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