• Designer Parfums "investigating the possibility" of Patou in-house perfumer

    Designer Parfums have told Basenotes that they "are currently reviewing all options and are investigating the possibility of working with a new in-house perfumer [for Jean Patou]". Jean-Michel Duriez had previously been in-house perfumer at Jean Patou and later also Rochas. According to a spokesman for Designer Parfums Duriez was not part of the acquisition and remains at P&G Prestige Beaute.

    Last week Designer Parfums acquired the rights to Jean Patou from Procter & Gamble's P&G Prestige Beaute division.


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    1. CoL's Avatar
      CoL -
    1. mr. reasonable's Avatar
      mr. reasonable -
      Well we all know what we want them to do, don't we? Let's see how this rolls out
    1. Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
      Mimi Gardenia -
      It will be interesting how this pans out....
    1. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
      Redneck Perfumisto -
      Fascinating! This story just keeps getting better.
    1. the_good_life's Avatar
      the_good_life -
      I happen to be looking for a job...
    1. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
      Redneck Perfumisto -
      Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
      I happen to be looking for a job...

      Frankly, if some of these houses had in-house historians, as well as in-house perfumers, they wouldn't be forgetting what made them great. Seriously - after watching the BBC4 segment on Guerlain, with Thierry Wasser looking at those rather lonely old formula books, I think the need is even more apparent. (I will admit that I'm biased, as the son of a librarian. Those formula books deserve "National Treasure" status IMO.)
    1. bokaba's Avatar
      bokaba -
      Tom's got my vote
    1. zztopp's Avatar
      zztopp -
      Designer Parfums - please hurry and assign an in-house perfumer before Bertrand Duchaufour gets a whiff of this open position..

      **the joke here being that Duchaufour is already an "in-house" perfumer for 3-4 houses...
    1. david's Avatar
      david -
      They donīt need a perfumer !!!!!!!
      ........just copy the original formula from Jean Kerlo for Patou Pour Homme and the other classics. Copy the original flacon design. Donīt change anything.......donīt try to update it.
    1. Nasenmann's Avatar
      Nasenmann -
      PPH will rise again!
    1. Flora's Avatar
      Flora -
      Oh, please let this be a good thing!! My favorite house, cast to the fates once again, I hope they bring back the good stuff! What david said - don't mess with it! Just give me my Vacances, Colony and Normandie etc. and nobody gets hurt...
    1. olfactorynewbie's Avatar
      olfactorynewbie -
      Hopefully, this will see the return of Patou Pour Homme...
    1. perfaddict's Avatar
      perfaddict -
      Hopefully, this will see the return of Patou Pour Homme...
      And, hopefully, very faithful to the original...
    1. Pollux's Avatar
      Pollux -
      Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
      ... Those formula books deserve "National Treasure" status IMO.)
      I thought precisely the same when I watched that episode.- I could not stop feeling envious and thinking, at the same time, that if I had the chance of working as a nose, I would be experimenting with those formulas 24x7.
    1. kiaT's Avatar
      kiaT -
      and don't forget the women when you cross your fingers ...I have emailed them about EDP