reporter: Miguel Dominguez
The Diary of a Nose is a collection of Ellena’s meditations on the world of scents, and what stirs his creation of some of the world’s most desired fragrances. Inspiration can come from anywhere—a market stall, a landscape, or even the movement of calligraphy. Though each smell has its own distinct character, a gifted perfumer creates olfactory experiences that are intensely personal and unique, that blossom on the body and leave a trace of us lingering after we have left a room. Seductive, delicate, and elegant as any of Ellena’s creations, The Diary of a Nose seeks to capture the most elusive facets of this rarefied and mysterious art.
A scent has incantatory powers, capable of transporting one to the past, of kindling fantasies, of creating a vivid mise en scène—literally out of thin air. In the hands of the truly great, perfume creation is a kind of alchemy.
Hermès Parfums Press Representative Anne De Lalun, Jean-Claude
and Cathy O'Brien
Jean-Claude Ellena has been the exclusive perfumer to the house of Hermès since 2004. Over the course of his career he has created some of the world’s bestselling fragrances, including "First" for Van Cleef & Arpels, "Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert" for Bulgari, and "Déclaration" for Cartier.
Jour d'Hermès is the latest fragrance developed by Jean-Claude, being tested by all present at the
signing, which created a memorable experience of the event. Sadly, it was not for sale at the premises
Katherine Perino eagerly awaits for her signed copy
With Randy Lombard
Chatting with Rizzoli Publisher Charles Miers