Bridging Innovation, Sensory Science & Business


At The Smell & Taste Lab, we blend expertises in sensory science and business to drive innovation in the cosmetics industry. 

We offer specialized services in scientific research, business and product development, or a seamless blend of both.

centers of expertise

Sensory Science, Business & Education


Working with Companies of all Sizes


In Sensory Neurosciences


In Cosmetics & Fragrance

Mastering the Entire Value Chain:
Tailored Support, From Lab to Launch

Our strength lies in our comprehensive expertise in sensory science and business development across the entire value chain. We’re your adaptable partners, ready to assist at any or all stages of your project. From R&D together with sensory science, to product development and marketing through project management, we seamlessly integrate into your project.

Our flexibility and understanding of the entire process allow us to meet your specific needs, ensuring a smooth path from lab to launch.

Born and Based in the Heart of Innovation: Switzerland

Established in Geneva in 2017, we embody Switzerland’s commitment to precision, quality, and innovation – a country consistently ranked among the top innovators globally, according to the Global Innovation Index.

Collaborating with us offers your products the esteemed Swiss certification, boosting their appeal.
We don’t just belong to the Swiss ecosystem; we actively enhance its innovative spirit.

A Federation of Expertises

business development: strategic partner selection

Strategic Partner Selection & Startup Due Diligence

We guide partnerships and support investors with due diligence in beauty and health.

Your Business Development Partner

Boasting a 360° expertise and network, we bridge the crucial gap between strategy and operations, as well as academia and business. From competitive watch to comprehensive product development, our proficiency touches every facet of the value chain.

Our unique positioning allows us to offer tailored business development services, backed by an expansive partner network, ensuring we elevate and speed up your business endeavors at every stage of your needs.

sensory science and business development: innovation strategy

Fragrance & Sensory Innovation

We define your plan and implement your innovation strategy.

sensory science and business development: product development

Product Development

We source ingredients, coordinate labs, manufacture and regulations.

sensory science and business development: competitive watch

Competitive Watch

Key industry insights, conference reports, custom competitor or financial report analysis.

Your Sensory Science Partner

We are at the forefront of sensory science research. Our specialized areas of focus include well-ageing, emotional benefits, well-being, and cross-modal touch and smell congruencies. This expertise is backed by our track record of more than 22 scientific publications and 2 patents in cosmetics and fragrance.

We offer a range of scientific services tailored to your needs. By partnering with us, you’re tapping into a wealth of knowledge, experience and academic network in sensory science.

sensory science and business: neuroscience research support

Neuroscience Research

R&D guidance, methods, SOPs, tools, academic partners selection, proof of concepts, and publications.

sensory science and business: formulation


We craft formulas for cosmetics and nutraceuticals to fit your needs and meet consumer expectations.

sensory science and business: fragrancing


We develop distinctive olfactory signatures and relevant fragrances depending on product category.

sensory science and business: ingredient selection and testing

Ingredient Selection

We identify and create a tailored shortlist to find the perfect ingredient for your needs.

A Glimpse of Our Network of Partners & Clients:
from Corporates to Startups