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    • Designer Parfums announce in-house perfumer for Patou and other brands

      Designer Parfums have announced Paris-based perfumer Thomas Fontaine as the new in-house nose for Jean Patou. Fontaine will also create fragrances for the companies other brands which include Worth and Jean Louis Scherrer.

      Fontaine has previous created fragrances for Gres, Lubin and P&G Prestige.

      Jean Patou was acquired by Designer Parfums from P&G Prestige earlier this year

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      1. Surfacing's Avatar
        Surfacing -
        Good to read this. This can only be good news. This seems to mean to me that Designer Parfums takes Patou seriously and want to make decent quality fragrances. This, as opposed to Proctor and Gamble and conglomerates that just take....take....take.

        Well, time will tell what comes out of Patou. I'm hoping it is good.
      1. LaNose's Avatar
        LaNose -
        One nose; three houses. Busy fella! Hope he can uphold the Patou tradition of originality and exellence.
      1. Larimar's Avatar
        Larimar -
        Congratulations! Right then, get to work and bring back the Patou classics such as Moment Supreme and Que sais-je?... I want the same high quality as in the 1980s for their re-launch!
      1. Griff's Avatar
        Griff -
        Curious. Along with the brand, did P&G sell all the old Patou formulas to Designer Parfums?
      1. Valnum's Avatar
        Valnum -
        But what did the previous nose, Jean-Michel Duriez, at Jean Patou? Patou almost never releases new fragrances...
      1. pluran's Avatar
        pluran -
        Hope there's some substance to it. Few perfume houses had the quality of Jean Patou.