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.
— RIP Pierre Wargnye. Read more at Obituary: IFF Perfumer Pierre Wargnye at Perfumer Flavorist, or see Perfumer Pierre Wargnye Dies at 73 at Yahoo! Sports (reposted from Women's Wear Daily).
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