Collection: Jean-Claude Ellena

Jean-Claude Ellena is a French perfumer and writer, born in Grasse, France, in 1947. He began his career in the perfume industry as an apprentice at the factory of the essential oil maker Antoine Chiris in Grasse at the age of 16. Ellena later became the first student at the newly formed perfumery school of Givaudan in Geneva, Switzerland, and has worked for several major perfume houses, including Hermès, The Different Company, and Givaudan.

Ellena has been profoundly influenced by pioneering perfumer Edmond Roudnitska, particularly in his article "Advice to a Young Perfumer." He is also the founding member of the Osmothèque, an international scent archive based in Versailles.

In 2019, Ellena became the exclusive Olfactory Creation Director of Le Couvent – Maison de Parfum, where he created a contemporary Haute Parfumerie collection made from noble and rare natural materials, 100% vegan. Ellena has written several books, including "The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur."