Bertrand Duchaufour :: Perfumers

Bertrand Duchaufour

Duchaufour is an expert in shadows...He paints olfactory charcoals and grays and deep purples with the smells of smoke and worn wood, a living Old Master of scent...

— Chandler Burr, writing at the New York Times.

Bertrand Duchaufour is currently with L'Artisan Parfumeur, where he works on bespoke perfumes and other special projects (including a projected series of spendy one-off fragrances). He has also created perfumes for the regular L'Artisan line, but he is not, strictly speaking, the "house nose", and he will reportedly continue to create perfumes for other brands, and according to L'Artisan they will continue to work with other perfumers as well. Duchaufour worked at Créations Aromatiques (Symrise) before moving to L'Artisan in 2008.

Fragrances created by Bertrand Duchaufour:

Acqua di Parma Cipresso di Toscana (2005)
Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta (2003, with Jean-Claude Ellena)
Aedes de Venustas Signature (2012)
Amouage Jubilation XXV for men (2007)
Ann Gerard Ciel d’Opale (2012)
Ann Gerard Cuir de Nacre (2012)
Ann Gerard Perle de Mousse (2012)
Ann Gerard Rose Cut (2014)
By Kilian Extreme Oud (2012)
Christian Dior Fahrenheit Fresh
Christian Lacroix Bazar Femme (2002, with Emilie Copperman & Jean-Claude Ellena)
Comme des Garcons series 1, Leaves: Calamus & Mint (2000)
Comme des Garcons series 2, Red: Harissa & Sequoia (2001)
Comme des Garcons series 3, Incense: Avignon (2002)
Comme des Garcons series 3, Incense: Kyoto (2002)
Comme des Garcons series 5, Sherbet: Cinnamon & Peppermint (2003)
Comme des Garcons series 5, Sherbet: Rhubarb (2003)
Eau d'Italie Baume du Doge (2008)
Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie (2006)
Eau d'Italie Eau d'Italie (2005)
Eau d'Italie Jardin du Poete (2011)
Eau d'Italie Magnolia Romana (2008)
Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose (2006)
Eau d'Italie Sienne l'Hiver (2006)
Frapin 1697 (2011)
Givenchy Amarige d'Amour (2002, with Emilie Copperman)
Givenchy Lucky Charms (2005)
Lalique Flora Bella (2005)
L'Artisan Aedes de Venustas (2008)
L'Artisan Al Oudh (2009)
L'Artisan Ambroisie Ararat (2005)
L’Artisan Amour Nocturne (2013)
L’Artisan Déliria (2013)
L'Artisan Dzongkha (2006)
L'Artisan Fleur de Liane (2008)
L’Artisan Haute Voltige (2014)
L'Artisan Mechant Loup (1997)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 1 (2011)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 3 (2011)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 4 (2011)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 6 (2011)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 7 (2011)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 8 (2011)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 9 (2011)
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 10 (2011)
L'Artisan Mure et Musc Extrait (2008)
L’Artisan Nuit de Tubéreuse (2010)
L’Artisan Onde Sensuelle (2014)
L'Artisan Patchouli Patch (2002, with Evelyne Boulanger)
L'Artisan Piment Brulant (2002)
L'Artisan Poivre Piquant (2002)
L’Artisan Rappelle-Toi (2014)
L’Artisan Séville à l’Aube (2012)
L’Artisan Skin on Skin (2013)
L'Artisan Timbuktu (2004)
L'Artisan Traversée du Bosphore (2010)
L'Artisan Vanille Absolument (2009, was Havana Vanille)
Leonard Leonara (2002)
Majda Bekkali Fusion Sacreé Elle (2013)
Majda Bekkali Fusion Sacreé Lui (2013)
Marc Atlan Petite Mort (2011)
Naomi Goodsir Or du Sérail (2014)
Neela Vermeire Créations Ashoka (2013)
Neela Vermeire Créations Bombay Bling (2011)
Neela Vermeire Créations Mohur (2011)
Neela Vermeire Créations Trayee (2011)
Ozwald Boateng Parfum Bespoke Pour Femme (with Hugh Spencer)
Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin (2012)
Parfums MDCI La Belle Helene (2011)
Penhaligon's Amaranthine (2009)}
Penhaligon's Lothair (2014)
Penhaligon's + Meadham Kirchhoff Tralala (2014)
Penhaligon's Sartorial (2010)
Penhaligon's Vaara (2013)
Profumi del Forte Frescoamaro (2012)
Profumi del Forte Prima Rugiada (2014)
ST Dupont Dupont Femme (1998)
ST Dupont Signature Femme (2000)
The Different Company Aurore Nomade (2012)
The Different Company Oud For Love (2012)
The Different Company Oud Shamash (2011)
The Vagabond Prince Enchanted Forest (2013)

Selected quotes

Simply from my direct contact with raw materials. That, I’m sure of. And I’m still evolving. I don’t perfume in the same way at all. And besides, wait a minute! There’s also the fact – and that’s enormous – that before setting up at L’Artisan Parfumeur I used to work with a certain quality of raw material and a certain quantity of that quality. If I had 150 euros [per kilo of oil] to work with, that was monumental! Usually, when you make a product for Dior or L’Oréal, it’s going to cost you between 60 and 80 euros. Now, some products cost between 400 and 600 euros. That changes everything! You don’t make the same perfumes! — Bertrand Duchaufour on his changing style, from Bertrand Duchaufour speaks of L'Artisan Parfumeur Nuit de Tubéreuse: an Exclusive Interview at Grain de Musc.

Further reading

See all articles on Now Smell This tagged Bertrand Duchaufour.

Read an interview with Bertrand Duchaufour at Perfume Smellin' Things.

Note: image via store.pchome.com.tw.

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