On Thursday, September 25, Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce will honor Ruth Sutcliffe, senior director of international fragrance development at COTY during its annual open dinner. Sutcliffe, chosen for her contributions to and leadership in the fragrance industry has held positions with Fritzsche, Dodge and Olcott, Creations Aromatiques, IFF and Clairol. Though her current job focuses on fine fragrance, Sutcliffe has amassed a broad perspective on all aspects of fragrance, fine to functional.
"I believe I've worked on every end-use possible," she says, adding that her experiences have shaped what she values in a perfumer. "I really appreciate perfumers who can be very technical. The creative and artistic talents of perfumers are obviously very important, but those who can tackle technical issues in today's competitive environment are crucial."
The event will also provide ample networking time, with cocktails at 6:00 PM and dinner at 7:30 PM. Additional details can be found at www.wffc.org. Look for photos and a recap of the event in our October 1 edition of P&Fnow.
Location: Westmount Country Club, 728 Rifle Camp Road, West Paterson, NJ.