Our perfume creators
To create these exceptional scents, Pont des Arts first summoned three teams of professional “Noses”, all well-renowned French and international experts in the world of perfumery and fragrance creation, two of whom were ultimately chosen for the launch of our first collection.
Taking what some might see as an unusual approach, as well as presenting our range of perfumes we have taken the editorial decision to also introduce you to their creators. In this way, we believe that you will be able to recognize and appreciate the specialist know-how and the craftwork that has led to the creation of our first range of exclusive scents.
Each fragrance is the result of lengthy exchanges during the creative phase, taking into account the needs, expectations and sensory emotions of each and every protagonist, while always retaining a strong joint focus on the key values of quality, originality and exclusivity.
Three brand-new fragrances, bearing names that are totally in line with the guidelines of our initial concept, come together to form this “signature” range : « À chaque instant », a chypre, green and floral fragrance created by Bertrand Duchaufour… « On s’était dit », a woody floral and musky creation created by Vincent Grandjon… « À ce soir », an oriental, balsamic and floral fragrance by Bertrand Duchaufour and « Next Tee », a citrus, woody, pastoral fragrance created by Bertrand Duchaufour, opens the range “sport” with golf as the first domain.
A free and independent spirit, Bertrand Duchaufour is a passionate man, always looking to go a step further in terms of innovation. For Bertrand, a fragrance is a genuine artistic creation that must always arouse sensory emotions. He enjoys playing on contrasts and contradictions, his creations thus seeming somewhat paradoxical, constantly seeking to attain an elusive perfect balance.
A true artist at heart, Bertrand’s creativity finds expression in several different forms, such as drawing, painting and photography… He draws his inspiration from his travels far and wide, to Bhutan and Yemen, Turkey, India and Africa… His fragrance creations bring the very best out of the high quality materials that he prefers to use, essences such as davana, iris, oud, mimosa and osmanthus, powerful yet simple at the same time.
A chance encounter…
« I immediately bought in to the project outlined to me by Pont des Arts, chiefly because its two creators wanted to revive the traditions of French “haute parfumerie”. Pont des Arts is also the story of how they first met each other, and now of how our paths also crossed. I am particularly delighted to play a part in the creation of this prestigious new brand which undoubtedly enhances the status of our profession. »
Bertrand Duchaufour, perfume creator
Vincent Grandjon, a keen scientist, qualified doctor of biology and health sciences, engineer, professor at the École Supérieure du Parfum, curious about everything to do with plants and flowers, a genuine “botany buff”, has always had a passion for fragrances, scents, aromas, perfumery and cosmetics; a passion that he takes enormous pleasure in sharing with others, passing on what he has learned.
He travels the world in search of new high quality ingredients to work with, drawing inspiration from nature, from plant life and from minerals, but also from the different people that he meets, seeking to translate unique sensations and emotions into his fragrant creations.
A chance encounter…
« What I immediately liked about the Pont des Arts project was meeting and getting to know its creators, talking about our mutual passion for fragrances; what also appealed to me was their somewhat audacious desire to create magnificent new products in a sector that was considered as being closed, where everything seemed to have already been said and done. It was largely because of their intuition and their belief that I did not think twice about accepting their invitation to collaborate on this project. »
Vincent Grandjon, perfume creator