Sophie Labbé has joined Firmenich’s Paris fine fragrance team as principal perfumer.
Labbé brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the role, 27 of them spent as a perfumer at IFF. She has created for brands including Armani, Givenchy, Versace and YSL, among many others.
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“In recent years, we have been transforming our fine fragrance team to prepare for the future and anticipate new market demands,” said Firmenich fine fragrance worldwide president Jerry Vittoria. “Sophie Labbé’s talent is recognized by all our partners, and her vast experience across international markets will help ensure our long-term sustained leadership in fine fragrance. I am delighted to welcome her to our team.”
“Firmenich’s influence in fine fragrance is highly reputed,” Labbé added. “Like many perfumers, joining the team and accessing its unique palette of ingredients remains a career dream. I was also deeply impressed by the company’s commitment to greater environmental and societal respect, and its creative strength through innovation.”