CPL Aromas

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CPL Aromas
HeadquartersBishop's Stortford, UK
Key people
Chris Pickthall, CEO [1]
Number of employees

CPL Aromas is a British fragrance company founded in December 1971,with headquarters in Bishop's Stortford, England.

The company is a global, family-owned business established in 1971 operating from 17 locations and serving customers in over 100 countries. The Group employs over 500 permanent staff worldwide including 30 perfumers located in Creative Centers throughout the world.

Its audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2014 showed sales of £68.4 M ($110M).[2]

The company's scents are developed for fine fragrances, personal care products and household products.

CPL Aromas has a strong relationship with fragrance.[3]



CPL Aromas story began a century ago when John Pickthall first experimented with enhancing the toiletries of his time. His son Jack, an innovative chemist and world-renowned perfumer, carried on where John left off and went on to shape the emerging perfume industry. It was Jack’s sons, Michael Pickthall, a senior perfumer with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), and his brother Terence Pickthall FCA who worked as a senior accountant at a number of firms, started Contemporary Perfumers Limited (CPL) and their children continue the family success story into the present day.


October 2016 - CPL Aromas Introduces Fragrance-Focused Performance Center in Dubai[12]

June 2016 - CPL Aromas Relocates to New Facility in Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire, UK [13]

May 2015 - CPL Aromas opens its first factory in the Middle East in Dubai to produce fragrance concentrates [14]

August 2013 - CPL Aromas Expands Presence in India to a new purpose built facility in Mumbai featuring full service sales, marketing and creative center.[15]

2014 – CPL Aromas launches Aromacore [16][17]

January 2012 – CPL Aromas launches Ecoboost technology that allows the CPL’s perfumers to formulate fragrances that are 10 times more concentrated than conventional fragrances and as such do not trigger any labeling requirements.[18]

CPL Aromas and CSR[edit]

CPL Aromas is a longstanding partner of the Catholic Agency for Oversees Development (CAFOD), working year on year with CAFOD’s inspiring teams around the world to deliver much needed support to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.[19]

CPL Aromas is also the co-founder of the College of Fragrance for the Visually Impaired (COFVI), a charitable organisation dedicated to creating employment opportunities for the visually impaired in India’s fragrance industry.[20][21][22]

CPL Aromas and the environment[edit]

CPL Aromas initiatives to minimize environmental impact through water conservation and protection by signing Sri Lankan Sustainable Farming Agreement.[23][24]

The company has established a global environmental committee, charged with embedding sustainable practices across the business and with empowering its employees to work sustainably. CPL Aromas is ISO14000 accredited in the UK and works to these same high standards across all sites, globally.

As well as actively reducing its carbon footprint, the company aims to source all its materials and ingredients as ethically and responsibly as possible. Relationships with local suppliers are crucial to the success of CPL’s business and the firm is committed to supporting local communities.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cplaromas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/CPL-Aromas-Celebrate-40-years.pdf
  2. ^ "CPL Aromas Ltd.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  3. ^ "IPA 2015: Long-Term Partnership Award winner CPL Aromas - London College of Fashion News". London College of Fashion News. 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  4. ^ "CPL Aromas France Relocates to New Facility". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  5. ^ "The scent of success - The Manufacturer". The Manufacturer. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  6. ^ http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/networking/news/company/CPL-Aromas-Brenntag-New-Warehouse-in-Indonesia-189663961.html "Perfumer Flavorist" Check |url= value (help).
  7. ^ "CPL Aromas Expands Presence in India; Opens New Facility in Mumbai". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  8. ^ Reporter, Sarah Algethami, Staff (2015-05-27). "UK's CPL Aromas opens fragrance factory in Dubai". GulfNews. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  9. ^ "Colombia guide to doing business and export - Director Magazine". www.director.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  10. ^ "CPL Aromas Names Nick Pickthall Group COO". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  11. ^ "CPL USA Relocates, Expands Sales and Marketing Team". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  12. ^ "CPL Aromas Introduces Fragrance-Focused Performance Center". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  13. ^ "CPL Aromas Relocates to New Facility in Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  14. ^ Reporter, Sarah Algethami, Staff (2015-05-27). "UK's CPL Aromas opens fragrance factory in Dubai". GulfNews. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  15. ^ "CPL Aromas Expands Presence in India; Opens New Facility in Mumbai". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  16. ^ CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com. "CPL Aromas reports record turnover on strong emerging market sales". CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  17. ^ "CPL Aromas Launches Encapsulation Technology". HAPPI. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  18. ^ "CPL Aromas Announces Ecolabel Fragrance Range". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  19. ^ "CPL Aromas Increases CAFOD Funding to Support Global Causes". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  20. ^ "CPL Aromas helps BBC sniff out a disability issue". www.cosmeticsbusiness.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  21. ^ "CPL Aromas Directors Visit Visually Impaired Students". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  22. ^ "Coty Prestige visits The College of Fragrance for the visually impaired in Mumbai". www.cosmeticsbusiness.com. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  23. ^ "CPL Aromas to sustainably source essential oils from Sri Lanka - BW Confidential". BW Confidential. 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  24. ^ "CPL Aromas Signs Sri Lankan Sustainable Farming Agreement". Perfumer & Flavorist. Retrieved 2017-07-03.

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