Christophe is master perfumer, scent composer, osmocurator, lecturer, writer and chemist international champion who has co-created top-10 fragrances for Houses such as Polo Blue for men by Ralph Lauren, Happy Heart by Clinique, Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch, the Fragrance Kitchen, DeadofNight and SilencetheSea by Strangelovenyc and Harrod’s and other scents for the likes of Beyoncé, Helena Christensen, Tom Ford, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger. In 2010, he founded the DreamAir® company, an innovation-driven perfumery start-up, collaborating with Firmenich (the largest fine fragrance house in the world) for all his ingredient, manufacturing and safety needs. He concentrates on designing refined scent sculptures and body and mind enhancing products for major hotels, retailers and museums around the world including Hotel Americano, Armani, Azul-Japan, Bliss, Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, Mercedes-Han Sung, Nest fragrances, New Balance, L’Olivier Floral Design, The Pierre Hotel and more. Christophe is the only perfumer worldwide with scents entered officially in collections such as the International Perfumery Museum in Grasse, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Harvard University. He is also the only perfumer represented by 2 art galleries, leading to five solo shows in three years strictly devoted to olfactory art: Dillon in New York City and Mianki in Berlin, Germany. He also composed and scent-jockeyed the 30-plus scents for scent opera Green Aria at the Guggenheim Museums and with colleague Christoph Hornetz the 15 scents for the book and movie “Perfume, the story of a murderer”.
Always a vocal defender of perfumery, he has given 130-plus speeches and lectures at scientific congresses, universities and political institutions and regularly teaches at Perfume School New York and for the Osmotheque® perfume archives. He has tailored-made Air Sculpture® designs for the WEF in Davos, the Swiss Pavilion at Shanghai Expo, the first olfactory retrospective of the EU at the EU Parliament in Brussels and for the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is founder of the not-for-profit Academy of Perfumery in the United States, has contributed chapters to reference books and co-invented several patented scent technologies. He is currently a judge on the WWD smell test panel and the IAO Awards committee. For the first time in modern history, he allowed full publication of a complete fine fragrance formula by the International Fragrance Association (Ifra) for educational and artistic purposes.
He is known for his avant-garde work, establishing a trail of signature, high-end fragrances of all kinds.
2017 marks the second year of Christophe Laudamiel's participation as a judge at The Art and Olfaction Awards. He will be judging the second round in the artisan and independent categories.
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