In addition to Maurice Roucel and Françoise Caron, perfumers Daniela Andrier, Olivier Cresp and Dominique Ropion have all earned the title Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, or a Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature. The Order of Arts and Literature is a French award that recognizes significant contributions to these fields or the advancement of them.
Andrier, whose career has included positions with Chanel, Robertet, the former Roure and, now, Givaudan, was honored for creations such as Prada Candy, Angelica Black Guerlain and Infusion d'Iris.
Cresp, who worked for Quest before joining Firmenich, was recognized for such creations as the classic Angel (Thierry Mugler), Eau de Kenzo Men and Gloria by Cacharel.
Ropion, who has held positions with Florasynth, Dragoco and IFF, was recognized for such creations as A Portrait of a Lady, Code Armani for Woman and Sisley Soir De Lune.
Congratulations to all the honorees.