Carlos’ passion for perfumery began at an early age and was fueled by his father, an acclaimed flavorist. His father would bring home different scents every night and test Carlos as part of a game. Carlos began his perfumery training at IFF in 1985 under the watchful eye of his mentor, Carlos Benaim. As part of his training he spent time in Barcelona, Grasse, and Paris. He joined Givaudan in 1994, where he had the opportunity to travel on a scent trek to the rainforest of Costa Rica. Carlos draws a lot of creative inspiration from this incredible experience. During his nine years at Givaudan, Carlos had great success with brands such as Calvin Klein, Estée Lauder, Proctor & Gamble, Puig, Coty, Christian Dior, Liz Claiborne among others. Prior to Joining Symrise in 2009, he spent three years at both Takasago and Fragrance Resources.