Symrise Perfumery School is recruiting the next generation of fragrance professionals

Symrise is recruiting recent college graduates from North America and Latin America to join the renowned Perfumery School of Symrise to become the next generation of fragrance creatives. The company wishes for a diverse demographic of aspiring fragrance experts to bring fresh perspectives that add new understanding to the evolving needs and expectations of customers and consumers.

“Throughout its 225 years of fragrance history Symrise has always committed to investing in and nurturing the perfumery talent of the future. Innovation is in our DNA, and we look forward to seeing this next generation of noses combine our existing knowledge and expertise with their own unique ideas to create exciting scent experiences for consumers and drive new narratives and business opportunities for our customers”, says Eder Ramos, Global President Fragrance Division.

A new community of creative entrepreneurs

Symrise is looking for perfumery students from North America and Latin America to start their creative and passionate career in the fragrance industry. As perfumery converges arts and sciences similar to architecture, the students will need a strong background in science, technology, engineering and arts and/or mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) Symrise is searching for scientific minds with an artistic heart. Experienced master and senior perfumers will support the talented young students during their training.

The course will include studying 2,500 ingredients, to learn how to create complex fragrance compositions and then incorporate them into various applications. Students will apply this knowledge practically, learning to identify individual raw materials in fragrance compositions and becoming skilled at fragrance creation and development.

Bringing Symrise customers new perspectives and opportunities

Symrise recognizes that the world of fragrance is always changing and expects the upcoming class of perfumer trainees to contribute creative ideas and modern fragrance solutions to the diverse and discerning Symrise consumer base. They can also build on the rich Symrise heritage that has shaped the world of perfumery with significant innovations including exquisite de Laire bases, the first synthetic fragrance materials and the first commercialized fragrances developed with artificial intelligence.

“The Symrise credo of ‘Better Living Through Scent’ embraces the concepts of inclusion and equality, ensuring all people feel seen, heard and represented. We look forward to the modern perspective this next generation of young perfumers will bring to Symrise’s diverse fragrance solutions”, explains Beatrice Favre Bulle, Senior Vice President Perfumery Excellence & Sustainability, Global Fragrances & Ingredients Management, Scent & Care Division at Symrise.

A global experience

The program starts in April 2022 and spans 5 years of rigorous training. This includes 3 years learning the foundations of perfumery at Symrise Holzminden, followed by 2 years training on the job at any of Symrise’s 11 creative centers around the world. Students will pair with mentors who will inform their training and provide guidance as they develop their own signature style of formulating fragrance.

Once they have completed their five years of training, the new noses will join Symrise’s North American and Latin American perfumery teams. The program offers a unique opportunity to travel and experience living abroad while learning from each other, local experts and master perfumers, and broadening exposure to different cultures and trends.

Christine Schott Ledes
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