IFF has announced the passing of perfumer Pierre Wargnye. He was 73 years old. Born in Lille, France, Wargnye drew inspiration from his childhood in Grasse; freshly picked jasmine flowers and distilled patchouli proved greatly influential on his work. A graduate of Lycee de Nice (where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry), he joined IFF as a laboratory technician in 1980.
His creations include the iconic Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche.