How multiculturalism makes our company a better place
You already know the heart of Eurofragance. We have also talked about our amazing “perfume makers”. Some of our fragrances collections have been presented on this blog as well (Scentsoo, REMEMORIES, …). Time now for Eurofragance´s main raw material: PEOPLE.
Our team consists of more than 250 employees from over 20 countries in the world. They come from different backgrounds, cultures, specialities. However, they all are equally important for our main goal: Capturing Sensations through our fragrances.
Being an international company with family roots has allowed us to have a global perspective without missing the importance of local point of view. The cultural diversity in our workforce helps us enrich our knowledge, our vision and, of course, it is conveyed into fragrances that cater to a wide type of markets and publics.
Diversity is one of our best assets. We promote multiculturalism and having a multicultural team makes our daily routine enriching. We exchange experiences and knowledge with our colleagues and this allows all of us to grow not only individually, but also as a team. Apart from our day to day routine, which includes interesting activities such as the contest “Fragrance of the day”, we also organize some teambuilding activities (sport competitions, gymkhanas and outdoor activities).
People are the backbone of Eurofragance´s values so we also believe that developing their talent and promoting leadership and management skills are critical to achieving company´s and employee´s goals. Our Eurofragancers can achieve their maximum potential by permanently learning, focusing on their talents and enjoying what they do.
Only a happy team can work with passion and be creative. So, one of our aims is to get a work environment where our team can develop their skills, state their ideas, be innovative, dare, etc. To Capture Sensations, we must feel them before.
We are our PEOPLE. We are PEOPLE, PASSION & CREATIVITY.
“We firmly believe in the value of people and their capacity to take decisions as an instrument to make the company better every day”.
Santiago Sabatés , CEO.
Did you know that women represent the 56% of Eurofragance´s workforce?
We believe in equality. We work to establish a real equality. This is the reason why Eurofragance employs a total of 143 women out of its 254 employees. Women represent the 56% of Eurofragance´s workforce.
From the very beginning, since the company was created, we never had a doubt that this would be a company where men and women have the same rights and opportunities.
In order to achieve equality, we also apply measures that guarantee the same salary and the same work conditions for both women and men who are on the same role. We all at Eurofragance are different but we all are treated equally.
Some other measures we apply to all our employees are flexible timesheet, health assistance and health insurance. These procedures help employees to have quality of life and to adapt their work times to their personal life.
We are People, Passion and Creativity and only in a flexible and enjoyable working environment we can be passionate and creative.
Furthermore, we also work for equality outside our walls, collaborating with projects like Educo´s one. Educo is a global development NGO that acts in favour of children by defending their rights, especially the right to a quality education.
Eurofragance, specifically, helps Educo on the SHE grants program. These grants cover girls’ schooling costs for the first year of secondary school. Equality starts since we are born, by having the same opportunities, boys and girls.
Finally, we don´t want to finish this article without a big thanks to all the amazing women who work at Eurofragance. Thanks for your work, your ideas, your passion and your trust in this amazing project: Capturing Sensations all around the world to create captivating fragrances.
Happy International Women´s Day!
By listening to clients, knowing consumers and being passionate about what we do
Have you ever wondered how fragrances are created? Nothing in life is a coincidence nor in the perfume world. Today´s post is especially written for you, the one wondering if fragrances creation is just a matter of mixing raw materials or if it is something more creative and far more complicated.
As so many other processes in business, the process of creating fragrances starts with a briefing. Clients expose their goals and explain the characteristics they pursue for the product they want to introduce into the market. From this point, we initiate the project to get the perfect odour, the one that accomplishes clients ´goals and needs.
Perfumers start a creative procedure, as well as precise, to find the wanted formula. This procedure includes their input, their particular way to get inspired and their knowledge of the olfactory notes and the market trends. They try not only to achieve clients’ expectations but also capture sensations for consumers to feel them when they smell the new fragrance.
