Firmenich Perfume Manufacturer

Firmenich is a Swiss flavoring and fragrance manufacturer.

Originally Chuit & Naef, it was founded in 1895 by businessman Martin Naef and chemist Philippe Chuit in Geneva. They rented space from Charles Firmenich, and later Charles' daughter Therese married Philippe Chuit. In 1900 the fragrance company was joined by Fred Firmenich, Theresa's brother, who worked as the saleman, and in 1934 after Chuit and Naef retired the company was renamed Firmenich & Co. The family owned company is the world's largest privately-owned company and ranked number two in the industry.


"Our passion for perfumes and flavors, our creativity and innovation, together with our exceptional understanding of sensory perceptions and trends, have forged our world-class reputation. Our consistently superior investments in R&D substantiate our desire to understand, share and reinvent the best of what nature has to offer in the realms of smell and taste."

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  • Address: Rue de la Bergere 7, PO Box 148, Meyrin 2 CH-1217, Switzerland
  • Phone: +41 22 780 22 11

Perfumers - Current and Former Noses

Alberto Morillas
Alienor Massenet - Internship
Amandine Clerc-Marie
Annick Menardo - Joined 1991, left for Symrise 2018
Annie Buzantian
Aurelien Guichard - Senior Perfumer 2014-2018
Christine Nagel
Clement Gavarry - Joined in June 2017
Daphney Bugey
Dora Baghriche-Arnaud
Fabrice Pellegrin
Frank Voelkl
Gil Clavien - Joined 1989
Hamid Merati-Kashani
Harry Fremont
Honorine Blanc
Ilias Ermenidis - Created: Gucci by Gucci
Jacques Cavallier - Created: Diesel Fuel for Life
Jean-Claude Delville
Jean-Pierre Bethouart - Created: Intimately Beckham Woman
Julie Masse
Julien Plos - Joined 2018
Julien Rasquinet - Internship
Marie Salamagne
Nathalie Benareau
Nathalie Lorson - Joined Firmenich (Paris) in 2000
Nicolas Bonneville - Joined Firmenich (Paris) in 2018
Olivier Cresp - Created: Diesel Fuel for Life, CH by Carolina Herrera
Pierre Negrin - Fine Fragrances New York
Richard Herpin
Thierry Wasser
Violet Ghamemi - Created: Latitudes International San Francisco Home Collection

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