The Osmothèque is home to perfumes that are part and parcel of people’s lives and memories. Whether they are still on store shelves or long gone, they are all fragments of a collective consciousness.
Perfumers become an integral and crucial part of a true ecosystem and they are involved in every stage in the development of a new creation as Mathilde Laurent explains.
Perfumers are often involved in selecting the ingredients that make up their company’s palette. Véronique Nyberg, perfumer and vice-president of fine fragrances at Mane, discusses this crucial mission.
Fragrance houses train their youngest recruits by placing them under the wing of one or more experienced creators, as Domitille Michalon-Bertier, senior perfumer at IFF explains.
Perfumer Suzy Le Helley (Symrise) tells us the story of the close-knit collaboration with Madagascar small-scale producers and the issues involved.
Juliette Karagueuzoglou, senior perfumer at International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), details the different fields of innovation at Laboratoire Monique Rémy (LMR).
Reliant as it is on the biodiversity that humankind has explored extensively, the palette of natural ingredients may seem immutable as Serge Majoullier shows us.
Whether we know it or not, the perfume we wear affects the way people perceive us. So argues Sarah Colton, an American perfume journalist based in Paris
Through the pages of this original book, Lizzie Ostrom, also known as Odette Toilette, takes us on a very pleasant tour of the 20th century.
Written by eight authors – including the artist himself – this dense, 3-kg book retraces the artistic journey of Peter de Cupere.
Highly readable, written with wit and a good dose of humour!