Osmanthus - The Different Company
Manufacturer: The Different Company
Olfactory family: Floral Jasmine.
A delicate floral musky and completely compelling.
A poetic composition celebrating the fragile beauty of this small Chinese flower. Bergamot and Mandarin fragrance bathe in the delicious freshness on an infinitely warm bed of Musky Rose.
Delicious and refined.
Top notes: Mandarin, bergamot and green notes.
Middle notes: Osmanthus (fragrant olive), jasmine and geranium.
Base notes: Musk and rose.
|Olfactory Family:||Floral Jasmine|
|Top notes:||Mandarin, bergamot and green notes.|
|Middle notes:||Osmanthus (fragrant olive), jasmine and geranium.|
|Base notes:||Musk and rose.|
|Concentration:||Eau de Toilette|
Jean-Claude Ellena was born in Grasse in 1947. His father was a perfumer, and as a teenager Jean-Claude went to work as an apprentice at the Antoine Chiris factory (see On a bed of oakmoss).
In 1968, he became the first student at what was at the time the newly formed perfumery school of Givaudan, one of the oldest perfume factories, in Geneva. He left Givaudan in 1976 with two others perfumers for Lautier in Grasse. In 1983, he joined Givaudan Paris as chief perfumer and Roure. In 1990, he became one of the founding members of the Osmothèque, an international scent archive based in Versailles.
Since 2004, he has been Hermès's exclusive in-house perfumer, appointed by Jean-Louis Dumas and Véronique Gautier. He has created fragrances for several major perfume houses including The Different Company, which he founded before joining Hermès. His daughter Céline Ellena now creates for The Different Company.
Launched in 2000, pioneer of rare fragrances house, The Different Company is the reference of Contemporary French perfume house. The Different Company celebrates the pleasure of the senses and the beauty of the fragrances with exceptional perfumes in uniquely designed bottles.
The perfumers behind the brand are Jean Claude and Celine Ellena, Bertrand Duchaufour, Emilie Coppermann, Christine Nagel... and an internationally renown art director Thierry de Baschmakoff, that follows only one rule : create and propose true luxurious fragrances.