Frédéric Malle and his perfumers want the same things: creative freedom, access to the highest quality raw materials, and time. Together they collaborate as authors would with an editor, constantly revisiting compositions to the point of perfection, and always striving to create the modern classics of tomorrow.


one of our 12 perfumers


Michel Roudnitska spent his childhood exploring his parents’ laboratory, where perfume became his mother tongue. He was initiated by his father, the illustrious Edmond Roudnitska, into the art of perfume composition. Later, he broadened his artistic horizons by becoming a photographer and a director. He joined his parent’s lab Art & Parfum in 1997, where he creates perfumes with great aesthetic rigor. Michel Roudnitska, like his father before him, has always considered perfume making to be an art. His style is continually informed by his many travels around the world.

Michel discusses his collaboration with Frederic


the perfume


Composed like a Rothko painting, where layer upon layer of somber notes form a deeper, more textured darkness. A thick coating of spices rests on a wooden base of sandalwood and patchouli; top notes of orange and geranium are subtly illumined by rose, which, like all masterful paintings, reveal that even darkness is made of light.