HOMMAGE  TO EDMOND ROUDNITSKA                    

PORTRAIT :

Edmond Roudnitska was more than just a creator of fragrance. He also devoted much of his time to understanding the true sense of the words "to create" and "Creation".

Despite being born in Nice (in 1905) in the South of France not far from Grasse, the fragrance capital of the world at that time. Roudnitska actually entered the fragrance industry lacking education in the vocation that his was later to dicover. With no background in perfume, he learned everything from scratch but was soon promoted to take charge of the physico-chemical control of a fragrance company. A year later, Roudnitska was sent to the Paris aera to take over from a top perfumer of the company where he was essentially self-taught. A fantastic career followed thanks to all his work and efforts as well as his creative genius. His entire life was a constant creation.

Through the course of his life. Roudnitska met many influential people from the world of fashion, art and science. Among the most prominent were Marcel Rochas, Christian Dior and Emile Hermès for whom he created his best known fragrances which are still on sale on the international market today.

In 1946 he founded "Art et Parfum", a private creative laboratory for perfumery first based in Courbevoie (near Paris) then located in Cabris near Grasse, also his home, where he lived until his death in 1996.

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ARTICLES :
Christine MALCOLM : Fragrance : Artistry and Creativity

MALCOLM

Kathryns DEGRAFF: AROMA NOTES - New Century Press - July 6, 1996        

DEGRAFF

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC , September1995

NATIONAL

Thérèse ROUDNITSKA (Wife of 'Edmond ROUDNITSKA)

THERESE

Dominique VIOT (Journalist from "Cosmetic News)

VIOT

FRAGRANCE - October 1996 -Edmond Roudnitska : A Tribute

FRAGRANCE

PERFUMER FLAVORIST  December 1987/January 1988

CURRICULUM

Jean Claude ELLENA (Creative Perfumer in Haarmann & Reimer)

ELLENA

Interview with Edmond ROUDNITSKA in 1993

INTERVIEW

 

PERFUMES created by Edmond ROUDNITSKA

CREATIONS

BOOKS and PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

PERFUME ESTHETICS (french excerpts of "L'Esthétique en Question" -PUF)

ESTHETICS

 

LINKS WITH OTHER SITES

Fondation EDMOND ROUDNITSKA
CNRS LYON Olfaction

PARFUMS DIOR
Editions de Parfums FREDERIC MALLE

Parfums DelRae

Musée International de la Parfumerie de Grasse
FEDERATION FRANCAISE DES INDUSTRIES DE LA PARFUMERIE
SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES PARFUMEURS
ISIPCA

FRAGRANCE FONDATION
Propriété intellectuelle des créations sensorielles

Leffingwell & Associates
OSMOZ
MAKEUPALLEY.COM
BASENOTES.COM
Au Feminin.com
www.parfumessence.com
FEMINA

Contact : mroudnitska@art-et-parfum.com

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