Thursday, February 2, 2012
The French Recognize Perfumery as Art
‘Le Ministère se met au parfum’, a new interactive exhibition at the Palais Royal in Paris has opened to show the history of perfumes and the know-how of perfumers. At the inauguration, the French Minister of Culture acknowledged perfumery as an art. The honorific order of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” has been bestowed to 5 great perfumers : Daniela Andrier (Givaudan), Françoise Caron (Takasago), Olivier Cresp (Firmenich), Dominique Ropion (IFF) and Maurice Roucel (Symrise). Must have felt good.