The Hermès Succession

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Hermès Parfums
Jean-Claude Ellena has chosen his successor. This does not mean he is retiring.

his wish is to begin a process of transmission of the philosophy and creativity of Hermès Parfums, thereby establishing the way for a happy succession when the time comes.

He is passing on his knowledge to…click here or here.

Further Reading
Grain de Musc – Christine Nagel joins Jean-Claude Ellena at Hermès
Grain de Musc – Ellena Nagel: a few more words about the new team at Hermès
Now Smell This – Perfumer Christine Nagel to join Hermes

Some recent comments on Ellena are at Chemist in the Bottle.

Sorcery of Scent – review of Ellena’s latest Hermessence Épice Marine

4 responses to “The Hermès Succession

  1. it will be interesting to see what she comes up with in the next few months for Hermès. I havent been a fan of the Jo Malone colognes since they mainly pay a dissappearing/vanishing act on my skin. And I refuse to pay that much money on a fragrance that does that. if it was a natural perfume that its understandable, lasting 2-3 hours and reapply, but it is not. What scents has Nagel created for Jo Malone? i have no clue since I don’t really follow The Jo Malone fragrance house and what they are doing.

    • Hey Ferris, here is the list for your edification! The list is a copy/paste from Robin at Now Smell This. All Christine’s credits are also on the NST link in the last sentence.

      Jo Malone Amber & Patchouli (2010)
      Jo Malone Assam & Grapefruit (2011)
      Jo Malone Bitter Orange & Chocolate (2013)
      Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber (2011)
      Jo Malone Elderflower & Gooseberry (2013)
      Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia (2010)
      Jo Malone Fresh Mint Leaf (2011)
      Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit (2013)
      Jo Malone Lemon Tart (2013)
      Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot (2010)
      Jo Malone Iris & White Musk (2010)
      Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede (2013)
      Jo Malone Redcurrant & Cream (2013)
      Jo Malone Rosewater & Vanilla (2010)
      Jo Malone Sakura Cherry Blossom (2011)
      Jo Malone Sweet Lemon (2011)
      Jo Malone Sweet Milk (2011)
      Jo Malone Wild Bluebell (2011)

      If you gaze into Undina’s Looking Glass you will find reviews and opinions if that interests you. The NST reviews are here.

      I bought my Mum Wild Bluebell but she prefers the amazing Red Roses. Oud and Bergamot is worth a sniff if you do not suffer from synthetic induced headaches or maybe apply lightly as it is from the Cologne Intense range. I am never quite sure about redefining the word cologne as this and certain other houses do. Why can’t they just say EDT or EDP? I guess the misnomer addresses the reapplication issue truthfully though!

      Anyway, this is an exciting development as of course for Jo Malone Christine would have worked to a brief which will be worlds away from Ellenaland.

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