Alberto Morillas

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Name: Alberto Morillas
Gender: Male
D.O.B: 1950

Home Country: Spain
Status: Alive Residence: Geneva, Switzerland EmploymentSwiss Fragrance and Flavor Firm Firmenich  

Alberto Morillas is a Spanish master perfumer. He works at  Firmenich, the Swiss fragrance and flavor firm and owns his dependent line called Mizensir. His outstanding creations includeds Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò, Calvin Klein CK One, Skinn and Marc Jacobs Daisy.  

EARLY LIFE

Morillas was born in 1950 in the Spanish province of Seville. He moved to Switzerland at age ten where he later studied for two years at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva. As a perfumer, Morillas cites his mother’s favorite perfume Rochas a fashion, beauty, and perfume house founded in 1925 by French designer Marcel Rochas best known for its Femme perfume to be one of the centre for his inspiration while he was growing up. 

By his adult age he also list Vogue article about French perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain to also be a source that inspired him into perfume production. Morillas’ childhood in the captivating baroque province of Seville was filled with the scent of the well, medlar trees, jasmine, and laundry hanging on the line; which helped him developed his inquisitive nature. Being surrounded by his perfumery ingredients Morillas had no other desire to do anything else aside experiment and make perfumes. 

At the age of 20, and known for his self taught perfumery skills, Morillas was already testing his hands on perfume production. After joining Firmenich in 1970, the perfume genius has gone on to create nearly 7000 perfumes till date. In 1975 he has made his way to the A list of the industry perfumers with the creation Must de Cartier, the jewelry company's first fragrance.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PERFUME INDUSTRY

After years of perfumery evolution in modern time, Morillas’ style and techniques continue to stand out; which has earned him the prestigious Prix François Coty in 2003 and the Master Perfumer the very first perfumer honored by the Fragrance Foundation’s with the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award. He is known for using his knowledge of perfume history which fuses with natural and modern synthetic techniques, due of his long-term partnership with research and development chemists to create true works of art. As Morillas notes, “Perfumery is the mirror of society. I am the artist who interprets these emotions”. 

In 1997 Morillas and his wife began a line of scented candles called Mizensir. Their desire to capture scents in wax requires extensive knowledge about raw materials and their uses, as well as testing how these scents are affected by the properties of wax. The business grew to offer 80 different candles with Morillas expanding the brand to include 17 perfumes in 2015. He also collaborated with Penhaligon to create a custom perfumery service called Bespoke by Alberto Morillas. Bespoke by Alberto Morillas is based the Salon de Parfum with department store Harrods in London.

ALBERTO MORILLAS PERFUMES

His notable perfumes include:

  • Must de Cartier (1975) 
  • Calvin Klein CK One (1994)
  • Estée Lauder Pleasures (1995)
  • Givenchy Pi (1998)
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio (1996)
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Pour Homme
  • Kenzo Flower (2000) 
  • Tommy Hilfiger Tommy
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy
  • Bulgari Omnia (2003) 
  • Penhaligon's Iris Prima (2013) 
  • Thierry Mugler Cologne
  • Valentino Valentina (2011) 
  • Versace Pour Homme
  • Gucci Bloom
  • By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad (2012) 
  • Eric Buterbaugh Apollo Hyacinth (2015) 
  • Eric Buterbaugh Fragile Violet (2015) 
  • Eric Buterbaugh Kingston Osmanthus (2016)
  • Zara Home Aqua Bergamota (2016) 
  • Zara Home Evitorial Twist (2016)  
  • Bulgari Goldea (2017)
  • By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme (2017) 
  • By Kilian Musk Oud
  • Le Labo Vanille 44
  • Mizensir Bois De Mysore
  • Mizensir Vanilla Bergamot
  • Mizensir L'Envers Du Paradis
  • Mizensir Eau De Gingembre
  • Mizensir Little Bianca
  • Mizensir Sweet Praline
  • Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori (2018) 
  • Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori
  • Gucci Guilty Absolute
  • Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme
  • Titan Skinn
  • Fragrance One Office For Men (2018)
  • Bulgari Man Wood Essence (2018) 
  • Bulgari Omnia Pink Sapphire (2018) 
  • Fragrance One Black Tie (2021)
  • O Boticário Malbec Bleu (2021)

 

“There is always doubt even when we’ve learned everything there is to know. A formula is similar to a well-written sentence: you can choose from a thousands of beautiful words, however it is the emotion with which they are brought together, that makes it impactful.”

- Alberto Morillas





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