Guy Robert, perfumer of Calèche and Madame Rochas, dies

Celebrated perfumer, Guy Robert, died on Monday reports Bois de Jasmin. Robert was responsible for many respected fragrances such as Madame Rochas, Amouage Gold, Dioressence and Calèche.He came from a family of perfumers, and began his career working in Grasse. After World War II he worked under his uncle Henri Robert (creator of Coty’s Muguet de Bois, Chanel pour Monsieur and Chanel No. 19). Perfume creation runs in his family: His son is François Robert creator of Lanvin Vetyver and many of the Les Parfums de Rosine fragrances.As well as a career in creating perfumes, Robert also acted as technical consultant for Michael Edwards on the Fragrance of the World books; was former president of the French Society of Perfumers; and wrote the book Les Sens du Parfum.His funeral will be held this Friday.Basenotes would like to express condolences to friends and family of Guy Robert.

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