ScenTree, the classification tool for perfumery raw materials, is celebrating its second anniversary. A look back at these years of reflection, changes and achievements.
Ricardo Omori is Vice President of the Fine Fragrance division at Symrise. According to him, the “red island” in the Indian Ocean is an extraordinary place, which owes as much to the plants that grow there as to the people using them to create exceptional ingredients for perfumery.
Yves Cassar has been a perfumer for IFF since 1998. He has created many successes, alone or with a team. We asked him about vetiver.
Julie Massé is a perfumer at Mane since 2010. We asked her about vanilla.
Céline Barel has been a perfumer at IFF since 2001, creating Aesop’s Tacit, Zoologist’s Squid, Jo Malone’s Vanilla & Anise, and Maison d’Etto’s Canaan and Durban Jane.
Representing the fifth generation of his family to work at Robertet, Julien Maubert holds the post of Head of Raw Materials. Keen to reconcile family heritage with innovation, the group combines tried and-tested traditional methods with sustainable sourcing.
Aurélien Guichard, whose hometown is Grasse, joined Takasago in 2018, after roles as a perfumer with Givaudan and Firmenich. He is the nose behind Narciso for Narciso Rodriguez, Gucci Guilty, and Encens suave and Radical Rose for his own brand, Matière première.
Alexandra Carlin is a Symrise
perfumer. She spoke to us about how
Madagascan ginger became one of
her favorite fragrance ingredients.
As a chemistry graduate, Frédéric Badie first joined Mane to train in formulating natural ingredients. From there he went to Charabot, where he worked on olfactory and analytical control before becoming a perfumer at CAL-Chauvet. He is currently R&D director at Payan Bertrand.
He loves the finer things in life, including wine and haute cuisine. He has launched his own brand, Mark Buxton Perfumes, and is co-founder of the Nose perfumery concept store in Paris.
Mane does everything possible to continually feed the creativity of its Parisian perfumery team, from introducing new ingredients to encouraging collaboration with other disciplines.
A hundred years after the first botanical trials were run there, Madagascar remains an extraordinary open-air laboratory.
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 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.
Nez met with perfumery professionals and brings you a series of interviews on diversity, equality and inclusiveness in the perfume industry.
Composition house IFF launches its Science of Wellness platform: a tool for understanding the emotions linked to olfactory stimuli based on 40 years of consumer research and development, and designed to boost creativity.