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Fabienne, age 65, passed away on October 2, 2016 at Hospice of Cincinnati East with her husband, Gordon, next to her side. Joyful wife of 37 years to Gordon A. Christenson, step-mother of G. Scott Christenson, Ruth (Thomas) O'Brien, Nanette (Don) Dean, granny of Lauren, Brandon, Heather, Samantha, Evan, Kristen, Kelly, and Ethan. Owner, and President of Possets Perfume LLC, a global e-commerce independent she founded in 2006. Celebration of Life will take place on October 15, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, on 2944 Erie Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45208. Reception will follow in the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Gwen Mooney Elden Good Chapel in charge of arrangements www.springgrove.org.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Oct. 5, 2016.
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September 29, 2020
Oh, Gordon, how are you doing? We've just sold the Fayette house and have been going through the old photographs. I've reserved a special place for all of the ones of us together on those wonderful hikes. I still marvel at Fabiennne's ability to journal and sketch the activities of each day we spent on the trails.
What a large hole you must have in your heart, missing her! Such a marvelous love story that played out every time we saw you together. We miss those days and think often of both of you.
Much love,
Mary & Lee
Mary Bayer
October 12, 2016
Our deepest condolences
C Patterson
October 11, 2016
My deepest condolences to you, Gordon , and all of Fabienne's beloveds. I have never met Fabienne in person, but she came into my life through her forum and perfumes. Her wit, creativity, generosity and kindness quickly charmed me and I felt buoyed to have such a light in my scent world. I know how much you all are hurting, because even in our online world, we are grieving for our loss.
Michelle N
October 10, 2016
I'd like to offer my sincere condolences to Fabienne's husband, family, and friends. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Fabienne in person, I have enjoyed her creative spirit through her perfume and her associated writing for many years. She has brought and will continue to bring so much beauty and happiness to my life through this perfume. Her kindness, generosity, and spirit are greatly missed by many of us.
Wendy Bedale
October 7, 2016
My condolences to Fabienne's family and friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but as a longtime customer of Possets I got to know her amazing artistry and delightful sense of humor. She will be sorely missed.
Shannon Sudderth
October 7, 2016
Oh, we're so sad to hear the news! We remember our hikes in Italy and Ireland, the sitting on the roof of the apartment in Portland, Maine, the Thanksgiving dinner at your house, the brief meetings at Club Purr, her paintings on our walls and, of course, Grandma's ginger cookies!
Our hearts are with you, Gordon!
With love,
Mary and Lee in Maine
October 6, 2016
Oh, so sad. I met Fabienne as we both had studios on the 3rd floor at the Pendleton. A most brilliant and creative woman was she. I loved how it showed up in her paintings. She even had a periodic article in the Pendleton's newsletter, written by one of her alter egos - the Minister of Art. "Boring" was never part of the Fabienne I knew.
So sad.
Eileen cConkey
October 6, 2016
Just learned of Fabienne's passing and wanted to extend my sympathies to her family and especially Gordon. Fabienne and I were next door neighbors for a time at the Pendleton Art Center and I always enjoyed her wisdom and unique wit.

Charles Emery Ross, Cincinnati,OH
October 5, 2016
Dean Christenson and family - I am so sorry to learn of Fabienne's passing. Although I haven't seen her for many years, I remember her kindness to me when I was your student at UC and afterward, and how much I enjoyed her vivacious and curious spirit.

Please know my father and I are smiling at Fabienne's memory and are keeping you and your family close to our hearts.
Stephanie Jones
October 5, 2016
I met Fabienne at Zumba class, she had such a vivacious spirit - I count her as one of my very first friends upon my moving to Cincinnati and it saddens me greatly to hear of her passing. She will be missed greatly!! My deepest condolences to her family, she was a wonderful person and she will never be forgotten.
Lori O'Britis-Rebrovich
October 5, 2016
I just found out this morning about Fabienne's passing. I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to Fabienne's husband and all her family. I know her through Possets perfumery and being part of her forum. I feel so sad to realize she is no longer with us. I have many of her lovely perfumes and am wearing one today in her memory. Besides her wonderful perfumes, Fabienne created a very special community for us through the Possets forum. I am so grateful to have known her and her work, and she will be greatly missed.
Karen Phillips
October 5, 2016
She had the timeless charm and wit of a great lady so it should be no surprise that her artistry was so influenced by the great women and art of history. I will miss dearly her unique vision and inspiration---something her customers were astounded by and privileged to behold.

