It was with nice disappointment we realized of Grasp Perfumer Olivier Pescheux’s passing. A loss made deeper nonetheless by the very fact he was simply 57, and may have been making fragrances lengthy into the longer term. Many people have Pescheux to thank for our most treasured fragrances – scent recollections that may stay on indefinitely.
We would spend many hours itemizing and speaking about all of the fragrances Olivier Pescheux created (and we hope you put on them and can speak about them inside your personal circle of mates within the coming weeks, to honor his legacy), however in fact the main focus typically goes on the most effective sellers – unbelievable blockbusters akin to Paco Rabanne 1 Millionwhich has constantly been among the finest promoting fragrances on the earth because it was launched, and needs to be on each perfumeta’s listing to strive.
Pescheux additionally made a few of our favourite Diptyque fragrances – together with Tempo (one of many most interesting patchouli fragrances you should purchase, no query), and Eau Capitalewhich is a contemporary traditional rose in each sense of the phrase. He additionally created Montblanc Explorerand Versace Eros Flame – additional fragrances which turned legends in his personal lifetime. And but, in line with all his colleagues and mates, he remained extremely humble, filled with generosity and good humour.
Givaudanthe perfume creation home Olivier labored for, launched a shifting assertion, honoring Pescheux on their Instagram, alongside a handwritten system which, it seems, was the very first he’d created for them. Givaudan mentioned:
‘It’s with deep disappointment and profound emotion that we announce the passing of Olivier Pescheux, on July tenth in Paris, France, on the age of 57, after combating in opposition to a protracted illness.
Effectively-known for his elegant and luminous olfactive writing, Olivier Pescheux has been on the origin of numerous successes akin to Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Dior Increased, Lacoste L1212 Blanc, Diptyque Eau des sens, Fleur de peau and Orphéon.
“Olivier immensely contributed to form at this time and tomorrow’s perfumery. He was beloved for his heat and pleasant character, his generosity and his boundless artistry. Olivier will likely be deeply missed.” mentioned Oriol Segui, Head of Positive Perfume Europe.
We discovered certainly one of Olivier’s perfume system relationship from 2009, printed in Les Echos Série Limitée, which was about imagining the perfume of the longer term. We share it with you on this event as a logo of his creativity and his poetry.
Relaxation in Peace
We love you!’
Givaudan additionally included a message from all of their perfumers and groups who labored with Pescheux, saying:
All of us shared and beloved your humorousness, your light-hearted but profound way of living, a mode and magnificence that we additionally discover in your marvelous creations.
We’ll at all times bear in mind your humor, your smile, your luminous gaze.
All of us ship our love
The Givaudan Perfumers and Groups’
Elsewhere on social media, perfumer Mathilde Laurent replied along with her personal recollections of Olivier Pescheux, recounting the enjoyable she had spending time with him and (as she put it) ‘enjoying fragrance’. Nathalie Feisthauer was amongst many fellow perfumers posting image s of Olivier, saying: ‘Olivier Pescheux a pal and a Colleague. Unhappy day (will miss you).’
Vastly prolific, immensely gifted, already much-missed, Olivier we add to the messages from fragrance lovers pouring in from around the globe, and say:
Thanks for the scent recollections…
Written by Suzy Nightingale