04. September 2014 · Comments Off on Interview with Jean-Claude Ellena · Categories: Article, Interview, Research

I came across this 2009 Research Report from Institut Francais de la Mode on iTunesU and thought it might be of interest to others. I always find Jean Claude Ellena’s perspective interesting.

Interviews with:
Jean-Claude Ellena : Perfume up against the market
Annick Le Guérer: Perfume, from Egyptian temples to the temples of consumption

Frédéric Walter: Art and Perfume: from fascination to co-creation
Catherine Têtu : Perfumes on the edge of the mass market

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Research Report iTunesU Perfume

03. June 2013 · Comments Off on “I Smell with My Brain” · Categories: Interview

Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena Discusses the Life of a Nose – Spiegel Online

Jean-Claude Ellena, 65, was born in Grasse, in Provence, the son of a perfumer. In 2004, he became in-house perfumer for Hermès, where perfume sales have since more than doubled. The company set up a laboratory for Ellena near Grasse in a late 1960s architect’s villa surrounded by black pines and blessed with a view of the Côte d’Azur through full-length windows. Ellena’s new memoir is entitled: “The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur.”


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