Press Release

IFF Perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou Wins 2010 Rising Star Award

Fashion Group International’s 13th annual rising star awards luncheon celebrates innovation, creativity, and accomplishments in eight beauty, fashion, and design fields.


NEW YORK, January 27, 2010 – International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) congratulates IFF perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou on being named 2010 “Rising Star” for the Beauty / Fragrance Corporate category at Fashion Group International’s 13th annual rising star awards luncheon.

The prestigious event, held this year on January 22, 2010 in Manhattan at Cipriani 42nd St., honors outstanding individuals for their innovation, creativity, and accomplishments. Keynote speaker Nina Garcia, Fashion Director at Marie Claire and judge for television’s Project Runway, offered the 2010 nominees a few words of advice stating, “The ones most self assured, most focused, are the ones who make it. This is not a time to play it safe. Play it smart.”

Juliette Karagueuzoglou was only 13 years old when she first thought about becoming a perfumer as a profession. After receiving her scientific baccalaureate and a degree in chemistry, Juliette passed the Institut Supérieur International du Parfum et Cosmétique (ISIPCA) entrance exam. While a student at ISIPCA, her course was combined with two year's work experience at Expressions Parfumées in Grasse, France.

At the end of her studies she joined IFF in March 2002. After one year as assistant perfumer and three years of training with the top IFF perfumers in Paris, Juliette joined the IFF perfume school in January 2006 sharing her time between the Grasse, France and New York schools. She then returned to Paris, where she is currently based, and became junior perfumer in July 2007.

Ms. Karagueuzoglou was presented her rising star award by Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director at W magazine.


Editorial Note: Juliette Karagueuzoglou’s main fragrance creations include: 
2005       Very Irresistible by Men for Givenchy                            (with A. Astori, P. Wargnye & C. Benaim) 
2006       L’Homme by Yves St. Laurent                                            (with A. Flipo, D. Ropion & P. Wargnye) 
2008       Costume National 21 by Costume National                                  (teamwork) 
2009       Gin Tonic Happy Hour Women by Maurer & Wirtz 
2009       La Nuit de l`Homme by Yves Saint Laurent                    (with A. Flipo, D. Ropion & P. Wargnye)
2009       Cascade by Chopard                                                           (with Béatrice Piquet)

About The Fashion Group International

The Fashion Group International (FGI) is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

About International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), is a leading creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionary and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of brand understanding and consumer insight combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 32 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our Web site at

Jamie Dunne
Fiore Associates
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