Sophia Grojsman

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Sophia Grojsman (born 8. March 1945) is a perfumer who has created some of the best known fragrances in the world for the past thirty years. Many of the perfumes created by her are based on the scent of rose.[1] Grojsman is a Vice President of International Flavors and Fragrances, a perfume and scent company whose annual sales exceed two billion dollars (USD).[2]

Early years and education[edit]

Sophia Grojsman started her life in Belarus, a former Soviet state. Her family moved to Poland when she was fifteen, and she received a Bachelor of Science degree in analytical inorganic chemistry there. In 1965, Grojsman immigrated to the United States and a year later began to work at International Flavors and Fragrances as a lab assistant.[2]


In 1994, Sophia Grojsman received the Cosmetic Executive Women's Achiever Award for her lifetime contributions to perfumery.[3] She also received the Living Legend Award from the American Society of Perfumers in 1996,[3] and again in 1999 Grojsman was honored by the Cosmetic Executive Women for her lifetime achievements in the fragrance industry.


Among the best-selling fragrances that Grojsman has created:[4]


  1. ^ "Perfumers: Grosjman, Sophia". Perfume Intelligence: The Encyclopaedia of Perfume. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Nemy, Enid (February 11, 1993). "In the World of Fragrance, Reputations Rest on the Nose . . .". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "A perfumer's passion - Lancome Paris profile". Retrieved February 5, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Sophia Grojsman Fragrances
  5. ^ "IVS Elite Group". The website devoted to Désir Coulant - new perfume created by Sophia Grojsman.