But there is no total freedom to create a fragrance: it has to meet the requirements not only of the client and the market but also countries´ regulations. Besides, perfumers need to take into account the characteristics of the final product. Depending on the product where the fragrance will be applied (perfume, body care lotion, air freshener…) there will be different technical requirements to accomplish.
So perfumers’ work is to get a creative and fascinating essence within functional limits. This is a real challenge.
Once they have got the formula, this is sent to the lab compounding where the lab team produces small samples with the designed scent.
Then, the samples are sent to the applications team where they are tested on the final product to evaluate the behaviour of the fragrance. Subsequently, accelerated studies of stability are carried out in order to see how the fragrance responds to drastic conditions and also to simulate its real use.
Finally, product goes through different tests which include: physical, chemical and organoleptic in order to establish the standard parameters of this new fragrance. The main purpose of these tests is to ensure that the quality control of the product responds to our high quality standards.
Voilà! The new fragrance is ready for the market.
As we have said, it is a process in which are involved clients´objectives, perfumers´ inspiration and creativity, and quality tests. What makes this process unique is our PEOPLE, PASSION and CREATIVITY.
The right amount of certain olfactory notes can make a difference between a captivating perfume and an indiscernible one
Why balance is so important? We all spend our lives looking for balance, at least a minimum equilibrium which allows us enjoy little things and avoid drama.
Lately, there is an artist working on balance and inspiring the most creative minds through his work. Kokei Mikuni, an expert on rock balancing, gets inspiration from nature where he tries to find the balance, where he creates its art.
The perfume art requires also an essential equilibrium, the right amount of certain olfactory notes, no more, no less. Perfume creation is not only mixing some different raw materials. To create a perfume, we need to analyse how much quantity we need of each ingredient to get an enchanting fragrance instead of an indiscernible one.
The same effect that Kokei Mikuni gets when people see him constructing his rock structures is the effect that perfumers look for when producing a fragrance: attention, attraction, fascination, magnetism.
However, you don´t get those characteristics in a perfume easily. Creating a fragrance requires not only a balance among the olfactory notes we are adding. There are more elements to be considered. Apart from following the regulatory rules, perfumers need to find the balance between the following points: what the client expects from the perfume, what scents the targeted consumers are willing to wear, what kind of smell matches the goals pursued with the perfume creation and also what are the ideal olfactory notes to express what that creation pretends to be.
After considering the above aspects, it is time to find the balance! And yet the balance can be subjective, it depends on the nose who smells.
At Eurofragance, our balance comes from the perfect combination between PEOPLE, PASSION and CREATIVITY. These are the mainstay of our essence which aims to capture sensations.
How important is what we do in life?
Everything around us is made by someone. However, we don´t really think how things are made. We just use things when we need them. Despite of this, all of us have a job, a duty, something we do, something we are responsible of.
Doctors, cooks, cleaners, scientists, musicians, perfumers, we all are makers. What do you make? What do you do? Whatever you do, do it with passion because your work is important for someone.
In that sense, we have decided to share our expertise and our knowledge with you. The perfumes production has always been a mystery. How perfumers get scents that enchant people, how a fragrance can last for hours even days, etc.
“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.” ? Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – . This quote represents well what perfumery means to us.
Eleven years ago Eurofragance launched a Perfumery Academy dedicated to share our experience and train the olfactory capability of our clients and distributors. At the same time, this academy has been internally working to identify talent and to specialize our perfumers.
An open and creative mind always finds the best solutions and products so we want to promote creativity and multiculturalism as a way to think, a way to live. Our perfumers come from different countries, have travelled all around the world, get inspiration from different places, different music, different feelings. They are an amazing team that works with passion and creativity in order to get fragrances that captivate our clients and their publics. Scents made to create wellness, happiness and success.
“Sharing is caring” and that is why we are working on intimate interviews with our perfumers so you can learn how a perfume is created, the raw materials that are used, where the inspiration comes from, and what are the favourite scents of the experts.
We will also show you how you can capture sensations, feelings, emotions, moments through scents creation.
Welcome to an exciting journey into the secrets of perfumery. Welcome to our world!