Thompson Ferrier - Our Perfumers
Constance Georges-Picot is a French perfumer who places all of her heart, soul and passion into the art of fragrance design. Constance discovered her love for scents and aromas while traveling with her parents at a young age. She has translated it into a life long vocation. In 1989 she graduated from the Institut Supérieur International du Parfum de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique Alimentaire (ISIPCA) and joined Takasago International in Paris where she worked for eight years. In 1997 she was recruited by Cosmo International Fragrances (Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA). When asked, Constance speaks of perfumery in an excited and emotional tone “my work is an extension of my life, I want to share that enthusiasm with everyone by creating inspirational fragrances”.
Arnaud Winter is a 1991 graduate of the International School of Perfumery in Paris, France. After his internship at Laboratoires Monique Remm-Grasse he joined Cosmo International Fragrances in 1993. Arnaud’s love of fragrance is evident when he speaks. “For me, perfume is a melange of fashion and art, it’s all about expressing feelings and emotions in a puff of wind. Fragrance is about luxury and passion yet it must also be approachable and fun, I like fragrances with attitude.” He believes that his designs can influence moods and personality, that the best thing about a fragrance is that it can always be with you, everywhere you go, touching your heart and mind.
Marc Blaison studied chemistry for five years and later, still chasing his dream he attended the international school of Perfumery in Paris. After graduating in 1989 he did apprenticeships with Christian Dior, Mane LTD in the south of France and BBA in both London and Paris. A year later Marc joined Cosmo International Fragrances in sunny Fort Lauderdale Florida. Those who know him say he works too much, that he is always full of energy and loves a challenge. Marc himself says “I’ve always done my best to give everything possible, to never fail.” Marc’s passion is perfumery and creating the best scents available anywhere. He gathers inspiration from his travels, his family and from his love of music. After all he tells us “fragrance, is about emotion, about dreams and eliciting reactions, it mirrors life!”
Marie Hugentobler’s interest in fragrances and the powerful emotions raised by them were the driving forces to lead her to perfumery. After having graduated at the International School of Perfumery (ISIPCA) in Paris, she chose to broaden her professional and cultural horizon and moved to England to join Quintessence (Goldfield Fragrances). Located in both England and India, she had the opportunity to discover the particularities of both the European and Asian markets and to gain experience in all product categories. Then she yearned for a new challenge and joined Cosmo International Fragrances in 2007. At the age of 27, the significant challenge for her was to create and manage Cosmo’s first European Development Center in Nyon, Switzerland. The results are promising as Cosmo has become part of the European olfactive creation scene.
Esther Morales’s path in the perfume industry is as unique as the fragrances she creates. Esther discovered her passion for this field at the age of 18, when she was recruited and trained by the Cuban fragrance company Suchel Fragancias, where she stayed for 26 years. During her tenure she acquired her Chemical Engineering degree at Havana’s Superior Technical Institute. In 2004 Esther came to the United States and joined Cosmo International Fragrances in 2009. When asked about the meaning of her craft, Esther responds: “Perfumery is an art where one can express ideas, feelings, and moods. It is the power of being able to materialize everything man can imagine into a fragrance."