Happy International Women’s Day! As every year, in the Eurofragance blog, we like to dedicate an article to the women who make this company great. As they represent almost half of the workforce. Two years ago
, we explained what steps we have taken in Eurofragance to enhance gender equality. And last year
we interviewed the women who lead the creative centers of Singapore, Dubai and Barcelona.
In this 2019 we want to focus on our perfumers, the professionals who design and create the fragrances that will later be applied to Perfumery, Home and Personal Care products. And, as Julia Rodriguez says, “although the perfume industry has been focused to a greater extent on the female audience, the creative part has traditionally been dominated by men. Therefore, being a perfumer woman is a challenge to demonstrate that we are equally creative and we also have a closer vision to the final consumer. It is a challenge towards equality.”
Meet the “noses” of EurofraganceJulia Rodriguez
‘s dream was not to be a perfumer, but smells fascinated her and she was always attracted to this world. And it was through a master’s degree about fragrances and flavors that she finally jumps into the fragrance world. Being a perfumer means for Julia to reinvent classic themes through unique compositions to move us to the past with her scent. And what are the protagonists of their work? The Turkish rose, the jasmine sambac and the orris are her favorite raw materials, but since she works in Eurofragance and the Middle East market, the oud cannot be missing in her creations.Belén García
, however, has always wanted to be a perfumer. As a child, she enjoyed the smell of the sea, the flowers and the fragrance of her second home in Tarragona. That is why she always tries to work with natural, authentic and earth-related materials such as iris and vetiver. But, as happened to Julia Rodriguez, the oud has also conquered her heart. And now it is always present in her work!
Creating a perfume is for Natacha Jerome
as telling a story, but instead of words with smells. And each story has to be unique: get a different fragrance that people like through the balance of opposite smells. Her favorite raw material, like Belén, is the iris because, for her, it is an incredible ingredient, beautiful with a unique smell.
For Soizic Beaucourt
inspiration can come from music, from food, from a trip. But what is really interesting for her is to be able to translate this inspiration into reality. And find solutions to create a note that is both pleasant to the nose and suitable for the use that is going to give.Angeline Leporini
decided to be a perfumer when she smelled the rose essential oil for the first time and it is now a must in her works. Her favorite ingredient may seem simple but that is very complex because of the many aspects it has to play with it.Isabel Gil
sees her profession as the best way to be in touch with her most emotional part and transform it into something tangible. “When you get a good job, the feeling of satisfaction is insurmountable.” But the challenge for Isabel is to work with specialized segments that require specific techniques such as Home and Air Care. And for this purpose, she is usually inspired by travelling and different cultures. This is how she discovered frankincense, a mystical and multifaceted raw material, which she loves to combine with cardamom, a spice that brings spark and effervescence.
Our perfumer Celine Guivarc’h
remembers her beginnings in the world of fragrances when she started to smell food before eating. That’s when her father encouraged her to be a perfumer. And that’s what she likes to do, get up in the morning knowing that she will live a dream the rest of the day.
Our perfumers are all great professionals with different origins and specialties. And that is reflected in their creations, which convey their characteristic personality. If you want to know a little more about these creative women and the rest of our perfumers, enter our playlist #Meetourperfumers
on our YouTube channel, and follow us to not miss what is to come.