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.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"