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Firmenich Group company Agilex Fragrances has acquired Fragrance West from the Horn Company.

WHO: Los Angeles-based Fragrance West has been providing body, home, and air care perfume solutions to the small and mid-sized market since 2008.

Agilex Fragrances is a leading provider of innovative, high-quality fragrance products and related creative and technical services that was acquired by Firmenich in 2017. Agilex designs creative fragrances and innovative technical solutions for a broad range of market categories including air care, personal care, home care, fine fragrances and other products.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “The West Coast of the US is a unique ecosystem with thriving start-ups driving technology breakthroughs and natural lifestyle trends,” says Armand de Villoutreys, President Perfumery & Ingredients, Firmenich. “By expanding our presence on the West Coast, this acquisition advances our vision to shape the future of fragrance with leading innovation.”

“We are proud to have developed strong relationships with leading consumer product companies on the West Coast and across the US that have valued our commitment to innovation and service,” commented Jeff Martin, President, Horn. “Agilex, with its creativity and focus on serving small to mid-sized customers, will be a great partner for our trusted customers and a great long-term home for our colleagues.”

“I am delighted to be expanding Agilex Fragrances capabilities from the East to the West Coast,” said Mathias Hemberger, President, Agilex Fragrances. “Fragrance West’s in-depth local knowledge coupled with our innovation capabilities, is a winning combination to delight our customers across the US and open up new opportunities.”


  • Firmenich Group company Agilex Fragrances has acquired Fragrance West from the Horn Company.
  • Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
  • Agilex will become the only fragrance company in the middle market to operate with manufacturing capabilities on both the East and West Coast.
  • Upon the deal closure, Fragrance West will be fully integrated into Agilex France and its manufacturing facility will be maintained to ensure customer service.

Photo: Fragrance West

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