Geneva, Switzerland, June 7, 2018 Firmenich proudly announces that Tony Reichert, Master Perfumer, Firmenich is this year’s recipient of the American Society of Perfumers’ Lifetime Achievement Award. The award ceremony was held today at the World Perfumery Congress, the industry-leading global forum for fragrance creation, ingredients, and technology, taking place this year in Nice, France.

“I am honoured to receive this incredible recognition and I sincerely thank the American Society of Perfumers for this precious tribute to my life’s work,” said Tony Reichert, Master Perfumer, Firmenich. “Being a Perfumer is the best job in the world, I feel extremely privileged to work every day with some of the best creators in the industry. I am particularly inspired by our younger perfumers, as I always learn as much from them, as they learn from me. They try things I would never think of, pushing the boundaries of our art.”

“On behalf of Firmenich, I would like to express how proud I am, and what a privilege it is to count Tony among our iconic Master Perfumers. Tony’s creativity and commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship is truly inspiring,” added Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich. “Through his passion and dedication, he has shaped unique olfactive signatures for some of the world’s largest household brands, creating many go-to consumer favorites around the globe.”

“This award is a testament to Tony’s stellar reputation in the Fragrance industry,” commented Armand de Villoutreys, President Perfumery & Ingredients. “A true Master, his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with the next generation is renowned and deeply appreciated by our entire creative team. We are all extremely proud of Tony for receiving such a prestigious award!”

From Left to Right: Paul Andersson, SVP Body & Home Care; Odile Pelissier, VP Creation Development Innovation, Perfumery; Tony Reichert, Master Perfumer; and Armand de Villoutreys, President Perfumery & Ingredients

Today, Tony is one of Firmenich’s twelve Master Perfumers, where he continues to take his creative mastery to new heights. A champion of Firmenich new ingredients and technologies, Tony is a pioneer in his field and a recognized category leader in laundry softeners and air care, with many major market successes to his name. He is also deeply committed to training and developing the Company’s next generation of young perfumers, instilling them with his passion for winning.

Tony has had an illustrious career in the fragrance industry spanning more than 40 years. At the age of 19, he worked for a short time in Flavors, before falling in love with the world of Perfumery. Since then he has travelled the globe bringing his exceptional expertise to new markets, with a particular focus on Brazil. Prior to joining the Company, he completed his Perfumer training at Lautier Aromatics, before briefly working at PPL (later Quest) and then IFF, before finding a permanent home at Firmenich in 1995. Today, through his creativity, he shapes many of the most beloved and innovative scents for some of the world’s most recognizable household brands.

To learn more about Tony, watch his perfumer video portrait below:


About Firmenich

Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavor business. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it has created many of the world’s best-known perfumes and flavors that billions of consumers enjoy each day. Its passion for smell and taste is at the heart of its success. It is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its thought leadership in sustainability and exceptional understanding of consumer trends. Each year, it invests 10% of its turnover in R&D, reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best that nature has to offer. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.34 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2017.