For this first collaboration with Symrise, Laboratorio Olfattivo has chosen to call upon Pierre-Constantin Guéros. A traveling perfumer, this Middle Eastern connoisseur is driven by the humanity, sensitivity and curiosity of those who have traveled the world and are constantly seeking contact with different cultures. A meeting that led them to propose together a vision of Oud, precious and quite other than dark.
A carrier of light, Exploud reinterprets the aromatic traits of a unique raw material that has already been the subject of numerous representations. To do this, Pierre-Constantin Guéros has sought to recreate each of the main facets of the Oud to keep its essence, without the caricatured Middle Eastern side.
"The Oud as a raw material now belongs to the palette of the Western perfumer who can use it outside a context of perfumes intended for the Middle East. Alongside Ajmal Oud, interesting for its volume and nobility, a series of statutory raw materials to reveal all its notes: Ambrostar1 for the woody power, New Caledonian sandalwood for the suede side, supple and warm, rich powdery musks like civettone or exaltolide for their extraordinary impression of volume and skin, and Java and Madagascar vetivers for the smoky note "explains Pierre-Constantin Guéros.
Pierre-Constantin Guéros, in a few words
Pierre-Constantin Guéros was born and raised in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. His father, a furrier for the great couturiers, owned a workshop impregnated with the scents of leather, fur and polished wood. It was during an open day at ISIPCA that Pierre discovered the profession of perfumer, which resonated deeply in his creative and scientific mind. A vocation that he feeds by his natural curiosity, his readings, his travels and his meetings. His taste for knowledge and his passion for discussing anything related to perfume have served him well on many occasions. In 2012, he joined the Symrise family, first in Dubai. After spending 15 years abroad, he returned to Paris, "the center of my world" as he puts it.
1. According to Symrise, Ambrostar is one of the most successful captives to date in rediscovering this forgotten ambergris note. An incredible dried woody note with unique and contrasting mineral facets.