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P&F Exclusive: Journey to the Essence
New extraction processes paired with innovative botanical research is what keeps
MANE moving forward in the world of naturals. We sit down with MANE’s team to
discuss how sustainability, biotechnology and consumer insights play a role in the
company’s pursuit of natural in flavors and fragrances.
Perfumer & Flavorist: Naturals will always be on
trend in F&F formulations. What are a few innovations MANE is working on in the world of naturals?
To keep innovating in the world of naturals,
MANE focuses its research on new botanicals and on
new extraction processes to reinvent iconic naturals.
Our search for new botanical species that are still
unknown or unexploited by the industry has led us to
discover Namibian myrrh. Myrrh is a common species
in the industry, but the one identified in Namibia is a
different species with its own olfactive characteristics
used by local people as an ointment against the sun
and unknown by the flavor and fragrance industry.
Another way to innovate is to reinvent known
species through technology, by exploring different
extraction processes to offer ingredient with new
tonalities. We recently developed a Jungle Essencea
extraction of lavender flowers only. Lavender is
usually extracted with the stems, so Jungle Essence
is closer to the flowers’ floral fragrance – as if you
were walking in the field.
a Jungle Essence is a registered tradename of MANE.
MANE sustainably sourced its Timur pepper from
Nepal. The ingredient is characterized by a grapefruit
top note, ideal for use in flavors and fragrances.
Image courtesy of MANE.