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The Master Perfumers

Between Poetry & Science

Dominique Ropion has mastered the art of blending sometimes extreme scents, with no limits but with precision.
Annick Menardo, among whose many talents is bringing free thought and an analytical spirit to her work, was inspired by a picture of a meteorite.
Daphné Bugey has never sacrificed her instincts to the mastery of her art. It was from thinking about the fascinating beauty of a black hole, that the idea of reconciling opposites arose: light and dark, masculine and feminine.
01 Dr Dominique Ropion
Dominique Ropion
Dominique Ropion has mastered the art of blending sometimes extreme scents, with no limits but with precision.
02 Am Annick Menardo
Annick Menardo
Annick Menardo, among whose many talents is bringing free thought and an analytical spirit to her work, was inspired by a picture of a meteorite.
03 Db Daphné Bugey
Daphné Bugey
Daphné Bugey has never sacrificed her instincts to the mastery of her art. It was from thinking about the fascinating beauty of a black hole, that the idea of reconciling opposites arose: light and dark, masculine and feminine.

Behind the magic of chemistry and science, what is a perfume but poetry, emotion, sharing and love?


Philippe Starck has turned to the talents of renowned master perfumers. With these scribes of scent, he has begun an unusual creative process: a cross-disciplinary dialogue as inspiring as it is impassioned and fascinating.

“This open-minded way of talking about science and dematerialization, of evoking paradoxical images was, I think, a novel approach to the craft that obliged us to invent a new language. The translation by these great technicians, these artists who transformed my words into three different but complementary fragrances, was perfect. It was letter perfect, everything was there”.

A smell is a word, perfume is a story, stories whose opening chapters are written with Peau de Soie, Peau de Pierre and Peau d’Ailleurs. Three perfumes born from one man’s vision and dreams.

With Daphné Bugey, Annick Menardo and Dominique Ropion, he has flown in the face of convention and conformism. In order to better explore and challenge the limits of their creativity.