Cresp began his career with Firmenich in 1992 and was named Master Perfumer in 2006. Recognized as Perfumer of the Year in France in 2007, he was also honored with the title Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture in 2012. Born in Grasse, with a family heritage deeply rooted in Perfume, he brings an incomparable scope and depth to his profession. With an adoration of gourmand notes, his perfumery is carefully created, delicately crafted and timeless.
His legendary body of work includes Fragrance Hall of Fame Awards for Angel by Thierry Mugler and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue as well as Prestige Fragrance of the Year 2017 for Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris.
“Congratulations to Olivier Cresp, Master Perfumer of Firmenich for his well-deserved Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer Award,” said Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation. “We are thrilled to celebrate his artistry, passion, and contributions to the fragrance industry.”
“I am delighted that Olivier Cresp will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award,” said Jerry Vittoria, President of Fine Fragrance, Worldwide for Firmenich, and Chairman of The Fragrance Foundation Board. “Perfumery has always been at the heart of Olivier’s family heritage. Working across generations, with a passion for constantly shaping new ideas, he has not only become one of the greatest creators of our time, but also one of the most sought-after mentors in our industry. We are so proud to see this recognition of his outstanding legacy."
For more information on The Fragrance Foundation, contact Julie Leong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-589-6165.