Jean-Claude Ellena, the exclusive perfumer of the house of Hermès since 2004, is a giant in his field who has made a long series of landmark perfumes. He has the sublime skill of a master craftsman and the vision of an artist. He is also a perceptive and emotive writer who has just published The Diary of A Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur, his meditation on the transcendent voyage of creating fine perfume.
Recently, he sat down for a wide-ranging discussion on his career and the profession he so loves.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)