For more than 40 years, the TechnicoFlor family group, specialized in the creation of perfumed compositions, plant extracts, aromatic raw materials and food flavors, has been supplying the biggest names in perfumery, cosmetics and food.
Having at heart to transmit its know-how in perfumery, the group accompanied this year the students of the Institut de la parfumerie de Grasse (Grasse Institute of Perfumery) by challenging them on a responsible perfumery project.
The idea: to supervise the 12 students during the duration of their training in order to allow them to create an eau de toilette and its scented declination in solid format, while respecting the brief given by TechnicoFlor.
The challenge for the students: to integrate into the composition of their creation an upcycled ingredient, the absolute sound, as well as raw materials responsible for TechnicoFlor's Better Tomorrow program: Rose, Iris, Ylang-Ylang, Sage Officinale or Vetiver.
After having had the honor of being able to visit in preview last summer the new production center of TechnicoFlor, the most automated factory in France in its sector and one of the top three in the world rank, the GIP students were able to benefit throughout the partnership from access to TechnicoFlor's raw materials and the expertise of the teams, in particular, that of Caroline Catherine, marketing & evaluation manager Europe and Marie-Caroline Symard, perfumer, in order to be able to carry out their project.
Having worked individually on their fragrances in technical, aesthetic and marketing terms, the 12 students had the challenge of working in groups around the four perfumes selected by TechnicoFlor. During this last stage, four collectives of three student-perfumers were created to share their ideas and "refine" the perfumes. The winning group will be announced on January 27 at a remote awards ceremony given the health situation.