Perfumer's Portrait: Maurice Roucel - Creativity, Passion and Expertise

📷 Maurice Roucel is considered one of the best creators of our contemporary era.

In the same way that certain perfumes are a must for perfumery, some perfumers have become emblematic of this sector. They embody excellence in the know-how, respect and authenticity of high perfumery combined with an innate sense of creativity. Among these great creators, Maurice Roucel is a favorite. He is considered one of the best creators of our contemporary era. So, how about learning a little more about this unusual character?

Maurice Roucel's Course

The career of Maurice Roucel began in 1973. Indeed, it is at this date that he entered as a chemist at Chanel. At the time, many were still perfumers not to come from specialized universities but to learn their craft in the field, in contact with other seasoned perfumers. Maurice Roucel therefore made his weapons alongside Henri Robert, the appointed nose of the Chanel house at that time.

📷 Maurice Roucel therefore made his weapons alongside Henri Robert, the appointed nose of the Chanel house at that time.

Then he made a quick visit to IFF, one of the current leaders in flavor composition for the perfume industry or the food industry. From there, he moved to Quest International, a leading producer of flavors and fragrances, Givaudan's main rival. He grew to 12 years and made great perfumes. Then Maurice Roucel left for Symrise in 1996, a German company with colossal fame and working in the same sector. After many years in New York, he returned to Paris. His work has been many times put forward by his peers. In addition, Maurice Roucel is considered as initiator of the magnolia in the feminine perfumes. His audacity and know-how have earned him numerous honors in the perfume industry.

In addition, Maurice Roucel holds the François Coty Prize of 2002, a French Fifi Awards and another American, as well as a French Oscar of perfumes. Maurice Roucel is considered as initiator of the magnolia in the feminine perfumes. His audacity and know-how have earned him numerous honors in the perfume industry. In addition, Maurice Roucel holds the François Coty Prize of 2002, a French Fifi Awards and another American, as well as a French Oscar of perfumes.

📹 Maurice discusses his collaboration with Frédéric Malle.

Maurice Roucel is considered as initiator of the magnolia in the feminine perfumes. His audacity and know-how have earned him numerous honors in the perfume industry. In addition, Maurice Roucel holds the François Coty Prize of 2002, a French Fifi Awards and another American, as well as a French Oscar of perfumes.

The Signature of Maurice Roucel

Maurice Roucel is characterized by a rather simple writing. Indeed, he prefers to go to basics and not get lost in too much detail that he deems superfluous. He loves above all sensual, enveloping, and generous fragrances. Indeed, the perfume is for him a real passion that he must share. However, Maurice Roucel is no less daring. He likes to define himself as "an explorer who walks through formulas". What's more, his scientific background has given him a solid foundation. Thus, he is a creator half esthete, half chemist. Sometimes more in the analysis, sometimes more turned towards the poetry, Maurice Roucel is a complete creator. He particularly likes to integrate white flowers, amber and musk in his creations. Among the greatest compositions of Maurice Roucel, know that this one is the creator of the emblematic Envy of Gucci, 24 Faubourg of Hermes, Tocade of Rochas, Insolence or the Moment of Guerlain, Kenzo Air, L of Lolita Lempicka... and an infinity of other bestsellers. You will understand, Maurice Roucel and a creator to the very large universe of which you have certainly already carried a perfume.

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