Carlos began his career when he was chosen for one of six manager-in-training positions from over 400 applicants who responded to an IFF ad in Le Monde. He moved to Paris and Amsterdam to explore the world of flavors and fragrances. In a whirlwind year that would define his life, Carlos created a best-selling potato chip flavor in the UK one week, and met future mentor Ernest Shiftan the next. IFF’s leading perfumer at the time quickly realized Carlos’ talent for fine fragrance and invited him to give up the managerial track to study with him in New York and become a perfumer.
Carlos is a truly international perfumer. His life and work have brought him around the world, while his fluency across markets sets him apart as a Master Perfumer. His numerous awards include The Fragrance Foundation 2014 Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, The American Society of Perfumers Lifetime Achievement Award, and nine Fragrance Foundation Awards for his fragrance creations.
A selection of Carlos’s work includes Vestiaires Velours by Yves Saint Laurent, Supreme Leather by Ralph Lauren, Eau de Magnolia by Frédéric Malle, Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor, Red Door by Elizabeth Arden, Prada Amber by Prada, Jasmin Noir by Bulgari, Very Irresistible by Givenchy, Armani Code Donna by Giorgio Armani, Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein, Euphoria by Calvin Klein