Givaudan perfumer Olivier Pescheux passes away

Olivier Pescheux


Givaudan master perfumer Olivier Pescheux has died. Givaudan issued a statement saying that Pescheux passed away on July 10 in Paris, France, at the age of 57 after fighting a long disease.

Pescheux was born in Paris in 1966 and graduated from ISIPCA. He started his career in 1990 by joining Payan Bertrand in Bangkok. On his return to Paris in 1992, he worked at Annick Goutal and then at Kao Corporation. He joined Givaudan in 1998, returning in 2006 after a brief period at Quest International. 

Pescheux created a number successful fragrances, such as Eau Mohéli by Diptyque, Herod by Parfums de Marly and Explorer by Montblanc.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Olivier Pescheux. He has not only been the architect of many of the most beautiful and iconic fragrances of the industry, but also an adored person, dedicated to his art and committed to mentor the upcoming generation of perfumers,” commented Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier.

“Olivier liked to define himself as a craftsman, and he really was,“ added Xavier Renard, Global Head of Fine Fragrances at Givaudan. “His ability to transcend any material, to make any ingredient tell new stories, made Olivier one of the most important and celebrated creative minds. He leaves us with a prodigious amount of creations and his bright personality will continue to live through his legacy.”