Perfume Houses: Téo Cabanel

Téo Cabanel

Teo Theodore Cabanel

Theodore Cabanel

Théodore Cabanel created the brand in 1893 and he was not a perfumer, he was a doctor. But he was growing orange trees in Nigeria and because he was in the business of raw materials, he decided to make perfumes. He discovered that he was gifted in making them and created around 200 formulas in less than 30 years. Théodore Cabanel creates prestigious Colognes and Quintessences for “extraits de mouchoirs”. An elegant crowd rapidly adopts the Cabanel fragrances.

His daughter chooses to follow in her father’s footsteps in the true tradition of “Maître Parfumeur”. She rapidly becomes the Duchess of Windsor’s favorite perfumer.

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‘Julie’ was inspired by a very old formula, it was the perfume worn by the Duchess of Windsor. She was Téo Cabanel’s main client between the 1930s and the 1960s

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TEO CABANEL Eau de Parfum

Caroline Ilacqua steps into the picture in 2003. Only 22 years old at the time, she boldly takes up the torch and expressing her own sensitivity gives a zip to the timeless fragrances. Working hand in hand with Jean-François Latty, one of the best in the profession, she opens a new chapter in this great adventure. Together, they take their inspiration from the more than 150 emblematic Cabanel perfume formulas. They venture to play the score with their own modern interpretation. Some formulas are very ‘old-fashioned’, using some ingredients that are not allowed anymore … ‘Even if we wanted, we would not be able to make it again. But some are still good and we just have to work a bit on them’.

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Alamhine, Oha, Early Roses, Julia, Méloé, Hegoa

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Today, it may be said that Teo Cabanel has re-invented exceptional perfumes which combine natural elegance and richness, the authentic sign of High French Perfumery. As the creator of rare refined fragrances, Teo Cabanel brings the utmost care to each and every one of its perfume creations. You cannot fail to recognize them for the quality of their fragrances and their unique design. We make no compromise on the quality. Only the purest, most natural and noble ingredients will do.

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Caroline Ilacqua (Click photo to enlarge).

Chairman of the Board, Teo Cabanel brand’ owner. Born in Fontainebleau (France) in 1981 Caroline Ilacqua inherits the Téo Cabanel company when she is barely 22. Upon graduating in International Business in Paris and Dublin, she started working in the field of advertising with Ogilvy & Mather. A few months later, her godmother, the daughter of Théodore Cabanel, names her sole heir of the Téo Cabanel brand. She was suddenly owner of not only an old perfume house full of stories but also a precious book with ancient fragrance formulas, and she decides to highlight this valuable heritage. Taking root in this formidable past, she launches forward with her fervent creativity and dedication to quality. She creates around Teo Cabanel a whole olfactory universe dominated by pure, natural and precious ingredients. The brand was brought back to life and is now more active than ever

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Jean-François Latty

After graduating from the Roure Perfume Institute in Grasse, Jean-François Latty starts to work for Roure in Paris creating his first fragrances. In 1970, he joins Roure USA and after a year is hired by International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF). In 1987, Takasago asks him to join the company and he sets off numerous successful fragrances. In 2000, he created JFL Creations a company specialized in perfume creation and in selling natural ingredients.

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Immediately attracted by the Téo Cabanel heritage, Jean-François Latty asked by Caroline Ilacqua  to become Téo Cabanel’s official perfumer. Quality doesn’t mix with compromise! Such is Latty’s motto and philosophy for all his creations. Thus, his fragrances don’t derive from marketing trends and passing fashion.

More on Teo Cabanel’s scent’s soon, here at Yakymour.

for more information:

http://www.teo-cabanel.com/en/parfums

by Jean Amr

The Noses: Francis Kurkdjian

Our regular reader, has heard the name ‘Francis Kurkdjian’ sevaral times on Yakymour. He is not only the man behind Elie Saab’s exclusive fragances, but worked also for some prestiges houses like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Carven, Acqua di Parma and Guerlain. But he also opend his own Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

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The vèry sympathic Francis Kurkdjian in his Maison Francis Kurkdjian (Click photo to enlarge).

