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.