Flavour and fragrance compounds suitable for all applications 



Flavour and fragrance compounds suitable for all applications

Our teams of technicians and fragrance creators listen carefully to our customers and offer them flavour and fragrance compounds suited to their activity. They are creative, responsive and skilled, anticipating customers’ needs and providing them with a competitive advantage in their markets. We strive to regularly supply our customers with the raw materials used in their products at precise dates. We are committed to meeting deadlines and offering the best value for money.

Working alongside customers, our research and development teams design products targeted to specific applications.

We use our know-how to manage colour standards and offer clear or colourless essential oils. Our analytical and colorimetric research has allowed us to develop a range of specialities like rectified Gurjum, rectified Peru, concentrated Citrus, rectified Birch, etc.

Moreover, we offer nature’s vibrant tastes and smells through concentrated essential oils, washed citrus fruits, deterpenated, rectified or customised essential oils and balsam, rubber and tar essential oils.

We have a wide range of water-soluble essences that are easy to use and essences that can be diluted in any proportions.

We provide terpenic fractions, natural isolates and essential oil by-products.

Our production facilities in the Comoros and Ukraine are specialised in the creation of concretes and absolutes.

Finally, we develop a wide range of synthetic raw materials, Cis-3-hexenol by-products and various Aroma Chemicals.

Our legislation department processes product questionnaires and supplies certificates required for each delivery, such as: analysis reports, safety data sheets, physico-chemical technical specifications, purity certificate, naturalness certificate, IFRA certificate, certificate of conformity with Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC, cosmetic allergens certificate Cosmetics Directive 2003/15/EEC.

For flavour compounds, our raw materials all have food compatibility certification and a FEMA number.

In application of Article R1342-3 of the French Code of Public Health: Hazardous substances. Comply with special handling precautions

Technological know-how



Our team offers a large selection of natural, made-to order ingredients. To do this, we have efficient equipment:

- Distillation columns to produce essential oils by steaming (continuous distillation) on the sites in the Comoros and Ukraine.

- Extraction plants to produce concretes in the Comoros and in the Ukraine.

- Tanks for combining and blending to homogenise and prepare the orders.

- Continuous filtration and centrifuge machines.

- Continuous filling lines for packaging (from 500 kg to 15,000 kg).

- Drying ovens for solids and pastes.

- Distillation columns for the rectification and deterpenation process.

The quality of our productions is scrupulously monitored by laboratories equipped with tools to test colours, measure physical properties (density, refraction index, rotary power), measure chemical properties (acid index, peroxide index, phenol concentration, aldehyde concentration, ester concentration) and carry out gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, bacterial and organoleptic analysis.



Herb products



For thousands of years, peoples’ lives have been influenced by the use of medicinal plants. From generation to generation, nature has generously provided them with plant remedies to ensure their physical and mental well-being. As long ago as 4000 BC, Sumeriens inscribed the first plant remedy formulas on clay plates in the Middle East. The Egyptians (2700 BC) made aromatic products such as fragrant oils and waters and cosmetic dressings for body care and embalming. The Greeks and Romans also used a lot of aromatic products. Even then, Hippocrates recommended essential oils for their curative properties.

Nowadays, the curative properties of plants are attracting more and more consumers concerned about their health and well-being. To meet this demand, we have developed a line of dried plants and essences to be used in aromatherapy for their antiseptic properties (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and pest control), for indoor hygiene (prevention and treatment of infectious diseases), for beauty treatments, for relaxation, etc.



Perfumed Inspirations



Fragrances can be subtle caresses or distinctive smells but they inspire the imagination and procure a feeling of well-being.

Our talented fragrance creators can make all your dreams come true.

Anticipating market trends, they create original fragrances that reflect the values and character of our customers’ brands.