Francis Nourhan Kurkdjian was born in Paris, France, in (14 May 1969) to Armenian parents. The Kurkdjian family had at once fled the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genoicide and had settled in France after being deported and relocated to Aleppo, Syria. Having been exposed to music and dancing at a young age, Francis Kurkdjian wanted to be a ballet dancer during his youth. However, he failed passing the competition to study at the Paris Opera School of Dance in 1983. Kurkdjian, who already had an interest in perfume making since he was thirteen years old, decided in 1985 to become a perfumer. In 1990, Kurkdjian entered the Institut Supérieur International du Parfum, de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique Alimentaire (ISIPCA), a perfume school located in Versailles, France.He graduated from ISIPCA in 1993 and joined Quest International in Paris the same year. Kurkdjian continued his studies and obtained a masters degree from the Paris Institute of Luxury Marketing.

Francis Kurkdjian is one of the most prolific, and acclaimed perfumers of our time. At just 25 years old, Francis created Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Mâle, which remains a global timeless bestseller today; others include Iris Nobile for Acqua di Parma, Lanvin Rumeur, multi-award-winning Elie Saab Le Parfum, and recently, a duo of fragrances for the newly-revived Carven perfume house. Since he first began as a perfumer Francis has been taking risks, delighting our senses, and winning awards, too.

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian, 5 rue d’Alger, Paris (Click phototo enlarge)

The ‘day job’ of creating some of the world’s best-known fragrances, however, has enabled French-Armenian Francis to fulfil his dream, building one of the most interesting perfume houses around: his signature Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Under his own label, Francis has had absolute freedom to express his boundless creativity through a portfolio of fragrances that range from the most luminous and airy, Cologne Pour Le Matin, with its Sicilian bergamot and lemon, Moroccan thyme and Tunisian orange flower, through to an exploration of oudh’s moods:
OUD Silk Mood (Bulgarian rose, papyrus, chamomile), OUD Cashmere Mood (labdanum, benzoin, vanilla) and OUD Velvet Mood, spiced with cinnamon, saffron and copahu balm, and each tethered by a base of the highest-quality Laotian oudh. Today, there are more than a dozen fragrances in the collection.

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The nose: Francis Kurkdjian

But Francis Kurkdjian‘s artistry goes beyond what’s simply in a bottle. He has worked on many artistic projects.  With Sophie Calle, he created ‘the scent of money’ (2003), that of a dollar bill that’s been handled, thumbed, and passed from hand to hand, for one of her exhibitions. He also created fragrance-focused installations for the Foundation Cartier and at Versailles, transforming the fountain in the Orangerie with wafts of orange flower, propelled into the air by jets of water. For the Lille Europe Pavilion party at Shanghai Expo 2010, Francis created bubbles scented with violet, released against the backdrop of a Taoist temple in the very centre of the city. (He is surely the only perfumer to offer scented bubbles in his collection!).

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His Parisian flagship store, one of his most famous clients, Catherine Deneuve though Maison Francis Kurkdjian can be found in many of the world’s leading perfumeries… (Click photo to enlarge).

Francis also set about making scented candles for an exhibition of paintings by Jacques Émile-Blanche, a turn-of-the-century French painter, using only the ingredients available at that time, rather than the synthetics that Francis so loves to blend with naturals, a challenge he found pretty fiendish. ‘Synthetic notes are the backbone of a structure, the longer-lasting notes or the steel beams, if you like, in the building you’re making. If you use only natural products, in two hours they will die on your skin and you will have no aura, no power. The chemical acts as a foundation, but you should use the natural notes to wrap around it, making the end result look and smell completely natural, even though it’s not.’ In 2009, as a recognition for his artistry, Francis was awarded one of France’s highest honours ‘Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres’ by the French Ministry of Culture.

