Perfumer Sophie Labbé {Directory of Perfumers, Artistic Directors, & Fragrance Designers} {Scented Quote of the Day}

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Sophie Labbé is a senior perfumer at IFF, which she joined in 1992.

Studied at: She studied at ISIPCA (graduated the first of her class) and then at the internal school of Givaudan. She was the recipient in 2005 of the prestigious François Coty prize and was the first woman to receive this distinction. It was also a first for IFF.

Creations include: Romeo Gigli G de Gigli (1994), Jardin de Soleil d'Escada, Organza de Givenchy (1996), Emporio Armani pour Homme, Boss Woman d’Hugo Boss, Premier jour de Nina Ricci (2005), Cacharel Promesse (With Carlos Benaïm of IFF) (2005).......

Ted Baker XO for Her (2006), Tous Touch (2006), Cacharel Amor pour Homme (with Pierre Wargnie of IFF) (2006), Yves Rocher Ode à L'Amour Tendrement (2006), Extè J's Extè Man (2006), Estée Lauder Pure White Linen (2006), Guerlain Cologne du 68 (2006), Joop! Go (2007),......

Favorite smells: iodine, ozone, woods, and cognac.... 

Interesting quote:

«Etre parfumeur c’est être un peu philosophe, à l’écoute et décrypter ce qu’attend l’autre. Avec force d’intuition et d’émotion, raconter des histoires olfactives, transformer les mots du brief en odeur. Et à chaque fois, la collaboration est différente. Travailler pour une marque américaine comme Estée Lauder est vraiment exaltant. Pure White Linen est construit autour d’une rose très fraîche, juteuse et croquante. Ces notions sont très importantes aux Etats-Unis. Il faut rebondir sur ces mots, avec une approche inédite qui provoque le coup de foudre.»


"To be a perfumer is a little bit like being a philosopher, to be listening and deciphering what the other wants. With a lot of intuition and emotion, to tell olfactory stories, to transform the words of the brief into aromas. And each time the collaboration is different. To work for an American brand such as Estée Lauder is really exciting. Pure White Linen is built around a very fresh, juicy and crunchy rose. These notions are very important in the United States. One has to rebound on these words, offer a new angle that will make people experience love at first sight."

(Sources: Au Féminin, CB News) 

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