IFF Names Dominique Ropion Master Perfumer

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has named Dominique Ropion master perfumer, making Ropion the second perfumer to be recognized with this title since 2013.

“At the heart of IFF are the people who consistently go above and beyond to passionately pursue their art and by doing so, revolutionize the industry,” said IFF chairman and CEO, Andreas Fibig. “In his 17 years with us, Dominique has consistently achieved this outstanding level of creativity and passion for his art and our customers. We congratulate him on his many achievements – as we look forward to his future successes.”

Master perfumer Dominique Ropion

For over 18 years, Ropion has worked in the perfume industry. Initially studying physics at school, he became fascinated with the perfume process during his summer vacations. From there, he managed to secure an internship where he further developed his skills. Then in 2000, he joined IFF. Since then he has created or co-created fragrance for such brands as Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Lancôme, Givenchy, Frederic Malle, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne and the Body Shop. Additionally, he has created many consumer, mass market and specialty fragrances.

“Dominique has always been recognized as a master by our industry,” said Nicolas Mirzayantz, group president, fragrances. “He famously relishes the challenges presented by every aspect of fragrance creation, using his insatiable thirst for learning and his willingness to be challenged outside of his comfort zone. His innate curiosity, profound knowledge of perfume creation history, commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship, and his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with the next generation is renowned and deeply appreciated by our entire creative team.”