An evening with... Christine Nagel

An evening with... Christine Nagel

Tuesday 14th November 2017

An evening with... Christine Nagel

Timings: 6pm-8pm

Venue: The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH

Tickets: Members £75 + Vat, Non Members £115 + Vat (No refunds after 14/9/17)

Annalise Fard, Director of Home & Beauty at Harrods and Chairman of The Fragrance Foundation, will be your host for the evening discovering more about Christine’s outstanding and fascinating career.

Christine Nagel has held the position of ‘Perfumer – Director of Creation’ at Hermès since 2016. Christine’s encounter with perfume arose from having studied organic chemistry at university. She then joined the research department at Firmenich where she learnt to analyse raw materials which quickly grew into her passion for fragrance. She realised that being a perfumer is about sharing inspiration and joy, and devoted her energy learning how to create fragrances.

She met the perfumer Michel Almairac (creator of many fragrances for brands such as Chloé and Ghost) who became her mentor. Under his guidance, she soon learnt how to embrace her creativity and olfactive expression. For Christine, creating a perfume is like creating a painting; each material is a colour. Now world famous, she continues to be guided by her love for fine natural and synthetic raw materials, led by the unceasing desire to discover new ingredients and novel scents. She has achieved great successes, with many landmark creations such as Narcisso Rodriguez for Her, Miss Dior Chérie, Si Giorgio Armani and the Jo Malone fragrances between 2010 - 2014. Christine is foremost a creator and a perfumer.

Agnès de Villers, President for Hermès Perfumes, says : “with the arrival of Jean-Claude Ellena in 2004, Hermès set out on a new route. Ten years later, Hermès has enriched its history with a new and beautiful encounter, welcoming the arrival of Christine Nagel in March 2014’.

“I like to create scents that are as different from one another as possible. I enjoy switching from a very pure, stylised structure to a more colourful, perhaps even carnal creation. But with a running theme, a guiding principle: the material.” – Christine Nagel.

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