Cynthia Lipka is the current President of the Society of Flavor Chemists and she has been a Senior Flavor Chemist for over 20 years starting her career at Hershey Foods and continuing on to Wrigley, Sethness Flavors and Bell Flavors & Fragrances. She currently works at Prinova.

In this episode, Cyndi and I tackle questions such as how she got started in this niche industry over 20 years ago, what a flavor is, what types of ingredients are used, why flavors are necessary and how flavor trends get started.  She also briefly explains how and why flavors are considered safe for human consumption.

Direct download: Wonderoma_Episode_4-Clipka_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT
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In this episode, Christine talks to Hugo Bovill, owner of Ajowan Consulting, a network of flavour and fragrance ingredient consultants with expertise in essential oils, aroma chemicals and natural cosmetic raw materials, their sourcing, production, marketing and global sales. Hugo talks about his excursion to Africa a few years ago, and utilizing his 40 years of experience, how he can help new producers enter the flavor, fragrance and cosmetic market.

Direct download: 2014-10-17_10-04-17_SkypeCall_Hugo_Bovill_FINAL.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT
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In this episode, Christine talks to Pia Long about her obsession with Jim Henson's muppets, her brief career as a makeup artist, her experience working as a perfumer at LUSH cosmetics, and also the more serious topic of fragrance regulations.  Pia is a gifted and prolific writer in the area of fragrances, cosmetics and culture. A self-proclaimed "nerd," Pia has a blog entitled Volatile Fiction. Pia also writes for Basenotes.net and ODOU Magazine.

Direct download: Wonderoma_Episode_2-Pia_Long_complete_final.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT
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In this first episode, Christine talks to Award-Winning Perfumer Paul Kiler of PkPerfumes. Paul is an independent artisan who has been working his craft since the mid 1990's.  He shares how and why he got into perfumery, and also has some advice for those who want to do the same. Paul is also co-owner of the new online fragrance ingredients boutique, Perfumer Supply House.

Direct download: Wonderoma_Episode_1-_Paul_Kiler_complete_7_final_CD.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT
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