International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) has named Francisco Marano and Stephen Nicoll as new Master Perfumers, a title first created in 2013.

According to the company the accolade recognizes those ‘who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding levels of creativity and craftsmanship in the art of perfumery, and exceptional leadership in and measurable impact on the industry.’

Marano and Nicoll bring the total number of Master Perfumers to four, accompanying the current Master Perfumers Carlos Benaim and Dominique Ropion, who achieved the title in 2013 and 2018 respectively.

Nicolas Mirzayantz, IFF Group President, Fragrances, said, “Over the course of their careers with us, Steve and Francisco have consistently created outstanding fragrances in the Consumer categories.  Through their passion for and dedication to their art, they touch the lives of so many and transform the everyday.
“As perfumers for consumer fragrances, you won’t see Francisco’s or Steve’s name in fragrance blogs or on the bottles containing their creations, but what they make becomes part of your personal olfactive tapestry. The smell of your blanket when you were a child, the aroma of your mother’s hair, or the scent that tells you you’re home – these are the irreplaceable contributions of these incredibly talented men.”