Christophe Laudamiel

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Christophe Laudamiel
Born1969 (age 49–50)
ResidenceNew York City, USA
TitleMaster Perfumer, DreamAir President, Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics

Christophe Laudamiel (born 1969, Clermont-Ferrand, France) is a French perfumer. He is President and Master Perfumer of DreamAir in New York City where he currently resides. He is a founder and President of the non-profit Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics.


After winning the French National Chemistry Olympiads in 1986, and completing Mathematiques Speciales P' at Lycee Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand in 1988, Laudamiel graduated Valedictorian with a master's degree in Chemistry from the European Higher Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg, France (EHICS now ECPM,[1] 1991). As a Procter & Gamble Teaching Fellow, he taught chemistry and started a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (1991). He dropped out of the PhD program after one year to become teaching assistant in chemistry at Harvard University in 1992. In 1994 he joined the Procter & Gamble Creative Perfumery School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK). He received his Creative Perfumery Degree in 1997 from the Procter & Gamble European Center in Brussels (Belgium) where he was soon after promoted Senior Perfumer. In 1999, he received the Procter & Gamble Special Recognition Award for his work in fragrance creation, especially in fabric softeners, and for his discoveries of new fragrance molecules and technologies.

In 1999–2000, he concomitantly and voluntarily learned fine-fragrance creation with perfumer Pierre Bourdon at Fragrance Resources, the creator of Cool Water for Men, Cool Water for Women, Dolce Vita, Joop Homme, Kouros. In year 2000, Laudamiel joined International Flavors & Fragrances in Manhattan where he polished his skills with perfumers Carlos Benaim, Sophia Grojsman and Pierre Wargny.


He rapidly won projects on two of the most prestigious accounts at the time in New York City: Estee Lauder Companies (Tommy Hilfiger Cool Spray for Woman, 2001) and Polo Blue for Men, Ralph Lauren, co-created in 2001 with Carlos Benaim, launched in 2002, winner of the FIFI Award "Fragrance Star of the Year" in 2003. Polo Blue for Men (2002) and Fierce (Abercrombie & Fitch, 2002, another co-creation of Laudamiel and Benaim) are still in 2011 in the top 10 men's fragrances on the US market, some say allegedly both in the top 5.[2]

Selected works[edit]


[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

  1. ^ "ECPM Strasbourg – Ecole de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux de Strasbourg". Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  2. ^ Women's Wear Daily, full acknowledgment page from Ralph Lauren, June 13, 2003
  3. ^ "Smellbound". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  4. ^ Barry Neild (2008-01-24). "Smelly Davos unveils new world odor". Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  5. ^ "A French chemistry champ who went from MIT to Procter & Gamble to the perfume industry wants to educate your nose – The Boston Globe". 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  6. ^ Danner, Alexa. "Scents and sensibility: Companies woo consumers with fragrant products — JSCMS". Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  7. ^ Parfümerie. "Parfümerie: Jungfrauenduft und Jauchenaroma". Stern.De (in German). Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  8. ^ Alter, Alexandra (2009-05-20). "This Opera Hasn't Even Opened, But We Know It Smells – WSJ". Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  9. ^ "Brainwave: What Does Ecstasy Smell Like? | The New York Academy of Sciences". Retrieved 2016-07-09.


  • Laudamiel, C. (2007). Creative Processes in Perfumery. In F. Berthoud, F. Ghozland, & S. d’Auber (Eds.), Stakes & professions in perfumery (pp. 97–103). Toulouse, France: Editions d’Assalit.
  • Laudamiel, C. (2009). Haute Perfumery and Haute Cuisine. In H. Blumenthal, The Fat Duck cookbook (pp. 478–482). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Laudamiel, C. (2010). Perfumery – The Wizardy of Volatile Molecules. In A. Herrmann (Ed.), The Chemistry and Biology of Volatiles (pp. 291–305). Chichester: Wiley.
  • Laudamiel, C., Hornetz, C., Braja, M., & Patel, S. (2008). From Virginia Education to Real Education. In P. Kraft & Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain);Society of Chemical Industry (Great Britain) (Eds.), Current topics in flavor and fragrance research (pp. 329–339). Weinheim ;;Chichester: Wiley-VCH.
  • Laudamiel, C., Hornetz, C., Mookherjee, B. D., & Patel, S. (2008). From Virgin Education to Real Education. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 5(6), 1159–1169.