Zanos director Julian Sarkar was delighted to attend SIMPPAR 2017 this month as a guest of the French Society of Perfumers.
SIMPPAR is the Salon International des Matieres Premieres pour la Parfumerie – or, in English, the International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery – and takes place in odd-numbered years.
At the 13th exhibition, which took place earlier this month, Julian was able to meet with producers of raw fragrance ingredients, as well as the people who create perfumes using those aroma ingredients.
SIMPPAR is open to all interested parties from throughout the fragrance industry, and those in attendance ranged from manufacturers and perfumers, to R&D and marketing teams, buyers, academics and journalists.
More than 70 exhibitors from all over the world headed to the convention centre at the hotel Espace Champerret in Paris, for two days of meetings, exhibitions and social events on June 14th-15th.
For 2017, the event’s Perfume Creator Prize, given to a budding young perfumer aged below 35, had a theme that looked back to the 1960s and in particular the citrus aroma family Chypre, and how it is being used in modern-day perfumes.
Although the SIMPPAR convention itself has now been held 13 times, the International Perfumer’s Prize reached its 60th anniversary in 2017, having begun in 1957, and this perhaps is part of what inspired the ‘sixties’ theme for this year’s award.
SIMPPAR is open only to those within the fragrance industry and again was able to support two of the companies represented by Zanos, namely Payan Bertrand and DRT, both of whom were exhibiting. 2017 showed not only an increase in exhibitors but a significantly larger number of visitors in previous years. Additionally, by attending this important event, Julian is able to keep up to date with industry trends.
Zanos offer consulting services alongside our sourcing and distribution of aroma ingredients, and this means we are able to draw on our 25 years of industry experience to advise on market trends, strategic planning and other areas of fragrance products manufacture and marketing.
Attending events like SIMPPAR 2017 ensures that we keep our knowledge completely up to date, so that the consultation we offer is completely aligned with current trends and any newly developed fragrance ingredients.
Julian’s journeys to these and other events are an opportunity to catch up on these industry trends, to find new suppliers and new fragrance ingredients to bring to our own client base, and to make sure Zanos stay in our position as a leading voice in the aroma industry not only in the UK and Europe, but in international markets all around the world as well.