By Marlene Goldsmith
Bertrand Duchaufour is a perfumer of astonishing versatility and originality. He has been christened the “new Pope of niche fragrances,” a “master of the modernist style (Jardin du Poete),” as well as an artist who renders “ancient, classical beauty new (Paestum Rose).” His perfumes are often referred to as perfect works of art, and he created two of the greatest scents of our time, Timbuktu and Dzongkha (1). Duchaufour stands as one of the world’s finest contemporary perfumers.
Starting out as a trainee at the Lautier Florasynth group in Grasse and working with Florasynth Paris, he moved on to affiliations with such companies as Créations Aromatiques, Comme de Garçon Kyoto, Acqua di Parma, Eau d’Italie, L’Artisan Parfumeur, and Penhaligon. Most recently he has joined The Different Company (TDC). In this interview Duchaufour discusses his experience working with Marina Sersale and Sebastián Alvarez of Eau d’Italie, plans for future scents with TDC, his spiritual and rational approaches to creating fragrance, and so much more. (clique aqui para ler a entrevista completa)