The event brought together four generations of perfumers to celebrate the school and founder Jean Carles, a French perfumer credited with designing the first olfactory training method.
Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan, says, “The Givaudan Perfumery School is a unique institution carrying a beautiful legacy of craftsmanship and inspiration. Together, we’ve cultivated a tradition by conserving the artisanal nature of fragrance creation and have continuously shared this expertise with young perfumers. This milestone is dedicated to all the perfumers of the past and present, to the future generations of young perfumers to come.”
Maurizio Volpi, president of Fragrance & Beauty at Givaudan, says, “The Perfumery School has always been the heart of fragrance creation at Givaudan—for future perfumers, our employees and our customers. Over the years, the training methods have embraced advancements in creation, innovation and artificial intelligence, allowing us to adapt to the changes and trends we see in the industry today. It’s not only the method of learning that is special, but also the enthusiasm and the joy to create that we see in our students from around the world who are eager to share their culture, passion and personal olfactive experiences.”