The Different Company
An English name for a French company, it is clear that The Different Company strives for unconventionality. This is haute perfumery: not compromising and using high-quality materials yet remaining very comfortable and fresh. The Different Company was founded in 2000 by designer Thierry De Baschmakoff and perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. In 2004, Celine Ellena followed in the footsteps of her father, as the perfumer-creator of The Different Company, who left to become the in-house perfumer at Hermès. Big footsteps to fill, one could argue, but Céline was fit for the challenge and left her signature on the brand. Her second creation, Sel de Vetiver, immediately received a 5 star rating by Chandler Burr, scent critic of The New York Times Magazine.