Scented interview

Philippe Bousseton - Takasago

Your perfume ?
It depends on the periods. I like the fresh waters for summer like “Aqua Di Gio” and for winter more woody and spicy notes.

Your favorite smell ?
Ambroxan

A childhood smell ?
The fragrance “ Canoé” de Dana

A culinary smell ?
Basil

An unpleasant smell ?
Cinnamon.

An ideal perfume ?
The wish of every perfumer is to have a timeless perfume, a perfume which is transmitted from generation to generation.

The smell of a place ?
The seaside

When did you know you wanted to become a perfumer ?
When I was 5 years old. I come from a perfumer family, so I used to grow up with scents at home.

Do you have a perfumer anecdote ?
One night, I had a dream about a fragrance formula. The next morning, I woke up and remembered the formula, I copied it and I made it. The result was great.

What is your first creation ?
“Tsar” of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Your favorite brief ?
Where perfume has the opportunity to express itself. I prefer creative rather than directional briefs.

Your favorite raw material or the one you work most often ?
Ambroxan and musk.

A raw material you do not like to work?
Butyric notes.

Where does your inspiration for creating fragrance come from?
From the current context, the moment, the period, the season.

What perfume would you have liked to create?
“TERRE D’HERMES”

What is your most beautiful creation?
All the fragrances that we create brings a satisfaction.