Our Sophia is a living legend. She has inspired the world of beauty with her vibrancy and unparalleled ability to create simple scents and turn them into global phenomena. An act of generosity, her fragrances are universal. She was a pioneer in understanding what women wanted and crafted superior fragrances that ignited deep emotional experiences. She is one of the most successful and iconic perfumers of our generation, and we are proud she has been recognized with this exceptional award by the industry she loves.
— Nicolas Mirzayantz of International Flavors & Fragrances, commenting on the Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement award given to perfumer Sophia Grojsman yesterday at the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards.