Fragrance Notes Summer/Fall 2017 - Page 9

R I S I N G L E A D E R S About John: John joined Firmenich in 2015 as a Regulatory Affairs Manager. Before, he was a Products Liability Litigator at a large law firm. He is a graduate of Villanova University and Notre Dame Law School and also spent a year at London School of Economics and Political Science. Between John Carey Regulatory Affairs Manager Firmenich college and law school he worked as a ski instructor in Telluride, Colorado. In addition, John is an active member of several IFRANA committees such as, Government & Legistlative Affairs and Regulatory Science Executive Committee among many others. “Fragrance has a unique ability to elicit emotional reactions” What are you most passionate about regarding the fragrance industry? Fragrance has a unique ability to elicit emotional reactions. It also touches most people every single day of their lives. In addition, the desire for great smells and to mask or inhibit unpleasant aromas goes back to ancient history. Working in an industry that provides happiness to people on a daily basis is really rewarding. I think Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. put it well, “Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.” FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG 9