Creator of the Eaux de Parfum “ 1979 New Wave ” and “ 1992 Purple Night ”.
Dominique Ropion discovered the profession very early. As a high school student, he did many summer jobs at Roure and it was during an internship that he was invited to join the in-house perfumery school with perfumers Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Pierre Bourdon. After 3 years of training in Grasse, he joined Roure and created his first famous perfume Ysatis for Givenchy in 1984. After Roure, Florasynth, and Dragoco, Dominique joined the fine fragrance team of IFF in Paris in 2000. There, he refines a still artisanal approach by working the perfume as an olfactory form, like a sculptor. He starts from a central theme, composed around a raw material and shapes it with reliefs, volume and contrast effects.
He received the International Perfume Award in 2008, was made "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" in 2012, and will receive a FIFI of Honor in 2019 for his entire career as a Perfumer.