I cannot fathom the void at her loss in the lives of those who loved her and knew her best. I can only say that she touched and continues to touch the lives of people she never knew. That's the greatest gift of an artist. I will think of her with only light and fondness and am grateful for what she left in this world.
N Mathews
October 5, 2016
Fabienne was known for spreading joy throughout our neighborhood over the years -- always upbeat and smiling. Our prayers surround her family, friends, and her loving husband, Gordon, during this difficult time.
Donna & Gerald Summers
October 5, 2016
Judith MR
October 4, 2016
Jo V.
October 4, 2016
A kind and generous artist, always willing to share her knowledge (and great good humor!) with others.
April A.
October 4, 2016
Fabienne was a great friend back in high school at Stone Ridge. We were always laughing and finding lots to laugh at!
Thought of her so often over the years. Still have cartoons she penned of our shenanigans with the nuns!

So sorry to hear of her passing - would love to have reconnected.
Wishing her entire family my deepest sympathies at this sad time.
Moira Doherty,
Class of 1969, Stone Ridge
Moira Doherty
October 4, 2016
My heart-felt condolences to Fabienne's family. I met her in my Zumba class at Urban Active, when I first moved to Cincinnati in 2010. She was so kind to me and always enthusiastic in class--a lovely and gracious lady, whom I will dearly miss.
Kim Dechert
October 4, 2016
My deepest and sincere condolences to Fabienne's friends and family. She was such a great lady and lovely light in this world. So heartbroken.
Leigh Simpson
October 4, 2016
My heart goes out to Fabienne's family. I didn't know her personally, but as a customer of her perfumery. Her kindness and vibrant creativity will be remembered always.

You will be missed dear lady.
Lillian Opolski
October 4, 2016
Such very sad news! She was an online friend, with a great creativity and dry sense of humor. My sincere condolences to her family.
Sue Spurgeon
October 4, 2016
The world has suffered a deep loss. Quite a few of us on Fabienne's perfume forum are reeling over the news, and we are deeply saddened over the loss of someone who loved and created wonderful perfumes while being an even more delightful and wonderful person. Words are not enough to convey how deeply sorry we are for the loss. Hugs and love to all who knew and love her.
M Davis
October 4, 2016
My condolences to Fabienne's family and friends. What a heartbreaking loss. I only "know" Fabienne through her perfume business, but she has been a wonderful person to know. A gifted perfumer and wonderfully imaginative artist. She will be greatly missed.
October 4, 2016
I have had the pleasure of working with Fabienne through Possets for a number of years. She has always been a wonderful inspiration and a fabulous mentor. She will be sorely missed and joyfully remembered not just by her friends and family, but also by the admirers of her craft all over the world.
Angi Towne
October 4, 2016
I didn't know Fabienne personally, but I wore her beautiful perfumes frequently. She was an eloquent, creative soul and many will mourn her passing. Her family will be in my thoughts during this time.
Tori LaFave
October 4, 2016
I am so sad to hear this news. Fabienne was a college roommate in a funky apartment in College Park Maryland. Only in recent years did I stumble across her on Facebook and I loved re-discovering and bantering with this funny, bright and intelligent soul. My condolences to her husband, friends and family... you are in my thoughts. I am so sad.
Stephanie Talbott
October 4, 2016
I knew Fabienne as an online friend and customer of her perfume line. She was a lovely, warm person and will be missed by many people. Love and strength to her family.
Joy Rothke
October 4, 2016
Oh my dear Fabienne - we had such good times at the Generous Electric Company many years ago...my heart is sad for your family...and for the world - we have lost a brilliant and witty, wonderful woman...
Rest in peace my dear friend...
Lois Pappas Swift
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