Louis Vuitton A Perfume Atlas

Lionel Paillès, Aurore De La Morinerie

Description

Presented in a luxurious package, Louis Vuitton: A Perfume Atlas offers a rare look at the time-honored crafts of the perfumer. Featuring specially commissioned illustrations and texts, this book recounts revealing stories of the precious natural elements that create the house’s unique perfumes.

With exclusive, firsthand access to Louis Vuitton’s master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, A Perfume Atlas explores how the flowers are cultivated, the growing seasons, the techniques used to harvest the blossoms, and how essential oils are extracted, distilled, and composed to create new and complex fragrances.

From Chinese magnolia and Osmanthus, to India’s tuberose and jasmine, each seed pod, berry, woody stem, fruit, leaf, and flower opens a world that evokes the thrill of far-off places and names, trade routes, sea journeys, and the rhythms of the seasons.

A poetic celebration of a most mysterious art, Louis Vuitton: A Perfume Atlas is the perfect gift for lovers of nature, luxury, travel, and beauty.

Contributors

Lionel Paillès

Author

Lionel Pailles is a perfume journalist based in Paris. He is the author of numerous books, including Chanel: The Art of Creating and Fragrance: Flowers of the French Riviera.

Aurore De La Morinerie

Illustrated By

Aurore de la Morinerie is a Paris-based fashion illustrator. She’s a regular contributor to Le Monde, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar and collaborates with a number of prestigious fashion houses, such as Hermes, Maison Margiela, and Cartier.