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American Society of Perfumers: An Evening of Pairings

  • Botello 502 Washington Boulevard Jersey City, NJ, 07310 United States (map)

Join us as we share new insights into the creative scents of our perfumers paired with our gourmet menu and exquisite selection of wines!

This year we celebrate our sixth PAIRING of passions! Rising to new heights we once again be sharing the creative genius of our accomplished star perfumers. Together with our Expert Sommelier and Master Chef our multi Pairings of Food, Wine and Fragrance is sure to inspire your senses! With new insights into the elements that drive our artist and an amazing new venue, we will mix it together to create yet another new experiential extravaganza!

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Our Starring Perfumers

Vincent Kuczinski

Currently VP Senior Perfumer with MANE fragrances, Vince is the magic man of perfumery! Alway able to keep that incredible balance of art and chemistry; his journey for inspiration never ends; it is always changing; always moving; always developing, and always looking for creativity!

“The best motivation comes from within! Knowing nature in all its glory from all its beauty to all of its fury! There is nothing more inspiring!” An expert in Orchid cultivation and genius he drives to create a uniqueness in each of his fragrances, just likes the flowers he admires so much!

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Guillaume Flavigny

Perfumer extraordinaire and a trained sommelier himself Guillaume brings together his passions in a provocative expression of scent and taste! Currently working with Givaudan he aspires to show the elements of fragrance combinations that tell the story of our lives.

"It is important for a perfume to have volume, rhythm, depth and of course a story."

His sensitivity to scents goes hand in hand with an appreciation for art and music and the ability to find beauty in a variety of contexts. Be mesmerized as he brings you into the stories of his fragrance.

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Delphine Perdon Rupnow

Delphine's inspirations says it all! ‘I am inspired by the emotional memories from my childhood in France: the scent of Kenzo ‘Parfum d’ete’ floral and musky sillage on my mother’s skin, the green, earthy and penetrating odor of nature at night in the countryside, and the gourmand smell of a fresh baguette with butter, jam and a warm cup of coffee.

Currently working with Bell Flavor and Fragrance and with masters degrees from University of Versailles and the University of Montpellier in Organic Chemistry and Flavors and Fragrances respectively, her love of the creative art will explode in a fragrance expression of elemental porportion!

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Your Co-Host and Perfumer

Christopher Diienno

His passion runs deep for the expression of beautiful fragrance. His deep love of aesthetics is what drives his creative spirit and inspires his approach to make beautiful scents. Early in his career he concentrated on research and developed many ground-breaking insights into the mystery of fragrance. He later expanded his talents into creative perfumery striving to bring a minimalist elegance to his work.

His new endeavor and formation of his own company MOCA Fragrances, aspires to be a beacon of creative spirit and innovative application. A graduate of Rutgers College he brings “the science of scent to life” and he is adamant about fostering a greater appreciation for the Art of Perfumery and it’s creative origins.

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Our Amazing Sommelier and Your Co-Host

Elizabeth Schneider

winefornormalpeople.com

Certified Wine Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers

A graduate from Wesleyan University, Elizabeth realized her heart was more in her hobby than her high-tech job. She took courses to learn to taste and appreciate wine, earned her MBA from the University of North Carolina, and embarked on a new career. Schneider is certified as a Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers), a Specialist of Wine (Society of Wine Educators) and has worked for the largest winery in the world, launching several successful brands and co-authoring an acclaimed training program for restaurant servers. She hosts an international, award-winning podcast, "Wine for Normal People,” and has just published her highly acclaimed book, Wine for Normal People, exploring wine fundamentals and the passion behind its taste.

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Sponsored by Ungerer, Misitano & Stracuzzi, and Orlandi