Geneva, Switzerland, June 15, 2017 Firmenich proudly announces that Harry Fremont, Master Perfumer, Firmenich is this year’s recipient of the Fragrance Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I am deeply touched by this acknowledgment and I sincerely thank the Board of the Fragrance Foundation for this prestigious industry recognition,” says Harry Fremont, Master Perfumer, Firmenich. “I believe that you can achieve incredible heights when you work hard; that anything is possible to create, as long as you have the will and the imagination to do it. Every day I try to live by this mantra and bring it to life through the fragrances that I create. ”

“On behalf of Firmenich, I would like to share how proud I am, and what a privilege it is to work with Harry for now almost 30 years. One of our 12 Master Perfumers, Harry is a true artist, and a pillar of our creative excellence worldwide,” said Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, Firmenich. “His command of our palette, from our most exquisite Naturals to our pioneering bio-based ingredients, is superb and his love for what he does is simply contagious.”

“It is a great honor for Firmenich to see Harry’s legacy being celebrated today by the Fragrance Foundation,” added Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich. “With his passion for creating timeless fragrances for our customers, deeply rooted in his global worldview and winning mind-set, Harry is an inspiration for all of us at Firmenich.”

Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, and Harry Fremont, Master Perfumer

Raised in the South of France, Harry moved to New York in 1990 to open Firmenich’s Creative Center in Manhattan as its first full time Perfumer. He played a pivotal role in the development of the company’s reputation in the US and is the only perfumer to have won the International Prize from the French Society of Perfumers two years in a row. Harry’s creative work is truly expansive, counting many Body Care and Fine Fragrance successes, across all regions. Notable creations and co-creations include fragrance classics such as Ralph Lauren Romance, Bath & Body Works’ Japanese Cherry Blossom, Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse, Calvin Klein’s CK One and Yves Saint Laurent’s Mon Paris, as well as several of the top Axe variants.

To learn more about Harry, please 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 3.2 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2016.