TFF Teams Up with Michael Avedon for Pictures Worth a Thousand Scents


To celebrate the countdown to Fragrance Day 2019—March 21—The Fragrance Foundation has unveiled a special portrait series featuring 15 perfumers.

Photographed by Michael Avedon, the portraits debuted at the Italian Trade Commission on March 7 and feature perfumers from Firmenich, Givaudan, IFF, Mane, Robertet, Symrise and Takasago. They will be presented as gifts to the perfumers, and will be exhibited at the Fragrance Foundation headquarters.

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“Michael Avedon is an insightful and cerebral photographer. His impressive portfolio speaks for itself,” said Linda G. Levy, president of The Fragrance Foundation. “We admire his extraordinary ability to relate to his subjects behind the camera and be able to capture their individual personalities. He is the natural choice to shine the spotlight on this acclaimed group of perfumers.”

“It was an absolute pleasure working with The Fragrance Foundation,” said Avedon. “Linda Levy and her team put forth such a wonderful enthusiasm unto the world of fragrance and it was such delight to experience how passionate the perfumers were about their craft!”

The Featured Perfumers

Firmenich Gabriela Chelariu, Sabine De Tscharner, Clement Gavarry, Frank Voelkl

Givaudan Olivier Gillotin, Adriana Medina, Caroline Sabas

IFF Celine Barel, Jean-Marc Chaillan, Laurent Le Guernec

Mane Patricia Choux

Robertet Marie Huguenot, Donna Ramanauskas

Symrise Nathalie Benareau

Takasago Catherine Selig

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