Inquisitive, devoted and epicurean! Coming from a dynasty of perfumers. Lucas sieuzac began his career in 1994 when he realized the greatest accomplishment in life would be to create beauty through the senses. As a third-generation perfumer, formally at Symrise and Cosmo, he is now exploring his creativity with Euro Fragrances in Barcelona. Sieuzac has developed compelling fragrances for brands such as Comme des Garçons and Amouage.
BOOBS & FLOWERS (ART w/ Olaf Breuning), THIS IS THE HUNT (ART w/ Nissa Nishikawa), POST TENEBRAS LUX (FILM) , 70'S PORNO (ART- w/ Marco Brambilla), PATTERN HOURS ( ART w/ 1000 Names), OIL ON CANVAS (ART w/ Mathew Murphy), INFERNO (ART w/ Alfredo Jaar), PARADISO (ART w/ Alfredo Jaar)
Born in Strasbourg, France, Antoine lie has always obsessed about the smell of things. Balancing the demands of an insatiable perfume industry with the artisanal sensibilities required to create lasting and memorable works, lie has often been described as both subversive and commercial in the same sentence. Supporting this claim is the dichotomy and depth of his work on a broad spectrum of unique scents including Wonderwood (Comme Des Garçons), eau de protection (Etat Libre D’orange) and Red +Ma (Blood Concept). After working with the major perfume houses and luxury brands such as Ermenegildo Aegna, Givenchy, Kenzo, Tom of Finland, Valentino and Versace, lie joined the paris perfumery team of Takasago in 2011.
Symrise’s master perfumer, genuine artist perfumer, sensual aesthete of the exclusive raw materials. He started his career at Chanel, where he spent 6 years and discovered the mysteries of haute-parfumerie. His work is a unique combination of creativity, passion and expertise. The fragrance industry has recognized him with numerous accolades and awards and since 2011, Maurice Roucel is chevalier des arts et des lettres.
As every artist does, Emilie Copperman believes in the power of dreams. Indeed she discovered her passion for the world of fragrances at the age of 14. The magical encounter with the perfumer of the Rochas house was a determining factor in her life. She then decided to study organic chemistry and learned the job of perfumer at the prestigious International Institute of Perfumes, Cosmetics & Aromas in Versailles. For over 20 years, she has been working for the most prestigious fashion and designers brands. Her success relies on her capacity to follow feminine intuition. Her work has been many times awarded by peers and institutional recognitions such as Lalique Prize of the Talents Du Luxe in 2011. Accomplished woman, Emilie is also the mother of 4 children: an other job she manages with the same energy and passion !
David Apel, VP and senior perfumer for Symrise, is one of the internationally top-ranked professionals in his field. he has composed numerous highly-regarded fragrances—many of which have won American and European Fragrance Foundation Awards. David began his career in 1980 in the fragrance labs as Givaudan, where he became captivated by the raw materials of perfume creation and embarked on a journey to study perfumery. After the apprenticeship, studies at home and abroad, and heading the chromatography laboratory, he became a perfumer. From 1993-1997, david worked as a fine fragrance perfumer in paris, joining fragrance resources and eventually returning to the us to open their fine fragrance creation center in New York. He returned to Givaudan in 2001 as executive perfumer of fine fragrance and then joined the Symrise team in 2007, bringing with him a wealth of international expertise and, of course, his passion for creating beautiful, luxurious fragrances.
Carlos’ passion for perfumery began at an early age and was fueled by his father, an acclaimed flavorist. His father would bring home different scents every night and test Carlos as part of a game. Carlos began his perfumery training at iff in 1985 under the watchful eye of his mentor, Carlos Benaim. As part of his training, he spent time in Barcelona, Grasse and Paris. He joined Givaudan in 1994, where he had the opportunity to travel on a scent trek to the rain forest of costa rica. Carlos draws a lot of creative inspiration from this incredible experience. During his nine years at Givaudan, Carlos had great success with many highly-acclaimed brands. Prior to joining Symrise in 2009, Carlos spent three years at both Takasago and fragrance resources. Carlos has two children and lives near the beach in New Jersey. As an adrenaline junkie, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing and riding motorcycles.
Christelle was born in the south of France, where the warm and vibrant scents of the “garrigue” meet the deep blue of the mediterranean sea. A childhood spent in the landscapes painted by Paul Cezanne imprinted her memory with the bold colors of it’s rough nature, and instilled in her a passion for scents. She is currently working in Symrise’s new york studio; the city’s eclectic styles and exuberant energy fuel her creativity now. Being away from her country makes her appreciate what she left behind and her creations combine both cultures. For christelle, a perfume is a second skin. It’s intimate, it touches the soul. What fascinates her about her work is to be able to inspire emotions, imprint memories, and create ethereal beauty.
Fascinated by the power of words, Alexandra has always been attracted to the world of literature. Often inspired by places and atmospheres described in books, she likes to translate them through her compositions. She has natural artistic sensitivity and appreciates all forms of self-expression through movement such as horseback riding and dance, especially Indian dance which she practices. Perfumery revealed itself as a vocation and as a way to tell stories when she was 18 years old. Determined to find fulfillment as a perfumer, she entered the International Institute of Perfumes, Cosmetics and Aromas (Isipca) in Versailles in 2002 and joined Symrise as junior perfumer in 2007. According to Alexandra, "raw materials are rich with sense and emotions".