Creativity


The days of rigid segmentations have given way to dialogue and synergy. We attach great importance to networking within our companies because there are many occasions for different sectors to interact, e.g. functional perfumery and health (aromatherapy, herb products) or cosmetics and food (gourmet fragrances). To remain creative and draw upon unexpected sources of inspiration, this open-mindedness is essential.





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Fine perfumery



Offered to the gods in ancient times, perfume is an essential means of seduction. Used only by the elite for a long time, it became more accessible in the nineteenth century and nowadays it is used on a daily basis.

Our professional fragrance creators master modern formulation techniques perfectly, developing original compounds for alcohol-based perfumery and products intended for men, women and even children. Our creative teams anticipate market trends and draw inspiration from customers’ specific values to develop compounds that will become brand signatures.

For the past several years, some of our fragrance creators have been focussing on the intoxicating notes of “Arabian” fragrances. And every year we present original collections of these scents.

The “green” movement is also one of our primary concerns. In this context, our fragrance creators are studying and developing fragrances which are 100% natural.



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Cosmetics



To enhance their appearance or care for their bodies, consumers use cosmetics every day for their personal hygiene and cleanliness or to combat ageing. Our fragrances have to be in perfect harmony with the texture of the cosmetic but also have to contribute to the pleasure of using the product.

Consumers find everything they want in our scents: freshness, authenticity, silkiness, comfort and luxury. Our scents can be adapted to suit all types of cosmetics: make-up, skin cleansers, moisturisers, anti-age or sun creams; for all types of consumers, men and women, mature skins and babies’ skins. We use our technology to protect very sensitive skin. Our creative fragrance laboratories are reputed for their experience in developing fragrance compounds that contain very few or no allergenic substances. Depending on the end-use, i.e. washed or unwashed products, the maximum allergen concentration is redefined. We offer solutions for hypoallergenic ranges and develop fragrances that do not require further labelling.

The “green” movement is also one of our primary concerns. In this context, our viagra fragrance creators are studying and developing fragrances which are 100% natural.



Air fresheners and detergents



Indoor fragrances reveal a house’s soul. Our fruity, sweet, zen and floral fragrances for candles, sprays, diffusers and indoor air fresheners wrap the house in subtle scents. We compose specific notes for all types of diffusers and carefully study the fragrance solutions best suited to our customers’ product concepts.

Our scents for household cleaners, detergents, washing powders and liquids and fabric softeners give a fresh and exotic feeling to our everyday gestures. Used to working under strict price constraints, our experienced team always finds effective solutions suited to all requirements.

We use our expertise for all applications, selecting essential oils and aromatic raw materials according to their different properties: solvents, bactericides, astringents, disinfectants, etc. We have also developed a range of 100% pure and natural essential oils which meet Ecolabel standards and can supply a wide range of Ecocert-certified ingredients. We also make fragrances with our certified raw materials so we provide fragrance solutions that can be used in the composition of Ecocert products. Therefore, by using our essential oils and fragrance compounds in their finished products, our customers can combine technical performance with environmental protection.



Animal hygiene



Pets are present in many households. Our overlapping skills have enabled us to develop fragrance compounds specifically formulated for litters, with notes of aniseed or lemongrass for example. We can supply our customers with essential oils of lavender, thyme, oregano, eucalyptus, etc., whose properties are very suited to animal hygiene.



Production



“Your inspiration is our essence” - this is the credo of Floressence, the Elixens group’s fragrance division whose creation and production unit became established in the Grasse region 25 years ago. Made up of sixty people, including five “noses”, the team designs and develops fragrance compounds adapted to our customers’ sometimes complex requirements. These creations become olfactory signatures which are made to order to reflect the spirit of the products they accompany. For this purpose, our development team formulates fragrance compounds for fine perfumery, cosmetics, body hygiene, air fresheners, detergents and technical fragrances.

