Christophe Laudamiel

"The enfant terrible of contemporary perfumery"
Sacré Nobi, S-PERFUME®

Christophe Laudamiel was a Fine-Fragrance Perfumer at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. at their Manhattan headquarters from 2000 to 2008. He created fragrances for Abercrombie & Fitch, Frederic Fekkai, Cath Kidston, The Estee Lauder Companies, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Harvey Nichols, Slatkin & Co. (including CEW Award-winning Elton John's Black Candle). He is a co-author of Polo Blue for Men, Ralph Lauren 2002, allegedly the largest launch and success of a men's fragrance in the history of perfumery. The fragrance received the 2003 FIFI Award for Fragrance Star of the Year as well as the Perfumers' Choice Award.

Laudamiel spent his childhood in wild parts of France and New Caledonia. He learnt within his family about tulips, narcissi, wild berries, herbs, spices, woods and the tropical fruits, as well as about merciless quality criteria. A background duality between natural wilderness and chemistry, and a total devotion to beauty and science have shaped his vision of bringing Perfumery to a higher awareness level, as a true Art form, in people's lives and in the academics. From the beginning, he distinguished with a very personal creative style which he later polished with established perfumers in Paris. His inspirations stem from atmospheres or conceptual ambiances, "he thinks outside of the bottle" (IFF quote), collaborates with fine artists and designers, and keeps his exploration going by creating for queens of the night in New York City such as the now famed Amanda Lepore.

Laudamiel graduated Valedictorian with a Master's Degree in Chemistry from France, was teaching assistant at Harvard University and teaching fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Perfumer-Creator Degree from Procter & Gamble in 1997, and was later promoted to Senior Perfumer. He is uniquely inventor on several patents citing new molecules and new fragrance diffusion techniques. He holds national and international awards, is a member of the American Society of Perfumers, the French Perfumers' Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the World Wildlife Fund and the French League for Bird Protection. He enjoys running, dancing, and the performing arts.

Youth Dew Amber Nude Island Michael Kors S-Perfume S-ex
Clinique Happy Heart Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce
Elton John Black Candle

Fragrances created by Christophe Laudamiel
• Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude
• Island Michael Kors (with Loc Dong)
• Elton John Black Candle
• Clinique Happy Heart
• Ralph Lauren Polo Blue (with Carlos Benaim)
• Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce

(Information obtained from the perfumer/ Photo by V. Ferval)

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