The noses: Pierre Guillaume

 

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Born in Clermont, Pierre Guillaume was a young 25-year-old chemist when he composed his first fragrance, COZÉ 02. This ‘Spicy Tobacco’ accord, inspired by the contents of a precious cigar case owned by his father, received critical acclaim from the fragrance blogosphere, which brought it to the attention of professional buyers all around the world.

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After New York Times perfume critic Chandler Burr praised ‘the young French chemist who concocted the coolest new European fragrances’, marked the commercial debut of the Collection Parfumerie Generale by Pierre Guillaume.

In 2010, the perfumer founded Pierre Guillaume Diffusion and set up a production facility comprising a composition studio, a cellar for raw materials and a packaging line solely dedicated to manufacturing the fragrances conceived by Pierre Guillaume. A second facility was inaugurated in 2015 to handle the company’s logistics.

Pierre Guillaume enjoys complete artistic and financial freedom to create his perfumes collection’s in his own studios and workshops, under the brand Pierre Guillaume Paris. Sixteen years later, 93 beautiful fragrances have been released in the Pierre Guillaume perfume collection.

Come into the world of Pierre Guillaume.

 

 

 

‘Dior: The Perfumes’ by Rizzoli

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Famous for creating some of the most breathtaking ball gowns in history, Dior also boasts a strong background in making the world’s most attractive scents – something explored in a beautiful new book.

Born in 1947 at the same time as the label’s famous New Look, the Miss Dior fragrance launched a long and quite magnificent history of Dior perfumes. And now, for the first time ever, the house is dedicating a book solely to its beautifully scented fragrances, and has called on American author and scent specialist, Chandler Burr to write it.

 

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Dior, The Perfumes recounts the unusual, rich history of a house made legendary by its fragrant creations, unfolding perfume by perfume, in eighteen chapters over 300 pages on the art of perfume. It’s three major themes are ‘Christian Dior and the Artist’, ‘From Granville to Grasse’, and ‘Perfume: Behind-the-Scenes’. All the Dior codes and brand DNA values are covered, as are the designer’s friendships, his taste for the arts, gardens and flowers.

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Each Dior perfume is described in detail and is seen as an essential creative building block in the Dior legend, in a beautiful coffee table tome, out now.