Each fragrance from the Pierre Guillaume Paris collection is a new stop on a journey to the heart of the Pierre Guillaume style. By using the mixture of genres, the creator spontaneously expresses its olfactory aesthetics and personal tastes. He explores in turn different numbered olfactory themes, which follow one another in this collection. Thus, its tobaccos are grouped under the theme 02, its neroli under the theme 19, its spicy aromatics under the 11, its aromatic flowers under the 09, etc... The fragrances of the collection are often described as talkative and compared to films to twists, for their evolutionary character on the skin, true olfactory signature of the PG style.
Originally from Clermont, Pierre Guillaume is a young chemist of 25 years old when he composes his first perfume, named COZE 02. Fascinated by odors since his childhood, he begins from childhood to collect essential oils and fragrant substances, a a prelude to what will become, years later, his real perfumer’s organ.
COZE 02’s «Spicy Tobacco» accord, evoking the content of a precious Cigar Cellar belonging to his father, is quickly spotted by critics who are popularizing it in the perfume blogosphere and with professional buyers all over the world.
The commendation of Chandler Burr, New York Times’ Review of Perfume in May 2005, «How a young French chemist concocted the coolest of new European fragrances» will mark the creation of the Pierre Guillaume brand.
In 2010, the Pierre Guillaume Diffusion company was created and internally equipped with a production tool including a composition studio, a raw material cellar and a packaging line entirely dedicated to the manufacture of perfumes designed by Pierre Guillaume.
A second workshop is inaugurated in 2015, to support the growth of the company.
Pierre Guillaume creates and manufactures his perfumes in total creative and financial freedom in his own workshops, under the brand that bears his name, which are broadcast in a network of nearly 250 points in 21 countries.
Granita, called « granité » in French, also called « granita siciliana » in Italian, is a refreshing semi-frozen dish typical of Sicily. It comes in an intermediate consistency between that of a sherbet and crushed ice. Its current manufacture involves the partial freezing of a constantly stirred mixture of water, ice and fruit or other tasty ingredient...Pierre Guillaume
The fragrance opens with the floral intensity of the magnolia blossom, cradled in its green leaf. Rather than a magnolia extract, the perfumer has chosen to use a Headspace that captures all the fresh, rosy, vanillic and earthy facets of the living ower on the tree, but also the dewiness and green radiance of its leaves.Pierre Guillaume
The five major aromas that give Cognac its unique flavor are vanilla, prune, caramel, orange and apricot… while the nose detects floral and fruity notes in its bouquet, such as dried linden blossom, vine blossom, dry vine shoots and pressed grape with hints of violet and vanilla.Pierre Guillaume
Of all the materials, the incense is without doubt, by its history and the religious symbols which are associated with it, the one that fascinates the perfumer the most. Its woody, mineral and slightly spicy smell brings a mystical dimension, a sacred aspect to any composition.Pierre Guillaume
Pierre Guillaume reinvents the « Milk of Musk » accord of his Musc Maori, removing its original chocolate coating… A blend of seven different musks conjuring human skin is adorned with ylang-ylang, tonka bean, amber, cedar wood, rosemary and a touch of vanilla.Pierre Guillaume
"The province of Isparta in Turkey is famed for its rose oil, obtained from a variety called ‘Isparta Summer Roses’, which grows profusely in gardens and terraced fields on the soft mountain slopes. The roses are picked early in the morning when they are half-open and their fragrance is the strongest… intense, rich, slightly spicy.”Pierre Guillaume
Reflection on a style. The bestiality of an animalistic accord, wrapped in precious wood with a magnetic blackness. Hidden under an "overdosed" red amber, the animalized elements dominate and distill their primitive charm. A tawny amber, faithful like a shadow.Pierre Guillaume
Ad astra (latin expression) : to the stars... Lifting and precise, Neroli ad astra is a white floral, luminous and aerial, in which the Neroli from Marocco and the Agave Flower from Mexico seem to have been harvested in the azure fields of an heavenly garden.Pierre Guillaume
An untranslatable Japanese noun, Komorebi eloquently describes the light of the sun filtered through tree leaves. Its etymology reveals the sophistication and poetry of the concept distilled into it by the Japanese spirit : the three kanji that express it mean « tree », « escape » and « light ».Pierre Guillaume
11 Harmatan Noir an accord of lemon mint and Jamaican allspice on a woody floral base of cedar and dried jasmine blossoms. With 11.1 Indian Wood, the perfumer reprises the same aromatic-spicy logic by associating peppermint with nutmeg and cardamom. The woody, exotic character of the composition is based on a triptych of oak moss, fir balsam and...Pierre Guillaume
Pierre Guillaume first explored the theme of chypre tea in 2005, with Hyperessence Matale 12, texturing it with citrus and leather accents. Twelve years later, he reworked this theme with Un Crime Exotique 12.1 where the chypre structure is adorned with spicy and gourmet notes.Pierre Guillaume