I saw an article recently - maybe here - and I think it said he was also instrumental in kicking off Sisley (which had Ellena's 'Eau de Campagne' in the 70s ) and that he was now semi-retired somewhere in France and 'receiving visitors'. If I can track the article down will add later. Could he have three houses in his CV !!??
P.S. JaimeB's blog entry was what I read - quite a story: