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Perfumer Extraordinaire: A Tribute
Mr. Guy Robert, world renowned perfumer and legend passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012.
He was one of the greatest perfumers of the twentieth century. His perfume creations were adorned world wide and he left a legacy that is truly hard to beat.
Robert Guy loved life. He loved jazz music. But most of all he loved the ART OF PERFUMERY.
Yes, he came from a family of perfumers but Mr. Robert developed his own unique way of speaking through fragrance to capture the heart and soul of a great scent.
He left Marseilles, France for New York to enhance his skills and focus on a new adventure by entertaining us with an even bigger scope in the ART OF PERFUMERY.
Each fragrance that Mr. Robert composed spoke to each of us in a unique way and I can remember my reaction to each of those fragrances when I sniffed them for the first time, magical...breathtaking...divine.
I will miss the artist we know as Guy Robert. He quietly performed his best works and he watched the world clamour for more. Well, we have to say good-bye. He is leaving us way too soon but we all owe Mr. Guy a huge Thank You for believing in us.
A list of fragrances created by Guy Robert.
- DOBLIS (Hermes, 1956)
- LASSO (Jean Patou for women, 1956)
- MADAM ROCHAS (Rochas, 1960)
- CALECHE (Hermes, 1961)
- MONSIEUR ROCHAS (Rochas, 1969)
- EQUIPAG (Hermes, 1970)
- DIORESSENCE-bath oil (Christian Dior, 1970)
- GUCCI NO.1 (Gucci, 1974)
- GUCCI pour Homme (Gucci, 1976)
- DIORESSENCE (Christian Dior, 1979)
- MEREFAME (Menard, 1979)
- AMOUAGE GOLD pour Femme (Amouage, 1983)
- PARFUM NO. 1 for women (Pink Room, 2000) in collaboration with Cyrille Carles
Guy Robert was also an author for the titled book, Les sens du parfum.
Paris: Osman Eyrolles Multimedia (only in French); November 9, 2000; Softcover, 224 pages; ISBN#2-7464-0187-8
Family Ties: Robert Guy came from a family of perfumers. He followed in his grandfather, father and his uncle, Henri Robert foot steps. Henri Robert at one time was the in-house perfumer for Chanel parfums.
Photos: photo of Guy Robert courtesy of www.basenotes.net. photo of Les sens du parfum book cover courtesy of www.osmoz.com