One of only 600 perfumers in the world, meet the “scent inventor” of infinite possibilities.
Christophe Laudamiel is a master perfumer known for his innovative style of perfumery blending the latest technologies with artistic expression. His expertise encompasses a wide range of industries including cosmetics, space scenting, and academic research. As perfumer of the “Tokyo Tower Scent” by Air Aroma Japan, he recently sat down with us in Tokyo to share his experiences.
*The Tokyo Tower Scent is a project for the newly refurbished Tokyo Tower observation deck. Christophe designed two scents, for day and night, inspired by the traditional Japanese incense ceremony kado, as well as the city in which the tower stands, where tradition and innovation meet.
The interview was held in English.
Born 1969 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Winner of the French National Chemistry Olympiads for high school students in 1986, graduated with a master's degree in Chemistry from the European Higher Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg, France. Studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University before working as an intern at a Japanese corporation. Soon found fragrances and began on the path of perfumer. Has created scents for global corporations and artists including Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Beyonce, Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors. He is founder of DreamAir, an innovation-driven perfumery start-up, and has designed scents for a scent opera by the Guggenheim Museum, as well as a film based on the bestselling novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
In 2017, he won the “Exceptional Contribution to Scent Culture Award” in the Art and Olfaction Awards in Los Angeles, established by The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Biophysicist Luca Turin, often called the “Emperor of Scents”, has lauded Christophe as “the greatest inventor of novel perfume structures working today”.