The top, heart, and base notes of a perfume’s olfactory pyramid refer to the scent’s evolution through time, and more precisely how it is perceived; this process is a product of each component’s molecular structure and its rate of dissolution. Each fragrance evolves with time by revealing its intricacies as the most volatile compounds dissipate to reveal underlying DNA. Forget the olfactory pyramids usually provided to you; we believe those cloud your interpretation and appreciation with prejudgment. Clear your mind, inhale deeply yet gently, and allow our perfume to satisfy your senses; notice its unique quality, and make it your own.
We dream our fragrances armed with imagination, know-how, good taste, and a sheet of paper and a pen. While computers are widely used in perfumery because they allow easy tracking of changes and cost, we prefer the traditional tactile approach used by our ancestors; since neither creativity or financial considerations limit us, we can maintain tradition and jot down ideas anywhere.
(Pictured here, a formula dated the late 1960s, penned by Master Perfumer Claude Chabert)
ROOTS IN NATURE
Grasse is a very special town. By its geographic location, it is both urban hub and rural paradise. Nearby mountains surround our magnificent town, and our neighbors are charming villages such as Cabris and Valbonne. It is no wonder we are so attached to nature and love animals. Thankfully, modern perfumery offers wonderful synthetic alternatives to animal products, which were previously used abundantly. Today, synthetics used in perfumery are safe, environmentally-conscious, and offer repeatable quality year after year.