This is the press release forwarded by Hermès
HERMÈS EXTENDS A WARM WELCOME TO CHRISTINE NAGEL,WHO WILL WORK ALONGSIDE JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA
Hermès is delighted to announce the arrival from March 2014 of Christine Nagel, perfumer, to work alongside Jean-Claude Ellena.
“For me, Christine Nagel was the obvious choice. This is just the start of a new adventure;
a period of creativity of sharing, of freedom, and indeed of difference.”
Jean-Claude Ellena, in-house perfumer at Hermès.
Previously, Christine Nagel was Vice President of Fine Fragrance creation at Mane. For Hermès Parfums, she will develop new projects alongside Jean-Claude Ellena, who will continue in his role of creating and directing the olfactory style of Hermès.
In working with Christine Nagel, his wish is to begin a process of transmission of the philosophy and creativity of Hermès Parfums, thereby establishing the way for a happy succession when the time comes.
“The arrival of Jean-Claude Ellena in 2004 marked the start of a new journey for Hermès. Ten years later, we are enriching our story with a new and wonderful partnership. Together with Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermès’ Artistic Director, we strongly believe that Christine Nagel will use her personality and talent to write a new chapter of the history of perfumery at Hermès.”
Catherine Fulconis, Chief Executive Officer, Hermès Parfums.