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  • Jacques Polge

    7 11.48%
  • Maurice Roucel

    7 11.48%
  • Ernest Beaux

    6 9.84%
  • Calice Becker

    0 0%
  • Jacques Guerlain

    17 27.87%
  • Jean-Paul Guerlain

    2 3.28%
  • Francis Kurkdjian

    2 3.28%
  • Henri Robert

    0 0%
  • Christopher Sheldrake

    3 4.92%
  • Other (List the perfumer below)

    17 27.87%
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    Who is the best perfumer of all time from this list?
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    I'd add JC Ellena and Roja Dove. I haven't voted yet but I'd pick Roja Dove simply because he made Puredistance M. Otherwise probably Calice Becker for her work on the By Kilian line.

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

    I simply can't choose.

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    I hope this doesn't come off condescending, but it's childish.

    That said Edmond Roudnitska is the best perfumer of all time :P

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    i voted guerlain, but i think it really should be coty.

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

    Can't choose one as there are so many excellent ones IMO.

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

    I know Chanel's frags are kind of safe and boring, but they have had the same designer for all 8 frags, and he did a very very nice job - going from Anateus overPlatinum Egoiste, Egoiste and to Allure Homme, and Edition Blanche, so he's my choice
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    Pierre-Franois-Pascal Guerlain. The oldest innovator in the 1820s. He created a real perfume house with a REAL pedigree, no fanciful tales about aristocratic perfumers.

    That being said, I would go with Ernest Daltroff of Caron.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Whoever concocted my sacred Havana. Anyone know who that person is?
    "You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do." J.G.

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

    Jacques Guerlain, with no hesitation. I'm happy to see the voting agrees.

    He composed L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Aprs l'Onde, Mouchoir de Monsieur, and Vol de Nuit. Who else will ever make so many perfumes that are still seen as masterpieces after 100 years? No one else has and no one ever will again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Jacques Guerlain, with no hesitation. I'm happy to see the voting agrees.

    He composed L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Aprs l'Onde, Mouchoir de Monsieur, and Vol de Nuit. Who else will ever make so many perfumes that are still seen as masterpieces after 100 years? No one else has and no one ever will again.
    You forgot to mention Djedi, Sous le Vent and a few others

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    Chose "Other" : Nicolas Mamounas (the creator of my current favourite Macassar by Rochas)
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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

    Classics galore - Jacques Guerlain !.

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    Francois Coty and Vincent Roubert


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    Yes Ernest Daltroff should be included.

    I voted for Jacques Guerlain the man was GOD!
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    Why was the post moved? I feel that this is a post/poll that would be educational... Oh well...
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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

    Jacques Guerlain, no question.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    I voted for other, namely: Roger Pellegrino

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

    Claude Frayesse (Weil) and Sophia Grojsman (too many to mention) come to mind.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    You forgot to mention Djedi, Sous le Vent and a few others
    Only because I haven't had the opportunity to smell them yet! I hope to one day, but even based on the ones I know, JG is clearly the Yoda of perfumers.
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    From the list Jacques Guerlain. Write in: Desmond Knox-Leet
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 31st January 2012 at 04:11 AM.

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    Basing it just off my pigeonholed taste in modern/contemporary masculine and unisex frags, I'd say my pick for my own personal favorite of all time is ............... Pierre Bourdon.

    Or I could just be a dick and say Henry Creed.

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    Jacques Guerlain (I call him "St.Jacques")
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darber muss man schreiben."

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

    You forgot ALL of the best perfumers of 'all time': JC Ellena, Bernard Chant, Guy Robert, Patricia di Nicolai, E. Roudnitska, Dominique Ropion, and Germaine Cellier.

    Please smell some of these perfumers' works; they are inspiring.

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

    i love Maurice Roucel's perfumes, but i had to vote for Jacques Guerlain. Shalimar to me is Perfection

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    J-C Ellena not even in the list? This is not on!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    I'd add JC Ellena and Roja Dove. I haven't voted yet but I'd pick Roja Dove simply because he made Puredistance M. Otherwise probably Calice Becker for her work on the By Kilian line.
    The fragrances are issued under his name, but they are made by anonymous perfumers. Roja Dove is not an actual perfumer.

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    Francois Coty
    Edmond Roudnitska
    Jean Carles
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    Default Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    It is simply impossible for me to pick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    You forgot ALL of the best perfumers of 'all time':...Bernard Chant...
    Bernie is so underrated!

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    He composed L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Aprs l'Onde, Mouchoir de Monsieur, and Vol de Nuit. Who else will ever make so many perfumes that are still seen as masterpieces after 100 years? No one else has and no one ever will again.
    Do you know Coty ? He created the base of those fragrance just before him...

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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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    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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    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 Grald 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.)
    Having Simultaneous Affairs with: Amouage Memoir Man, Fate Man, Interlude Man, Epic Extrait (yep... the femme version), Tribute, Homage, Opus IV, VI, & VII Puredistance M, Black Tauer L'Air & Carillon pour un Ange Knize Ten Golden L'Artisan Al Oudh, Traversee du Bosphore, Dzing! TF Noir de Noir Xerjoff Homme, Richwood, Regio, 1861, 1888, Zafar Serge Lutens MKK, Gris Clair, Fille en Aiguilles, La Myrre H de Parfums 1740, Noir Patchouli, Tub3 Animale Abdes Salaam Tabac, Sharif, Mecca Balsam Slumberhouse Vikt, Baque MDCI Invasion Barbare, Chypre Palatin Nicoli NY, Vie de Chateau Intense, L'Eau Mixte Dior Leather Oud & Patchouli Imperial Chanel Sycomore Guerlain Derby, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete MFK Oud Cashmere Mood Ormonde Jayne Man

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    how could one forget Pierre Bourdon

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    Michel Almairac and Jean-Paul Millet

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