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Elie Saab Le Parfum

I am a Huge fan of Francis Kurkdjian‘s irreverence; who else would offer bottles of scented laundry detergent (albeit a rarefied version, scented with sparkling Sicilian lemon) alongside a limited edition exquisite handmade Louis Crystal bottles to celebrate 10 years of custom-made perfumes: 20 numbered and decorated bottles, capped with platinum or gold? (They’ll set you back $11,000, though just $2,200 for a refill, and are unnamed:  each purchaser can choose the name, which will be engraved upon their bottle…) And yes: if money’s no object (or you can get your hands on at least 15,000 euros), or the Limited Edition (only 5 made) and bottled in a 24k Gold Crystal Flacon by Maison Saint Louis ‘Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance’. Francis Kurkdjian creates bespoke fragrances, too.

Limited Edition Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance by Francis Kurkdjian and Bottled in a 24k Gold Cristal Flacon by Maison Saint LouisFrancis Kurkdjian Saint Louis ‘Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance’

Last year Francis Kurkdjian brought Versailles to the Grand Palais, at the Biennale Des Antiquaires. For those who have visited the Grand Palais, it seemed as though the scents of Versailles had drifted all the way to Paris, but how?

To unravel the mystery, begin by approaching the fountain beneath the glass dome. Somehow, the water gives off the olfactory impression of walks through castle gardens and the Grand Trianon. Now consider the fact that scenting an indoor fountain is a worldwide first, and you might guess (correctly) that the man responsible is master perfumer Francis Kudrkjian. For the 27th edition of the Biennale des Antiquarires, interior designer Jacques Grange paid homage to French gardens, filling the space with flowerbeds and foliage. He left it up to Kurkdjian to translate sight into scent.

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The 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais, Paris (Photo courtesy of Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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I do know this, however: if you venture out to Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s 5 rue d’Alger boutique in the 1st arrondissement, you can pick up a box of his dinner candles and take that same scent to-go. The limited edition Côté Jardin tapers come three to a set for €28, and if the design on the box looks familiar, you’re likely recalling the patterned flowerbeds that André Le Nôtré created for King Louis XIV.

As for the scent: gorgeous! A single candle fills the surrounding air with visions of hornbeam hedges and ancient statues, conjuring up the grandeur of Versailles wherever you choose to light it. Perhaps a simple creation compared to the Grand Palais’ impressive fountain, but one you could enjoy long after the Biennale.

As Francis himself greets visitors to his website, ‘Welcome to a world of refinement and sensuality. Maison Francis Kurkdjian houses a unique collection, with a rarely matched quest for sophistication and elegance. Our luxury is a commitment to quality and authentic know-how, from the selection of the purest and rarest essential oils, to the infinite attention to every detail.’

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The limited edition Côté jardin candles, €28 (available exclusively at the 5 rue d’Alger Maison Francis Kurkdjian boutique)

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And we’ll leave (almost) the last word to Francis, too. He explains: ‘Maison Francis Kurkdjian is my way to express what I think about the world of fragrances, it is my take on luxury. It is nurtured from my background as a perfumer and a composer, my artistic sensibility and sensitivity.’

List of creations:

