Interview with Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz : by Marian Bendeth


Marian Bendeth, fragrance expert, consultant and contributor to Bois de Jasmin (please see her Signature Scent article) is taking us on a fascinating journey in her recent two part piece on the excellent perfume-dedicated website Basenotes. Interview with Christophs offers a glimpse into mindset of Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz, while The Smell of Flesh, Life and Death presents Marian’s thoughts on Thierry Mugler’s Le Parfum Coffret. I read both pieces a few times, and I know that I will return to them again and again.

For my take on Thierry Mugler Le Parfum Coffret, please see the article I published in November. Photo of Christoph Hornetz (left) and Christophe Laudamiel (left) is courtesy of Marian Bendeth.

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  • Being able to see the people who actually create the fragrances we buy makes such a difference, let alone reading these interviews. It is as if an iron curtain has come down. I have more respect for IFF and the Thierry Mugler Brand. P.S. These are two creators who obviously love what they do; it is apparent in their work and their smiles. January 20, 2007 at 11:25am Reply

  • Madelyn E: Dear Victoria,
    Not to change the subject .. but do you know about the special Guerlain event at Bergdoef Goodman during the Week of February 5th ? Great event – Fragrance, skincare – champagne and truffles etc. Appointments for facials etc.
    Would you be going ?
    I am, maybe will get Vol De Nuit or Apres L’Ondee from Jason!
    Madelyn E January 21, 2007 at 6:26pm Reply

  • Elle: Those were both such brilliant, fascinating pieces. I love how Laudamiel described the coffret as being like a “little Bible of perfumery.” Definitely my idea of an appealing religion. January 22, 2007 at 8:49am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Fleur de Lys, I think so too! I love this photo. Right now, I am wearing Laudamiel’s Island Hawaii, and it is wonderful! January 22, 2007 at 2:33pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Madelyn, I have heard of it and I see an email about it in my inbox. I did not post it, since it did not seem to involve fragrance directly. Still, I am tempted to go. We will see what happens in February and what my schedule might be like. January 22, 2007 at 2:34pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Elle, I am in complete agreement with you! 🙂 January 22, 2007 at 2:34pm Reply

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