Maurice Roucel was working as a chemist in Chanel's laboratory in 1973 when he began his career as perfumer. He was the apprentice of Henri Robert, who was at the time the house perfumer at Chanel. Roucel learned the ropes and discovered the world of Haute-Parfumerie. Since then, Roucel has been awarded prestigious prizes such as the Prix Francois Coty in 2002 and FiFi, or "Oscar des Perfumes." He is a master perfumer whose creative work is characterized by opulent sensuality – sprung from his preference for musk, white flowers and amber.