drom fragrances Welcomes Perfumer Jim Krivda in Light of U.S. Expansion


New York / Munich - August 17, 2018
On August 1st, Jim Krivda joined drom’s creative team as Vice President, Senior Perfumer, based out of drom’s fragrance design studio in New York City. The strategic growth of the local team of perfumers will further contribute to the revamped U.S. strategy of the international fragrance house.


Under the new leadership of Bertrand Lemont, drom’s U.S. operations have been going through a renewal process for several months, driving its business with the mid-size domestic brands. “Jim is a great fit for drom. He shares our philosophy of unlimited creativity and collective success, which enables us to service our clients with customized and innovative fragrances,” says Lemont. “We are very happy to welcome him to our perfumery team in the U.S.”

Krivda joins drom from Mane and brings 33 years of cross-category industry experience in fine fragrance, personal care and air care. He started his career at Firmenich, training under the tutelage of French Master Perfumers Elie Roger and Harry Fremont. Krivda has also spent time at Fragrance Resources (acquired by IFF) and Givaudan. He holds a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Management.

It is our passion to create extraordinary fragrance compositions. As an international fragrance house we stand for quality and creativity for more than 100 years. At drom, consciousness of tradition meets start-up flair. With an exceptional sense for trends we are individually responsive to our clients and create tailor-made fragrances and concepts.

We work hand in hand with our clients and offer way more than just our olfactive competence – in our focus are their individual needs and thanks to our unique company structure, we are flexible to react fast while in the meantime big enough to work with brand manufacturers throughout the world. Divided onto 5 international creative centres, the visionary perfumers of drom fragrances create unique scents each day for fine fragrances, cosmetics & toiletries, hair, body and home care. With our 500 employees in Europe, Asia, Middle East and America, we provide experts for each segment and offer a 360° insight into the global market.

The urge to create something „special“ has always been the driving force of the succesful family company, which is already run by third generation by the brothers Dr. Andreas Storp and Dr. Ferdinand Storp and which belongs to the top ten fragrance houses worldwide. Our harmonized production with hightech-manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA, China and Brazil allows us to meet the growing market demands.

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