Trained as a chemist, Ralf Schwieger left Berlin to join the world's perfume capital : Grasse, where he studied at the prestigious school Roure Bertrand Dupont. A multi-faceted perfumer with diverse inspirations, he has worked for leading Houses such as Hermès and Yves Saint Laurent, but remains sensitive to niche perfumery where he has created among others the provocative Fils de Dieu, du riz et des agrumes from Etat Libre d’Orange.

He likes to think that perfumery is something primary, requiring a great sense of aesthetics, finding its inspiration in colours, textures and the delicacy of certain  insects such as butterflies.