byPublished on 2nd June 2008 10:24 PM
Editor's note: These interviews are the first part of a series in which Marian Bendeth explores what a panel of modern perfumers would say if they could travel back to the time of their choosing, to meet, chat and co-create with a perfumer of the past. An introduction to the series and table of contents is here.
Jean-Claude EllenaHermès In-house Perfumeur
Creations: Un Jardin Après La Mousson, Terre d’Hermès, Kelly Calèche ...
byPublished on 2nd June 2008 09:05 PM
My office looks like a perfume emporium. It is stacked high with beautiful fragrances and flacons, tissue-stuffed bags, and dozens of press kits, CD's and USB hubs. Sorting through the jpegs and a plethora of poetic descriptions, mostly pertaining to “beautiful dreams," “far-off lands” and “sex, sex, ...