International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. announced the promotions of Domitille Bertier, Sophie Chapuis, Tony Mills, Beatrice Piquet and Olivier Polge to the position of senior perfumer in IFF’s creative center in Neuilly, France.
Ms. Bertier joined IFF as a trainee in 1994, after obtaining her degree in chemistry and training at the Perfumery School in Versailles ISIPCA. Her portfolio includes fragrances such as Versace Men, Boss in Motion for Hugo Boss, Touch of Pink for Lacoste, and, in collaboration, Azzaro Visit for Women, Flower Bomb for Viktor & Rolf, and Noa Perle and Liberté for Cacharel.
Since 1999, Sophie Chapuis has played and integral role in notable fragrance successes in both Fine Fragrance and Beauty Care. She began her career with IFF in 1992 as a perfumer assistant and became trainee perfumer in 1994, after receiving her degree from the French Perfumery School ISIPCA and a diploma of biochemistry from the University of Paris. She frequently works in synergy with Asian and American perfumers. Are there any wins we can mention?
Based in IFF’s Neuilly facility in France, Mr. Mills’ career in perfumery spans five decades. He has proven expertise in creating fragrances in a variety of bases which are used for many types of personal care products. Some of his creations include fragrances for Colgate-Palmolive, Nivea for Beiersdorf; L’OREAL; as well as Johnson & Johnson, Yves Rocher, Vendome, among others.
Ms. Piquet began her career at IFF at the age of 17. She worked under the supervision of Max Gavarry for seven years and training for six years with JP Mary and Alain Astori, with whom she worked while completing her apprenticeship. Her portfolio includes fragrances such as:
Bulgari Petits et Mamans
; Aroma Tonic
for Lancome, with Alain Astori; Armani Emporio Night Him
, with Yves Cassar
; Sun for Men
, for Jil Sander; as well as successes with Salvatore Ferragamo, Benetton, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Guerlain, Hugo Boss, among many others.
A native of Grasse, Mr. Polge joined IFF in 1998 as a trainee perfumer in New York where he worked on major American brands such as Clinique, Liz Claiborne and Calvin Klein, among others. He returned to Paris in 2003 where he played a central role in fragrance successes such as Emporio White for Men for Armani, Dior Homme for Christian Dior, Pure Poison for Women for Christian Dior, Azzaro Visit for Women for Azzaro, Flower Bomb for Viktor & Rolf, Bulgari Thé Rouge for Bulgari, and the latest Cacharel: Liberté.
"These promotions reiterate International Flavors & Fragrances' commitment to rewarding creativity and hard work," said Xavier Renard, vice president - regional general manager fine fragrance & beauty care EAME, IFF. "Perfumers are the heart of our core expertise, and we're proud to have such amazing creative talent at IFF.