NOSE: Jean-Claude Ellena

Jean-Claude Ellena is the nose of Hermès since many years. He has created the most famous Hermès fragrances including the unisex collection Hermessence and has also published several books on perfumery. Of course, he is born in a family of perfumers in Grasse. Of course he looks like this…

Here is a very nice and interesting interview with Monsieur Ellena.

In a world that can be perceived not only as complex but also fairly excluding, it is very inspiring to see that one of the true great mentors is very generous when sharing his experiences and refelections. All of Ellena’s books are a true treat for a perfume lover or aspiring perfumer. The books can be ordered on Amazon, here.

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