Perfumer Claude Fraysse can be credited with two great creations: perfume and perfumers. His great perfumes were those created for Parfums Weil, the perfumery offshoot of Parisien furrier, Les Fourrures Weil. His perfumer creations were his children and, in at least one case, a talented perfumer grandchild.
Claude Fraysse's perfumer offspring include Jacqueline Fraysse, who worked with her father at Weil, André Fraysse (1902-1976), who created a line of successful perfumes for Lanvin, and Hubert Fraysse who, in addition to his work for Synarome in Geneva, is also credited with creating the second (1948) version of Weil's Antilope. Claude Fraysse's grandson, Richard Fraysse, (André's son) became the distinguished in-house perfumer for Caron under the Ales Group ownership.
Before becoming associated with Weil, Claude Fraysse had worked for Firmenich in Geneva and had been top perfumer for Yardley Perfumes of London. At Weil his creations, in some cases with the assistance of his daughter Jacqueline (who also created perfumes for Weil on her own), included Zibeline (1928), Chinchilla Royal (1928), Hermine (1931) and Une Fleur (1931).
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