The Dream Makers
What Linguistics and Perfumery Share in Common
I've always thought of Perfumery as a place where the sciences meet the arts. And as I practice and hone the skills required for this profession, I still reflect on this idea at work every day. I first came to this concept of where science meets art while at university where I trained to become a linguist. I saw it in my discipline of study. Since then, I've noticed it more profoundly in many aspects of the world we live in.
Perfumery is undeniably a science. A perfumer's palette of thousands of esters, ethers, aldehydes, pyranes and terpenes attest to this. Yet putting them together coherently to make a stable, impactful, beautiful fragrance really requires some artistry.
I exchanged my toolbox of speech sounds, linguistic syntax and grammar structure, for a toolbox of musks, terpenes and aldehydes. The building blocks changed but the overall concept of design and construction remains.
Perhaps this worldview was shaped by multicultural Singapore, the beautiful city I call home and where I grew up. Languages, smells, cuisines all blend together to form the city that many people across the globe describe as a food paradise and thus an experience for the senses!
Given the privilege to work with you, I hope we can enjoy an exciting journey of technical and artistic creation. Together, we will create the next fragrance that meets your desires and needs.
Meet Our Perfumers
Know Your Classics
Henry van den Heuvel
Global Creative Director and Senior Perfumer
Natural Raw Materials Should Be Prized and Respected
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
In Perfumery, You Must Make Every Drop Count