The spirit of Grasse runs in Fabrice's blood. His father was a perfumer; his grandmother a beloved jasmine picker and his grandfather a supplier of naturals for perfumery. Fabrice remains strongly connected to the region. For him, memories of Grasse are woven with images of olive and cypress trees, wide open spaces, the sun, chirping cicadas, smiling friends and a steady pace of life, as well as time spent with the older generations: "the people of Grasse are secretive, they keep their knowledge preciously hidden, but when they do divulge it, they hand it over entirely."

Fabrice Pellegrin was trained by working closely with experienced professionals. He paid close attention to the various stages raw materials must go through on the journey from harvest to perfume. Alongside his role as a creative perfumer, Fabrice is also involved in the development of natural products at Firmenich. Over the course of 15 years, he has been dividing his time between Paris and the research laboratories in Grasse.

This generous and earnest perfumer takes great pleasure in extolling the virtues of his passion to students at local schools. He is adamant that the expertise of his savoir-faire is passed down through the generations and it is no surprise that his eldest son is set to become a perfumer himself. For Fabrice, nothing is more flattering than being copied. He also believes very strongly in the power of education; "It is important that we share our knowledge, by exchanging ideas and being open. No one holds the truth. Just like the world of fashion, perfumery is constantly redesigning, rewriting and setting trends."

His humility and perseverance are two indispensable qualities for someone in his profession. On the reverse of his watch he has engraved 'Carpe Diem', a reminder to this impatient man of the passing of time, telling us what matters most to this brilliant perfumer: 'making the most of the time you have.'

The fragrances of Fabrice Pellegrin

Roger & Gallet

NÉROLI

FLORAL / CITRUS
AROMATIC FOUGERE
Paco Rabanne

FAME

CHYPRE / FLORAL

Ingredients of choice

Neroli

Patchouli

Jasmine

Vanilla

Lavender

Incense / Olibanum

Orange Blossom

Everlasting Flower

Amberwood

Cypress

Ginger

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Musk

Bergamot

Mandarin

Violet Leaves

Mango

Cedarwood

Sandalwood

Jasmine (Sambac)

Salty Caramel

Iris / Orris

Tuberose

Blackcurrant

Lemon

Rose

Moss

Watery

Cardamom

Cascalone (Marine)

Coriander

Green Apple

Cashmeran (Woody musky)

Water Fruits

Daffodil

Benzoin

Marine

Petitgrain

Red Berries

Absinth

Chamomile

Oud / Agarwood

Rose Damascena

Clove

Praline

Rose Centifolia

Lychee

Tomato Leaf

Galbanum

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