David Apel, Perfumer
David Apel, Vice President and Senior Perfumer for Symrise, is one of the internationally top-ranked professionals in his field. He has composed numerous highly-regarded fragrances, including creations for Cerruti, Hugo Boss, Armani, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Estée Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Tom Ford and
Avon among others. His fragrances have been awarded many American and European FiFi awards, and David was the recipient of the American Society of Perfumers Young Perfumer Award in 1991. David began his career in 1980 in the fragrance labs at Givaudan, where he became captivated by the raw materials of perfume creation and embarked on a journey to study perfumery. After an apprenticeship, studies at home and abroad, and heading the Chromatography laboratory, he became a Perfumer. From 1993-1997 David worked as a fine fragrance perfumer in Paris. While there, he joined Fragrance Resources, eventually returning to the US and opening their Fine Fragrance Creation center in New York. In 2001 he returned to Givaudan as Executive Perfumer of Fine Fragrance. David joined the Symrise team in 2007, bringing with him a wealth of international experience, and of course, his passion for creating beautiful, luxurious fragrances.
Some of David's notable fragrances include: Bond No. 9 'Bleecker Street', Tom Ford 'Bois Rouge', Tom Ford 'Black Orchid', Ralph Lauren 'Blue', Sean John 'Unforgivable', Jo Malone 'White Jasmine & Mint', Trussardi 'A Way for Her'