The Perfumer & Publisher
Jean-Claude met Frédéric Malle at Roure when he was working on Bulgari’s “Eau au Thé Vert”. He composed one perfume a year for Editions de Parfums before joining Hermès. He is now back as a full-fledged author at Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle. And so when Frédéric asked him to reinvent the eau de cologne, Jean-Claude’s response was compellingly succinct. He began by commissioning LMR, a laboratory known for their world-class expertise in natural extraction, to develop a very specific ingredient: a bitter orange oil, specially treated so that it could be used at an extremely high concentration.