During the awards ceremony at World Perfumery Congress (WPC) 2022, Givaudan's Olivier Gillotin receive the Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award from the American Society of Perfumery (ASP).
Gillotin obtained his perfumery training at the Givaudan Perfumery School, where he has devotedly contributed as a perfumer for over two decades and now is based out of New York City. Olivier artfully unites his enthusiasm for creation and his joy of mentorship as a continuous way to advance innovation and further the industry.
Gillotin's professional success spans across the United States and Europe where he created such iconic fragrances as Polo Red by Ralph Lauren and Higher by Dior, as well as Tom Ford Noir, Private Blend Tobacco Vanille, and Soleil Neige.
Givaudan’s head of Fragrance and Beauty, Maurizio Volpi commented, "Olivier has been an important part of Givaudan for more than 20 years. His ability to uniquely enrich each creation is seen in his distinct approach of reinventing the classics, punctuated with his enthusiasm for new ideas. The award is very well earned, and we congratulate him on this incredible achievement.”
John Gamba, ASP board member, said, "The American Society of Perfumery is thrilled to recognize Olivier Gillotin for his distinguished career in perfumery. I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside Olivier as a colleague and a friend; he brings genuine excitement to each of his formulations and inspires those around him with his love for the art of perfumery. This award recognizes masters in the field whose work has made an imprint on the industry, and I cannot think of a better person to receive it.”
Givaudan’s head of Fine Fragrance North America, Emily Bond, added, “Olivier is beyond deserving of this great honor. He has created some of the most prolific fragrances in the market and his contribution to the industry has been tremendous. He plays a pivotal role not only to the business but is an integral part of the team, breathing heart and soul into all that he does.”
In receiving the award, Gillotin said, "I am honored to be a recipient of this extraordinary award. It’s immensely fulfilling to be recognized for something that I’m so appreciative to do each day. I would like to express my gratitude to the American Perfumery Society for their continued work in supporting perfumers and the fragrance industry.”