Fascinated by the artistic expression of fine chemistry in the form of Perfumery, he went on to enrich the traditional Perfumer’s Organ with a palette of varied ingredients drawn from the worlds of chemistry and botanical research.
To pursue his exploration of new possibilities he went on to apply the techniques and knowhow of industrial chemistry to the creation of perfumes.
When he uses an unusual ingredient it is solely for the contribution it makes to the olfactory construction of the fragrance and is in no way a marketing ploy. His style of composition gives his creations discreet trails but which last exceptionally well because, as he says, the most beautiful perfumes are those that are discovered close up, in the nape of the neck or on the curve of a breast or shoulder: “Perfume to wear for One’s Self, an egocentric and moving experience, but also for the Other, the special One, never the Others. My perfumes rely on contact with the skin to fully express themselves, without it they are nothing”.
Today, Pierre Guillaume has created some sixty fragrances that he elaborates in total creative and financial independence in his workshops and which are distributed through a network of almost 200 outlets around the World under his three brands names
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
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
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
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
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
"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