Who Is Daniela Andrier: The Perfumer Behind Many Of The Classic Scents
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Who Is Daniela Andrier: The Perfumer Behind Many Of The Classic Scents
Daniela Andrier

Who Is Daniela Andrier: The Perfumer Behind Many Of The Classic Scents

Daniela (Roche) Andrier is a German perfumer who has been instrumental in the development of many popular and cherished fragrances. From Prada (most recently – Prada Candy to Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Yves Saint Laurent, and more — her touch and guidance is widely present throughout the perfume and cologne world.

Born in Heidelberg in Germany, she grew up and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne before deciding that she loved dealing with perfume so much that it should become her career. She started as a trainee at Chanel in 1988. By the next year, she was in perfumery school at Roure.

Andrier went on to create scents for Bottega Veneta, Bvlgari, Etat libre d’Orange, Georgio Armani, Guerlain, Kenzo, Maison Martin Margiela, Miu Miu, Prada, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. At present, she is a perfumer at Givaudan.

She maintains that she is unaware of how she comes up with formulas for new perfumes.

“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 colors you’re going to use, but where there’s still that element of magic and it just comes out of you. At its heart it’s an emotional process, evoking all sorts of things”, she states.

Seeming to be one that admires and honors nature, Andrier remains subjective to nature. She holds fast that it’s out of place to even make an attempt to duplicate the essence of nature’s beauty. Rather, we can go along with the aesthetic when putting forth creativity.

“There is no smell of real life that perfumers can perfectly imitate. You can never render the beauty of nature. Fragrance should instead be a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion.”

Seemingly, Daniela Andrier is not a fan of perfume shops. While surely she realizes and appreciates their role in the beauty and fashion industry, she expresses a bit of dissatisfaction with the experience of being inside of one.

“It’s like eating off a plate with too much food and you lose your appetite.”

Doing a great deal of work with Prada, she shares some insight on the development and creation process of their signature scents.

“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.”

If you’re even an occasional buyer or user of perfumes and colognes, then you have undoubtedly sprayed a creation that was the work of Daniela Roche Andrier.

Daniela Andrier has been in the process of development for the following fragrances:

Bottega Veneta Knot (2014)
Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Absolue (2018)
Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale (2015)
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme (2013, with Antoine Maisondieu)
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme (2015, with Antoine Maisondieu)
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum (2017, with Antoine Maisondieu)
Bvlgari Amarena (2014)
Bvlgari Ashlemah (2014)
Bvlgari Calaluna (2014)
Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu (2015)
Bvlgari Lazulia (2015)
Bvlgari Lilaia (2014)
Bvlgari Maravilla (2014)
Bvlgari Noorah (2014)
Bvlgari Opera Prima (2014)
Bvlgari Selima (2015)
Bvlgari Zahira (2015)
Calvin Klein Contradiction (1997, with Antoine Lie)
Ermenegildo Zegna ZegnaIntenso (2007)
Etat Libre d’Orange I Am Trash / Les Fleurs du Déchet (2018)
Etat Libre d’Orange Une Amourette Roland Mouret (2017)
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)
Miu Miu (2015)
Miu Miu Fleur D’Argent (2018)
Miu Miu L’Eau Bleue (2016)
Miu Miu L’Eau Rosée (2018)
Prada Amber Pour Homme / Prada Man (2006)
Prada Candy (2011)
Prada Candy Florale (2014)
Prada Candy Kiss (2016)
Prada Candy L’Eau (2013)
Prada Cargo de Nuit (2015)
Prada Dark Light (2017)
Prada Day For Night (2015)
Prada Double Dare (2015)
Prada Heat Wave (2015)
Prada Infusion d’Amande (2015)
Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger (2009)
Prada Infusion de Mimosa (2016)
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 Cèdre (2015)
Prada Infusion d’Iris L’Eau d’Iris (2013)
Prada Infusion d’Oeillet (2015)
Prada La Femme Prada (2016)
Prada L’Eau Ambree (2009)
Prada L’Homme Prada (2016)
Prada Luna Rossa (2012)
Prada Luna Rossa Extreme (2013)
Prada Luna Rossa Sport (2015)
Prada Marienbad (2015)
Prada Midnight Train (2017)
Prada Miracle of the Rose (2017)
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)
Prada No. 14 Rossetto (2012)
Prada Nue au Soleil (2015)
Prada Pink Flamingos (2015)
Prada Purple Rain (2015)
Prada Soleil au Zenith (2017)
Prada Tainted Love (2015)
Prada Un Chant D’Amour (2015)
Tiffany Eau de Parfum (2017)
Tiffany Intense (2018)
Valentino Very Valentino (1998)
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (reformulation, 2003)

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