05378468 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 15 patents.

Described is a fragrancing composition having fragrancing components that are not activated until, e.g., application to the skin of a human. The composition is alkaline or (if anhydrous) capable of producing an alkaline pH when in contact with water, prior to application, and includes (1) a vehicle for application of the composition, and (2) at least one potential fragrance that is at least one compound having little or no odor in the alkaline composition but which, e.g., is hydrolyzed in a lower pH environment to produce compounds having a relatively strong aroma. Upon application of the alkaline composition to the skin surface, the strong buffering capacity of the skin (the surface of which has a normal pH of 5.5-7.0) neutralizes alkalinity of the composition (lowers pH) so as to restore normal skin surface pH; the potential fragrance is then hydrolyzed at the lower pH to release the compound having relatively strong aroma. The potential fragrance can be incorporated as a component of a transparent (clear) deodorant stick composition for application to human axillary regions, the fragrance being released after application to the body.

Title
Composition containing body activated fragrance for contacting the skin and method of use
Application Number
7/948510
Publication Number
5378468
Application Date
September 22, 1992
Publication Date
January 3, 1995
Inventor
Augustinus G van Loveren
Bedford
NY, US
Toshiya Sato
Kawasaki
JP
Kiyohito Sawano
Hiratsuka
JP
Kenya Ishida
Yokohama
JP
Morton L Barr
Rockaway
NJ, US
Robert Suffis
Morristown
NJ, US
Agent
Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus
Assignee
Takasago International Corporation
JP
The Mennen Company
NJ, US
IPC
A61K 7/32
A61K 7/00
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