Sophia Grojsman

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Sophia Grojsman
Born (1945-03-08) March 8, 1945 (age 76)
OccupationPerfumer, businesswoman

Sophia Grojsman (born 8 March 1945 in Lubcha, Belarus) is a Belarus-born American perfumer. Grojsman is a Vice President of International Flavors and Fragrances, a perfume and scent company whose annual sales exceed two billion dollars (USD).[1] She is one of the most prolific perfumers of our time, having created some of the most game-changing perfumes in the last thirty years. Her mastery with rose[2] in all its facets as well as her 'hug me' accord has influenced modern perfumery as we know it today.

Early years and education[edit]

Sophia Grojsman was born in Belarus, a former Soviet state. It is said that, in her younger years, Sophia ran around her garden, smelling roses and violets[3]

Her family moved to Poland when she was fifteen, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in analytical inorganic chemistry.

In 1965, Grojsman immigrated to the United States and a year later began to work at International Flavors and Fragrances as a lab technician.[1]


In 1994, Sophia Grojsman received the Cosmetic Executive Women's Achiever Award for her lifetime contributions to perfumery.[4] She received the Living Legend Award from the American Society of Perfumers in 1996,[4] In 1999 Grojsman was honored by the Cosmetic Executive Women for her lifetime achievements in the fragrance industry. Most recently, in 2016, Grojsman received the Perfumer of Year, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Fragrance Foundation.[5]


Among the best-selling fragrances that Grojsman has created:[6]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Perfumers: Grosjman, Sophia". Perfume Intelligence: The Encyclopaedia of Perfume. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Perfumer - Sophia Grojsman". Frederic Malle. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  4. ^ a b "A perfumer's passion - Lancome Paris profile". Archived from the original on April 21, 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "Perfumer - Sophia Grojsman". Frederic Malle. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  6. ^ Sophia Grojsman Fragrances
  7. ^ "IVS Elite Group". The website devoted to Désir Coulant - new perfume created by Sophia Grojsman.