While I was doing last-minute research for the Cuir Fetiche post, I learned of the passing of Jean-Francois Laporte, the visionary behind Sisley, L’Artisan and Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (MP&G) among others. His contribution to the perfume world is extensive and he will be sorely missed.
I cannot do him justice here because it’s already been done, way more beautifully than I ever could. Please take a minute to go over to Denyse’s tribute at Grain de Musc for a look at a truly remarkable man’s life.
i thank him, for leaving the world with such beauty…may finally need to get the amber ball!
So very, very sorry to hear this. He did so much for the perfume world and laid a lot of the groundwork for the booming niche industry we have today, I think. I will go put on a spray of Camelia Chinois in his honor. Thanks for letting us know.
Camelia Chinois sounds lovely – and fitting.
A couple of my favorite, original L’Artisans were done by him. I’ll put on one of them in his honor. @};-
You know, I just made the connection between the name L’Artisan and who he was (an artisan perfumer). Good thing we don’t have a Homer Simpson emoticon – that would describe me jes’ fiiiine right about now!
Wearing L’Eau d’Ambre today, in honor.
How lovely! I’m wearing Or Des Indes.
I haven’t ever sniffed that one. I haven’t ever tried any of the Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier scents either but this might be the theme of my next TPC order.
they’re interesting. they seem deliberately Old School, in keeping with the tradition associated with the name. Denyse mentions a bit of that in her tribute to him. I’ve only smelled Cuir Fetiche and Or Des Indes (which I found, quite by accident, on top of my sample pile – go figure 😕 Being an OS kinda gal meself I am interested in that approach (I get a bit of that same vibe with Patricia de Nicolai’s line)