7 Questions With Olivier Cresp

Recently we launched a poll on our Instagram Stories and asked our fragrance community to submit their questions for master perfumer, Olivier Cresp. Olivier is a genuine icon of French perfumery, raised in Grasse (the cradle of French perfumery) — and we are extremely pleased to share with 7 answered by the legend himself.  

Q1: What was your earliest fragrance memory? — @desiree.liew

The smell of sugar, and cookies being freshly baked in the kitchen by my mother.
 

Q2: What is your signature as a perfumer? — @calvinth

My style is figurative and minimalist.
 

Q3: Are there any favourite scents from the collection? — @fadwifey

Our 7th Fragrance that we are releasing in 2022 is something special. I love AWAKE as coffee is my vice!
 

Q4: What prompted you to create “Night”, and what was the inspiration behind the scent? — @lynda_sukaimisudarjo

I wanted to create something around the rose because it is a love symbol, but very clean which shifts very suddenly to something sensual and sexy.
 

Q5: “Haze” is such an addictive instant crush scent. There are no cannabis notes in the ingredients, but why do I smell it? — @iseantay

I recreated the smell of cannabis with special quality ingredients such as Wormwood, clary sage, Mint spicata and Eucalyptus budd.
 

Q6: Are there any plans to expand the collection to include other vices? — @atkhai

AKROs 7th fragrance is very special and meant a lot to my daughter Anais. We have plans and lots of ideas for future vices that I am always working on.
 

Q7: If you could illustrate [Answer 6], what would it look like? — @wandergirlkb

The 7th fragrance is worn by many people around the world, possibly 25% of the population has one or maybe more.