Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 16 September 2014

FRAGRANCES

Designer Parfums appoints in-house perfumer Thomas Fontaine

Published: 17/11/11

Source: ©The Moodie Report

By Rebecca Mann, Associate Editor

Thomas Fontaine joins the Designer Parfums team
Designer Parfums has appointed its first in-house perfumer to work across its portfolio of brands and new fragrance creations.

Paris-based nose Thomas Fontaine boasts an international client list and an extensive track record in creating fragrances for bespoke houses such as Lubin, Grès and JC Brosseau, as well as major brand owners such as P&G Prestige.

He studied perfumery at the Ipsica Fragrance Academy at Versailles under the patronage of the House of Jean Patou. Today Fontaine is recognised as a leading specialist in recasting vintage formulas for modern times.

Designer Parfums Managing Director Dilesh Mehta commented: “Thomas has a wonderful understanding of the history of perfume and also knows how to create beautiful fragrances for the modern international marketplace. I am sure that by working closely with him we will benefit greatly from his knowledge, experience and passion.”

Fontaine will work alongside Designer Parfums’ existing team on new launches and will have a specific responsibility overseeing the fragrance development for its heritage brands, Worth, Jean Louis Scherrer and Jean Patou.

“I am very excited about this collaboration with Designer Parfums,” noted Fontaine. “My role within the company is pretty simple: to create fragrances! In the case of an iconic name such as Jean Patou I shall be looking to reinstate the original spirit of this wonderful brand and re-enforce its position as one of the world’s leading luxury fragrance houses.”

Note: Designer Parfums is a company within the Shaneel Enterprises Group which specialises in the creation and development of luxury fragrances. Brands currently owned by or licensed to the group include Agent Provocateur, Jean Louis Scherrer, Aigner Parfums, Monsoon fragrances, Jean Patou and Worth.