COFVI is a unique education initiative in Mumbai, India, funded by Fragrance industry partners.

Research conducted by CPL Aromas and the Blind Person Association (Mumbai) clearly showed significantly heightened levels of odour perception in the visually impaired.

Based on these findings the Department of Cosmetics and Perfumery, V.G. Vaze College in Mumbai agreed to create a perfumery course designed to give visually impaired students the basic skills and training needed to work in the fragrance industry.

On completion of the program, students have been successful in finding full time placements in the fragrance industry in India.

The initiative continues to be a success with more students enrolled, providing tangible results and demonstrating the exceptional abilities of the visually impaired in identifying and distinguishing complex odours.

COFVI hopes that this initiative will inspire Fragrance Houses throughout the world to consider training and employing the visually impaired.

Our students & the team with Coty prestige.

Industry Partners

Real and long-lasting change can only be ushered in when all of us come together to make it possible. Inclination towards social responsibility and contribution to sustainable development is fast becoming the mark of distinction for leading corporate and top brands. Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuous commitment of a corporate body to improve community wellbeing through discretionary business practices and ethical contributions of corporate resources.

We work closely with companies ensuring constructive partnerships that work for the benefit of students in COFVI. We appreciate the efforts of the companies who have associated with us and supported us by recruiting our students in their companies, promoting the cause & providing funds for the same.

Our work is supported by several national and international corporates

We encourage companies and individuals with philanthropic values to partner with us, so that together we can make the lives of these visually impaired better. There are many opportunities that individuals and businesses could explore with us and partner with us for.

If interested kindly write to us at hello@cofvi.com

Industry partners are – CPL Aromas, KEVA, Anthea, Eternis & Firmenich so far