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.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)