Born in Nice in 1905, Edmond Roudnitska passed away in 1996. This "perfumer composer", as he defined himself, has profoundly marked his profession and his time. Considered by many to be the inventor of modern perfumery, he was one of the most important "noses" in history. He started as a chemist at Roure Bertrand Dupont were he gained an encyclopedic knowledge of natural and synthetic raw materials. This knowledge allowed him to develop the singularity of his very minimalist and stripped writing. His encounter with Serge Heftler-Louiche, founder of Christian Dior perfumes and Frédéric Malle’s grandfather was decisive. Together they created many legendary perfumes: Eau Fraîche, Diorissimo, Diorella and the most emblematic Eau Sauvage.