CPL Aromas’ group turnover exceeds £100m for the first time.

An excellent year of trading ending March 2019 saw CPL Aromas’ group turnover exceed £100m for the first time at £106m, a 17% sales growth compared to the previous year. This was despite a turbulent year where major raw material crises hit the fragrance industry. Good supplier relationships and excellent stock management meant that CPL customer disruption was minimised across the business.

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CPL AROMAS COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF THE UK FRAGRANCE BUSINESS OF AROMATIC FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES LTD (AFF)

International fragrance house CPL Aromas has successfully completed its acquisition of the UK fragrance business of AFF, along with the export fragrance business managed by the UK division. All AFF fragrance customers have successfully been migrated to CPL and the manufacture of current orders begins today at both CPL’s UK manufacturing site in Northamptonshire and at their Jebel Ali factory in Dubai.

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Francis Pickthall

​We are so sorry and sad to tell you that our beloved brother Francis Pickthall lost his short and brutal battle with cancer and died last Friday. The loss to our family and company is immeasurable. Rest in Peace Bro. Love, Nick Pickthall and Chris Pickthall

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Roses

CPL’s ‘Specialist Natural Team’ visited last year’s Bulgarian & Turkish Rose Oil harvests for their inaugural field trips. The team comprises members of the Purchasing, Perfumery, Analytical, QC, FM and Regulatory departments.

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CAFOD, Community Development in Cambodia

We are working with CAFOD and their partners in Cambodia towards Community Development for indigenous people. We are pleased to report that our support is enabling local organisation - 'Development and Partnership in Action' to improve the lives of over 5,260 indigenous people living in 18 villages across Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri Provinces.

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Cos Stores and The Fir Tree

Cos Stores, part of the H&M group, are soon to launch their new Christmas windows in a range of their UK stores featuring an installation developed by Lizzie Ostrom, aka Odette Toilette, in collaboration with CPL Aromas.

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Looking to the future

Now the four week circus of shows is over, many trends have started to circulate and many thoughts and ideas have been thrown around. Here is one trend which especially applies to fragrance and fashion in today’s problematic economy. The rise of the small, the rise of the individual, the rise of the limited edition, the rise of products with integrity, the rise of local, the rise of the special and the rise of craft.

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10th Perfumers Conference- Sicily

CPL Aromas’ team of worldwide perfumers gathered in Sicily, Italy from October 15th – 18th to attend the latest biennial Perfumers Conference. The four-day event provided a great forum for all perfumers and technical team members to share information, discuss industry trends and inspire creativity.

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A Nose for The Best Naturals

CPL Aromas Forms A New Team to Sniff Out the Best Oils CPL Aromas, the largest ‘fragrance-only’ fragrance house in the world has created an internal group of specialists to sniff out the best essential oils around the world. The scheme ensures not only quality but authenticity, consistency, traceability and sustainability when sourcing materials. The first challenges for the newly formed 'Specialist Naturals Team' took the team of 8 people to Bulgaria and then to Turkey for the 2018 Rose Oil harvests. The team comprises people from the Group’s Purchasing, Perfumery, Analytical, Quality Control, Formulation Management andRegulatory departments.

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CPL Aromas Dubai Appoints New Sales Director

CPL Aromas has appointed Khurram Khan as its Dubai Sales Director. Khurram Khan joined CPL Aromas one year ago and has gained valuable experience of the business in several key markets which includes Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka where he became CPL’s Regional Sales Manager.

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CPL Aromas Appoints Head of Sustainability

CPL Aromas is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Heron as its first Head of Sustainability. This new appointment has been made to help ensure CPL’s commitment to provide a sustainable future within the fragrance industry. CPL believes that sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations by providing a balance between the interests of the environment, society and economy.

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An interview with CPL Aromas’ Global Purchasing Director - Nick Moore

Nick is a world-class raw materials buyer and is respected throughout the industry for his knowledge and tough yet fair negotiating. Nick embodies all our values so well, and he continues to develop within CPL Aromas – now as the youngest member of our Global Operating Board. Nick celebrates his 20th Anniversary at CPL Aromas and we asked him to share with us some insights into his profession.

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CPL to take part in event at Tate Modern, London

CPL UK staff members Pascale Cumming-Benson and Aitana López de Carrión have assisted in creating one of the 21 experiments that will explore how our olfactory experience is also in fact produced, shaped and understood by our other senses – in particular, touch.

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CPL Aromas Dubai harnesses solar energy

CPL Aromas, the world’s leading fragrance-only fragrance house, is known for embracing environmental sustainability programmes in running its business and sourcing fragrance materials. Now, its major manufacturing facility in Dubai is to create a private solar power plant that will offset 326,041kg of carbon dioxide annually.

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Fashion expert Tony Glenville to work with CPL Aromas

Tony Glenville is Consultant Creative Director at London College of Fashion (LCF), University of the Arts London. He is also Couture Editor for Luxure magazine. In his new role, he will publish regular online articles written for CPL Aromas’ website.

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The artful science of fragrances

Tim Whiteley, Global Research & Development Director at CPL Aromas, and Angela Stavrevska, UK Creative Director and Perfumer, talks about the company’s new R&D centre and some of the ground-breaking research.

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A fusion of CPL’s Creative talent visits India

The CPL Aromas world-wide team of Creative Perfumers gathered in Kerala India during November for the biennial Perfumers conference organised to promote creativity and the exchange of ideas amongst the company’s perfumery team.

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