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  • Jacques Polge

    7 10.94%
  • Maurice Roucel

    7 10.94%
  • Ernest Beaux

    6 9.38%
  • Calice Becker

    0 0%
  • Jacques Guerlain

    18 28.13%
  • Jean-Paul Guerlain

    2 3.13%
  • Francis Kurkdjian

    3 4.69%
  • Henri Robert

    0 0%
  • Christopher Sheldrake

    3 4.69%
  • Other (List the perfumer below)

    18 28.13%
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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    Do you know Coty ? He created the base of those fragrance just before him...

    Of course - I know of Coty, and have read that he is the greatest perfumer of all time. However, almost none of his compositions have survived in a recognizable form to the present. The only one I know of is Knize Ten, a collaboration with Vincent Roubert, from what I have read. This is a classic, without a doubt, and its in my collection.

    However, I can't judge his entire ouevre simply because it is no longer available - I assume the $15 versions available at the corner pharmacy bear no resemblance to the originals. I would love to be able to smell his perfumes, but since they seem to be lost to time, I name the best perfumer whose works are available today in more-or-less recognizable form.
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    Default Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Guerlain

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    Default Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Guerlain
    Which one? Jacques or JP?
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    Default Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Roucel? Kurkdjian? Guerlain?

    This question is invalid.
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    I cant say of all time but Dominique Ropion and Calice Becker are a couple of favourites

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    Other: Olivia Giacobetti

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    Default Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Other: Edmond Roudnitska.

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    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.)
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    how could one forget Pierre Bourdon

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    Michel Almairac and Jean-Paul Millet

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