Carlos Benaim :: Perfumers

Carlos Benaim, perfumer

Carlos Benaïm was born and raised in Tangiers, Morocco. He trained as a chemical engineer before entering a training program at International Flavors & Fragrances in 1967; he trained under Bernard Chant and Ernest Shiftan. He is currently a senior perfumer at IFF.

Carlos Benaïm was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Perfumers in 2004, and a Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement award from the Fragrance Foundation in 2014. In 2013, he was named Master Perfumer at IFF, the first perfumer to be so designated at the company.

Fragrances created by Carlos Benaïm

A Lab On Fire Liquid Night (2012)
Aramis Cool Blend (2010)
Avon + Christian Lacroix Nuit de Christian Lacroix for Women (2011)
Boucheron Jaipur Bracelet (2012)
Bvlgari Jasmin Noir (2008, with Sophie Labbé)
Cacharel Amor Amor Delight (2010, with Anne Flipo & Veronique Nyberg)
Cacharel Promesse (2005, with Sophie Labbé)
Calvin Klein CK IN2U Her (2007, with Loc Dong)
Calvin Klein Contradiction for men (with Pierre Wargnye)
Calvin Klein Eternity for men (1989)
Calvin Klein Eternity Summer for men (2008, with Jean Marc Chaillan)
Calvin Klein Euphoria (2005, with Dominique Ropion & Loc Dong)
Calvin Klein Euphoria Blossom (2006, with Loc Dong)
Calvin Klein Euphoria for men (2006, with Loc Dong & Jean Marc Chaillan)
Calvin Klein Euphoria Men Intense (2008, with Loc Dong)
Calvin Klein Euphoria Spring Temptation (2009, with Loc Dong)
Carolina Herrera Aqua (2005)
Carolina Herrera Carolina (2003, with Clement Gavarry)
Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera (1988)
Carolina Herrera Chic Men (2004, with Jean Marc Chaillan)
Chloe Collection 2005 (with Clement Gavarry)
Christian Dior Pure Poison (2004, with Dominique Ropion & Olivier Polge)
Coty La Voce by Renee Fleming (2008)
Diana Vreeland Outrageously Vibrant (2014)
Dunhill Icon (2015)
Elizabeth Arden Provocative Interlude (2006, with Loc Dong)
Elizabeth Arden Red Door (1989, with Olivier Gillotin)
Elizabeth Arden Red Door 25 (2014)
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura (2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes (2010)
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds (1991)
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Lustre (2014)
Frédéric Malle Eau de Magnolia (2014)
Giorgio Armani Armani Code for women (2006, with Dominique Ropion & Olivier Polge)
Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani White for men
Givenchy Very Irresistible for women (with Sophie Labbe & Dominique Ropion)
Halston Halston Man (2009)
Halston Halston Woman (2009)
Helena Rubinstein Wanted (2009, with Dominique Ropion)
J Del Pozo Halloween Fleur (2013, with Olivier Polge & Nicolas Beaulieu)
Liz Claiborne Mambo Men (2001)
Loewe Aire Loco (2009, with Yves Cassar)
Loewe Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (2007, with Emilio Valeras)
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Promenade in the Gardens (2013)
Mariah Carey Luscious Pink (2008, with Loc Dong)
Mariah Carey M by Mariah Carey (2007, with Loc Dong)
Nina Ricci Premier Jour (2001, with Sophie Labbé)
Prada Prada Eau de Parfum (2004, with Clement & Max Gavarry)
Prada Prada Tendre (2006, with Clement Gavarry)
Ralph Lauren Polo (1978)
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue (2002, with Christophe Laudamiel)
Ralph Lauren Polo Modern Reserve (2008)
Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Oud (2015)
S-Perfume Himiko (2014)
S-Perfume Musk S (2014)
Sean John I am King (2008, with Loc Dong, Jean Marc Chaillan & Laurent Le Guernec)
Shanghai Tang Gold Lily (2015)
Shanghai Tang Jade Dragon (2015)
Shanghai Tang L’Orient (2015)
Shanghai Tang Mandarin Tea (2015)
Shanghai Tang Orchid Bloom  (2015)
Shanghai Tang Oriental Pearl  (2015)
Shanghai Tang Rose Silk  (2015)
Shanghai Tang Spring Jasmine  (2015)
Viktor & Rolf Eau Mega (2009, with Olivier Polge)
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (2005, with Olivier Polge & Domitille Bertier)
Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme Libre (2011)
Zara Woman

Selected quotes

There's an old Arab saying: whatever is not given, is lost. That's how I've tried to live my life and my career. (via Happi, 6/1/2004)

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