David Apel


David Apel



“Welcome the unexpected; surprise in life is usually a gift“

David Apel, Vice President and Senior Perfumer for Symrise, is one of the internationally top-ranked professionals in his eld. He began his career in 1980 in the fragrance labs at Givaudan, where he became captivated by the raw materials of perfume creation and embarked on a journey to study perfumery. After an apprenticeship, studies at home and abroad, and heading the Chromatography laboratory, he became a Perfumer.

From 1993-1997 David worked as a ne fragrance perfumer in Paris. While there, he joined Fragrance Resources, eventually returning to the US and opening their Fine Fragrance Creation center in New York. In 2001 he returned to Givaudan as Executive Perfumer of Fine Fragrance.

David joined the Symrise team in 2007, bringing with him a wealth of international experiences, and of course, his passion for creating beautiful, luxurious fragrances.
David has five children and shares his life and passions for cooking, painting, travel and entertaining with his wife, the Perfumer Caroline Sabas.

Creations include Escape for Men from Calvin Klein, Black Orchid from Tom Ford, White Jasmine & Mint from Jo Malone & Hugo from Hugo Boss.


“Life is about relationships, unconventional but truthful“

As every artist does, Emilie Copperman believes in the power of dreams. Indeed she discovered her passion for the world of fragrances at the age of 14. The magical encounter with the Perfumer of the Rochas House was a determining factor in her life. She then decided to study organic chemistry and learned the job of Perfumer at the prestigious International Institute of Perfumes, Cosmetics & Aromas in Versailles.

For over 20 years, she has been working for the most prestigious fashion and designers brands. Her success relies on her capacity to follow feminine intuition. Her work has been many times awarded by peers and institutional recognitions such as Lalique Prize of the Talents du Luxe in 2011.

Accomplished woman, Emilie is also the mother of 4 children: an other job she manages with the same energy and passion!

Creations include Extatic from Balmain, Black XS Her from Paco Rabanne, Floriental from Comme des Garçons & Bois d’Iris from Van Cleef & Arpels.