Françoise Caron was born in Grasse to a family involved in the trade of raw materials for perfume. She is the sister of perfumer Olivier Cresp. She trained at Roure before working for Givaudan and Quest among others. She has been with Takasago since 2007. She was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture in 2012.