About us

Trusted Support

This project arose from the needs of several companies to achieve profesional and specialized support to chemical analysis and technical managament in the essential oils and fragrance industry. We offer the expertise and knowledge required for the interpretation of the complex world of natural products and fragrance raw materials.

> 200 Customers

Around the world


Always using the 'state-of-the-art'

 ISO Certified

ISO Chromessence essential oils


Alex Ruiz

Organic chemist and post-graduated in chromatography. He has about 20 years experience and an extensive knowledge in F&F and essential oils industry.

He comes from a family tradition in the world of essential oils, having worked for well-known companies and institutions related to the essential oil and F&F sector, since his father introduced him to the fascinating world of aroma chemistry in 1999.

Alex is a member of the ISO-TC54 subcommittee of essential oils standardization for years, and co-author of several scientific papers.

Founder & Scientific Director

Andrea Villa

He was born in Milan, Italy. He has a degree in Chemistry (University of Turin) and a Master's degree in Agricultural Chemistry from Ireland.

With several years of experience in chemical and pharmaceutical, his team leadership and optimism bring energy and passion to the laboratory's day-to-day operations.

Lab Coordinator

Luciano Colombina

He was born in Mendoza, Argentina. He has a degree in Chemistry (University of Granada), and a Master's degree in Biotechnology.

His analytical mind and perseverance in his work are the best asset for keeping our analyses highly efficient.

GC/MS Analyst

Nancy Ortega

R+D Analyst

Chromessence Team 5

Julien Rappeneau

He was born closed to Dijon, in France. Passionate of smells, he discovered the perfumery world around 16. Thus, he followed this professional path during his higher education, to become a perfumer.

He joined the perfumery school ISIPCA for his bachelor’s degrees. He continued to improve his knowledges in natural raw material in perfumery at LMR Naturals during his master’s degrees at ISIPCA.

Afterwards he worked for a few years as analyst perfumer.

Now, his role within ChromEssence is to analyze and interpret perfumes to create the most accurate formula. 

Analyst Perfumer

Vicky Velasco

Vicky is graduated in biology from the University of Vic and is technician of laboratory for Analysis and Quality Control.

After completing an internship at Chromessence and demonstrating the human quality she has and great professional that she is, she has become part of the team.

Her functions are control of chromatographic equipment, physicochemical and organoleptic analysis, management, organization, preparation and treatment of samples. 

Lab technician

Marta Bonet

She is technician in International Trade and graduated in Marketing and Digital Communities by the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

She has developed her professional career in Florence and Barcelona as a customer service and sales representative and for the last 6 years she has worked as a labor relations specialist in an international company.

Her goal at Chromessence is to provide excellent customer service through empathy and ensuring that there is a good coordination in all stages until we meet the expectations of our customers.

Sales & Marketing Coordinator