Market Introduction Fragrances are highly complex system of aroma chemicals that are mostly alcohol based or emulsion based. Fragrances based on alcohol are generally known as fragrance solution or fragrance concentrate. Presently, most of the personal care products such as creams or lotion, shampoos, bath gels are emulsion based. In fragrance emulsion, perfume oil is dissolved in water with the help of an emulsifier to stabilize the emulsion. In the formulation of fragrance emulsion, anionic and nonionic emulsifiers can be used. However, the fragrance emulsion can be of water-in-oil type (W/O), generally oil-in-water type (O/W) emulsion has dominant traction in the market.
Fragrance emulsion plays an important role in the personal care industry, as a fragrance is the key deciding factor for the consumer. Moreover, fragrance gives a certain characteristic to a brand. The presence of fragrance as an ingredient in personal care products is universal, hence, great opportunities lie for the fragrance emulsion in the developing and under developing market, owing to the increasing demand for cosmetics and personal care products in luxury, mass market, and professional sectors which is anticipated to drive the growth of fragrance emulsion market over the forecast period
Market Segmentation Global fragrance emulsion market can be segmented on the basis notes, application, distribution channel, and region. On the basis of notes, the Fragrance Emulsion market can be segmented into oriental notes, woody notes, fresh notes and floral notes and others. Under oriental note, sweet spices, amber, and resins are taken into consideration. Under fresh notes segment, aromatic herbs, citrus oils, aquatic notes, green notes and fruity notes. While under woody notes, aromatic wood such as vetiver, amber, and dry wood is considered. On the basis of application, fragrance emulsion market is segmented into personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and others.
On the basis of the distribution channel, fragrance emulsion can be segmented into direct and indirect sales. Indirect sales can be further sub-segmented into hypermarkets/supermarket, convenience stores, specialty stores, online retail, and others. Market Regional Outlook On the basis of the regional outlook, fragrance emulsion market is segmented into seven different regions: North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Japan. Among all the regions, Europe and Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the fragrance emulsion market followed by North America, Asia Pacific market is expected to exhibit substantial growth rate over the forecast period.
Market Dynamics The global cosmetic and personal care industry has witnessed unprecedented growth over the past decade and is still going strong especially in emerging and developing economies such as China and India respectively, owing to the expansion of major cosmetic and personal care companies in the region which has created a substantial demand for fragrance emulsion.
Moreover, attributed to the improving standard of living of middle-income group globally, coupled with the growing concerns regarding skin protection and the increase in emphasis over self-grooming especially in younger demographics has translated into an increase in the per capita expenditure on cosmetics and personal care products and is anticipated to drive the growth of global fragrance emulsion market over the forecast period.
However, formulating fragrance emulsion is associated with undesirable consequences such as thinning or breaking of emulsion, discoloration, change in odor or loss of odor strength over time, interaction of fragrance ingredients with personal care products ingredient and with skin, thus to create a new odor of fragrance emulsion all these consequences have to be considered which requires a lot of investment in research and development and is anticipated to hamper the growth of global fragrance emulsion market over the forecast period.
Market Key Player Some of the major players operating in fragrance emulsion market include Givaudan SA, Firmenich, IFF, Symrise, Takasago, Mane SA, Frutarom, Robertet SA, Sensient Technologies Corporation and other regional players;