Based on the brief that the customer gives the commercial team, a data sheet is submitted to the evaluation department which is the central hub of development. Using their memory of fragrances and knowledge of markets and trends, our female evaluators guide the fragrance creators and stimulate their inventiveness. Their familiarity with our fragrance bank of about 50,000 fragrances also helps the fragrance creators adapt some olfactory orientations. As well as our expert and accomplished “noses”, we have a technical team which regularly revises and adapts old formulas, to keep step with changing legislation for example.

We do our utmost to meet our customers’ requirements, providing them with volumes corresponding to their needs, from 5 kg to several tons, from sampling to manufacturing, in different types of packaging. We remain responsive from the creation stage to the delivery stage and ensure the complete traceability of our compounds.

Finally, our fragrance division is supported by a network of offices, agents and local intermediaries worldwide with which we work in a close partnership. These exchanges give us a valuable vision of markets and local modes of consumption.



Creativity



The days of rigid segmentations have given way to dialogue and synergy. We attach great importance to networking within our companies because there are many occasions for different sectors to interact, e.g. functional perfumery and health (aromatherapy, herb products) or cosmetics and food (gourmet fragrances). To remain creative and draw upon unexpected sources of inspiration, this open-mindedness is essential.



Quality



Our establishments have passed strict quality controls and we have received ISO 9001 certification (2008 version). Safety is ensured through clearly identified products and a rigorous tracking system.

State-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and control laboratories ensure the strength and stability of our batches. We provide our customers with samples, fragrance descriptions, physico-chemical data sheets and safety data sheets whenever they require them.

In addition, we attach great importance to testing our fragrances in the appropriate base product. As a rule, we try to reproduce the usual way in which the fragrance is used. Our application laboratory regularly carries out stability and persistence tests in neutral bases. These tests are often carried out with our customers’ bases thanks to our close collaboration and we constantly strive to maintain strict confidentiality.



Regulations



Our legislation department ensures that products comply with current standards. It processes product questionnaires and supplies certificates required for each delivery, such as:

- analysis reports,

- safety data sheets,

- technical specifications,

- purity certificate,

- naturalness certificate,

- IFRA certificate,

- certificate of compliance with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC,

- cosmetic allergens certificate - Cosmetics Directive 2003/15/EEC.

Within the framework of Reach, the European Regulation 1907/2006, we have pre-registered the chemical substances that we import or produce when quantities exceed one ton per year within the European Community.

Since 11 March 2005, cosmetics and fragrance producers must add to the list of ingredients on the secondary package, 26 molecules considered as allergens when the quantity present exceeds a certain threshold. This obligation shows the most visible effects of the 7th amendment of the Cosmetics Directive 2003/15/EC. To respond to our customers’ concerns, we offer a selection of essential oils with naturally low levels and a range of Allergen-light fragrances (camomile, geranium, lavandin, lavender) with levels re-worked and lowered to reach very attractive levels. Thanks to these raw materials with low levels of allergenic substances, we develop fragrance compounds that do not require further labelling.

We have also been granted Bio Ecocert certification for our fragrance compounds. Thus, we are committed to complying with EC regulations (EEC Regulation 2092/91) and French regulations on organic production methods.

In application of Article R1342-3 of the French Code of Public Health: Hazardous substances. Comply with special handling precautions

Body hygiene

 

We develop gentle, original scents for a moment of pure sensory pleasure. With their sensuous, fresh, stimulating or relaxing notes, our fragrances bring out the whole dimension of our customers’ body hygiene products. The body is bathed in a gentle caress of well-being.

Our fragrance bank contains a wide selection of scents suitable for hair care, shower gel, soap and bubble bath. We offer turnkey solutions at very competitive prices and also develop products that specifically meet our customers’ requirements.

For feminine hygiene and children’s hygiene, our laboratories use all their know-how to develop non-irritating fragrances containing very few or no allergenic substances. We also provide fragrances specially formulated for shaving and hair removal.

The “green” movement is also one of our primary concerns. In this context, our fragrance creators are studying and developing fragrances which are 100% natural.