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— Fragrance Foundation Perfume Extraordinaire Award for Quartana Parfums’ Poppy Soma

— Created by Symrise Master Perfumer Emilie Coppermann and David Apel

Symrise Fine Fragrance has won the prestigious Perfume Extraordinaire Fragrance Foundation Award for Poppy Soma, a fragrance created for the Quartana Parfums Les Potions Fatales line.

The Perfume Extraordinaire award is the only award the Fragrance Foundation gives that truly celebrates the art of fragrance creation. Each fragrance house is allowed to select and submit one fragrance creation from their 2016 launches. The fragrances are then evaluated blind by a panel of olfactive experts from fragrance suppliers and manufacturers. Of the selections, one fragrance is chosen as the Perfume Extraordinaire from that year.

Symrise perfumers Emilie Coppermann and Dave Apel worked together and carefully crafted Poppy Soma over the course of two years. Poppy Soma is a part of Les Potions Fatales, a collection that explores the treacherous beauty, intriguing lore and allure behind nine of the world’s most poisonous flowers. The Poppy. A floriental, smoky, narcotic, spicy amber scent crafted using Sichuan Pepper, Curry Leaf, Red Pepper, Black Gardenia, Jasmine Sambac, Red Rose, Old Church Incense, Labdanum, Tuberose, Styrax, Musk Tonquin. (

A portion of proceeds from sales of this fragrance will benefit the American Association of Poison Control Centers. (

“I am excited about the creativity of our perfumers who have crafted a true masterpiece for Quartana Parfums”, said Achim Daub, President Scent & Care at Symrise. “Taking home this most prestigious Fragrance Foundation Award is a true honour for us and underlines our mission to create better living through scent. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this extraordinary achievement!”

About Emilie Coppermann, Master Perfumer: For over 20 years, she has been working for the most prestigious fashion and designers brands. Her success relies on her capacity to follow feminine intuition. Her work has been many times awarded by peers and institutional recognitions such as Lalique Prize of the Talents du Luxe in 2011.

About David Apel, VP Senior Perfumer: When working at an entry-level position at a fragrance house, he immediately fell in love with captivating oils, unctuous liquids, and mesmerizing solid resins. Through his perfumery explorations, he is able to exercise his artistic style. He was crucially involved in elevating the famous DeLaire Bases to the 21st century.

About Joseph Quartana: Founder of both Six Scents Parfums and the former cutting-edge fashion boutique Seven New York, Parfums Quartana is a new premium fragrance line within the Six Scents umbrella exploring singular themes through a series of luxurious limited-edition scents.

Fragrance Foundation Award 2017

Achim Daub, President Scent & Care; Emilie Coppermann, Master Perfumer, David Apel VP Senior Perfumer - all Symrise - at the FiFi Awards in New York

About Symrise

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic base materials and substances as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.

With sales of more than € 2.9 billion in 2016, Symrise is among the global leaders in the market for flavors and fragrances. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented with over 90 locations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise – always inspiring more...

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