  • 1995, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Le Mâle,
  • 1999, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fragile,
  • 1999, Elizabeth Arden: Green Tea,
  • 2000, Escada: Lily Chic, lim. edition summer edition
  • 2001, Lancôme: Miracle Homme,
  • 2002, Giorgio Armani: Armani Mania,
  • 2002, Kenzo: KenzoKi Lotus blanc,
  • 2002, Yves Saint Laurent: Kouros Eau d’été,
  • 2002, Versace: Versus Time for pleasures,
  • 2003, Versace: Jeans couture Glam,
  • 2003, Lancome: Miracle Homme l’Aquatonic,
  • 2003, Narciso Rodriguez: For Her (co-signed with Christine Nagel),
  • 2004, Paris Garnier Opera: Pas de deux, eau de parfum, Perfume created for an evening to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “Entente Cordiale” at the Palais Garnier in September 2004. This perfume of rose, iris and orange blossom, in a limited edition of 1000, was offered to the evening’s guests
  • 2004, Joop!: Muse,
  • 2004, Lancaster: Aquazur,
  • 2004, Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile (co-signed with Françoise Caron),
  • 2004, Emanuel Ungaro: Apparition (co-signed with Françoise Caron),
  • 2004, Van Cleef & Arpel: Summer and Autumn,
  • 2004, Yves Saint Laurent: Kouros Cologne Sport,
  • 2005, Christian Dior: Cologne Blanche
  • 2005, Christian Dior: Eau Noire,
  • 2005, Davidoff: Silver Shadow,
  • 2005, Guerlain: Rose Barbare,
  • 2005, Lancaster: Aquasun,
  • 2005, Jean-Paul Gaultier Gaultier Puissance2,
  • 2006, Ferragamo: F by Ferragamo,
  • 2006, Lanvin: Rumeur,
  • 2006, Chateau de Versailles, Re-creation of the scent of Queen Marie Antoinette,
  • 2007, Christian Lacroix: C’est la fête (co-signed with Jean Jacques),
  • 2007, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fleur du Mâle,
  • 2007, Narciso Rodriguez: For Him,
  • 2007, Indult: Isvaraya,
  • 2007, Indult: Manakara,
  • 2007Indult: Thiota,
  • 2007, Juliette Has a Gun: Miss Charming,
  • 2007, Juliette Has a Gun: Lady Vengeance,
  • 2007, Emanuel Ungaro: Le Parfum,
  • 2007, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fleur du Mâle,
  • 2008, Indult: pour Colette C16,
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Eau d’Amour,
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Ligne de beauté Monsieur (co-signed with Nathalie Le Cann),
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: MaDame,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Universalis,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM femme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM homme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Cologne pour le matin,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Cologne pour le soir,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Lumière Noire femme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Lumière Noire homme,
  • 2010, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Absolue pour le matin,
  • 2010, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Absolue pour le soir,
  • 2011, Elie Saab: Le Parfum,
  • 2011, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Universalis forte,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Amyris femme,
  • 2012, Elie Saab: Le Parfum, Eau de Toilette,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Amyris homme,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: 754 for Bergdorf Goodman
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD cashmere mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD silk mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD velvet mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Vitae,
  • 2013, Carven: Le Parfum,
  • 2015, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Satin Mood,

 

We will hear a lot more of him in the future! I promess you! And I promess you also that I will follow this guy…

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5 rue d’Alger, Paris, France

Website and webshop: http://www.franciskardjian.com

gr.Jean Amr

A piece of history: Perfume Houses

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What is your favorite bottle? (Click photo to enlarge)

We all have favourite perfume houses, do you? Brands, designers, independent and artisans. But whether you want to dig more deeply into the heritage and stories behind a name that you love, or simply to explore the universe of perfume houses (historic and contemporary) this is where you start.  Discover these fascinating stories through archive material and photography, historic advertising or today’s videos, and bring perfume alive…

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What is your favorite perfume? (Click photo to enlarge).

Do you all want to know about perfume house: Guerlain, Acqua di Parma, Caron, or Annick Goutal?

Or would you like to know more background from your favorite designer: Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Patou, Pierre Balmain, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf, Michael Kors or Calvin Klein ….

Or would you like to go more Italian style like: Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Trussardi, Gian Franco Ferré, Moschino, Valentino, Cerruti 1881, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi or Gucci……

Or more interested in the background of your jewelers perfume like: Cartier, Boucheron, Chaumet, Mauboussin, Poiray, Bvlgari,or Van Cleef & Arpels

Or would you like to know everything about the artists who created this beautiful scents?

The houses you will find under there Tags: ‘A Piece of History’, ‘Fragrances & Perfumes’, or look for a specific name…  about the artist, you will find under: ‘The Noses’

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Do you prefer a new or a classic perfume (Click photo to enlarge).

Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Patou Joy Forever, Elie Saab Le Parfum, Roja

‘Everything you wanted to know about fragrances, their creaters, rhe brands…
…………but where afraid to ask’.

Here on Yakymour! Hope you will enjoy!

by Jean Amr

The Noses: Christine Nagel

A New Nose for Hermès

Hermès appointed its first in-house nose, Jean-Claude Ellena, a little over ten years ago. Now, as Ellena approaches his seventh decade, he’s preparing to hand over the reins to Christine Nagel, who developed blockbuster Narciso Rodriguez for Her (with Francis Kurkdjian), Jimmy Choo Flash and Guerlain’s Les Elixirs Charnels collection. It’s no ordinary handover. ‘Jean-Claude is giving it to me little by little’, says Nagel, it’s being what Ellena refers to as ‘the spirit of the house’.

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Christine Nagel the new nose for Hermès since summer 2014 wearing her Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watch….

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Ellena personally chose Nagel as his apprentice, and she’ll take over in a few months or a few years, whenever the two of them decide that she’s ready. For now, she’s slowly and meticulously soaking up that aforementioned spirit. ‘She’s watching the person in charge of fashion, silk, jewelry, talking to all of the people who make Hermès, because the brand is its artists and craftsmen,” says Ellena. “She has to see everyone put a lot of energy and work into the details, the small details are so important.”

Not surprisingly, Nagel, who’s always wanted to be a nose, is a bit intimidated. ‘There’s so much freedom to take a risk, to have a strong opinion’, says Nagel. ‘It’s very exciting but also very dangerous!’ She does, however, have one leg up on her predecessor: She actually wears perfume and compares her own skin to ‘a playground’.

‘I have a creative preference for compositions characterised by simplicity, which mirrors their philosophy’. ‘Favourite’ notes go in cycles: ‘I’ve phases when I’m deeply into a single type: woody, oriental, green facets. It can turn almost into an obsession, until I have the feeling I’ve found what I’m looking for, and then I move on.’ And is it easier to create for women, or men? ‘Gender in perfume is an everlasting debate. In reality, anyone can wear whatever he or she likes, even if the fragrance is supposedly ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’. There’s no right or wrong…’

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Fendi Theorema

  • 1998 Fendi Theorema
  • 1999 Lancôme  2000 Et Une Nuit
  • 1999 Lancôme  2000 Et Une Rose
  • 1999 Lancôme  Mille Et Une Roses
  • 2000 Lagerfeld Lagerfeld Femme
  • 2001 Chopard Madness
  • 2001 Cartier Eau de Cartier
  • 2002 Lagerfeld Lagerfeld Man
  • 2002 Nina Ricci Mémoire L’Homme

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Nina Ricci Mémoire d’Homme

  • 2003 Guerlain With Love
  • 2003 Morgan de Toi Morgan de Toi Femme
  • 2003 Narciso Rodriguez for Her (with Francis Kurkdjian)
  • 2004 Thierry Mugler B.Men
  • 2005 Thierry Mugler Angel Garden of Stars – The Lily Angel
  • 2005 Christian Dior Miss Dior Chérie
  • 2006 Cartier Délices de Cartier
  • 2006 Roberto Verino Mellow
  • 2007 Jo Malone London Rain Collection, White Jasmin & Mint
  • 2008 Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels collection – Oriental Brûlant
  • 2008 Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels collection – Gourmand Coquin
  • 2008 Lalique Lalique White

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Lalique White

  • 2008 Thierry Mugler A.Men Pure Coffee
  • 2008 Thierry Mugler Miroir, Miroir: Miroir des Envies / Mirror of Desires (with Louise Turner)
  • 2008 John Galliano by John Galliano (with Aurélien Guichard)
  • 2009 Lalique Encre Noire Pour Elle
  • 2009 Lancome Hypnôse Senses
  • 2009 Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita
  • 2009 Azzaro Travelling
  • 2009 Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels collection Boisé Torride
  • 2010 Jo Malone English pear & Freesi
  • 2010 Kenzo Unce Upon A Time Pour Femme
  • 2010 Kenzo Unce Upon A Time Pour Homme
  • 2010 Emilio Pucci Miss Pucci (with François Demachy)
  • Pierre Cardin Signé Cardin for Him
  • 2011 Lalique Hommage a L’Homme
  • 2013 Jimmy Choo Flash

