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    Default Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    What are the fragrances you wish you had created?
    Delacourte: "Shalimar, obviously, because it's a phenomenal fragrance, a magical bomb. But otherwise I would have liked to Dior Homme, Terre d'Hermès, which are wonderful. There are plenty of creations that I admire."

    http://flairflair.com/2015/07/20/les-metiers-du-nez-sylvaine-delacourte-directrice-de-levaluation-et-du-developpement-parfums-chez-guerlain/

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    http://espritdeparfum.com/le-patchou...uille-magique/
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    Default Re: Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    Pluran you have forgotten to mention yours my friend.
    I would have been very proud of myself if i would have been the creator of some of the following masterpieces:

    Equipage vintage
    PPH
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Fahrenheit vintage
    Kouros vintage
    Monsieur Rochas
    Monsieur Carven
    R&G L' Homme
    Bois du Portugal
    Gianfranco Ferre For Men vintage
    Iquitos
    Sagamore
    Sybaris
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Ebene
    Jules
    Lanvin for Men vintage
    Derby
    Ho Hang
    Music
    Woodhue
    Makila
    AND OF COURSE: Montana Parfum d' Homme

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    Default Re: Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    Be interesting to know what she thinks of some of them. Surprised to hear about Terre d'Hermes.

    She's hot. I'd like to spend time with her. :-) Like her blog.
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    Interesting reading. I'm also surprised at her admission of TDH and Dior Homme. Both wonderful fragrances of course but still.
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    Default Re: Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran;3612790[SIZE=3
    ][/SIZE]She's hot. I'd like to spend time with her. :-)
    I wish you all the luck in this world!!!
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    Interesting to learn a little bit more about her background.
    I remember when she first announced her blog, there was a lot of hostility and skepticism aimed at her. These days, I don't often see it mentioned.
    Would be great fun to shadow her at work for week or two.

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    Default Re: Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    Thanks for the link. It's a very enlightening interview.
    Selfishly, I wish the house would release a men's perfume with a lot more depth.

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    Default Re: Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    Very interesting interview.
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    Thanks for posting. Truly insightful first-hand knowledge from one of the few who is really capable to influence, or at the very least, to quite accurately predict what really matters, what is going to happen up next, how the market as well as its main trends are shaping up etc. fragrance-wise.
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    Thanks for the link. Very nice interview. Sylvaine Delacourte has been in Montreal a few times at Guerlain events and she is indeed frank and straightforward with her opinions. She is also willing to discuss with customers industry realities that influence perfume creation. This interview did not touch upon regulatory restrictions but I've seen other interviews where she discusses the difficulties faced by perfumers today. In addition to fulfilling her multiple duties within Guerlain, she is in my view also a very good ambassador for Guerlain.
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    Default Re: Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    Thank you! I had read various quotes from this interview around the webs but did not know where to find the full article. As a cosmetologist myself, I find her background fascinating. Wonderful to read more details on how her position came to be. And she is right to wish she'd worked on Shalimar, if you ask me.




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