February 2016
"Save the Date"

Trend Excursion:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Recognition Dinner:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Golf Outing:
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fall Seminar:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Annual Gala:
Thursday, November 3, 2016

WFFC Presents: Annual Meeting -
The History of Perfumery

By: Cathianne Leonardi (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients)

Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce began its 2016 programming with their Annual Meeting presenting the History of Perfumery on January 21, 2016 at The Pratt Institute in Manhattan. The event opened with welcoming statements from WFFC President, Amy Marks-McGee (Trendincite, LLC), who also announced scholarship recipients Penni Clemons (Flavor Producers) and Natali Bernstein (International Flavors & Fragrances.) Both women were chosen by the WFFC Scholarship Committee for their dedication to their respective professions and communities.

The program offered an introduction to the groundbreaking educational opportunities between The Pratt Institute and Cinquième Sens. Maira Seara, Pratt Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies, Francis Hembert, President Cinquième Sens and Raymond Matts, Faculty at The Pratt Institute, collaboratively explained the Certification in Perfumery Studies options offered at Pratt, partnered with Cinquième Sens. Attendees at the event received a content overview and a special offer towards earning certificates.

Alexis Karl, Multimedia Artist, Historian and gifted raconteur, elegantly drew upon the history of perfumery through the ages to exemplify the significance of fragrance creation. Especially crafted for the WFFC, tales of ancient Queens and hierarchical lifestyles were illustrated by her stories and accompanied by scents of distinction.

The generosity of Givaudan provided a special gift to close the event. Each attendee brought home a fragranced candle from a collection of scents created to honor facets of artist Jean Michel Basquiat’s legacy. The knowledge shared was appreciated across professional responsibilities with relations to marketers, perfumers, salespersons and purchasing professionals, favorably remarking on the content.


WFFC 2016 Board of Directors (L-R:) Bea Hornedo (Bountoux, Inc); Cathianne Leonardi (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients); Dolores Avezzano (Hudson Valley Ingredients, Inc.); Joan Huang (Symrise Inc.); Erica Lermond McDonnell (The Lermond Company, LLC); Jeanine Pedersen (Takasago International Corp); Celine Roche (Givaudan Fragrances Corp.); Amy Marks-McGee (Trendincite LLC);
Not in photo: Kay Bardsley-Murano (International Flavors & Fragrances); Gillian Bleimann (Berje Inc.); Patricia Halle (Ungerer & Company); Jessica Reichert Weber (Premier Specialties Inc.); Alpa Roman (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties); Marie Wright (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients)


L-R: Raymond Matts (The Pratt Institute); Alexis Karl (Multimedia Artist & Fragrance Historian); Francis Hembert (The Pratt Institute)


 L-R: Lori Niccoli (Givaudan); Benedicte Bron (Bath & Body Works)  






L-R: Natalie Bernstein (International Flavors & Fragrances); Amy Marks-McGee (Trendincite, LLC)



L-R: Celine Roche (Givaudan Fragrances Corp.); Francis Hembert (The Pratt Institute); Alexis Karl (Multimedia Artist & Fragrance Historian); Benedicte Bron (Bath & Body Works)


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