Alberto Morillas was born in Seville in 1950. He has worked for Firmenich since the beginning of his career. In 2003 he received the recently established, yet already prestigious François Coty Award and in 2005 the Prix Guerlain (see below). He has an extensive and impressive body of works and list of international commercial successes. He is also the creator and owner of a line of scented candles called Mizensir.
Studied at: The master-perfumer is largely self-taught. Morillas has an atypical background in arts, as he studied initially at the School of Beaux-Arts of Geneva. He was trained in perfumery at the internal school of Firmenich.
Creations include: Salvador Dali Salvador Dali (1983), Cartier Panthère (1987), Cartier Must II (1993), Calvin Klein CK One (1994) (with Harry Fremont and artistic director Ann Gottlieb), Armani Acqua di Gio pour Homme (1996), Estée Lauder Pleasures (1996),.......
Lanvin L'Homme (1997), Hervé Léger Hervé Léger (1999), Kenzo Flower by Kenzo (2000), Thierry Mugler Cologne (2001), Van Cleef & Arpels Murmure (2002) (with Jacques Cavallier), Yves Saint Laurent M7 (2002) (with Jacques Cavallier), Givenchy pour Homme (2002), Armani Sensi (2002), Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon (2003), Bulgari Omnia (2003), Mauboussin Homme (2003), Ermenegildo Zegna Essenza di Zegna (2003) (with Jacques Cavallier, Bulgari Omnia Crystalline (2005), Loewe I Loewe You (2005) (with Emilio Valeros/Loewe), L'Afrique en Parfums: Ambre et Or, Luxuriance Nature, Arôme de Narghilé (Book + perfumes) (2005) (also included perfumes by Daphné Bugey & Marie Salamagne) (Prix Guerlain), Le Labo Tubéreuse 40 (2006), Roger & Gallet Eau de Lotus Bleu (2006), Thierry Mugler Cologne (2006 reformulation), Benetton Man & Unisex (2006), Ferrari Extreme Ferrari (2006), Angel Schlesser Essential For Men (2006), Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men (2006) (with Rosendo Mateu/Puig), Issey Miyake Eau d'Issey Une Goutte Sur Un Pétal (2007), Armani Attitude (2007) (with Annick Menardo & Olivier Cresp), Versace Bright Crystal (2007), Bulgari Omnia Améthyste (2007), Azzaro Now Woman (2007) (with Annie Buzantian), Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa (2007), Marc Jacobs Daisy (2007), and many more.
"L'appellation musc ne signifie plus rien. Il existe des multitudes de muscs, tous très différents."(Cosmétique Hebdo)
"The designation musk does not mean anything anymore. There are multitudes of musks, which are all very distinct from one another."
You can read another quote of his regarding the idea of a wardrobe of scents vs. a signature perfume here.
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