“When my father returned from work he always smelt very strong. My curiosity became a game. He would come home with notes – tobacco flavoring at the time was very much about Maple, Vanilla – sweet notes, and a few spices. Over time I came to be able to distinguish the unique smells – like ‘Oh, that smells like the syrup on my pancakes, that’s maple’. So I guess I owe it all to my father and to this game we played when I was a child.”
Carlos went on to secure a job as a Perfumer technician for a leading fragrance company while at college. His potential was not lost on his employers - within the first year he started training by their Master Perfumer.