Creator of the Eaux de Parfum “1979 New Wave” and “1992 Purple Night”.
Dominique Ropion discovered the profession very early. As a high school student, he did many summer jobs at Roure and it was during an internship at the end of his DEUG that he was invited to join the in-house perfumery school with perfumers J-L Sieuzac and Pierre Bourdon.
After 3 years of training in Grasse, he joined Roure and created his first famous perfume Ysatis for Givenchy in 1984. After Roure, Florasynth, and Dragoco, Dominique joined the fine fragrance team of IFF in Paris in 2000. There, he refines a still artisanal approach by working the perfume as an olfactory form, like a sculptor. He starts from a central theme, composed around a raw material and shapes it with reliefs, volume and contrast effects.
He was awarded the Prix International du Parfum in 2008, made a “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” in 2012, and receives a FIFI of Honor in 2019 for his lifetime achievement as a perfumer. Among his creations are the famous Alien by Thierry Mugler, La Vie est Belle by Lancôme, Lady Million by Paco Rabanne, Amor Amor by Ca-charel, Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf, Dune by Christian Dior and he signed numerous creations for Frédéric Malle, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy.
Creator of the Atmosphere Candle and the Eaux de Perfume ” 1885 Bains Sulfureux ” & ” 2013 Résidence d’Artistes “.
Her chance meeting with a perfumer gave birth to this profession that she practices today with passion. A graduate of the ISIP, she completed her training with perfume designers and aromaticians in order to develop an atypical writing style. Working subtly on the “natural” and raw materials until they are sublimated fascinates her. She prefers simple agreements to “facet” the juice while keeping its authenticity.
Among his most famous creations are the perfumes, Y-3 Black Label by Yohji Yamamoto, Sunny Frutti by Escada, Angel Eau sucrée by Thierry Mugler, Criminal of Love by By Kilian, as well as numerous candles including Spiritus Sancti for Cire Trudon and Cendres Dorées for Annick Goutal.
Creator of the Eau de Parfum “2015 Le Phénix”, winner of the FIFI Award Fragrance Foundation 2018 “Best Fragrance from an Independent Niche Brand”.
Michel Almairac learned his profession as a perfumer at the Roure perfumery school in 1972, at the age of 19. He is internationally recognized for his talent in developing short formulas. He likes to compose around raw materials such as sandalwood and Patchouli, and prefers rose to jasmine. He is always exploring new territories and often includes modern notes in classical structures. According to him, passion, patience, modesty and doubt are the assets that guide his creation.
Among them are the famous Burberry for man and for women, Chloé for Chloé, Dahlia noir by Givenchy, Bois d’encens by Armani Privé, Gucci for Men and of course Fahrenheit by Dior.
Creator of the Eaux de Parfum ” 1978 Les Bains Douches ” and ” 1986 Eclectique “.
Bertrand Duchaufour began his career in 1985 at Lautier Florasynth in Grasse and then in Paris. He worked with Jean-Louis Sieuzac, Michel Almairac and Dominique Ropion. For 10 years he worked at Créations Aromatiques and Symrise in Fine Fragrance.
In 2008 he became an independent perfumer and turned to the niche perfume market for which he likes to compose innovative and disruptive creations. His creations reflect the non-conformism and sublimate the raw materials of high quality. He particularly likes to use Davana, Iris, Oud, Patchouli and Osmanthus which are both powerful and simple. He has signed several creations for Christian Dior, Aedes de Venustas, Comme des Garçons, l’Artisan Parfumeur, Penhaligon’s and The Different Company.
Creator of the Eaux de Parfum ” 2018 Roxo Tonic ” and ” Damier “.
Born in Lyon, Fanny Bal discovered perfumery during her chemistry studies. After having been accepted to the Master’s degree in perfume formulation at ISIPCA, the young apprentice is welcomed by IFF and after a first project with Dominique Ropion, the latter will take her under his wing as an apprentice. Fanny’s creative approach is to first conceive an original association, the unprecedented combination of two ingredients, and then to build around this agreement. A lover of perfumes and raw materials, she likes to create elegant and gourmand scents.
Fanny Bal received the “Rising Star” award from Fashion Group International. She has designed for Givenchy, Viktor&Rolf, Azzaro, Thierry Mugler, Lancôme, Issey Miyake, Frédéric Malle and La Collection Armani Privé.
Creator of the Eau de Parfum “1900 l’Heure de Proust”.
Jérôme Epinette was born in Burgundy and has been interested in winemaking and the sommelier profession since his youth. After obtaining a Master’s degree in nutrition and olfaction at the Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, de l’Alimentation et de l’Environnement in Dijon, Jérôme turned to training at the Institut du Parfum in Grasse. He conceives each of his juices as a grand cru in which he blends different raw materials as grape varieties.
After graduation, he joined the Robertet group in 2003 and signed several designs for the brands Atelier Cologne, Vilhelm, &other stories and Byredo
Creator of the Eau de Parfum ” Oud Laqué “.
Mathieu was born in the fields of Grasse: The first olfactory memories of this grandson of rose, jasmine and verbena producers are intimately linked to these plants.
Mathieu never imagined that he would have a job other than that of a perfumer. After a Master’s degree in Perfumery at ISIPCA, he became a perfumer at Robertet, first in Grasse in 2009, then in New York in 2013. He joined the MANE creative team in 2018.
Mathieu knew the raw materials before the sophisticated compositions of perfumery. He retains a deep love for flowers, citrus and natural woods, and a purist approach that often starts with the ingredients themselves, which he likes to combine, transform and reinvent. Its creativity is expressed in exceptional perfumery as well as in selective perfumery and natural perfumery.