Creating a perfume is an art. Each perfume is different in so many ways, and there are no two that can be exactly alike. When asked how she came up with her new perfume, Gabrielle Chanel said that she talked about her ideas with a perfumer who then came up with a bunch of different versions that suited her vision. She picked one and that was her scent.
Whether it’s celebrity perfumes or ones for a label, it seems that the perfumer is working under the direction of someone else and has limited say over how the perfume should actually smell.
But there’s a label that turns this on its head: L’Artisan Parfumeur is a line that takes the master perfumers from all over the world and gives them the creative reign to make the perfume fo their dreams. Having a no holds barred approach has meant that this label is often on the leading side of trends, and each of their creations inspires perfume companies around the world.
L’Artisan Parfumeur was the result of a challenge, a plaisanterie. Due to his training as a chemist, a friend asked Jean Laporte if he could create a banana scent to wear with a costume of the same fruit to a gala evening at the Folies Bergères. This was quickly followed by grapefruit and vanilla fragrances.
He experimented and created original scents with ‘natural essences’. With the success of his first line of fragrances, Jean Francois Laporte was named L’Artisan Parfumeur – the craftsman of fragrance – by perfume enthusiasts.
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L’Artisan Parfumeur’s classic fragrances remain unchanged throughout its 40-year history. A true mark of confidence in its alchemy, the perfumes are as modern today as they ever were.
Made with passion and artisanal finesse to symbolise a different olfactory journey, each fragrance carries with it creative freedom and artistic flair: the hallmark of its master perfumer. In homage to its founding philosophy, the fragrances take you on a journey of exploration, one that fuses the careful craft of man with the beauty of nature. As experts of their craft, each of our master perfumers understands the harmony and structure of their chosen notes, notes that shift and flow subtly as the fragrance unfolds on the skin.
The flacons, bringing to mind all the mystery and allure of an apothecary den, L’Artisan Parfumeur’s bottle is resplendent in dark, smoky glass. Each elegant bottle carries the brand’s stamped emblem, a silent insignia of L’Artisan Parfumeur’s dedicated craftsmanship and genuine authenticity. The bottle’s signature heavy cap and iconic heptagonal shape remain, not simply as an ode to understated modernity but as the brand’s distinctive seal, reaching back into its past and striding forth into its future.
The L’Artisan Parfumeur experience doesn’t stop at scents for the body. They also make scents for your home and one of them have achieved cult status. In 1976 L’Artisan created and presented an innovative home fragrance shaped as Amber Ball. Each ball is handmade of terracotta and contains crystals of herbal origins infused with the rich scent of ambergris. The smell of crystals lasts for about two years, and they can be replaced with new ones afterwards.
They also have car air fresheners and these beautiful leather charms handcrafted by Bottega Veneta, one my all-time favourite fashion house, known best for their leather goods. L’Artisan Parfumeur has also introduced a new line of organic skin care called Jatamansi, so if that’s your thing, you must check them out.
If you want to try any of the L’Artisan Perfumes, you can order samples from their website and only have to pay for shipping and handling. When you are in Paris, visit their new boutique at 167 boulevard Saint-Germain, Or visit their website for one of their boutiques and selected perfume shops worldwide.
167 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
Tel : 01.43.27.47.87
Come into the world of L’Artisan Parfumeur, Paris