L'Âme du Bois™

A Woody Note Befitting Our Times

A New Olfactive Expression for Wood

We have worked hard, and continue to do so in order to create an inspiring palette for our Perfumers that is both qualitative and broad.  This is thanks in great part to our raw materials Purchasers who comb the globe, constantly on the lookout for the best and rarest ingredients.

Sometimes, however, the perfect ingredient that will deliver precise benefits to a fragrance, simply does not exist.  We felt that no existing woody notes corresponded to the ‘unisex’ woody consumer aspirations were on the market.  So, we decided to take matters into our own hands.
Upcycling wood waste into a
premium Perfumery ingredient

A Meaningful Ingredient for Our Palette and Planet

 

A team of Research & Development and Perfumers worked hand in hand over several years with the goal of creating a meaningful product.  The new ingredient had to make a significant contribution to the Perfumer’s palette and it had to respect our sustainability philosophy.  The challenge was to produce a natural extract from wood without deforesting or negatively impacting the environment.

The team opted to work with discarded sawdust from wood mills processing wood from a particular tree.  They proceed carefully and precisely in order to preserve—even honor—the raw material’s true essence.  Ultimately, they managed to upcycle wood waste and transform it into a precious ingredient that can readily embellish the formulas of your fine fragrance brands.
L’Âme du Bois, the Soul of Wood
The new ingredient we produced is neither and oil, nor an aroma chemical, it is much more than that.  It is a performance enabler, refined to enhance the beauty and spirit of wood.  The world “soul” in French translates into “âme,” so we decided to name our first captive: “L’Âme du Bois™”, the soul of wood.  

At this time, L’Âme du Bois™ is intended for use exclusively in the design of prestige fragrances and for all premium product categories, be it fine fragrance, home or personal care.  When smelled in fragrance creations, L’Âme du Bois™ delivers volume and diffusiveness to a range of powerful yet complex notes of rare elegance. 

From Around the World, Eurofragance Perfumers Reflect on L'Âme du Bois™

L'Âme du Bois™ does just this is avant-garde in terms of its conception, but, above all, for what it brings to fragrance creation.  It redefines woody notes in a manner befitting our time.  L'Âme du Bois™ is inclusive and all-embracing of other accords and olfactive notes.  For Perfumers, L'Âme du Bois™ is a true breakthrough.

Henry van den Heuvel

Global Creative Director and Senior Perfumer (Barcelona, Spain)

L'Âme du Bois™ brings true modernity to the fragrance composition, and it is particularly interesting in classical fougere, woody and aromatic structures.  I can sense that this new captive will open all kinds of new creative perspectives for Perfumers.

Lucas Sieuzac

Senior Perfumer (Barcelona, Spain)

Fragrance intensity and long-lastingness are highly desirable in Latin America.  L'Âme du Bois™ delivers on both fronts.  It brings power to the perfume and has a beautiful, lasting sillage.  This new captive also offers really interesting fresh and warm notes, which is unusual, but makes it even more… captivating.

Jorge Guerrero

Perfumer (Mexico, LatAm)

This innovative captive is a wonderful binding agent between ingredients and boosts their volume, which is quite uncommon.

Juncal Tomas

Junior Perfumer (Singapore, Asia)

As Perfumers, we are expected to follow our company’s commitment, but also our customers’ desire to create sustainable and responsible fragrances.  Integrating L'Âme du Bois™ in my creations, is for me, an innovative and responsible solution that also allows me to explore new olfactive routes.

Angéline Leporini-Poubeau

Senior Perfumer (Barcelona, Spain)

L'Âme du Bois™ is an interesting ingredient due to its olfactive multifaceted composition; it conveys a natural fruity freshness to the top notes and simultaneously a natural richness and woody volume to the drydowns.

Olaf Larsen

Senior Perfumer (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

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