Grasp perfumer Olivier Pescheux died Monday in Paris at age 57. The passing “after combating towards an extended illness” was confirmed in an announcement launched by perfume home Givaudan on Tuesday.
A famend and award-winning perfumer, Pescheux was recognized for his elegant and luminous olfactive writing, which outlined many main fragrances, together with Eau Mohéli, Eau des Sens, Fleur de Peau and Orphéon by Diptyque; Herod by Parfums de Marly; L.12.12 Blanc de Lacoste, and Explorer by Montblanc.
Different highlights embody Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million scent, which final 12 months was voted by magnificence business insiders as one of many 100 best fragrances of all time, and the Diptyque 34 Assortment, which took the “Residence Assortment of the Yr” acknowledgement on the Perfume Basis Awards in 2019.
Pescheux was additionally the nostril behind fragrances of marquee manufacturers together with Versace and Yohji Yamamoto. In 2018, he joined fellow Givaudan perfumer Nisrine Grillié and the H&M in-house staff in making a perfume assortment of 25 scents for the Swedish fast-fashion retailer.
Born in Paris in 1966, he graduated from ISIPCA and began his profession in 1990 by becoming a member of Grasse-based producer Payan Bertrand in Bangkok. Upon his return to Paris in 1992, he joined fragrance home Annick Goutal, earlier than transferring to Kao Corp. in 1993. He joined Givaudan in 1998, returning in 2006 after a short interval at Quest Worldwide.
“We’re deeply saddened by the lack of Olivier Pescheux. He has not solely been the architect of lots of the most lovely and iconic fragrances of the business, but additionally an adored individual, devoted to his artwork and dedicated to mentor the upcoming era of perfumers,” Gilles Andrier, chief government officer of Givaudan, stated within the assertion.
“Olivier preferred to outline himself as a craftsman, and he actually was,” echoed Xavier Renard, the corporate’s world head of advantageous fragrances. “His potential to transcend any materials, to make any ingredient inform new tales, made Olivier some of the necessary and celebrated artistic minds. He leaves us with a prodigious quantity of creations and his brilliant character will proceed to dwell by his legacy.”
Oriol Segui, head of advantageous fragrances Europe, underscored that Pescheux “immensely contributed to form as we speak and tomorrow’s perfumery.”
“He was liked for his heat and pleasant character, his generosity and his boundless artistry. Olivier will likely be deeply missed,” added Segui.
“Givaudan gives his household, kin and pals its deepest condolences and in addition totally helps the group of its perfumers, that we all know are notably saddened at this troublesome time,” concluded the company assertion.