FRENCH HAUTE PERFUMERY THE ART OF SINGULAR PERFUME
Under the Olfactory Creation Direction of Jean-Claude Ellena, considered one of the greatest perfumers in the world, LE COUVENT creates contemporary Haute Parfumerierich and unique, luxurious and accessible, made from of noble and rare natural materials, 100% vegan.
DIRECTOR OF OLFACTORY CREATION
« Creating a Singular Haute Parfumerie accessible to all, working with beautiful materials and noble essences, is what seduced me at the Couvent. This vision of the extraordinary perfume that we share. A new approach, different from what we generally find. » J.C. Ellena
Jean-Claude Ellena has left his mark on the landscape of French Haute Parfumerie for more than fifty years. Its meteoric rise is based on a style of rare elegance, an olfactory signature with a subtle blend of purity and accuracy. After his long years spent in olfactory creation at Hermès, Jean-Claude Ellena chooses his collaborations sparingly. He speaks of the Couvent as a crush, a story of encounters, exchanges, and points of attachment: noble materials, singularity and naturalness.
When Jean Claude Ellena talks about perfume, he talks about places that inspire him. Memories, memories recomposed thanks to smells. Composing a perfume is writing a story. A narrative that takes the wearer elsewhere. Choosing a perfume is much more than a smell that you like or not. It is an evocation, a story capable of telling who we are or who we would have liked to be. It is also taking the time to discover, to appropriate the perfume, to give yourself the time, to breathe and to be inspired.
3 THINGS ABOUT HIM If you were a work of art? A watercolor by J.M Turner. An expression that sums it up: When there are no more, there are still (ideas). Something to add to your suitcase: My dream is to travel without a suitcase.
A TEAM OF PASSIONATE PERFUMERS UNDER THE OLFACTORY DIRECTION OF JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA
CÉLINE RIPERT / AMELIE BOURGEOIS / JÉRÔME DI MARINO CORINNE CACHEN / VINCENT RICORD / ANNE-SOPHIE BEHAGHEL ALEXANDRA MONET / STEPHANE COEZ ERIC FRACAPANE / THOMAS FONTAINE / CAROLINE MALLEJAC BARBARA ZOEBELEIN / PHILIPPE ROMANO