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Foundation Five: Notable Clio Ermenidis

December 1, 2016
Foundation Five: Notable Clio Ermenidis

Notable Clio Ermenidis has created the next great Axe Unplugged fragrance for Firmenich, the most recent in a long list of great accomplishments.

Upon graduation from ISIPCA in 2010, Ermenidis began her career as a junior evaluator in Firmenich’s Paris office. After being nominated to a full FDM position, she transferred from Paris to New York in 2013. The intervening years were extremely productive; she has worked with a variety of clients in a manner that has developed into a harmonious balance of creative edge and business acumen, with her main clients being L’Oréal Fine Fragrance and Unilever’s Axe brand.

Indeed it is Ermenidis’ unusual cross-category expertise which has propelled her to the top of her metier and led her to being singled out by perfumers and clients as their preferred creative partner. Acting as a bridge between these two all-important categories and applying creative as well as strategic understanding equally across her assignments, she has been singled out as a role model for the future of the Fragrance Development Role here at Firmenich.

Perhaps the next Notable is working at the next desk or leading groundbreaking projects at your company.

Nominations for The Notables class of 2017 are currently being accepted. Please consider the worthy young executives at your company. To nominate, click HERE. The deadline is Thursday, December 1.

Now, meet Clio Ermenidis…

Foundation Five

Favorite smell: “Vanilla”
Favorite flower: “Rose, probably”
Favorite food: “Chocolate cake”
Most vivid olfactory memory: “It’s my grandmother’s smell. She used to wear Organza.”

Photo: Clio Ermenidis

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