Anne Flipo – Effervescent, Curious, Hedonist, Always In Search Of New Challenges

Anne Flipo

Anne Flipo

Underneath The Surface

Sensitive and subtle, Anne Flipo’s perfumes can be defined as an eloquence of style that stems from a passion for flowers and gardens…

An awakening of the senses

Far from the perfumeries of Grasse, it was in Picardy, where she spent her childhood surrounded by the fragrances of wild flowers, well groomed flowerbeds and well cared for vegetable gardens, that her olfactive sensitivity started to develop. “That’s where I learned about nature and the basics of an art of living made up of simple pleasures; I was fascinated by nature and have wonderful memories of family cooking and cake making, not forgetting my love for music, an essential part of my personal stability” she says.

The discovery of a vocation

This came much later and “it was just a question of luck”, Anne points out with the sincerity which is so distinctively hers. After the Baccalaureate, she went to ISIPCA and it was during her apprenticeship when she learned to memorise the properties of raw materials that she discovered the magic of essential oils and their evocative power. Infected by the perfume virus, it became a real love affair—with a dedication and vitality which have never left her.

Then came her first steps in the professional world of perfume, contact with people who would become important for her and the development of her own style of creation; she started out at Dalaire, Florasynth and Creations Aromatiques, and then put the finishing touches to her formulas alongside Jean-Louis Sieuzac, Michel Almairace and other master perfumers whose virtuosity she still admires.

Charabot, and then her work with Pamela Roberts and Marie Dumont for L’Artisan Parfumeur provided her with some of her first solo successes. Carefully and unpretentiously, she has confirmed her style, a totally natural range of delicate nuances conjured up from memory, carefully analysed and reinterpreted. Today, at IFF, her know-how is being taken a step further by gaining greater knowledge in high tech materials and perfume composition: “I finally let myself go, I am so much more relaxed and believe in my own intuition at last.” she says.

The art of approach

For a long time devoted to the world of feminine fragrance, she has now put her talent to work in the composition of masculine fragrance “it was difficult for me at first to get into this type of perfumery. Now I am totally at home, she says, it’s a whole new territory with a lot of potential and I realised that it can be extremely fulfilling and create tremendous enthusiasm and drive”.

Enthusiasm and drive, basic essentials for this perfumer who sees her profession as a game where the rules change all the time: “you have to understand what a client is looking for to the point where it becomes your own, you soak in the spirit of a project, study it from every angle: perfume is an eternal challenge where you have to confront the imperfection of things. As long as there is still a sensation of the unaccomplished – everything remains possible, it’s the same principle in life”.

Effervescent, curious, very much a hedonist, always in search of new challenges, Anne admits she has a taste for solitude—something you would never guess from her openness and warmth. “Solitude is not conducive to inspiration. You need more than just yourself as a catalyst … I like to be alone but at the same time I need people around me so I can continue to enrich my knowledge and learn new things all the time. Perfume starts with the people and things around you, with language: words and emotions are our primary materials.”

Designation: VP Perfumer, International Flavors & Fragrances, Paris

List of fragrances conceived:

Tentation de Violettes
Isabelle Derroisné
Siam Flamboyant
Isabelle Derroisné
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Donna Karan Woman
Donna Karan
La Vie est Belle
Lancôme
La Nuit de l’Homme Frozen Cologne
Yves Saint Laurent
Adidas Fizzy Energy
Adidas
Ghost Whisper
Ghost
S by Shakira Eau Florale
Shakira
Acqua Di Gioia Essenza
Giorgio Armani
Tonino Lamborghini Azione
Tonino Lamborghini
Saharienne
Yves Saint Laurent
L’Homme Cologne Gingembre
Yves Saint Laurent
Jeanne La Plume
Lanvin
Ô de L’Orangerie
Lancôme
The Essence Summer Ice
Porsche Design
Toujours Glamour
Moschino
Essence Pure Ice pour Femme
S.T. Dupont
Lady Million
Paco Rabanne
Acqua di Gioia
Giorgio Armani
Nanette
Nanette Lepore
Very Irresistible for Men Summer Sorbet, Givenchy
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent
Manifesto
Yves Saint Laurent

La Nuit de l’Homme
Yves Saint LaurentAbsolutely Irresistible
Givenchy

Jeanne
Lanvin

2L’Or Blanc
Torrente

The Essence
Porsche Design

Islan Capri
Michael Kors

Soleil de Rochas
Rochas

Miss Me Eau Discrète
Stella Cadente

Miss Me Eau Discrète
Stella Cadente

Island Hawaï
Michael Kors

Tendre Kiss
Lalique

Essence Pure Femme
S.T Dupont

Skin
Trussardi

Skin
Trussardi

Œillet Sauvage
L’Artisan Parfumeur

Jacinthe des Bois
L’Artisan Parfumeur

Verte Violette
L’Artisan Parfumeur

La chasse aux papillons
L’Artisan Parfumeur

Laura
Laura Biagiotti

Un été en Provence
Escada

Chiffon Sorbet
Escada

Bogner Man
Bogner

Miss Boucheron
Boucheron

Very Irresistible Men Fresh Attitude
Givenchy

Fleur de Narcisse 2007
L’Artisan Parfumeur

1L’Homme YSL
Yves Saint Laurent

Very Irresistible for Men
Givenchy

Fleur d’Oranger
L’Artisan Parfumeur

My Queen
Alexander Mc Queen

Barbara Bui Le Parfum
Barbaba Bui

Poupée
Rochas

Jeans For Women
Trussardi

Freigeist
Wolfgang Joop

Freigeist
Wolfgang Joop

Rykiel Woman
Sonia Rykiel

Nanette
Nanette Lepore
 
Very Irresistible for Men Summer Sorbet
Givenchy
 
La Nuit de l’Homme
Yves Saint Laurent
 
Absolutely Irresistible
Givenchy
 
Jeanne
Lanvin
 
2L’Or Blanc
Torrente
 
The Essence
Porsche Design
 
Islan Capri
Michael Kors
 
Soleil de Rochas
Rochas
 
Miss Me Eau Discrète
Stella Cadente
 
Miss Me Eau Discrète
Stella Cadente
 
Island Hawaï
Michael Kors
 
Tendre Kiss
Lalique
 

Essence Pure Femme

S.T Dupont
 
Skin
Trussardi
 
Skin
Trussardi
 
Œillet Sauvage
L’Artisan Parfumeur
 
Jacinthe des Bois
L’Artisan Parfumeur
 
Verte Violette
L’Artisan Parfumeur
 
La chasse aux papillons
L’Artisan Parfumeur
 
Laura
Laura Biagiotti
 
Un été en Provence
Escada
 
Chiffon Sorbet
Escada
 
Bogner Man
Bogner
 
Miss Boucheron
Boucheron
 

Very Irresistible Men Fresh Attitude

Givenchy
 
Fleur de Narcisse 2007
L’Artisan Parfumeur
 
1L’Homme YSL
Yves Saint Laurent
 
Very Irresistible for Men
Givenchy
 
Fleur d’Oranger
L’Artisan Parfumeur
 
My Queen
Alexander Mc Queen
 
Barbara Bui Le Parfum
Barbaba Bui
 
Poupée
Rochas
 
Jeans For Women
Trussardi
 
Freigeist
Wolfgang Joop
 
Freigeist
Wolfgang Joop
 
Rykiel Woman
Sonia Rykiel

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