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Guerlain retires

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Master perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain has retired as head of the Parisian fragrance house after 47 years, LVMH announces. Guerlain will focus on writing his memoirs, which are expected to be published in October. Fifth-generation perfumer assumed the helm of the 174-year-old company in 1959. During his tenure, Guerlain was instrumental in bringing to market more than 60 fragrances including Vetiver (1959), Nahema (1979), Samsara (1989), Héritage (1992) and his most personal offering, Mahora (2001). Creation of Mahora was designed as a testament to beautiful, sexy women of all ages (11"The Rose Sheet" Nov. 20, 2000, p. 5). Guerlain's retirement follows the resignation of U.S. President and CEO Marjorie Wollan (22"The Rose Sheet" Nov. 5, 2001, p. 8)...

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