Perfume house Firmenich has announced Sophie Labbé as Principal Perfumer, signalling an expansion of its Fine Fragrance team.
Labbé joins the company with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry having worked for the likes of IFF and created scents for brands including Armani, Bulgari, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Ferragamo, and Nina Ricci.
Jerry Vittoria, President, Fine Fragrance Worldwide says, “In recent years, we have been transforming our Fine Fragrance team to prepare for the future and anticipate new market demands. Sophie Labbé’s talent is recognized by all our partners, and her vast experience across international markets will help ensure our long-term sustained leadership in Fine Fragrance. I am delighted to welcome her to our team.”
Lauded by Armand de Villoutreys, President, Perfumery and Ingredients, for her ‘renowned reputation as a creative perfumer,’ the appointment will no doubt be viewed as a way for the fragrance house to diversify and adapt to changing consumer demands.