Christophe Laudamiel is a Master Perfumer, scent composer, lecturer, writer, and chemist champion.
He has co-created top 10 fragrances for major Houses such as Polo Blue for men by Ralph Lauren, Happy Heart by Clinique, Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch, deadofnight and meltmyheart by strangelovenyc and other scents for the likes of Beyoncé, Helena Christensen, Tom Ford, Burberry, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger. In 2010, he founded DreamAir, an innovation-driven perfumery start-up, collaborating with Firmenich (the largest fine fragrance house in the world) for all his ingredient needs.
He concentrates on designing refined scent sculptures for major hotels, retailers and museums around the world including The Pierre, Hotel Americano, Armani, Azul-Japan, Bliss, Grand Hyatt, Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, Mercedes-Han Sung, New Balance, Oliviers&Co, Visionnaire, and more. Christophe is the only perfumer worldwide with scents entered officially in collections such as the International Perfumery Museum in Grasse, Harvard University and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He is the only perfumer represented by 2 art galleries, leading to five solo shows in three years: Dillon + Lee in New York City and mianki.Gallery in Berlin, Germany. He also created and scent-jockeyed the 30-plus scents for the scent opera “Green Aria” at the Guggenheim Museums (New York and Bilbao) and, with colleague Christoph Hornetz, the 15 scents for the book and movie “Perfume, the story of a murderer”.
To note are also his Air Sculpture® designs and workshops for the WEF in Davos, an Elton John candle, the Jason Wu Orchid Rain candle, Orchidelirium for the Royal Botanical Gardens (London), and the first olfactory retrospective (1957-2012) at the EU Parliament (Brussels). He installed 2 self-alternating scents for the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Biennale, 2 scents at the Culture Museum in Basel and 5 scent sculptures inside the US Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.
Always a vocal defender of perfumery, he has given over 130 speeches and lectures at scientific congresses, top universities and political institutions. He is the founder of the not-for-profit Academy of Perfumery in the United States, has contributed chapters to reference books and co-invented several patented, or trade-secret, scent technologies for companies with whom he has worked (Procter & Gamble, IFF, Vapor Communication). 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 and surprising fragrances of all kinds.