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Industry voices: Perfumers at Work

By: Kelly Frederick, Associate Editor
Posted: April 21, 2006, from the May 2006 issue of P&F magazine.

Because each fragrance requires one to two years of intense emotional involvement, the creation process is very special to me. Each scent represents a new breakthrough. I have many favorites — and each one is special to me.” I’m sure Benaim speaks for most perfumers, who see their craft as an elusive, varied and unique art form. In the fi rst of a series of occasional interviews, we recently spoke with several perfumers — both classically trained and self-taught, independent and corporate — for their takes on the job, art, challenges and rewards of fragrance creation.

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