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 actual fact he was simply 57, and will have been making fragrances lengthy into the longer term. Many people have Pescheux to thank for our most treasured fragrances – scent reminiscences that may reside 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 speak about them inside your personal circle of mates within the coming weeks, to honour his legacy), however in fact the main target usually goes on one of the best sellers – unimaginable blockbusters similar to Paco Rabanne 1 Million, which has constantly been among the best promoting fragrances on this planet because it was launched, and ought to be on each perfumista’s record to strive.

Pescheux additionally made a few of our favorite Diptyque fragrances – together with Tempo (one of many best patchouli fragrances you should purchase, 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 grew to become legends in his personal lifetime. And but, in keeping with all his colleagues and mates, 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 formulation which, it seems, was the very first he’d created for them. Givaudan stated:

‘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 in opposition to an extended illness.

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

“Olivier immensely contributed to form at present and tomorrow’s perfumery. He was cherished for his heat and pleasant character, his generosity and his boundless artistry. Olivier might be deeply missed.” stated Oriol Segui, Head of Nice Perfume Europe.

We discovered considered one of Olivier’s perfume formulation 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 an emblem 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:


‘Expensive Olivier,
All of us shared and cherished 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 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 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 pal 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 world wide, and say:

Thanks for the scent reminiscences…


Written by Suzy Nightingale