Givaudan

Givaudan

Givaudan Perfume Manufacturer

Givaudan is a Swiss flavoring and fragrance manufacturer.

It was founded in 1895 by brothers Leon and Xavier Givaudan in Zurich as a perfumery. Givaudan merged with the Roure Company (est. 1820, Grasse, France) in 1992. Louis Roure created the his first fragrance, Elsa Schiaparelli's Shocking in 1935. The Roure Perfume School, created by Roure perfumer, Jean Carles, in 1946 was retained and continues to train the world's future perfumers. Quest International, another flavor and fragrance manufacturer in the Netherlands (founded 1905) was acquired by Givaudan. Givauden acquired competitor Quest International in 2007. Givaudan is the world's largest company in their industry, as of 2008.

Vision

"To be our customers' essential partner in developing sustainable fragrance and flavour creations by engaging with our customers in collaborative dialogues during the development, creation and refinement of their products." --givaudan.com

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Headquarters

  • Address: Givaudan SA - 5, chemin de la parfumerie, 1214 Vernier, Switzerland
  • Phone: +41 22 780 9111


Perfumers - Current and Former Noses

Alexandra Kosinski
Antoine Maisondieu - Created: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinare, Muguet Blanc - 2009
Aurelien Guichard
Calice Becker
Cecile Hua
Claude Dir
Christine Nagel
Daniela Andrier
Ellen Molner
Guillaume Flavigny
Jacques Polge
Jean Carles - Founded the Roure Perfume School in 1946
Jean-Claude Ellena
Louise Turner
Michel Girard
Nathalie Cetto - Created: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinare, Lys Carmin - 2009
Nathalie Feisthauer
Olivier Gillotin
Quentin Bisch
Rodrigo Flores-Roux
Thierry Wasser
Yann Vasnier