Olivier Pescheux R.I.P – The Fragrance Society

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 will have been making fragrances lengthy into the long run. Many people have Pescheux to thank for our most treasured fragrances – scent reminiscences that may stay on indefinitely.

We’d spend many hours itemizing and speaking about all of the fragrances Olivier Pescheux created (and we hope you put on them and can discuss them inside your personal circle of pals within the coming weeks, to honour his legacy), however after all the main focus typically goes on the very best sellers – unbelievable blockbusters corresponding to Paco Rabanne 1 Million, which has constantly been among the best promoting fragrances on this planet because it was launched, and must be on each perfumista’s record to strive.

Pescheux additionally made a few of our favorite Diptyque fragrances – together with Tempo (one of many most interesting patchouli fragrances you should buy, no query), and Eau Capitale, which is a contemporary basic rose in each sense of the phrase. He additionally created Montblanc Explorer, and Versace Eros Flame – additional fragrances which turned legends in his personal lifetime. And but, based on all his colleagues and pals, he remained extremely humble, stuffed 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 formulation 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 preventing towards an extended illness.

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

“Olivier immensely contributed to form as we speak and tomorrow’s perfumery. He was beloved for his heat and pleasant character, his generosity and his boundless artistry. Olivier shall be deeply missed.” mentioned Oriol Segui, Head of Wonderful Perfume Europe.

We discovered one in every of Olivier’s perfume formulation courting from 2009, revealed 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 formulation 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 way of living, a mode and magnificence 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) ‘enjoying fragrance’. Nathalie Feisthauer was amongst many fellow perfumers posting photos of Olivier, saying: ‘Olivier Pescheux a buddy and a Colleague. Unhappy day (will miss you).’

Vastly prolific, immensely proficient, already much-missed, Olivier we add to the messages from fragrance lovers pouring in from around the globe, and say:

Thanks for the scent reminiscences…


Written by Suzy Nightingale