Olivier Pescheux R.I.P – The Fragrance Society

It was with nice unhappiness 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 long run. Many people have Pescheux to thank for our most treasured fragrances – scent reminiscences that can reside 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 individual circle of buddies within the coming weeks, to honour his legacy), however after all the main target usually goes on the perfect sellers – unbelievable blockbusters resembling Paco Rabanne 1 Million, which has constantly been among the finest promoting fragrances on the earth because it was launched, and needs to be on each perfumista’s record to attempt.

Pescheux additionally made a few of our favorite Diptyque fragrances – together with Tempo (one of many best patchouli fragrances you should buy, no query), and Eau Capitale, which is a contemporary traditional rose in each sense of the phrase. He additionally created Montblanc Explorer, and Versace Eros Flame – additional fragrances which grew to become legends in his personal lifetime. And but, in line with all his colleagues and buddies, he remained extremely humble, filled with generosity and good humour.


Simply a few of Grasp Perfumer Olivier Pescheux’s creations


Givaudan, the perfume creation home Olivier labored for, launched a transferring assertion, honouring Pescheux on their Instagram, alongside a handwritten method which, it seems, was the very first he’d created for them. Givaudan stated:

‘It’s with deep unhappiness and profound emotion that we announce the passing of Olivier Pescheux, on July tenth in Paris, France, on the age of 57, after preventing towards an extended illness.

Properly-known for his elegant and luminous olfactive writing, Olivier Pescheux has been on the origin of numerous successes resembling Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Dior Greater, Lacoste L1212 Blanc, Diptyque Eau des sens, Fleur de peau and Orphéon.

“Olivier immensely contributed to form right this moment and tomorrow’s perfumery. He was beloved for his heat and pleasant character, his generosity and his boundless artistry. Olivier can be deeply missed.” stated Oriol Segui, Head of Wonderful Perfume Europe.

We discovered certainly one of Olivier’s perfume method courting from 2009, printed in Les Echos Série Limitée, which was about imagining the perfume of the long run. We share it with you on this event as a logo of his creativity and his poetry.

Relaxation in Peace
We love you!’


Olivier Pescheux’s first method for Givaudan

Givaudan additionally included a message from all of their perfumers and groups who labored with Pescheux, saying:


‘Pricey Olivier,
All of us shared and beloved your humorousness, your light-hearted but profound lifestyle, a method and class that we additionally discover in your marvelous creations.
We’ll at all times keep 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 together with her personal reminiscences of Olivier Pescheux, recounting the enjoyable she had spending time with him and (as she put it) ‘taking part in fragrance’. Nathalie Feisthauer was amongst many fellow perfumers posting photos of Olivier, saying: ‘Olivier Pescheux a good friend and a Colleague. Unhappy day (will miss you).’

Massively prolific, immensely proficient, already much-missed, Olivier we add to the messages from fragrance lovers pouring in from all over the world, and say:

Thanks for the scent reminiscences…


Written by Suzy Nightingale