Only one other perfumer has been awarded with the prestigious title at International Flavors & Fragrances
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced the rise of a new Master Perfumer.
Dominique Ropion (pictured) was awarded with the the coveted fragrance title after demonstrating outstanding levels of creativity and craftsmanship in the art of perfumery.
Only one other person, Carlos Benaim, has managed to rise to such heights at IFF.
Speaking of his new title, Ropion said: “I feel humbled by this title, and while I’m proud of having created fragrances for these prestigious fragrance brands across the world, I’m also particularly thrilled about what lies ahead: continuing to discover the world of scents, as well as training tomorrow’s talents with the IFF perfumery school.”
Ropion’s passion for the next generation may be inspired by his own experience of entering the fragrance industry.
As a teenager, he worked in a fragrance laboratory during the summer holidays, while studying physics at school; he was given the opportunity to intern, before joining a perfumery school.
Ropion joined IFF in 2000 and went on to create or co-create some of the biggest fragrance launches to date, including those for: Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Lancôme, Givenchy, Frederic Malle, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne and the Body Shop.
He is also interested in fragrance creation for consumer, mass and specialty markets.
Nicolas Mirzayantz, Group President, Fragrances at IFF, said: “Dominique has always been recognised as a master by our industry.
“He famously relishes the challenges presented by every aspect of fragrance creation, using his insatiable thirst for learning and his willingness to be challenged outside of his comfort zone.
“His innate curiosity, profound knowledge of perfume creation history, commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship, and his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with the next generation is renowned and deeply appreciated by our entire creative team.”