Mr. Laudamiel spent his childhood in wild parts of France and New Caledonia. He learnt within his family about tulips, narcissi, wild berries, herbs, spices, woods and the tropical fruits, as well as about merciless quality criteria. A background duality between natural wilderness and chemistry, and a total devotion to beauty and science have shaped his vision of bringing Perfumery to a higher awareness level, as a true Art form, in people's lives and in the academics. From the beginning, he distinguished with a very personal creative style which he later polished with established perfumers in Paris. His inspirations stem from atmospheres or conceptual ambiances, "he thinks outside of the bottle" (IFF quote), collaborates with fine artists and designers, and keeps his exploration going by creating for queens of the night in New York City such as the now famed Amanda Lepore.
Mr. Laudamiel graduated Valedictorian with a Master's Degree in Chemistry from France, was teaching assistant at Harvard University and teaching fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Perfumer-Creator Degree from Procter & Gamble in 1997, and was later promoted to Senior Perfumer. He is uniquely inventor on several patents citing new molecules and new fragrance diffusion techniques. He holds national and international awards, is a member of the American Society of Perfumers, the French Perfumers' Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the World Wildlife Fund and the French League for Bird Protection. He enjoys running, dancing, and the performing arts.
Areas of active research involve the integration of inexpensive software adaptations, existing mainstream technologies, mobile platforms, and the Internet. Current projects include the development of a web-based tool for the automated production of tactile street maps (TMAP); investigation of the use of an off-the-shelf smartpen as a platform for next-generation audio/tactile graphics; a psychophysical investigation of haptically-integrated sonification techniques; and the development of a virtual, wireless Braille keyboard (the WearaBraille) for use with smartphones and mobile platforms.