Our passion, your development

Providing Know-How

This project arose from the need of several companies to receive professional and specialized chemical analysis and technical management support in the essential oils and fragrances industry. We offer the experience and knowledge necessary for the interpretation of the complex world of natural products and aromatic raw materials.

+200 customers

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Our Core Team

Alex Ruiz Chromessence

Alex Ruiz

Founder and Scientific Director

Organic chemist and postgraduate in chromatography. He has more than 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge in the 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 oils and F&F sector, since his father introduced him to the fascinating world of aroma chemistry in 1999.

Alex has been a member of the ISO-TC54 subcommittee for standardization of essential oils for many years and has co-authored several scientific articles.

Andrea Vila Chromessence

Andrea Villa

Laboratory Coordinator

Born in Milan, Italy. He has a degree in Chemistry (University of Turin) and a master’s degree in Agricultural Chemistry in Ireland. With several years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, his leadership and optimism bring energy and passion to the daily operations of the laboratory.

Luciano Colombina Chromessence

Luciano Colombina

GC/MS Analyst

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 our analyses to be highly efficient.

Nancy Ortega Chromessence

Nancy Ortega

R&D Coordinator

PhD in chemistry with experience in analytical chemistry, fragrances, microbiology, and biotechnology. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, and worked in the past as a university professor, where she acquired extensive knowledge in public speaking, teaching, and project management. She has also been part of Regulatory Affairs and GC/MS departments.

Her role in the company is related to GC/MS analysis of essential oils and their authentication, both by conventional methods and chemometrics.

Julien Rappeneau Chromessence

Julien Rappeneau

Perfumery analyst

Born near Dijon, France. Passionate about scents, he discovered the world of perfumery at the age of 16. He followed this professional path during his higher education to become a perfumer.

He entered the ISIPCA perfumery school to pursue his bachelor’s degree. She continued to improve her knowledge of natural raw materials in perfumery at LMR Naturals during her master’s studies at ISIPCA. He then worked for a few years as an analyst perfumer.

Her role within ChromEssence is to analyze and interpret perfumes to create the most accurate formula.

Miriam Romero

Laboratory Technician

Miriam is our  laboratory technician specializing in Analysis and Quality Control.

With four years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Miriam made the exciting decision to join Chromessence to further enhance her skills and expertise in the essential oils and fragrance sector, bringing a burst of positive energy to our team.

Her functions are the control of the chromatographic equipment, conducting precise physicochemical and organoleptic analyses, as well as proficiently managing, organizing, preparing, and treating samples.

Marta Bonet Chromessence

Marta Bonet

Sales and marketing coordinator

She is a technician in International Trade and holds a degree in Marketing and Digital Communities from Pompeu

Fabra University in Barcelona.
She has developed her professional career in Florence and Barcelona as a sales and customer service 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 making sure that there is good coordination at all stages until we meet the expectations of our customers.

Xènia Fernández

GC Technician-Regulatory

She has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. Passionate about analytical chemistry, she is developing her professional career with our team, bringing positivism and above all a great desire to learn.

Her functions in Chromessence are mainly the analysis and characterization of essential oils, fragrance analysis, bibliographic review of new raw materials and support in the regulatory area.

Celine Chromessence


Senior Perfumer

Collaboration “in-house”, fine-tuning, adjusting and designing perfumery formulations, and through olfactory trainings to the team.

Celine, a French independent perfumer with over 15 years of experience, develops exclusive and creative fragrances for new and existing brands. Her passion is contagious and motivating.

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