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.
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 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.
Shabnam Tavakol is an independent perfumer who draws her strength from an atypical background. As her first fragrance, Nostalgia, is revealed, we exchanged about the issues of diversity, equality and inclusivity in perfumery today.
Calice Becker, President of the International Society of Perfumer-Creators, answered Nez’s questions.
“To do well you must do good and to do good you must do well”: The motto reflects the legacy of Firmenich company that just celebrated its 125th anniversary in November 2020.
A true jack of all trades and hyperactive, Silvio Levi is a key figure in the so-called niche perfumery (in Italy, one might say more artistic).At the head of a perfume brand, a distribution company, and the organiser of the Esxence show in Milan, he created, before the summer, Essencional, an information website dedicated to independent perfumery.
When you are a perfume lover, or simply curious to know more, how do you acquire olfactory culture? How can you satisfy your thirst for knowledge?
The Osmothèque is home to perfumes that are part and parcel of people’s lives and memories. Whether they are still on store shelves or long gone, they are all fragments of a collective consciousness.
During a perfume’s life cycle, the formula may change. Alexandra Kosinski (CPL Aromas), explains how perfumers go about it.
In his quest to emphasise the artistic dimension of perfume as an experience that expands and intensifies life, Ludovic Bonneton has created an approachable and joyous brand.
How do you launch an independent brand in a landscape that has reached saturation point? What mistakes should be avoided in order to stand out from the profusion of products? An overview by François Hénin, founder of Jovoy.
How does a major company develop a new perfume? Karine Lebert explains how L’Oréal has taken the innovative step of setting up an in-house olfactory department.
Audrey Barbéra, Global Account Director with Symrise, shares her inside knowledge about developing a fragrance.
How is the distribution network of the world’s largest market organised? How is it evolving? François Duquesne, founder of Maison Duquesne and a distributor in the United States, tells us all.
The past 20 years or so have seen robots becoming increasingly involved in weighing out formulas alongside fragrance compounders. Answers from Bernard Maccini, Chief Perfumer and head of the fragrance production site for Payan Bertrand.
Cristina Castellanos tells us how the production process unfolds at this Spanish composition company specialising in fine and functional fragrances.
Artificial intelligence programs are gradually becoming part of the perfume development process. Jean-Christophe Hérault, senior perfumer at IFF, explains the implications of what is sometimes referred to as a revolution.