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Portrait of a perfumer: Maurice Roucel’s Signature in Fragrance

By: Michelle Krell Kydd, Fragrance Consultant
Posted: June 21, 2006, from the July 2006 issue of P&F magazine.

A perfumer’s signature goes even further than the cursive evidence of thought and feeling — it goes right to the heart of memory and emotion. Perfumer Maurice Rocel is known for his "magnolia" (Michelia longifolia) signature, which has shown up in several find fragrances on the market, most recently Guess for women.

Roucel's list of creations: Be Delicious, Bogart pour Homme, Broadway Nite, Castelbajac, Desire, Envy, Fresh, Gia Mattiolo, Guess for women, Harlem, Helmut Lang, Imagine, Iris Silver Mist, Jaguar Woman, K de Krizia, KenzoAir, 'L', Lalique, Lei Gianfranco Ferre, L'Instant de Guerlain, Missoni, Monsoon, Musc Ravageur, Nautica Voyage, Oh My Cat?, Pleasures Intense, Red Delicious, Riverside Drive, Roberto Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli Oro, Rochas Man, Shalini, Strenesse, TL pour Lui, Tocade, 24 Faubourg. 

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