Symrise Perfume Manufacturer

Symrise is a German flavoring and fragrance manufacturer.

It was founded in 2003 by the merger of Dragoco and Haarmann & Reimer both in Holzminden. Dragoco was originally founded by Carl-Wilhelm Gerberding and cousin August Bellmer in 1919. H&R was originally founded in 1874 by chemists Wilhelm Haarmann and Ferdinand Tiemann. The chemists started the company once the was able to synthesize vanillin from coniferin. Vanillin was first industrially produced in Holzminden, Germany.


"We possess a unique value-adding portfolio and are the most successful company in the industry. We challenge the status quo and constantly explore new ideas. This enables us to perform at our highest levels and set new standards. We provide our customers with innovations and inspirations that fulfill our promise of always inspiring more..."

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  • Address: Mühlenfeldstraße 1, 37603 Holzminden, Germany
  • Phone: +49 5531 90 0

USA Headquarters

  • Address: 300 North Street, Teterboro, NJ 07608
  • Phone: +1 201 288 3200

Perfumers - Current and Former Noses

Alienor Massenet - Joined 2016
Annick Menardo - Joined 2018
Bernard Ellena
Carlos Vinals - VP Senior Perfumer, joined Dec 2009
Celine Ellena
Christelle Laprade
Christophe Raynaud
David Apel
Egon Oelkers, retired 2011
Emilie Coppermann - Created: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinare, Bois d'Iris - 2009
Hans-Georg Reindl - Holzminden, Germany
Frank Voelkl - New York; left to join Firmenich in 2005
Jean-Claude Delville
Jean-Claude Ellena
Joachim Corell - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marc Buxton - Created: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinare, Cologne Noir - 2009
Marypierre Julien
Maurice Roucel - Paris, France
Nathalie Benareau
Nathalie Feisthauer
Patricia Choux
Randa Hammami - Created: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinare, Orchidee Vanille - 2009
Robert Kuschel - Holzminden, Germany
Violaine Collas - Left to join Mane

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