Modest at her core, Amandine Clerc Marie, would rather not talk about herself. She has been familiar with the world of fragrance for as long as she can remember; her mother worked in the perfume industry. And, Amandine’s own career came about quite naturally. During her apprenticeship, while learning about raw materials, her “sense of taste suddenly came to life.” The memory still leaves her heady. At the end of her studies at ISIPCA, she wrote a thesis on modernizing the leather note in the fragrance “Bel Ami” and it was at this point that she met Michel Almairac. They would go on to work together for more than ten years, until Amandine joined Firmenich in 2011.
Amandine loves the process of creating a fragrance, the action and then the manufacturing. She loves looking for an idea, sketching a preparatory outline and then seeing the whole thing come together. She is a very visual person and can always picture what she wants to produce.
Her notable creations include Platinum Leather for Carolina Herrera, Chloe Eau de Parfum, Aura for Thierry Mugler, Chopard's Rose Malaki and the Tresor La Nuit line for Lancome.