Annual sponsor of GIP (Grasse Institute of Perfumery)

Bordas is proud to be the 2020 annual sponsor of the Grasse Institute of Perfumery (GIP).

For us, it is a real pleasure and an honour to have the opportunity to sponsor this great and beautiful institution recognized worldwide for its unique formation.

All our team participates actively to transmit our savoir-faire, expertise and passion to the new students of this promotion, while we learn and enjoy together along this amazing project.


The winners: Christopher Pickel y WeiTe Peng.



Due to the current health context, the final event of the Grasse Institute of Perfumery was carried out digitally by videoconference. However, the circumstances in no way detracted from the great determination and motivation of the future perfumers.

During the event, where actors of a great kind from the perfumery sector were present, the five teams presented the wonderful creations resulting from the great work carried out throughout the complete annual course, using magnificent marketing presentations as support.

The members of the jury previously evaluated the submitted creations and selected the winning team after a very difficult deliberation due to the high level of all the projects.

The winning project was Dali’s Distortion, a creation inspired by Salvador Dalí, developed by the students Christopher Pickel, from the United States, and WeiTe Peng from Taiwan.

The deserved winners received as a gift The Big Book of Perfumery, and a gift card to subscribe to magazines of interest or perfumery boxes in Nez éditions

To end the ceremony, Mr. Philippe Massé, President of Prodarom, announced the next school sponsor, as a beginning of a new course.

From Bordas we want to thank the GIP team once again, for the opportunity of promoting this prestigious school. The involvement of teachers and students has been remarkable, and at Bordas we have learned as much as we have enjoyed accompanying them on this great adventure.

Congrats to the winners!
We wish all students a successful career in the wonderful perfume industry!



Students speak live about their emotions and feelings about the 2020 GIP Final Project.

We have recorded, together with the GIP team, some videos where students explain why they have chosen their celebrities, and how they feel about this amazing scented challenge.

Enjoy the videos!

Interview with Fanny

Interview with Ameera

Interview with Wade

Interview with Julie

Interview with Yaroslav

Interview with Elena

Interview with Matthew

Interview with Christopher

Interview with Armelle

bordas-anuncio-del-challengeGIP FINAL CHALLENGE


Today Bordas has announced the topic of the year-end project of this 2020 GIP promotion, which is a celebration of the importance of cultural heritage.

Given the current health context, it has not been possible for students to make their trip to Spain, so they did not have the opportunity to discover our country and its essences.

In this way, we wanted the students to take an imaginary journey that allows them to discover the renowned Spanish culture and raw materials through its artists.


Students must develop a Fragrance around the universe of one of the following Spanish personalities, embodying her personality, history and legacy.

Lola Flores: Dancer, actress and singer.

Pedro Almodovar: Film-maker.

Rafael Nadal: Superstar of tennis.

Salvador Dalí: Surrealism. Painter.

Santa Teresa de Jesús: Poet.

The Dutchess Cayetana de Alba, The 13th: Aristocrat.

Each character comes from different regions and historical periods, giving students the opportunity to investigate and experience the diversity of Spanish cultures and landscapes.

To enrich the project, the formula must include at least one of the following ingredients originating in the Mediterranean arc: Rosemary, Lemon, Lavender, Bigarade Orange and Labdanum.

Bordas expects students to be creative and original, but above all to express their personality as an artist.

At the end of its creation, Bordas will determine the five best fragrances. Therefore, the five selected students will work in duo with the other five remaining students to trickle down the formula in a hand soap, a product that has gained great interest in the market throughout this year due to the COVID19 pandemic.

We are looking forward to discovering the creations!



These two summer months, Bordas has travelled to Grasse, at least virtually, to carry out the first training lectures to the students of the 2020 promotion of Grasse Institute of Perfumery.

Our colleague Mr. Fernando Lorenzo García, Analytical Research and Instrumentation Manager, gave the first lecture on the Quality Control of Essential Oils and other Aroma Chemicals used in the Fragrance and Flavour Industry.

In addition, he presented some examples of the way in which Bordas controls the different quality aspects of each raw material and final product, while he showed them Bordas’ laboratories and facilities.

On the other hand, our colleague Mr. José Luis Ruiz, Purchasing Manager, spoke about the Sourcing.

