The addition of Marano and Nicoll, both of whom work in consumer fragrances, brings the total number at this prestigious level at IFF to four, including Carlos Benaim (2013) and Dominique Ropion (2018). The itle was established at the company in 2013.
“The passion to achieve the levels of mastery that Steve and Francisco demonstrate on a daily basis cannot be taught in any school and cannot be demanded by one’s employer. It is entirely innate,” said IFF chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig. “Our responsibility is to create the environment that lets that passion take root and flourish. I am beyond proud to honor the depth, breadth, and impact of Francisco and Steve’s contributions - ones that bring joy to so many people around the world. We congratulate them on their many achievements and look forward to many more.”
Nicolas Mirzayantz, IFF Group president, Fragrances, said, “Over the course of their careers with us, Steve and Francisco have consistently created outstanding fragrances in the Consumer categories. Through their passion for and dedication to their art, they touch the lives of so many and transform the everyday. As perfumers for consumer fragrances, you won’t see Francisco’s or Steve’s name in fragrance blogs or on the bottles containing their creations, but what they make becomes part of your personal olfactive tapestry. The smell of your blanket when you were a child, the aroma of your mother’s hair, or the scent that tells you you’re home – these are the irreplaceable contributions of these incredibly talented men.”