Nathalie Feisthauer has been cheerfully writing her new book of fragrances (not a chapter!) as an independent perfumer, since 2014! You might know her work reaching back to 1986, from the range of Azzaro, Cartier, and Versace while she was working for Givaudan, or drool over her niche fragrance creations as I do over the Putain des Palaces for Etat Libre de Orange (2006) for example, but let’s see what’s Nathalie doing here (in around 30 countries, to be precise), and now.
Jean Claude Ellena, by appearance only, created quite a buzz with his presence at Laboratorio Olfattivo’s stand at Esxence 20023. Yes, there were many perfumers present, more than ever before. And yes, they should be treated as stars of the show. It was fascinating to observe fans flocking around JCE, his contagious smile, and to finally grab a chance to interview him.
Pierre Benard Segu (Osmoart) managed to find some time in his quite busy schedule to answer my questions, for which I’m grateful!
My only disclaimer regarding this interview is this: as always, when my professor happens to teach with all of his/her heart and soul, sharing knowledge generously and with genuine love – I do fall in love. The most surprising thing for me is that after all these years – I fell in love with – chemistry! I have begun to see it as poetry!
Meet Pierre Benard Segu, and find out more about so many ways he lives, breathes, and shares his knowledge about perfumery!