The Dream Makers
Natural Raw Materials Should Be Prized and Respected
It is during a holiday trip to Egypt that I realized at 17 years old that I wanted to enter the world of perfumery. I visited a factory that distilled essential oils from roses, a raw material I fell in love with. This revelation led me to complete a Bachelor of Science in chemistry followed by a Master’s degree at ISIPCA.
After my studies, I worked as a Trainee in Grasse, in a fragrance house renowned for its expertise in natural ingredients. Under the tutelage of a Senior Perfumer, I discovered the importance of natural raw materials in fragrance creation and how we need to preserve and protect them as they could disappear from one day to the next.
I have been described by my colleagues as a `methodically creative,’ which I guess is a good thing to be, as long as the result is delicate and subtle, and leads to a win. Approaching a project with academic rigor, all the while remaining a bit of a poet at heart, has served me especially well on personal care projects. This does not preclude me from also working with passion on fine fragrance briefs. The accords I create on fine fragrance projects often become an inspiration for personal care perfumes and vice-versa. I recently discovered, for instance, that gourmand accords, traditionally used in personal care, show their depth and impact in fine fragrances. No matter the category, as long as the inspiration is there.
Meet Our Perfumers
Know Your Classics
Henry van den Heuvel
Global Creative Director and Senior Perfumer
Take the Road Less Traveled By
Follow Your Instinct and Dare to Experiment
A Perfume Should Make You Feel Something
Perfumery Is Poetry Without Words
Isabel Gil Trujillo
Listen to the Client, Then Your Heart
Jorge Antonio Guerrero
The Fascinating Power of Our Sense of Smell
Perfumes, like Photographs Can Capture a Moment in Time
The Perfumes I Create Reflect My Sensitivity
In a Tough World, Perfumes Provide a Touch of Beauty
Perfume Creation Is a Journey of Constant Discovery
A Fresh Look in Fragrance Creation
What Linguistics and Perfumery Share in Common
In Perfumery, You Must Make Every Drop Count