During the presentation, our colleague addressed topics such as the importance of acquiring the raw material at its place of origin to guarantee its quality, sustainability, and fair trade, the variables that influence price-variation over the years and how teamwork between different departments of Bordas, our protocolised internal processes and the close relationship with each actor throughout the supply chain make every purchase a great success.

The students were genuinely interested in both subjects and asked numerous questions about them.

We cannot wait to share more moments with this great family!



We have already met the 12 students of this 2020 Grasse Institute of Perfumery promotion!
Just a few days ago, we were lucky to return to the wonderful and sunny city of Grasse, and to share a day with the GIP team and the new students.

During this fruitful day, Bordas introduced the company and the Fragrance department to the students, and held a videoconference with our headquarters in Seville to meet the entire team that will accompany students throughout this adventure: perfumers, project managers, quality control, analytical development, marketing and purchasing teams…

In addition, the students made a brief introduction of themselves, their careers and jobs they have done, describing what they expect from the course and their vision for the future.

Would you like to meet them? Do not miss the video!


After that, Bordas met the GIP team to determine and organise the different activities and the training interventions that we will carry out together throughout the year.

Before saying goodbye to all this wonderful team, we enjoyed a delicious cocktail with sea views, which allowed us all to meet each other depthly.

We are looking forward to returning to Grasse!



On Thursday, December 12th 2019, the team of Grasse Institute of Perfumery (GIP), students, their family, and Symrise and Bordas companies, gathered to celebrate the end of the academic year.

The Closing Ceremony is an important annual event where students defend their final-grade projects and their work and implication along the year are recognized by receiving the completion diplome.

The organization of the event, held in the International Perfume Museum, was excellent.

During the reception we had some time to meet each other and discuss with students about their passion and wishes for their future.

The ceremony was opened by Mr. Philippe Massé, President of PRODAROM, who gave an inspiring speech; followed by some interesting and brief interventions about the school, the learning experience they have lived and the fragrance industry.

Also students presented and defended their wonderful fragrance projects, and we all could discover and smell their so nice creations.
The jury formed by Symrise team, the 2019 sponsor, deliberated and chose the best project to be awarded.

During the evening, Bordas was presented as the next sponsor for the 2020 academic year. Our company thanked this great honour to all the GIP crew.

After the presentations and speeches, a wonderful and tasty valedictory cocktail were given to all the assistants. During the cocktail, Bordas’ team had the opportunity to share some more moments and talks with the students and to discover closier their creative projects.

We take advantage of this post to congratulate the new graduates. The future will not always be easy, but on behalf of the entire Bordas team, we encourage them and confirm that this path they have chosen is extremely exciting.

We would also like to thank all the GIP and Symrise teams for the exceptional organisation of this amazing ceremony we had the chance of sharing together.

gip-una-escuela-reconocida-en-el-mundoGIP: A WORLDWIDE RECOGNIZED SCHOOL

Grasse Institute of Perfumery (GIP) was founded in 2002 by ASFO Grasse and Prodarom, with the aim to transmit the heritage of perfumery to enthusiastic students around the world, through passion and experience.

Nowadays, Grasse Institute of Perfumery is a world well-renowned school dedicated to promoting high quality training to new perfumers and evaluators for their professional development in the precious and exciting perfume industry.

Throughout the academic year, future perfumers and evaluators will discover hundreds of natural and synthetic raw materials, will learn to create multiple scented accords and will develop fragrances adapted to every market application.

The faculty is made up of long-experienced professionals who teach updated training aimed at meeting the demands and needs of an international industry constantly evolving.

At the end of the training, students will have the opportunity to do a 6 months internship in a perfumery house, that will allow them to consolidate their knowledge and reinforce their acquired skills.

The close relationship between Bordas and the GIP was born several years ago thanks to the common interest in the progress of the perfume industry, and is based on the mutual admiration between both institutions and their members.

For Bordas, it is a real pleasure to have the opportunity to collaborate closely with this great and beautiful school that is recognized worldwide for its unique training.

The Power of Collaborations

As a sign of our engagement in the continuity and progress of the sector, Bordas works with and sponsors several worldwide institutions and events that belong to the fragrance industry.

In this way, the liaison between both parts allows for the sharing of expertise and passion, as well as spending plenty of enjoyable and pleasant moments together.

Contact us if you want to start a collaborative adventure with us.