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Industry Overview:

Although not often considered one of the most important senses, our sense of smell adds depth to our experiences. It can alert us to potential dangers from gas leaks or rotten food; it can attract us to or repel us from certain people and situations. It influences the way we experience taste and is the strongest trigger for memories. Fragrances even have the ability to enhance our moods, influence our perception of time, and boost our concentration and productivity.

Fragrance houses use a variety of techniques and products to deliver the scents that accent our daily lives. Scientists work with perfumers, essential oils traders, compounders, manufacturers, and others to create intricate mixtures of natural, nature-identical, and synthetic ingredients. These ingredients enhance household, personal care, and food products, among others. They are utilized by retailers, restaurants, and even amusement parks to enhance the guest experience.

Common Applications:

  • Fine fragrances, consumer fragrances
  • Olfactory system
  • Natural, artificial fragrances
  • Essential oils, synthetics
  • Aroma compounds, esters, terpenes, amines, etc.
  • Separation
  • Purification
  • Recombination
  • Fixation
  • Recipe cards
  • Gas chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Aromachology


With almost 35 years as a top chemical industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top chemical talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

Look for our articles in Perfumer & Flavorist and other industry publications..


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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