 

by Jean Amr

The Noses: Mathilde Laurent

Fragrance made to measure

A perfume all of your own, an exclusive product made to order by the Cartier perfumer. An olfactory portrait in the pure Cartier tradition, balancing the high standards of the brand with personal, intimate desires. In the Salon des Parfums, a private room in the Rue de la Paix boutique in Paris, you describe your dream perfume to Mathilde Laurent, Cartier perfumer, who will transform it into a unique creation: your own fragrance made to measure by Cartier.

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Mathilde Laurent at Rue de la Paix in the Salon des Parfums 

A made-to-measure perfume emits each component of a personality in its trail, revealing its interior beauty
Mathilde Laurent, Cartier perfumer

Mathilde Laurent trained in perfumery at the Institut Supérieur du Parfum des Cosmétiques et des Arômes in Versailles. After gaining ten years of experience in the fragrance industry, Mathilde Laurent, whose work for Guerlain (Attrape-Coeur, Shalimar Eau Légère) has been very memorable in its combination of baroque plushness and laconic modern style. She joined Cartier on 14th February 2005.

Mathilde helped develop the concept of made-to-order perfume, creating a unique fragrance exclusively composed in the Salon des Parfums in the reopened Cartier boutique at 13 rue de la Paix.

Since then she has created all the great Cartier perfumes: Roadster, Cartier de Lune, Déclaration d’un Soir and Baiser Volé. She established Cartier’s place in High Perfumery with Les Heures de Parfum, a collection of 13 fragrances that was recognised by elite perfumers at the 2010 FIFI awards of the Fragrance Foundation of France. La Treizième Heure won two prestigious awards: the Perfume Creator’s Prize and the Specialist’s Prize.

Mathilde Laurent holds an aesthetic vision for perfume. She creates short, simple formulas composed of relatively few ingredients to produce fragrances with a wonderful range of nuances.

An olfactory signature combining purity, excess and boldness revealing the ability to revisit forgotten notes and imagine original harmonies.

Soon more about Mathilde Laurent scents..

by Jean Amr

The Noses

We all have a nose.  But some ‘noses’ are very special indeed: that’s industry-speak for perfumer. In reality, being a ‘nose’ is a challenging job that takes up to seven years of study – and (mostly) qualifications in Chemistry…

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Francis Kurkdijan (Click photo to enlarge).

I’m always fascinated by noses.  And by the ‘Creative Directors’ and ‘evaluators’ who work in this field, too: almost ‘go-betweens’ between brands and fashion designers, and those noses, a little-known, but most important role.

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Aimé Guerlain (Click photo to enlarge)

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Oliver Polge (Click photo to enlarge).

These men and (increasingly) women, have the talent and skills to whisk us through time and space – bringing back memories of people and places we’ve known and loved.  Through their artistry, we can feel more romantic, more powerful, more beautiful, more creative…

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Jean-Claude Ellena (Click photo to enlarge).

François Demachy Dior Noses

François Demachy

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Christine Nagel (Click photo to enlarge).

Thierry Wasser

Thierry Wasser

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Jean-François Latty (Click photo to enlarge)

I believe their talents should be recognised and celebrated – just as composers, artists and (more recently) chefs are acknowledged for their gifts, and the enormous pleasure they bring us.  Until lately, almost all perfumers worked behind the scenes, anonymously.  Now, noses are emerging from their laboratories, starting to talk about their creations, and what goes into them….

 

Starting soon……. here on Yakymour: The Noses!

by Jean Amr