Dr Roman Kaiser has led over 80 scent trek expeditions, working with selected perfumers and scientists who have an exceptional opportunity to explore the natural world, together.
Our proprietary technology allows scents of plants and flowers to be captured in their natural habitat, where climactic and ecological conditions contribute to their unique olfactive impression. The truest impression of a fragrance is captured, with the plant or flower remaining unharmed and the delicate balance of nature left intact.
ScentTrek® discoveries have become an important part of Givaudan creations and are featured as unique signature notes in many fragrance launches. ScentTrek® essences yield a natural scent experience, derived from interesting ingredients that perfectly fulfil consumers' desire for authentic, unique and expressive fragrance.
From the rainforests of French Guyana and Gabon to Papua New Guinea, Madagascar and Costa Rica, our scent treks have attracted worldwide press coverage in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, BBC, National Geographic, Newsweek, Fast Company, Discovery Channel and CNN's Business Unusual. The National Geographic book 'Perfume' dedicated an entire chapter to ScentTrek® expeditions.
Dr Roman Kaiser himself is the author of 'Meaningful Scents Around the World: Olfactory, Chemical, Biological and Cultural Considerations'.