Nathalie Abides by the Mantra “live a colorful life, embrace the unexpected.” She began her career as an organic chemist at Firmenich in Geneva. After moving to the us, she chose to follow her true passion, perfumery, and began training as a perfumer’s assistant at Intarome. She continued her classical training at Manheimer and became a perfumer in 2006. During her time there, she fell in love with natural raw materials and became an expert in developing natural and organic fragrances. She has been a perfumer at Symrise since 2008, and joined the New York fine fragrance team in 2011. Nathalie draws inspiration from her numerous travels and multicultural background. She grew up in France near the alps, which she still visits every year to snowboard and indulge in french cuisine and culture. Most of her childhood summers were spent with her mother’s family in La Rioja, the famous Spanish wine region. La Rioja’s diverse landscape and untouched beauty fueled her interest in creating scents. She also has a passion for everything flamenco and has studied Cante, music and dance for many years. Nathalie holds a master’s degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from the national engineering school of chemistry in toulouse.
As a mother, Vvelyne likes to share intimate moments with her close friends and family. Among her favorite pastime is to spend weekends in the countryside with her close friends. While she loves being around her family and friends, she also enjoys spending time on her own, deep-sea diving, and exploring nature. Her approach to perfumery is to experiment with olfactive compositions that blend luminosity and richness. Evelyne enjoys playing with olfactory contrasts, for example combining crisp, vibrant notes with sensual woody softness. She also likes to explore new olfactive sensations, such as the smell of sea anemones of deep-sea beds. She would like to create Chypre fragrance that is more transparent, pure and luminous, in which the moss notes would not overpower the composition.
Kari Arienti has worked in the fragrance industry for over 20 years. Graduating with a BS in chemistry from Lehigh University, she started at Givaudan (then Roure) as a qc chemist. After receiving ma in cosmetic science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kari trained at the Roure (Givaudan) perfumery school in Grasse, France. Upon return to the us, she worked in evaluation, analytical perfumery and creative perfumery, while obtaining her APC in marketing from New York University. While at Givaudan, Kari focused on specialty retail, personal care and home care fragrances. In 2006, she joined Manheimer to work on specialty retail and home environmental fragrances. After the acquisition of Manheimer, Kari joined Symrise as VP, senior perfumer.
As a perfumer, he had the chance to work in Munich, New York City, Paris and Dubai and each of these experiences changed him deeply. Its first olfactive impressions and souvenirs date back to his childhood in his father’s atelier, who was at that time a fashion designer. The incredible leathers and furs, he used in his atelier will later inspire him rich textural fragrances. Settled today in Dubai and working for middle eastern clients he is living a fulfilling experience. Indeed perfume, in that part of the world, is present in people’s everyday life and customs. In search of constant balance and harmony, aside his hectic and exciting professional life, Pierre Constantin Gueros likes enjoying life : a rice pudding, a tagine, sweet peas and peonies, a snowing day, a night in the desert, a white coffee in Beirut or a night along the seine!
SEPIA & SHADES OF PASTEL (ART), CANDY SHOP ROBBERY (ART), IN TECHNICOLOR (ART),
Music and perfume have a common vocabulary made up of composition and notes. Jean Jacques offers the perfect illustration of the common denominator between the two arts. At 16, he played the piano and loved jazz. At 20, one of his friends mentioned Isipca to him. It was to be a revelation that cast a veil of uncertainty over his firm intention to be a musician. He fell for the charms of perfume, in what was to be a key moment in his studies and artistic aspirations. In 1993, he joined Quest International at first to work with Pierre Bourdon then Maurice Roucel. In 1994 he was recruited by Kao Corporation, and three years later in 1997 moved to Takasago. He absolutely loves being creative, playing with raw materials as if he were playing with lego’s.
Jerome di Marino
Having lived more than 10 years in Nice, a cradle in the perfume world, it was a natural evolution for Jerome Di Marino to become a perfumer. In 2008, Marino joined Givaudan as a trainee alongside Nathalie Cetto and in 2011 joined Givenchy’s olfactive cell with Françoise Donche. Joining Takasago in 2012, Jerome started training under the guidance of Francis Kurkdjian. After following the mantra: ‘everything comes to those who wait’, we strongly believe that Marino’s time is now.
UNDER SILENT GROUNDS (DESIGN)
Sylvie Fischer is unique in the profession as she is both a female perfumer and the daughter of a female perfumer. Consequently, she grew up in a world of fragrance. Quite naturally at the age of 20, she became an apprentice perfumer which was the best way to enter the profession at the time. She started with an internship at Robertet and shortly thereafter joined Takasago, where she learned the Roure School’s Jean Carles method and the thousand and one aspects of perfumery from Pierre Bourdon and Michel Almairac. This powerful driving force completed her vision of the profession as an art, and on an everyday basis, a job requiring a passionate investment and modesty. It is precisely in this mindset that she has been working for Takasago ever since.