Christophe Laudamiel (born 1969, Clermont-Ferrand, France) is a French perfumer. He is President and Master Perfumer of DreamAir in New York City where he currently resides. He is a founder and President of the non-profit Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics.
After winning the French National Chemistry Olympiads in 1986, and completing Mathematiques Speciales P' at Lycee Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand in 1988, Laudamiel graduated Valedictorian with a Master's Degree in Chemistry from the European Higher Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg, France (EHICS now ECPM, 1991). As a Procter & Gamble Teaching Fellow, he taught chemistry and started a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (1991). He dropped out of the PhD program after one year to become teaching assistant in chemistry at Harvard University in 1992. In 1994 he joined the Procter & Gamble Creative Perfumery School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK). He received his Creative Perfumery Degree in 1997 from the Procter & Gamble European Center in Brussels (Belgium) where he was soon after promoted Senior Perfumer. In 1999, he received the Procter & Gamble Special Recognition Award for his work in fragrance creation, especially in fabric softeners, and for his discoveries of new fragrance molecules and technologies.
In 1999–2000, he concomitantly and voluntarily learned fine-fragrance creation with perfumer Pierre Bourdon at Fragrance Resources, the creator of Cool Water for Men, Cool Water for Women, Dolce Vita, Joop Homme, Kouros. In year 2000, Laudamiel joined International Flavors & Fragrances in Manhattan where he polished his skills with perfumers Carlos Benaim, Sophia Grojsman and Pierre Wargny.
He rapidly won projects on two of the most prestigious accounts at the time in New York City: Estee Lauder Companies (Tommy Hilfiger Cool Spray for Woman, 2001) and Polo Blue for Men, Ralph Lauren, co-created in 2001 with Carlos Benaim, launched in 2002, winner of the FIFI Award "Fragrance Star of the Year" in 2003. Polo Blue for Men (2002) and Fierce (Abercrombie & Fitch, 2002, another co-creation of Laudamiel and Benaim) are still in 2011 in the top 10 men's fragrances on the US market, some say allegedly both in the top 5.2002 - Polo Blue, Ralph Lauren
2003 - Happy Heart, Clinique
2005 - Youth Dew Amber Nude, Estée Lauder
2005 - Island, Kors
2005 - Wonderful, American Beauty
2005 - True Star Gold, Tommy Hilfiger
2006 - Le Parfum, Thierry Mugler
2007 - Amber Absolute, Tom Ford
2007 - Skarb, Humiecki & Graef
2012 - Amazon Lily, Nest
2014 - Pashay, Raymond Matts
2014 - DeadOfNight, Strangelove NYC
2015 - MeltMyHeart, Strangelove NYC
Laudamiel, C. (2007). Creative Processes in Perfumery. In F. Berthoud, F. Ghozland, & S. d’Auber (Eds.), Stakes & professions in perfumery (pp. 97–103). Toulouse, France: Editions d’Assalit.
Laudamiel, C. (2009). Haute Perfumery and Haute Cuisine. In H. Blumenthal, The Fat Duck cookbook (pp. 478–482). London: Bloomsbury.
Laudamiel, C. (2010). Perfumery - The Wizardy of Volatile Molecules. In A. Herrmann (Ed.), The Chemistry and Biology of Volatiles (pp. 291–305). Chichester: Wiley.
Laudamiel, C., Hornetz, C., Braja, M., & Patel, S. (2008). From Virginia Education to Real Education. In P. Kraft & Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain);Society of Chemical Industry (Great Britain) (Eds.), Current topics in flavor and fragrance research (pp. 329–339). Weinheim ;;Chichester: Wiley-VCH.
Laudamiel, C., Hornetz, C., Mookherjee, B. D., & Patel, S. (2008). From Virgin Education to Real Education. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 5(6), 1159–1169.
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