Category: Jean-Pierre Béthouart

Sonia Rykiel Belle en Rykiel, 2006

Perfumer Jean-Pierre Béthouart A proposition: Belle de Rykiel is the contemporary Jicky. Many perfumes are built on lavender and vanilla yet bear no resemblance to Guerlain Jicky. Jicky backs up its lavender/vanilla food elements with civet and a hint of coumarin, taking it a half step out of the realm of dessert and into both the fougère and ‘oriental’ genres…

digging (into) vintage: Boucheron by Boucheron, 1988

Perfumers Jean-Pierre Béthouart and Francis Deleamont Using exclusively synthetic aromachemicals to make a perfume has benefits and risks. Tweaking abstract chemical components can allow for an interesting use of qualities to make a statement (eg. Lauder’s Dazzling Silver or CdG’s Synthetic Series.) The trap is in trying to recreate notes otherwise provided by botanicals. Simulation is risky against a known quality, particularly…