Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2019 | Page 38

MEETINGS & EVENTS Danbury Group Reunites for Fragrance Wellness Summit The active group is collaborating to uncover and support the benefits of fragrance 38 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | Issue 2, 2019 As part of its Importance & Benefits of Fragrance program, Fragrance Creators Association gathered fragrance leaders and health and wellness experts from the Danbury, Connecticut, area for a Fragrance Wellness Summit and site visit, hosted by Takasago International Corporation USA in Rockleigh, New Jersey. The Summit was aimed at educating health/wellness leaders about fragrance creation, technology, and the industry and further discussing how the fragrance industry can promote and support wellness through strategic projects. Representatives from Ability Beyond, Ann’s Place, Bedoukian Research, The Lermond Company, Nuvance (formerly Western Connecticut Health Network), Procter & Gamble, Regional Hospice & Palliative Care, Takasago took part in the meeting. Following a productive, engaging day immersed in the world of fragrance, the group is now reviewing proposals for initial data gathering projects surrounding the benefits of fragrance. Since its first in-person gathering in November 2018, the group has been discussing how the fragrance and health/ wellness groups can partner to serve patients along a few desired benefit areas and—eventually—generate data on the benefits of fragrance. Steering this effort, Fragrance Creators’ Importance and Benefits of Fragrance Committee is aimed at compiling information—studies, stories, and examples—supporting the importance and benefits of fragrance and potentially supporting research. For more information or to join the committee (members only), please contact Lia Dangelico, ldangelico@