Scentessence, was founded in Brittany in 2003 and joined the Sozio, perfurme division of the French industrial group Proxis Développement, at the beginning of 2021.

Scentessence is a fragrance manufacturer with strong business in the institutional and industrial market, especially in cleaning products.  They also have expertise in natural fragrances. They have a strong reputation due to their product quality, the efficiency of their creative process as well as their responsiveness on regulatory affairs.

Sozio and Scentessence are committed to listening to needs of their customers and focused on building strong and transparent partnerships.


Sozio is a family owned company with more than 260 years of history. Sozio has become a leader in the fragrance industry due to it’s handcrafted, Savoir-Faire perfumery, expertise on natural fragrances and a truly global presence.

“The acquisition of Scentessence is going to strengthen our presence in France in the cleaning market and enhance our natural fragrance expertise, which has been a focus for Sozio for several years. Moreover, we are sharing common key values, putting our customers in the center of our attention” said Frederic Braud, General Manager at Sozio

Scentessence production facilities in Saint-Pol de Léon (29250 – France) will be relocated to Sozio’s plant in Noyant (49490 – France) at the end of the first quarter 2021.

As Sozio production center is located in West of France, we do not expect any delays for any of Scentessence customers. Jean Panis, director and owner of Scentessence, has joined Sozio sales team and will stay on site in Saint-Pol de Léon.  He will continue to take care of Scentessence customers as well as other Sozio customers.