Mr Andrew Burton of Coty Prestige visited V.G. Vaze College Mumbai in November to learn more about the work of COFVI and explore potential areas ...
Building on its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Firmenich is proud to announce its collaboration with the College of Fragrance for the Visually Impaired (COFVI), in India to enable professional opportunities for its visually impaired graduates. This relationship builds on Firmenich’s expanding collaboration with blind and visually impaired people as “sensory panelists” to assess flavors and fragrances.
Following the publication of research indicating a heightened level of odour perception amongst the visually impaired; several Fragrance companies have now provided employment to students of a new perfumery course designed specifically for the visually impaired.
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The second batch of students have begun a course designed to help the visually impaired enter the fragrance industry, following ground-breaking research that showed that the blind and partially sighted often have an enhanced sense of smell.
Ten new students will begin a 12 month course at The College of Fragrance for the Visually Impaired (COFVI) on the 10th of September in Mumbai.
In a fascinating lecture at the conference, the work of COFVI (The College of Fragrance for the Visually Impaired) was described by Sheetal Desai, Managing Director at CPL Aromas India.