Philippe graduated as a pharmacist before joining L'Oreal as a fragrance analyst. In 2000, he joined Symrise. For Philippe, as a virtuoso pianist in classical and contemporary music, creating fragrances is playing with simple accords as well as interpreting them in a "theme and variations" way. He particularly enjoys oriental notes and loves working with woody notes. Born in France but with British roots, he has maintained strong cross-channel links. This enables him to have a deep understanding of both cultures and an appetite for traveling. Philippe enjoys urban environments and their energy. He moved over to Symrise's Creative Studio in 2007.Phillipe's portfolio includes: Adidas Originals 'Jeremy Scott', Oriflame 'Visions V Joy Ride', Burberry 'Summer for Women', Byblos 'Blu Happy Hour', Coty 'L'Aimant Caresse d'Orchidée'