Stazione Leopolda, Conference Room
Jean-Claude Ellena is one of the great maestros of artistic perfumery. His influence on the perfumery industry has been extraordinary, not just from an esthetic point of view but on a technical and intellectual level as well. In the course of his career Ellena has given life to olfactory creations for numerous important customers which have undoubtedly gone down in history.
His olfactory masterpieces and a series of images looking back at the maestro’s life and career will be at the center of an experiential installation in the areas of the Stazione Leopolda. And during Pitti Fragranze an unmissable conversation/interview will also take place conducted by Chandler Burr – the project’s curator – recounting the elusive story of Ellena’s perfumes.
After his early experiences working with a producer of essential oils in Grasse, Ellena’s career as a nose first began at Givaudan and then continued with Haarmaan & Reimer, which subsequently became Symrise.