Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, is proud to launch its newest exclusive, captive ingredient Dreamwood. Inspired by the iconic Mysore sandalwood, Dreamwood offers the signature mystical, creamy olfactive warmth with demonstrated cosmetic benefits, and delivers a positive impact on the planet: 100% natural, 100% renewable carbon and ultimately biodegradable.
Julien Firmenich, Vice President Sales, Ingredients, Perfumery said: “Dreamwood is the cornerstone of sustainable innovation and represents the future of our ingredients business, integrating positive consumer benefits at the core level of product composition. This innovative captive opens new creative territories for sandalwood fragrances, with the full benefit of responsible business, in one ingredient.”
Thanks to major investments in fundamental & applied research programs for over 20 years, Firmenich continues to develop its sustainable palette to respond to today’s needs and future challenges.
“Consumers are looking for renewable, sustainable solutions. Individuals and companies alike are examining how they can do their part to minimize their impact on the earth. Ingredients produced via biotech are one way of doing this,” said Sarah Reisinger, Vice President, Research & Development, Biotechnology.
Dreamwood is the first Firmenich ingredient to feature cosmetic benefits. As demonstrated through rigorous laboratory testing, it can also bring some of the cosmetics benefits traditionally associated with sandalwood oil. Because of its antimicrobial effect and soothing properties on skin cells, it may have a positive benefit in skin care products for special needs, including blemishes.
François-Raphaël Balestra, Principal Perfumer, Director of New Ingredients Discovery summarizes: “By being sustainable and affordable, Dreamwood is reviving natural sandalwood notes for modern perfumery creations. Dreamwood reveals its full naturalness and deep creaminess especially in heart and base notes.”
For more information about Dreamwood, visit www.firmenich.com/dreamwood.