Maurice Roucel

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Maurice Roucel. Photo: Guillaume Luisetti.

Maurice Roucel is a contemporary perfumer who has worked at companies IFF, Quest, Dragoco and presently Symrise. Roucel began his career in perfumery on February 19, 1973 while working as the head chromatography chemist at Chanel for 6 years. He commenced his apprenticeship under Henri Robert, Chanel's house perfumer at the time. He joined Quest International and for 12 years developed his craft as a perfumer before switching to work for Symrise in 1996. Most of the fragrances composed by Roucel have his signature scent of Michelia longifolia.[1]

He was also the winner of various accolade in the fragrance industry including the Prix François Coty in 2002, and the French and American FiFi as well as the French "Oscar des Parfums" Awards.[1]

List of creations[edit]

Maurice Roucel has created many notable perfumes including:

  • Envy for Gucci 1997
  • 24 Faubourg for Hermès 1995
  • Iris Silver Mist for Serge Lutens 1994
  • K de Krizia 1981
  • Tocade for Rochas
  • L'Instant de Guerlain for Guerlain 2004
  • Insolence for Guerlain 2005
  • L'Instant Magic for Guerlain
  • L'Instant Fleur de Mandarine for Guerlain
  • Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum 2000
  • Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne 2000
  • Hypnose Homme for Lancôme 2007
  • Le Labo Jasmine 17 2006
  • Le Labo Labdanum 18 2006
  • Reminiscence Jammin
  • Roberto Cavalli 2002
  • Roberto Cavalli Oro 2004
  • R de Revillon 1995
  • Irium Pour Homme Fabergé 1996
  • Hunca Asimetri Eau de Parfum
  • Samba Unzipped by the Perfumer's Workshop LTD
  • Eros Homme by Tristano Onofri
  • Musc Ravageur for Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle 2000
  • Nautica Voyage 2006
  • Nautica Voyage Island
  • Kiton Black for Kiton 2007
  • DKNY Be Delicious
  • DKNY Be Delicious Charmingly
  • DKNY Red Delicious
  • DKNY Red Delicious Charmingly
  • Missoni 1981
  • Missoni Aqua
  • Celine Dion Sensational
  • L de Lolita Lempicka 2006
  • Fleur de Corail Lolita Lempicka
  • Castelbajac de Jean Charles de Castelbajac
  • Dunhill Fresh for Men
  • Dunhill Desire for Women
  • Ellen Tracy Imagine 2003
  • Mac Vanilla
  • Ispahan by Yves Rocher 1982
  • Rochas Man by Rochas 1999
  • Monsoon by Parfums Monsoon 1994
  • Pleasures Intense for Men by Estee Lauder,
  • Kenzo Air 2003
  • Lalique pour Homme 1997
  • Shalini by Shalini
  • Guess (reformulation) 2005
  • GF Ferre Lei for Women
  • Bogart pour Homme by Jacques Bogart
  • Jaguar Woman by Pardis 2004
  • Gai Mattiolo Man 1998
  • TL pour Lui in collaboration with Norbert Bijaoui for Ted Lapidus 2003
  • Strenesse by Gabriele Strehle 1999
  • Bond No. 9 Broadway Nite 2003
  • Bond No. 9 New Haarlem 2003
  • Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive 2003
  • Lyra Alain Delon 1993
  • Colbalt pour Homme by Parera
  • Marc Jacobs Orange
  • Adidas Sport for Men 1994
  • Adidas Vitality for Women 2008
  • Plaisir de Parfums Lorebat Gal (Spain)
  • We're For Men Shiseido
  • We're For Women Shiseido
  • BCBG Star Girl
  • Sport by Wilkinson and Sword
  • Impressions C'est Mysterieux
  • Ulric de Varens No. 2 UDV 1997
  • Tisbe by Natura
  • Eau de Coty Eau de Cologne Fresh
  • HF Kanebo (Japan)
  • Pursence by Mondi
  • Princesse Charlotte de Sedan
  • Laura Mercier Neroli
  • I Coloniali Essenza alla Peonia by Atkinsons
  • Max Factor Royal Regiment
  • Samurai by Oriflame
  • Un Monde Nouveau
  • White Fluid
  • So Chic
  • Cherry Cherie
  • Satin Instinct
  • Ariane Inden
  • Actuality Eau de Parfum
  • Le Deux No. 2 Latour
  • Les Eaux Gourmandes Orage Eau de Toilette by Carla
  • Octee No. 4
  • Extase for Men by Royal Sanders
  • Amance by Royal Sanders
  • Country for Men by Ellen Betrix
  • Guerlain Candle Bois des Indes
  • Guerlain Candle Pivoine
  • Dans tes Bras (2008) for Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kydd, Michelle Krell (July–August 2006), "Maurice Roucel's Signature in Fragrance", Perfumer & Flavourist 31: 16–18