Paris-based writer, journalist and translator. Born in Winnipeg, Canada. Started out as an underage rock critic in Montreal during the punk era. Moved to Paris in the 80s to do a PhD on the Marquis de Sade, but got sidetracked into journalism, mostly of the gonzo type. Stuck her nose into perfume in 2008 with her bilingual blog Grain de Musc.
Denyse has taught Decoding Fragrance seminars at the London College of Fashion (2009-2011), and now teaches perfume history at the École Internationale de Marketing du Luxe, Paris as well as sensorial evaluation classes at the ISIPCA Summer School. She is the fragrance editor of Citizen K International and Stylist France, the author of The Perfume Lover: A Personal history of scent (Collins, 2012; St. Martin’s Press, 2013), and the artistic director of the fragrance 'Séville à l’aube' by Bertrand Duchaufour for L’Artisan Parfumeur. As a sideline, she has translated Fifty Shades of Grey into French.
2018/19 marks the third year of Denyse Beaulieu's participation as a judge in The Art and Olfaction Awards. She will serve as a finals judge, in the artisan and independent categories.