Based in New York and Paris, Crafting Beauty opened its doors in 2010 to fill a void in the fragrance and beauty industry, answering the need for all sized companies wanting to create their own In-House fragrance line. Led by François Damide, Crafting Beauty’s team of creative and passionate individuals is committed to offer a complete turnkey solution, from perfume creation, packaging design, prototyping, through the manufacturing process of the finished product, ready to sell. Crafting Beauty acts as your fragrance production department, a full service contract manufacturer.
In 1986, François Damide left his hometown of Caudry, France to fulfill the American Dream, becoming CEO of the US branch of Solstiss & Bucol, the French Haute Couture lace and Hermès silk manufacturer. With twenty years’ experience designing and producing custom-made patters, textures, colors and embellishments for designers such as Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, he acquired the skill to translate an idea into an expertly-designed, finished product.
When he became President of the US subsidiary of Arthes Fragrance Group, François discovered all facets of the fragrance world from scent creation to product development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. His new-found love for the perfume industry, coupled with his fashion design and craftsmanship expertise, gave birth to Crafting Beauty in 2010.
Since its inception, Crafting Beauty has collaborated with Master Perfumers such as Ralf Schwieger, Christophe Laudamiel, and Bertrand Duchaufour in the creation and production of unique fragrance products for brands including Natalie Fragrance, Bobby Jones, The Vagabond Prince, L’Arganique Beauté, Jouany, New London Pharmacy and L’Olivier among many others.