Fanny Bal, a rebellious perfumerTo become a perfumer, it is necessary to have many qualities. First of all, you must have a developed sense of smell. However, this is not enough. You also need to acquire solid scientific knowledge and have a natural creative sense. Then, after a long apprenticeship, it is necessary to train with other perfumers to acquire little by little solid foundations and then to stand on its own feet. Each new child in the profession then finds his mentor and it is alongside Dominique Ropion that Fanny Bal has let her creativity speak for itself.
Fanny Bal and Dominique Ropion
It was within one of the largest perfume manufacturing companies that Fanny Bal began her career. It is currently part of the International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) group which manufactures both scents for the perfume industry but also flavors for the food industry. To date, IFF is the third largest company in the sector in terms of turnover, just behind Givaudan. As you can see, Fanny Bal had the chance to join a particularly powerful company in the olfactory world, which quickly put her in touch with great perfumers. It was there that she met Dominique Ropion, a perfume giant who has now become her mentor. Working at IFF since 2000, he is considered to this day as the one of the most prolific designers of our generation. Dominque Ropion has worked for all the biggest luxury brands like Yves Saint-Laurent, Kenzo,
Cacharel or even Boucheron, to name only a tiny part. However, it was this time for Frédéric Malle that he signed a four-handed with Fanny Bal, in 2017.
Sale Gosse, Fanny Bal’s first great perfume
Fanny Bal is currently at the dawn of her career. She has just presented a new fragrance for Frederic Malle, named Sale Gosse. Here is a very evocative name which perfectly conveys the rebellious and quirky spirit of the young woman. With him, Fanny Bal signs a fresh, light and delicious composition. While this is indeed a perfume intended for children, its recipe seems almost mature enough to be worn by adults. This is already opening the doors to a very promising future for this designer …
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