Bertrand Duchaufour hired by L’Artisan

L'Artisan ParfumeurPerfumer Bertrand Duchaufour has been hired by niche line L'Artisan Parfumeur, but he will not be the "house nose". He will be in "in charge of creating bespoke fragrances and of other olfactory projects for the brand". L'Artisan will continue to use a variety of outside perfumers to develop new fragrances, and Duchaufour will continue to work for other brands as well. (via osmoz)

Duchaufour's past creations for L'Artisan include Aedes de Venustas (2006, home fragrance), Ambroisie Ararat (2005), Dzongkha (2006), Mechant Loup (1997), Patchouli Patch (2002, with Evelyne Boulanger), Piment Brulant (2002), Poivre Piquant (2002) and Timbuktu (2004).

Note: image via Parfum de Pub.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The fact that he created Timbuktu is enough to make me worship him, but I love several of his CdG scents too. I really need to get some samples of Dzongkha and Mechant Loup.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Any guy who can make juice like Bois d'Ombrie, Avignon and Kyoto can't be all bad.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love Timbuktu, but what is Ambroisie Ararat, darling? Is it a perfume or a home fragrance?

  4. Anonymous says:

    violet… see old Bois de Jasmin entry:

    http://boisdejasmin.typepad.com/_/2005/08/new_limited_edi.html

    Apparently only 10 bottles were produced.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, because I'd forgotten all about it!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Joe, I think he is among the most interesting perfumers working today…it is too bad he will not be the house perfumer in the real sense.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Exactly!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I'm sorry to hear he won't be the house nose. I think he's an exciting parfumeur; it would have been great to see what he would come up with for LA. Retaining him for custom scents seems a waste of talent.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Whoa, only ten bottles! I need to forget about that one quickly, because I think it's safe to assume they are all sold out or extremely prohibitive in price!

    Thank you!

  10. Anonymous says:

    It makes you think that the “bespoke” side of L'Artisan's business must be pretty lucrative if it earns enough annually to pay what I assume will be Duchaufour's handsome salary AND earn them some profit on top of that, yes?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps they own the accords created for the bespoke fragrances and can re-use them in future projects?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Entirely agree on the custom…what a waste.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Or that is what they want to make you think, LOL…

    But it doesn't sound like he'll spend all his time doing bespoke.

  14. Anonymous says:

    More likely that stuff on hand is used to create bespoke, I'd guess.

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