Louis Vuitton A Perfume Atlas

Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, Lionel Paillès, Aurore de la Morinerie, Sébastien Zanella

A journey for the senses across multiple continents, Louis Vuitton: A Perfume Atlas traces the origins of the precious essences that help create Louis Vuitton’s exclusive perfumes.

Louis Vuitton: A Perfume Atlas offers a rare look at the time-honored crafts of the perfumer, with specially commissioned illustrations, photographs, and texts revealing the stories of the precious natural elements that form the basis of the house’s unique perfumes.

With exclusive, firsthand access to Louis Vuitton’s master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, this book explores the sources of the raw materials, the techniques used to harvest them, 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

Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud

Author

Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud is Louis Vuitton's master perfumer and the creator of several award-winning perfumes.

Lionel Paillès

Author

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

Aurore de la Morinerie

Illustrated By

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

Sébastien Zanella

Photographs By

Sébastien Zanella is a French filmmaker and photographer and the founder of Desillusion magazine.