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Fragrance’s Future: Symrise launches a perfumery training program
Posted: March 21, 2007
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Based primarily in Paris and Germany, the Symrise program, according to Oelkers, will be broad-based: “The trainees will acquire comprehensive knowledge of all raw materials, accords and bases, the structures and interpretations of historical and modern fine fragrances, as well as the technical and aesthetic needs of functional fragrances. Together with the mentors, my function is to support them in developing their creativity and teach them how to work in a business-orientated way.” (Mentors will include a range of Symrise senior perfumers with previous experience training students.) At the start of the program, participants will be exposed to all fragrance categories, though each student will eventually narrow focus on specific areas of expertise.
Asked if this program has any future beyond this inaugural student crop, Oelkers says, “If it proves to be a success, I can well imagine offering this opportunity to more perfumery students in the future.”