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 a collaboration with perfumer, Olivia Giacobetti , and has become a cult favourite.

Her funeral will be held tomorrow at the Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris.

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    • Prince Barry | 22nd January 2013 16:21

      I loved that scent despite it being quite fleeting. A typical Olivia creation.

    • theotherandrew | 23rd January 2013 09:49

      Sad news, and coincidentally I only just received a sample of Preparation Parfumee from LuckyScent in the mail the other week. Truly a creative and chic fragrance, but I agree it does suffer from poor longevity. I loved Putman's design work and the products she released through her company Ecart. Vale Andree Putman!