I think Spanish perfumery and perfumers are on the top of the top. Also I think often we focus on the companies and not the perfumers and their work globally as artist as it happens in art or music where you judge the not one work but globally the work of the artist.
More to my list:
Alberto Morillas born in 1950 in Sevilla, of Andalousian heritage.
Art Scents created by Alberto Morillas
• ALBERTO ABSOLU • COEUR DE LUXURE • KURI NO HANA • ENCENS SHINTO • ROSE D'ARABIE • FLEUR DE SEL • BOIS DE PATCHOULY• SPERIDA • Bulgari Omnia • Cartier Le Baiser Du Dragon• Bulgari White Tea• Giorgio Armani Sensi• Yves Saint Laurent M7 (with Jacques Cavallier)• Carolina Herrera Chic (with Jacques Cavallier)• Cologne Thierry Mugler• Flower by Kenzo• Bvlgari BLV / both for women and men • S-Perfume Jet-Scent 1.0.5• Givenchy Pi • Truth Calvin Klein (with Jacques Cavallier and Thierry Wasser)• Carolina Herrera 212 / both for women and men
• Calvin Klein cK One (with Harry Fremont) Alberto also has his own high-end candle series Mizensir. All available at Colette in Paris.
Agata Ruiz de la Prada (eccentric Spanish couturier,explosive and colourful): Beso,Agua,Gotas de Color,Ohlala and CorazÃ³n.; IDESA Perfumes : David Bisbal Esencia Pura, Pedro del Hierro Women.Other current brands owned and licenses held by IDESA: Algel Schlesser,Armand Basi, Mandarina Duck and Women’s Secret. Salvador DalÃ* ( 26 Fragances) CUSTO Barcelona: Custo Barcelona and Custo Man. ZARA( 14 fragances)
Another Spanish cult soap unknown for foreigners is called JabÃ³n Lagarto (Lizard’s soap) The company was found in 1864 and the soap was created 144 years ago. Has the scent of steamed old laundries, a little bit like the Sabon de Marseille and people after the Spanish Civil war used both body and hand laundering ,easily available in Spanish supermarkets. Alvarez Gomez: Agua de Colonia Concentrada ( http://www.alvarezgomez.com