• 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 -
      Interesting!
    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...
      LOL

      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 don´t need a perfumer !!!!!!!
      ........just copy the original formula from Jean Kerlo for Patou Pour Homme and the other classics. Copy the original flacon design. Don´t change anything.......don´t 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 -
      olfactorynewbie
      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