Developing perfumes is no easy task. Most people in the business go to perfumery schools in Europe and land some gigs in high house locations throughout scented world. But some like aerospace chemist, Pierre Guillaume, simply played around with scents in his spare time.

Pierre Guillaume began Parfumerie Generale from this hobby and now has over twenty-five fragrances in the high end niche perfume market. He sticks to his guns using the same process he used in aerospace by “bombarding raw materials” with alcohol to “break” the perfumes. Currently only available in Europe, look for Parfumerie Generale to land Stateside soon (via GQ March).

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