Ropion is a gifted perfumer at the forefront of the industry. A composer and architect of scent, as he defines himself, he has worked on many of perfumery’s great triumphs over the last three decades including La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme, Alien by Thierry Mugler, Portrait of a Lady for Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle.
A gifted and curious hard worker, Ropion has been a driving force of the IFF chemistry and IFF-LMR Naturals R&D teams working alongside others to collaborate, mentor and lead other perfume aficionados in the industry. One of his greatest passions is mentoring young talent and guiding future talents in the field. He generously offers an inside look to the art of scent by sharing some of his learnings in his acclaimed book, “Aphorisms of a Perfumer.”
“I’m proud of receiving this Award and am eager to see future generations of perfumers receive it in a few decades! A perfume contains endless combinations with the power to rouse the most diverse sensibilities. They’re definitely worth dedicating a lifetime of creation!” said Ropion on receiving this honor.
“We are thrilled to honor Master Perfumer Dominique Ropion with his well-deserved Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer Award,” said Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation. “The Fragrance Foundation Awards celebrate amazing achievements in fragrance each year, and we look forward to celebrating the vast achievements of Dominique.”