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The following links may serve as starting points towards identifying scholarly gaps.

Table of Contents:

I. perfumery traditions of asia

Please, note:
There is no other virtual platform for traditional Asian perfumery arts.
Moreover, it is an unattainable goal to cite all publications – though not endless in number – in this field. To give an alternative, the following publications serve as starting points to sketch the Asian landscape of perfumery traditions.

  • First International Scholarly Workshop on the Perfumery Arts of Asia: „Perfumery and Ritual in Asia“. Special Issue. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 23, Iss. 01, January 2013.
  • Article: Perfumery in Asia. Reflections upon the Natural, Cultural and Intangible Heritage. (2015)
  • Exhibition catalogue: Das Parfumerbe Asiens / The Perfumery Heritage of Asia (Bonn/Germany, 2015–2016)

II. nature therapy



  • PubMed/ US National Library of Medicine


Nature and forest medicine

  • International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM)
  • Forest Medicine Therapy Society, Japan


Asian Medical Systems

  • Ayush Research Portal



  • European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy
  • Herbal and Traditional Medicine Conference Series
  • Herbal Medicine Conferences Portal

  • American Botanical Council Herbal Library


  • Consensus Building Institute Factsheet Aromatherapy
  • WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants
  • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy


  • International Community for Ecopsychology (ICE)
  • International Ecopsychology Society (IES)

III. natural resources

World Natural Heritage

  • Cropwatch

  • IUCN Red List of Threatened

  • Plant List – Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden


Trade regulations

  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

IV. green care


Please, note:

There is no virtual platform for green care specifically concerning perfumery issues.
The following links may support ideas towards such a goal.


Public discussion

  • Mind & Life Institute


Children’s education

  • Children and Nature Network

V. chemical compounds


  • Fragrance Product Information Network (FPIN)
  • Odournet – Air quality and odour research consultants

  • Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)


Trade regulations

  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

  • Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)

VI. global industry

Industrial information

  • Fragrance Foundation(s)

  • International Fragrance Foundation IFRA
  • Leffingwell & Associates


International meetings

  • International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT) Annual Conference

  • Sustainable Fragrances Conference

  • World Perfumery Congress


Top ten global leaders

  • Firmenich, Switzerland
  • Frutarom, Israel
  • Givaudan, Switzerland
  • IFF, USA

  • Mane, SA, USA

  • Robertet, France

  • Sensient Technologies, USA
  • Symrise, Germany
  • Takasago, Japan

  • Hasegawa, Japan

VII. research centers

Sense of smell research institutions and clusters

  • Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)

  • DFG Priority Programme/ SPP 1392: Integrative Analysis of Olfaction, Konstanz
  • Sense of Smell Institute, New York

  • Warwick Olfaction Research Group, School of Engineering

VII. museums, libraries, and platforms (widely highlighting western perfumery history!)


  • Fragrance Museum, Farina House, Cologne
  • Musée International de la Parfumerie, Grasse
  • Museo del Perfum, Barcelona

  • Osmothèque, Versailles
  • Parfummuseum, Mehlingen-Baalborn
  • Toyoda Museum of Fragrance, Iwata



  • Centre de documentation et d’information d‘ ISIPCA, Versailles
  • Schimmel Library, Miltitz



  • Bibliographie sur les parfums
  • Scented Pages



  • OsMoz – Miscellaneous perfumery business information
  • World Sensorium – A world social olfactory sculpture

VIII. western education

Practical education

  • Institut Supérieur International du Parfum, de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique alimentaire (ISIPCA), Versailles

  • ICAT International Centre for Aroma Trades Studies / International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT), Plymouth