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Mieke Van de Capelle is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Firmenich, the world’s largest privately owned fragrance and flavour company. We interviewed her about how she approaches diversity, equality and inclusion in her work.
What will the fragrances of tomorrow be made of? Sustainable beets, feminine fougères or safely toxic fragrances? Firmenich’s perfumers and creative team give us a glimpse into the future.
Director and founder of the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles, Saskia Wilson Brown is deeply engaged in open access and transmedia practices. The Institute for Art and Olfaction, founded in 2012, is a non-profit arts organization devoted to experimentation and education in perfumery.
Alessandra Tucci: “If the perfume industry wants to see more diversity in its teams, it can only happen through education”
Alessandra Tucci founded the Paralela Escola Olfativa in São Paulo in 2012 and became an expert in perfumery, strategy and innovation.
Chantal Artignan is the director of the École Supérieure du Parfum (ESP) which has been training students in Paris and Grasse since 2011
Shyamala Maisondieu is a truly international perfumer. Born in Malaysia, she studied in London, lived in Hong Kong and followed the courses of the Givaudan perfumery school, in Grasse.