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Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l'aromatique alimentaire
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MottoFrom senses to expertise
TypePost-graduate studies school in perfume and cosmetics

ISIPCA (Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l'aromatique alimentaire) is a French school for post-graduate studies in perfume, cosmetics products and food flavor formulation, with an apprenticeship period in the industry. [1] It was founded in 1970 by Jean-Jacques Guerlain as ISIP (Institut supérieur international du parfum). [2] It became Groupe ISIPCA in 1984 when the CCIV (Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Versailles-Val-d'Oise-Yvelines) backed up and sponsored the school with significant capital.


From 2004 to 2017, ISIPCA and UVSQ (University of Versailles) had established a partnership in order to offer postgraduate programmes (Bachelor's degree Diplomas and Professional Masters) in perfumery, cosmetics and food flavoring.

The school is affiliated with the Osmothèque, a perfume archive that researches ancient perfumes, and reconstructs fragrances whose formulas have been lost.

The facilities are a mix of renovated ancient buildings, protected by Historic Landmark status, and contemporary architecture by parisian architects Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois (2004).

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