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The Art & Science of Perfumery

We are the artists of fragrance, as established professionals in the Art and Science of Perfumery, our members develop the fragrances of the world!

Our Partners & Affiliates

Welcome to the American

Society of Perfumers

The American Society of Perfumers, Inc. (ASP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1947. Our current membership is approximately three hundred professional perfumers, all based in the U.S. At the ASP, our primary goal is to uphold the high standards of professional perfumery in the U.S. while representing our members internationally.

By supporting our members through apprenticeships and networking events, we ensure the continuation of the traditions of classical perfumery. We host annual meetings and sponsor events in order to promote public engagement with the fragrance industry in the U.S.  Our active role in the World Perfumery Congress, a bi-annual international networking and educational event, connects the ASP’s members and our ideas with the global fragrance community. 

Join us at The Global Stage of Fragrance

The World Perfumery Congress (WPC) is the global stage for fragrance creativity, ingredients, technology and business—providing the ideal forum for discussing the industry’s latest issues and breakthroughs.

The unique three-day educational and networking forum unites fragrance industry professionals, their suppliers and brand marketers to discuss current and future opportunities.

29 June - 1 July 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami, Florida

* English will be the official language of the World Perfumery Congress

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The Perfumer

Before becoming perfumers, American Society of Perfumers members studied, apprenticed with a master perfumer, and worked in a fragrance laboratory for many years.

The training process to become an ASP perfumer is intense, rigorous, and lengthy. The first task for an apprentice perfumer is to study hundreds of natural and synthetic materials, committing them to memory.

Once the apprentice develops a strong olfactive memory, they develop their formulations skills by performing countless experiments. These experiments involve the study, observation, and mastery of the effects of ingredients both alone and in complex fragrance compositions.

Because everything's better with fragrance

Personal Care

our mission is to Educate, Support and Promote Perfumers in the fragrance industry both domestically and abroad.

Fine Fragrance

the high code of perfumery ethics established by our organization maintains respect for perfumery as an artistic work of the mind.


we help to insure appropriate regulatory guidelines and standards set for safe and beautiful fragrances.


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Board Members

Christopher Dienno

Vincent Kuczinski

Sherri Sebastian

James Krivda

John Gamba

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