Jean Claude Delville in The Lab at The Society of Scent, 2018


Jean Claude Delville began studying perfumery at the age of 17. He is living in Manhattan where he enjoys walking and exploring the always evolving New York urban landscape and sometimes unexplored gardens. He is a marathoner who enjoys running for the physical and meditative state of mind and a way to pulse imagination and creativity. He has worked for international major groups such as Quest, Creations Aromatiques, IFF, Firmenich, Symrise or Drom. Jean Claude is the author of acclaimed and timeless fragrances for Designers and major Fashion Houses such as Jean Couturier, Gres, Givenchy, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Joe Malone,  and Vera Wang to name a few. His creation Clinique Happy (1998) entered the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame in 2014. In  2017, Jean Claude Delville co-founded The Society Of scent, an innovative digital platform dedicated to Scent Culture, with its own Laboratory located in the South Bronx. Meanwhile, Jean Claude is one of the judges on the redoubted WWD Smell Test that reviews new launches in a blind and impartial evaluation. Jean Claude Delville is inspired by Beauty in all forms, Music and Contemporary Art. Extremely curious, he is influenced by Pop Culture and “the air du temps”, and very often connects colors and scent in his creative process.