Olivier Polge – the eccentric Chanel nose, who claims that perfume is as essential as the air we breathe
May17

Olivier Polge – the eccentric Chanel nose, who claims that perfume is as essential as the air we breathe

You know the saying, “Like father, like son”. Well, it’s really hard to think about Olivier Polge in terms of perfumery and not connect him with his father, Jacques Polge – one of the best perfumers of all times… One of the most passionate creators of perfumes, Olivier Polge was born in 1974 in, you guessed it right, Grasse, France. It’s surprising, though, that in spite of his legendary father and the fact that he was born in the...

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Antoine Maisondieu – „Instinctive, Inspired, Dreamer”
May17

Antoine Maisondieu – „Instinctive, Inspired, Dreamer”

  “Instinctive, Inspired, Dreamer” – these are the 3 words that describe the style of Antoine Maisondieu in his own words. Born in the cradle of perfumery (Grasse, France), Antoine Maisondieu is a world-famous perfumer currently working at Givaudan. He comes from a family with old traditions in perfume-making – he is a third-generation perfumer! Here’s what he remembers from his childhood, so tightly bound to perfumery: “My dad...

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Ann Gottlieb – a major contributor to the perfume industry with over one billion US dollars worth in perfumes sold annually
May17

Ann Gottlieb – a major contributor to the perfume industry with over one billion US dollars worth in perfumes sold annually

  A major contributor to the perfume industry with over one billion US dollars worth in perfumes sold annually, Ann Gottlieb has exceptional creative marketing skills that rate her among the top perfumers worldwide. The secret behind her great success hides in her flair for trade that helps her create masterpiece perfumes appealing to almost anyone regardless of their age, location or market preferences. Ann Gottlieb’s career...

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Jean-Claude Ellena – one of the most successful perfumeries today
Apr08

Jean-Claude Ellena – one of the most successful perfumeries today

  Jean-Claude Ellena, one of the most successful perfumeries today, was born in 1947 in the cradle of perfumery – Grasse. With his father being a perfumer and the place where he grew up, it’s no wonder that he was enchanted by scents and perfumes from a very early age. When he was a teenager, he was an apprentice at the Antoine Chiris factory and soon after that he enrolled at the Givaudan School. Apparently, his talent exceeded...

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Sonia Constant – the senior perfumer of Givaudan, whose first word as a little girl was “flower”
Sep07

Sonia Constant – the senior perfumer of Givaudan, whose first word as a little girl was “flower”

What would you expect from a little girl whose first word was “flower”? To become a world famous perfumer, of course! That’s exactly what happened to Sonia Constant – a senior perfumer at Givaudan. When she was a little child, Sonia Constant didn’t even know there was such a profession. What she knew, though, was that she was fascinated by the flowers in her grandparents’ garden and she wanted to grow up and become an artist, a...

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Olivier Pescheux – looking for balance between creativity and accessibility
Aug26

Olivier Pescheux – looking for balance between creativity and accessibility

Olivier Pescheux is a world famous perfumer who graduated from ISIPCA, Versailles in 1990 and then moved to Bangkok where he used to work as a perfumer for Payan Bertrand. In 1992 he returned to Paris to work at Parfums Annick Goutal. In 1993 he joined the Kao Corporation and, 5 years later, in 1998, he started working at Givaudan. A true recognition of his mastery is the International Award of Perfume, a reward he received in 2010....

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