Born in Paris, France. From a young age, possessed an outstanding sense of smell and familiarity with the culture of perfumes through his mother and grandfather who worked in the perfume industry, building a unique world view through his olfactory sense. After obtaining his bachelor's degree, he learned chemical refining at the Roure company with a view to becoming an engineer, but having been admitted at the perfumer training school of that company in Grasse in the south of France, he followed the path of the perfumer. In the early 1980s, at the age of 27, a creation of his became a big hit and launched his fame as a star perfumer. After working at a number of perfume companies, joined International Flavor and Fragrances Inc. (IFF) in Paris in 2000, and went on to win the 2008 International Perfume Award, and be inducted into the French Order of Arts and Letters. In a career spanning more than 30 years, has worked on close to 100 perfumes, demonstrating extraordinary discernment with regard to the quality of raw materials worthy of a skilled perfumer expert in the characteristics and features of scents. His expert choice of effective scents and materials led to “NUIT D'ISSEY,” released in 2014, and “NUIT D'ISSEY PARFUM,” released in 2015.