Fragrance Notes ISSUE 1, 2018 - Page 20

FEATURE Takasago International’s Paul Ireland: Leading scents with { sensibility sen•si•bil•i•ty , sensə ’ bilə dē / noun 1. the ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotional or aesthetic influences; sensitivity. { E mpathic, thoughtful, understanding, fair— these qualities aren’t always associated with business leaders, especially those at the helm of high-power corporations and industries. But they are the words many would use to describe Paul Ireland. A longtime member of the IFRANA Board of Directors and its current Secretary, Ireland is the Corporate Vice President, Home & Personal Care, Fragrance Division for Takasago International Corporation, where he has been for 16 years. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Personal Care Products Council. Those who know him regard him as a passionate and motivated leader who provides a comforting, guiding presence in all he does. We spoke with him about his history with fragrance and how his people-first approach has served him well, both personally and professionally. Get to know Paul Food he craves: Indian curry What’s playing in his car: One of his famous playlists Color preference: Yellow Favorite getaway: Iceland Scent he identifies with: Strong 20 FRAGRANCE NOTES ISSUE 1, 2018