Daniela (Roche) Andrier was born in Heidelberg. She studied philosophy at the Sorbonne before deciding on a career in perfume. She started as a trainee at Chanel in 1988; the following year she began attending perfumery school at Roure. She is currently with Givaudan, and is married to Gilles Andrier, Givaudan’s CEO.
Fragrances created by Daniela Andrier
Calvin Klein Contradiction (1997, with Antoine Lie)
Ermenegildo Zegna ZegnaIntenso (2007)
Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani She (1998)
Giorgio Armani Prive Pierre de Lune (2004)
Gucci Eau de Parfum (2002)
Gucci Envy for men (1998)
Gucci Rush for men (with Antoine Maisondieu)
Guerlain Angelique Noire (2005)
Kenzo Le Monde est Beau (1997)
Lancome Attraction (2003, with Christian Biecher)
La Perla Io La Perla (1995)
Maison Martin Margiela Untitled (2010)
Maison Martin Margiela Untitled L’Eau (2011)
Marni Marni (2013)
Prada Amber Pour Homme / Prada Man (2006)
Prada Candy (2011)
Prada Candy L’Eau (2013)
Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger (2009)
Prada Infusion de Rose (2011)
Prada Infusion de Tubéreuse (2010)
Prada Infusion de Vétiver (2010)
Prada Infusion d’Homme (2008)
Prada Infusion d’Iris (2007)
Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue (2012)
Prada Infusion d’Iris L’Eau d’Iris (2013)
Prada L’Eau Ambree (2009)
Prada Luna Rossa (2012)
Prada No. 1 Iris (2003)
Prada No. 2 Oeillet (2003)
Prada No. 3 Cuir Ambre (2003)
Prada No. 4 Fleur d’Oranger (2003)
Prada No. 5 Narciso (2007)
Prada No. 6 Tubereuse (2007)
Prada No. 7 Violette (2007)
Prada No. 8 Opoponax (2008)
Prada No. 9 Benjoin (2008)
Prada No. 10 Myrrhe (2008)
Prada No. 11 Cuir Styrax (2011)
Valentino Very Valentino (1998)
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (reformulation, 2003)
When people ask me how I come up with a formula for a new perfume, I’m not sure I know myself. It’s like a wild bird that sings only when nobody’s watching. In a way, perfumery is like other creative processes, such as writing or painting, where you might have a theme or know what colours you’re going to use, but where there’s still that element of magic and it just comes out of you. Sure, creating a fragrance involves equations and formulas…but at its heart it’s an emotional process, evoking all sorts of things. — From A Life in the Day: Daniela Andrier at the UK Times Online.
There is no smell of real life that perfumers can perfectly imitate. You can never render the beauty of nature…I don’t think it is even interesting to try to be in competition with it. Fragrance should instead be a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion. — From Daniela Andrier Perfumer at AnOther.
The offer is so enormous, you get lost going into a perfume shop. It’s like eating off a plate with too much food and you lose your appetite. — From “Olfactory overkill” at The Virginian Pilot, 12/25/2007.
Mrs. Prada hates things that smell of cheap, synthetic ingredients — the sort of things that you smell everywhere. For Prada I can spend much more [on the ingredients] than for most perfume briefs and I am convinced that people can smell the quality. — From Everything’s coming up rarities at How To Spend It.
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