Coming To Town

The Art Directors Club of NJ had its own little Education Council, and all I needed to do was volunteer my time to be on it. We’d meet monthly or so at our regular spots around a convivial table in...
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My earliest connection to, and lifelong inspiration for, taking copious notes are the true masters themselves: Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Sketchbooks and journals containing illustrations of people, architecture, engineering, writing, poetry, ideas - capturing thoughts - and life -...
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It’s a curious idea to be famous for something that nobody knows you did. In other words, like perfumers and flavorists, they make the things that are themselves ‘famous.’ In the case of CPGs, these would be those billion-dollar, celebrity-like...
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By definition, Firmenich is a chemical company, that just so happens to be in the industry of fragrance and flavor creation. So much so, that in 1939, the Firmenich Director of R&D, Lavoslav Ružička, was awarded the Nobel Prize in...
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The one-night symposium, “Comprendre de la Science d’Olfaction,” was being held in the ballroom of the luxurious Hotel de la Paix on the shore of Lake Geneva, with its incredible view of the Jet d’Eau as a backdrop. Since 1865,...
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