Jean Jacques worked at Takasago for 22 years, this Japanese company is one of the largest producers of fragrances and flavors in the world. Here he created perfumes like Piano Santal for L'Orchestre and Gentleman Only by Givenchy.
Jean has been Caron's in-house perfumer since 2019 and together with Ariane de Rothschild, who took over the company, he developed four new perfumes for this iconic perfume house; Rose Ivoire, Rose Ébene, Tabac Noir and Tubéreuse Merveilleuse.
Caron is known for the high dosage of natural ingredients in its formulas. For example, Tabac Blond contains 18% cedarwood oil, Narcisse Noire 13% sandalwood and Parfum Sacré contains 6% pepper. These are quantities that were unusual at the time of Tabak Blond (1919) and Narcisse Noir (1911).
For the new line of Caron, he works with IFF for life ingredients with an Ecocert certificate. With this Jean and Ariane enter a new period for Caron. We are curious about what will follow from this creative duo.