On the occasion of the publication of his book "Aphorismes d’un parfumeur", we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the work of Dominique Ropion, Master perfumer.

Dominique Ropion is a daring perfectionist, a true inventor. Frédéric Malle has worked with him for over 25 years and seen him through many extended periods of rigorous experimentation. Together, they defy perfumery conventions to create modern masterpieces.

The risks he takes are invariably accompanied by a relentless pursuit of exact olfactory balance and flawless composition.
His perfumes are like great architectural feats: in the same way that a bridge, whose seemingly miraculous suspension of weight is in fact a harnessing of counteracting forces, Dominique often balances excessive doses of powerful ingredients with meticulously-measured, subtler accords, until the composition holds up on its own.
A good perfume, he likes to say, must always appear obvious.
His training began at Roure Bertrand Dupont in Grasse, continued in Paris and culminated in a partnership with Jean-Louis Sieuzac, whose astounding, encyclopedic knowledge of perfumery brought him fame as one of perfumery’s greatest technicians.