The fragrances are issued under his name, but they are made by anonymous perfumers. Roja Dove is not an actual perfumer.
Interesting. I often wondered if he was the actual "nose" or just the name, money, and prestige... but nothing seemed to confirm the statement. So when fragrances are released under the Puredistance name, is this is an example of a Brand, hiring a "scout," who in tern hires anonymous noses? Weird.
Is this also true of Gérald Ghislain of Histoires de Parfums? I would certainly give him props as a modern creator, but is he the nose or the "art director"/ entrepreneur of the house? (A Luca Turin review of 1804 states that "most HdP fragrances are composed by Sylvie Jourdet, professor of olfaction and perfumery accords at the ISIPCA in Versailles, and the vice president of the French Society of Perfumers.")
It all seems more difficult in the modern era, as if perfumery has taken the reverse route of the history of essential film collaborators (editors were nameless faces in the creation of meaning for half of the last century, but today are considered the right-hand man/woman of any director in creating a film.)