Master Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour started his career as a perfumer in 1985, at the Lautier Florasynth Group in Grasse, the home of the perfume industry. In 1988, he moved to Paris with Florasynth, and ten years later he joined Créations Aromatiques. Bertrand now works as a freelance perfumer for a number of niche fragrance houses with his laboratory based close to the Louvre in Paris.
Bertrand’s greatest passion in life is travel; which is evident in the many fragrances he has created inspired by a city or country, including Vaara for Penhaligon’s and Timbuktu and Traversée du Bosphore for L’Artisan Parfumeur.
Bertrand’s creative process follows two fundamental principles; first, he believes that balance is achieved when opposites attract, like yin and yang. Second, nothing is lost and nothing is created, instead everything is transformed. He distorts and deconstructs nature, playing with contrasts such as vegetable notes mixed with animal notes, light with dark and synthetic, man-made materials, with natural compositions.
Bertrand has created fragrances for many notable niche fragrance houses including Penhaligon’s, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Comme des Garçons , The Different Company and Amouage. Bertrand lives in Paris with his wife Valerie and their son.