Women perfumers around the globe | International Women’s Day 2022
Keeping the soul of aromas alive, today’s advanced scent industry offers a ton of women’s scents. A fragrance is the most integral asset in a lady’s armoury and can always work magic for all the women out there!
Influence of fragrance
More than clothing or any other accessory, the amazing thing about fragrance is that it blends with our minds, creating long-lasting memories and emotional associations.
The right fragrance has everything that represents womanhood; the comfort of presence, the power of femininity, and much more.
Women transmit gestures that are purely intangible, and the amazing thing about women’s scent is that it is more than just a smell; it is a feeling, it is a memory, it is your aura.
This International Women’s Day 2022, let’s celebrate the magic of fragrances with their queens ruling the fragrance industry.
1. Jo Malone - Jo Malone London
Jo Malone is a British perfumer and immutably connected with women’s scents for decades now. She has come a long way from helping her father sell paintings in the market at the age of 8 to building the Jo Malone brand.
The relationship she had with fragrance is similar to what we have with our best friends, when we have not seen our best friend for a while we start missing them. Jo Malone restarted creating a fragrance after a gap of 5 years and she denotes that those 5 years were the most miserable years of her life and she decided to come back to what she loved.
She even wrote an autobiography – “ Jo Malone: My story”. Adding essence to her identity as a performer, one of the starting pages of the book is treated with Pomela, a citrus-based scent from her new perfume line, Jo Loves.
2. Christine Nagel - In-House perfumer of Hermes
Christine Nagel is a highly talented and successful Swiss perfumer. She joined Hermes in 2016 and is currently working there. The enthusiasm and love she holds for her work can be understood by knowing that Christine can write down the entire formula of perfume by just smelling it!
She has worked in Firmenich and R&D Laboratories, while working there she realized that this is where her real passion for the work lies, so she decided to become a creator of scents.
3. Sophie Labbe - Firmenich
Sophie Labbe is a French perfumer known for her radiant energy of positivity and kindness.
The one event in her life which changed her perspective on scents and perfumery was an encounter with Jean Kerleo. He introduced her to a new world of scents and made her fall in love with the creation of perfumes.
She had been working with International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) since 1992 and joined Firmenich in 2019.
“Composing a perfume and working the soil both require patience. These are cultures where a long process of maturation produces a beautiful creation. ” Sophie
4. Emmanuelle Moeglin - Experimental Perfume Club
Emmanuelle Moeglin is a French fragrance specialist and the founder and in-house perfumer of the Experimental Perfume Club, with more than a decade of experience. She had this love for perfumes and scents ever since her teenage years. She graduated from ISIPCA and started her career by working at L’Oreal as a fragrance evaluator.
Her aim behind building the Experimental Perfume Club was that she wanted people to have the basic knowledge of perfumery and a place where they could experiment and learn about the world of scents. Emmanuelle Moeglin denotes that she had a real, deep passion for the world and also defines who she is.
5. Calice Becker - Givaudan ( New York City)
Calice Becker is one of the most renowned performers in the world. Chalice Becker’s creative achievement is excellent in its profundity across the United States and Europe, where she has made such notable scents as J’adore by Christian Dior, Intoxicated by Kilian, etc.
Calice Becker got her perfumery training at Roure in Grasse in 1985, driving her to Givaudan where she has energetically contributed as a performer for more than 35 years. She was designated as the Director of the Givaudan Perfumery School in 2017, where she leads the preparation and advancement of future perfumery specialists.