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Aphorisms of a Perfumer – Dominique Ropion

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Dominique Ropion has been a master perfumer at fragrance house International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) in Paris since 2000. In the last 30 years, he has authored some of perfumery’s greatest triumphs: Ysatis and Amarige by Givenchy, La vie est belle by Lancôme, Alien by Thierry Mugler, Invictus by Paco Rabanne, Portrait of a Lady and Carnal Flower for Frédéric Malle.

Marie-Bénédicte Gauthier is a journalist and author of several books, including Parfums mythiques (La Martinière, 2011).

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“An event, place or encounter will always be associated with a perfume or scent, serving as an infallible and trusty aide-mémoire, a formula we do not always recognise but available if we need it.”

Dominique Ropion is often described as reserved, gifted, playful and a hard worker. He defines himself as a composer, an arithmetician of fragrance, motivated by the idea that “the same formula recounts different stories on each person’s skin”.

In these chapters, he deconstructs the smells that characterised his childhood, the ones he l