Celine Ellena, daughter of Jean Claude Ellena and a perfumer in her own right (see The Different Company Sel de Vetiver, among others), talks to Smithsonian Magazine about what it is like to be a perfumer today, and answers the burning question of whether or not she talks shop with her father. On why humans feel the urge to wear perfume:
At the beginning, I think, we created fragrances to talk with God. Fragrance is mysterious. Now when you wear fragrance, you want to send a mysterious message. You want people to smell you, to be listening.
Read the rest at Smithsonian magazine (link no longer active, sorry!), and many thanks to Aimee for the link!
Nice short interview.
She's no Olivia Giacobetti interms of perfumery skills (or looks :p) though.
Wonder, though, if OG had perfumes attributed to her own name so early in her career? Not saying she didn't, I just don't know their respective ages, and wondering if CE is getting the early attention since she is JCE's daughter.
What perfume did CE create at 14? My guess is that she's probably talking about playing around with daddy's perfume flasks at that age.
OG created Primier Figuer at 21, quite a young age that.
Yes, but rather doubt she was “announced” as the nose behind PF until later, after she had a reputation, don't you think? I guess my point is that CE really only has 2-3 major releases to her name. Seems too soon to say what she'll do.