Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud

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Personalization is the key to luxury. Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud (1962) is considered the ultimate reference for aspiring perfumers. Since the 15th century, his family has lived... Read more
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Personalization is the key to luxury. Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud (1962) is considered the ultimate reference for aspiring perfumers. Since the 15th century, his family has lived and worked in the perfume capital of Grasse. His father and grandfather already practiced this profession, so it was natural that Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud also followed this path. He was immersed in the fine art of fragrances as a child. As a teenager, and during his vacations, he earned his pocket money by working as a temp at several manufacturers in Grasse. After graduating from high school, his language studies took him to Nice. But the world of beautiful fragrances kept calling him, and this could not be ignored.
His first professional stop was the fragrance manufacturer "Charabot". After three years, he moved to "Quest International" in the Netherlands. In 1988, he joined the company "PFW Aroma Chemicals B.V." and finally, in 1990, Firmenich successfully recruited him. There he worked with Alberto Morillas, with whom he created "Truth" for Calvin Klein, "Chic" for Carolina Herrera, and "Hot Couture" for Givenchy, among others. He created "Amor Pour Homme Tentation" alongside Olivier Cresp for Cacharel, "Midnight Poison" for Christian Dior, and "Nina" for Nina Ricci. For Yves Saint Laurent, he created "Cinéma" and "Rive Gauche Pour Homme," among others.
Constant novelties seem to characterize the secret of success of many perfumes by Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. He integrated the synthetic fragrance "Calone 1951" into many of his creations. This fresh, maritime note is convincing, for example, in Giorgio Armani's "Acqua di Gio Pour Homme" and "L'Eau d'Issey" for the Japanese design star Issey Miyake.
In 2012, the master perfumer left Firmenich to join the LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) as an in-house perfumer. Since then, he has created over 30 fragrances for Louis Vuitton alone. His latest genius creation was about to go down in fragrance history once again for Louis Vuitton's high-end clientele, to whom he offered custom-made, individual perfumes. These highly exclusive "made to measure perfumes" create something unique once again: haute couture for the nose.
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