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IFF’s Master Perfumer Carlos Benaim Receives Fragrance Foundation Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award
New York, June 20, 2014 – International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced that Master Perfumer Carlos Benaim has received the Fragrance Foundation Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. The Fragrance Foundation Awards celebrate the global fragrance industry and its outstanding creative achievements in the world of perfumery. The Awards ceremony was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City on June 16, 2014.
“Receiving the Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fragrance Foundation is a high point of my professional career. It is particularly gratifying to be acknowledged for doing what I love every day and to share my creations with others. I thank the Foundation for this recognition and honor,” said Carlos Benaim. “I also thank IFF for providing a culture where perfumers have a lot of creative freedom and where art and science are valued; a culture that encourages collaboration among the perfumers from all our creative centers around the world. It is a privilege to work with so many extremely talented colleagues and I thank them for their support and inspiration. It is also a privilege to work with our customers and the most prestigious brands in the industry.”
“We are very proud to have had Carlos as part of the IFF family for more than 45 years. He understands the synergy between art and technology, which enables him to deliver breakthrough olfactive signature fragrances that become market leaders and classics,” said Nicolas Mirzayantz, Group President Fragrances. “Carlos’ creativity and mastery has been recognized in the industry for many years. He is a master of anticipating our clients’ needs and desires – finding the crucial point between a brand’s tradition and its future, while fully respecting the character and identity of each brand. Carlos has developed strong relationships with our customers at all levels. He. has also coached and mentored generations of IFF perfumers; he is a creative leader who inspires all who have the opportunity to work with him. It is a privilege to know and work alongside a man of his caliber.”
Carlos is the chairperson of the IFF Global Creative Council. He received the prestigious American Society of Perfumers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and his individual and collaborative creations have received many industry awards including nine FiFi’s from the Fragrance Foundation in the United States and several more in other countries.