Osmo has tapped master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, to help guide the Cambridge-based startup in bridging traditional fragrance industry expertise and innovative approaches to fragrance development. In addition to creating scents that replicate existing smells, he aims to shape novel perfume styles of the future, utilizing ingredients with new smells and artistic effects.
Laudamiel has 25 years of experience in fine fragrance creations, composing widely acclaimed scents for brands or personalities like Abercrombie & Fitch, Beyoncé, Estée Lauder, Thierry Mugler, and Tom Ford, as well as for museums and art installations. Also a graduate chemist, he has won numerous accolades, including Chemistry Olympiads medals and a lifetime achievement award from the Los Angeles Institute of Art and Olfaction.
Laudamiel shared, "I am thrilled to be joining the Osmo team building the world’s first AI platform for scent molecule discovery. The fragrance industry has mastered complex plant extractions, scent chemistries, and manufacturing at scale. But when it comes to discovering new scent molecules, there is a new opportunity to explore the billions of untapped molecules that human noses cannot screen on their own."
Alex Wiltschiko, CEO of Osmo, added, "Our technology is designed to complement the best expertise of the fragrance industry, by augmenting the skills of master perfumers. We are excited to welcome Christophe, a unique talent who embraces novel scent chemistry and engineering to elevate his art. As one of the earliest members of our team, he strengthens our commitment to creating fragrances that not only delight consumers but are also sustainable and environmentally responsible."