Groupe leader recognized for visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to global fragrance industry
Clichy, 16 June 2023 - L'Oréal today announced that Groupe CEO Nicolas Hieronimus has been inaugurated into the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame, celebrating a distinguished career that has elevated fine fragrance-making at L’Oréal and expanded global access to luxury fragrances. The Fragrance Foundation honored Nicolas Hieronimus during its annual industry awards ceremony in New York City, with actress Cate Blanchett presenting the distinction.
L’Oréal’s CEO was recognized for a decade of leadership that helped catapult L’Oréal to become the no.1 fine fragrance group in the world. As President, Selective Divisions including L’Oréal Luxe, Nicolas Hieronimus secured the extension of key licensing agreements including Armani, Valentino and Prada, growing the Groupe's portfolio to include 13 fragrance brands and numerous iconic scents including Lancôme La Vie est Belle, Libre and Black Opium by YSL Beauté, and Armani Si. Most recently, he orchestrated the planned acquisition of Aēsop, the Australian natural beauty brand, to cater to the global market for well-crafted luxury.
Nicolas Hieronimus has embedded the Groupe’s sense of purpose into the fragrance business, while simultaneously upholding the industry’s rigorous standards for quality and championing French savoir-faire. Under his leadership, sustainable sourcing of raw materials, conscientious consumption with refillable bottles, and close collaboration between L’Oréal brands, industry experts and global ambassadors have become the hallmarks of fine fragrance-making at L’Oréal Groupe.
“I am delighted to join the distinguished members of the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame. I am also deeply honored to receive the award from one of the most gifted actresses, Cate Blanchett, the iconic muse of Armani Si and a much-beloved member of the L’Oréal family,” said Nicolas Hieronimus, CEO, L’Oréal Groupe. “Perfumery has always been a source of fascination for me. I am endlessly inspired by our fragrance offerings and their ability to tell stories, evoke memories and stir emotions in our customers. Throughout my L’Oréal career, my teams and I have always aspired to create experiences that help each person to feel their best and most beautiful. I believe fragrance captures this highly personal approach to beauty while celebrating all ages, genders and lifestyles – the embodiment of L’Oréal’s belief in ‘beauty for each’. I am grateful for the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame recognition, which is an honor I share with all L’Oréal teams.”
“We are thrilled to honor Nicolas Hieronimus in The Fragrance Foundation's Hall of Fame. Under his esteemed leadership, the talents of the L'Oréal team and the fragrance community have created legendary scents,” said Linda G. Levy, President, The Fragrance Foundation. “Nicolas has propelled fragrance to great heights as an iconic visionary with his deep understanding of the fragrance consumer."
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