On Thursday, December 10th, Symrise hosted their annual holiday party to inspire the senses and celebrate the season of giving. Held at the environmentally aware 1 Hotel in Central Park, Achim Daub, President, Scent & Care, welcomed guests including Kick Kennedy, who recently returned from the Symrise Perfumer’s Trek to Madagascar, and HSN’s Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, who is developing a fragrance with Symrise perfumer David Apel.
Symrise dedicated two rooms to some of the natural raw materials the company uses in product development: vanilla and vetiver from Madagascar and Amazon quality dama di noche, or queen of the night, a flower from Brazil. Both rooms featured the company’s environmental credentials and sustainability endeavors in the world’s most extraordinary jungles and rainforests. Perfumers from all regions, including two newly appointed Master Perfumers Emilie Copperman and Dirk Braun, attended and along with Carlos Vinals, Pierre Gueros and Eurico Mazzini, they presented the company’s work and findings to guests including executives from Bath & Body Works, Batallure, Dana Beauty, Estee Lauder, Revlon, Victoria’s Secret, and Unilever.
Symrise was recently awarded the German Sustainability Award in Resource Efficiency and continues to meet the inclusion criteria and remains a valued member of the FTSE4Good Index Series. FTSE4Good is a pioneering global responsible investment index identifying companies that demonstrate strong Environment Social and Governance (EGS).
Globally, Symrise fragrances are featured in more 15,000 products. With creative perfumers and an award winning environmentally friendly philosophy, Symrise is an influential player in the Scent and Care industry and has created fragrances for brands including Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera and Donna Karan. With the company’s recent acquisition of Pinova Holdings, Symrise catapulted to the worlds largest fragrance raw materials producer.
Guests included: Alan Beck, Andreas Steiner, Anne Martin Vachon, HSN’s Kate Heritage, Béatrice Mouleyre, Shay Daub, Benedicte Bron, Chantel Gerena, Christelle Laprade, Dana CEO Didier Maine de Biran, Darryl Do, Denitz Ataman, Doreen Bucher, HTI’s Elizabeth Poleway, Select’s Olivier Rose Van Doorne, DJ Etienne DeYans, BEAUTY FASHION editor Christine Schott Ledes, Gail Boye, Cosmetic World’s George Ledes, Perfumer & Flavorist’s Jeb Allured, John Lando, June Amira, Kari Arienti, Lauren Vellucci, Lisa Negrelli, Lisa Lori, Lyn Leigh, Marcella Berland, The Fashion Group’s Margaret Hayes, Maria Corbiscello, Victoria Secret’s Mark Knitowski, Martha & Gil Lamphere, Mary Ellen Lapansky, Nathalie Benareau, Paige Crist, Pamelia Lall, Patricia Bilodeau, Paola Valdez, R. Couri Hay, Rhona Stokols, Poshly’s Dorren Bloch and Rich Nightingale, Rahul Sabhnani, Richard Torrenzano, Radio WOR’s Mark Simone, Felicia Taylor, Rick Ochs, Sarra Doudal, Simone Noyes, Sonia Milfort, Sophie Bensamou, Avon’s Spiros Athanaqsopulous, Michael’s Steve Millington, Sue Phillips, Usha Vijay, Victor Rouchou, and Isabelle Vacheret.