Ricardo Ramos inherited the sense of smell from his paternal grandfather, also named Ricardo Ramos, horseman and pioneer in the Colombian coffee export business from the late 1940s to the mid 1980s, and a great promoter of the implantation of international strains of coffee in Colombian territory, he taught his grandson from the early age of 7 the importance of the sense of smelling through coffee.
His contact with the fragrance industry began more than twenty years ago with the raw materials from Quest Int laboratories, then he had access to the palette of Givaudan in Paris, and continued in the MG International laboratories in Istanbul. This long path, through the laboratories has been made by the hand of his great life time friend, mentor in perfumery, and creative partner, also of Colombian origin, Senior perfumer Jorge Lee.
He complements this knowledge with extensive trips around the world to learn about natural raw materials, its extraction, production and qualities , essential ingredients in all the formulations for his line's creations.
Ramos has studies in Fashion (Paris American Academy / Paris-France) where he also carried out his first olfactory workshops, Classical Tailoring (Westminster / London-England), Antiques in Western Decorative Arts (College of Antiquaries of Barcelona / CENP- Barcelona- Spain), Traditional Indian Textile Design (Lemark Institute / Mumbai-India), Medieval Paleography (Stanford University / Palo Alto, California-USA), and Textile Art with a specialty in Conservation of rugs and tapestries (Granada School of Arts and Crafts- Spain).
Pioneer creator of niche perfumery in Spain with its limited edition of three fragrances (No. 7 for Her, No. 21 for Him and No. 69 for Unisex) "Agua de Barcelona" in 2004, made with Jorge Lee at the Quest Int. laboratories in Ashford-Kent / UK, presented to the international public during the Brussels Fashion Fair in 2005.
Ramos debuted in Barcelona's Pasarela Gaudí Young Creators, and during his fashion career he has participated in fashion weeks from Berlin, Barcelona, London, New York, etc. As well has presented collections in emblematic places such as the Design Museum of London, Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin, CCCB Barcelona and the Castillo de San Felipe in Cartagena de Indias. His work as a fashion designer is found in museum archives in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and the Antoni de Montpalau Catalan Fashion collection, since few years ago his professional activity is more dedicated to the world of fragrances as perfume house holder, indie perfumer and art director, also working as a consultant and evaluator teaming up with Jorge Lee, and developing bespoke creations for private clients.
Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor line can be found in specialized stores in London, Berlin, New York,, Barcelona, Prague, Bucharest, Sorrento and Istanbul.