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Sunday, March 24, 2013

THE DIARY OF A NOSE by Jean-Claude Ellena - Book Signing


reporter: Miguel Dominguez


February 22nd was the date when Jean-Claude Ellena, the "parfumeur exclusif" of the house of Hermès, had his book signing of The Diary of a Nose at Rizzoli New York .

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


 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







Chatting with Rizzoli Publisher Charles Miers





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