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French designer, Andrée Putman, dies aged 87

22nd January, 2013

French designer, Andrée Putman died at the week end, she was 87. Although Putman was famous for designed interiors for luxury stores, revamping the Concorde interior and creating the concept of the boutique hotel, she is perhaps best known amongst perfume fans for her fragrance, Préparation Parfumée. The fragrance was launched in 2001 in …

Guy Robert, perfumer of Calèche and Madame Rochas, dies

30th May, 2012

Celebrated perfumer, Guy Robert, died on Monday reports Bois de Jasmin. Robert was responsible for many respected fragrances such as Madame Rochas, Amouage Gold, Dioressence and Calèche.He came from a family of perfumers, and began his career working in Grasse. After World War II he worked under his uncle Henri Robert (creator of Coty's M…

British Natural Perfumer Alec Lawless Dies

by Lila Das Gupta, 11th April, 2012

The British natural perfumer, Alec Lawless, best known (outside of perfumery) for his appearance in the BBC Documentary series 'The Victorian Pharmacy', has died. Lawless, who was in his early fifties, died in an accident at the end of last month. The author of ‘Being Led by The Nose’, a well-respected introductory …


A Tribute : Mona di Orio: 1969 - 2011

12th December, 2011

Mona went to work alongside the master perfumer for 15 years until his death in 1996, later helping the family to run the company that Roudnitska had started, 'Art et Parfum.' In 2004, she founded her eponymous fragrance house, with designer Jeroen Oude Sogtoen. Her business partner is Frank de Ruig. Her initial fragrance range…

Fashion Fair founder, Eunice W. Johnson dies at 93

by Grant Osborne, 06th January, 2010

Eunice W. Johnson, co-founder of Johnson Publishing (publishers of Ebony and Jet Magazine) and Fashion Fair cosmetics (along with late husband, John H. Johnson), has died of kidney failure on Sunday in her Chicago home. Johnson was 93The Fashion Fair cosmetics brand was launched in the USA in 1973 and rolled out internationally in 1984. …

Yves Rocher dies, aged 79

by Grant Osborne, 30th December, 2009

Basenoters have been paying their tributes to Yves Rocher who died last Saturday at the age of 79. Rocher founded his beauty products company 50 years ago.[QUOTE]This makes me so sad. He created a corporation that sold wonderful products for reasonable prices, using the same ingredients as all the super expensive companies.In this day and…