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  1. Notes from the Osmothèque : Jean Carles, the Man and his Method

    Jean Carles is popularly remembered as the Beethoven of Perfume, famously composing Ma Griffe using only his olfactive memory after he had lost his sense of smell. But there was more to this gifted perfumer than the tragedy that overtook him in later life. He was an amateur musician, a talented linguist who spoke six languages, a lover of Great Gatsby style cars and a conjuror who owned more than 120 books on stage magic.

    Behind the showman there was of course a more serious side. ...

    Updated Yesterday at 04:03 PM by Wild Gardener

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