Perfume Lovers London is delighted to welcome Patricia de Nicolaï; surely the closest thing we have to perfume royalty! A member of the legendary Guerlain dynasty – she is the granddaughter of Pierre Guerlain and niece of Jean-Paul Guerlain, Patricia founded her own perfume house, Nicolaï Createur De Parfum, in 1989, along with her husband Jean-Louis Michau.
Patricia is also President of the Osmothèque in Versailles, the International Conservatory of Perfumes which houses the most important collection of vintage, original perfumes in the world.
She was born in Paris and studied perfumery at the prestigious school ISIPCA. In 1988 she was the first woman to receive the International Prize awarded by the SFP (Société Française des Parfumeurs) for best creative perfumer of the year. In 2008 Patricia was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
Few can forget the praise given to her in Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’ book ‘Perfume, The Guide’:
If Guerlain had any sense, they would buy Parfums de Nicolai, add PdN’s range to theirs... and install owner-creator Patricia de Nicolai in Orphin as in-house perfumer. She is, after all, a granddaughter of Pierre Guerlain and genetic analysis might usefully reveal the genes associated with her perfumery talent. …Smelling 'New York' as I write this, eighteen years after its release, is like meeting an old high school teacher who had a decisive influence on my life: I may have moved on, but everything it taught me is still there, still precious and wonderful to revisit. New York’s exquisite balance between resinous orange, powdery vanilla and salubrious woods shimmers from moment to moment, always comfortable but never slacks, always present but never loud. It is one of the greatest masculines ever, and probably the one I would save if the house burned down. Reader, I wore it for a decade. LT"
Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
Price includes refreshments on arrival.
The company has kindly offered a small sample vial to each person atttending.