Swiss flavor and fragrance company Firmenich Principal Perfumer and Director of Natural Product Innovation Fabrice Pellegrin received the 14th François Coty Award at a ceremony in the Lutetia Hotel in Paris last night.
The François Coty Award, organized by the François Coty Association, rewards a perfumer for their creativity and talent.
The jury included six perfumers who have received the François Coty Award between 2000 and 2019: Émilie Coppermann (Symrise), Jean Guichard (Givaudan), Sophie Labbé (Firmenich), Alberto Morillas (Firmenich), Dominique Ropion (IFF) and Maurice Roucel (Symrise). The jury was chaired by architect and designer Tristan Auer.
The members evaluated 12 fragrances, three per candidate, over several sessions.
Pellegrin joined Firmenich in 2008. He has created fragrances such as Wanted (Azzaro), Sound of the Brave (Diesel), Sur L’Herbe (L’Artisan Parfumeur), Eau de Minthé (Diptyque) and So Scandal! (Jean Paul Gaultier).