Perfumeis a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents, used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living-spaces an agreeable scent. It is usually in liquid form and used to give a pleasant scent to a person's body. Ancient texts and archaeological excavations show the use of perfumes in some of the earliest human civilizations. Modern perfumery began in the late 19th century with the commercial synthesis of aroma compounds such as vanillin or coumarin, which allowed for the composition of perfumes with, smells previously unattainable solely from natural aromatics alone.
Aroma chemicals, also known as fragrances and odorants are chemical compounds which consist of odor or smell. These compounds are volatile enough to travel through the olfactory system of the nose and cause odor. Unlike flavors which affect smell and taste, fragrances affect only smell. The nature of fragrances tends to be synthetic. Aroma chemicals can be found in food, wine, spices, essential oils, perfumes and fragrance oils.
The Global Aroma Chemicals Market is accounted for $4.08 billion in 2016 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% to reach $6.48 billion by 2023. Factors like change in consumer preferences, healthy and green sustainability package among the consumers and growth in end user markets are boosting the market growth. High R&D cost and compliance with quality and regulatory standards will impede the market growth.
Global market for aroma chemicals is expected to grow considerably owing to growing markets in Asia and South America. Growing demand for foods, cosmetics, personal care and household care products is expected to be the major driving factor for the growth of aroma chemicals market.