Louis Vuitton Launches A Perfume Atlas

Louis Vuitton Launches A Perfume Atlas

The Monogram Offers a Global Look at Fragrance Development From the House’s Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud

Louis Vuitton has globally launched its book A Perfume Atlas, an extensive survey of the process of crafting fine fragrance from raw materials to finished product. The monogram is co-written by the house’s master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud and journalist and perfume expert Lionel Paillès. The book also features illustrations by Aurore de la Morinerie and photography by Sébastien Zanella, and is published by Thames & Hudson.

A Perfume Atlas offers a rare look at the time-honored crafts of the perfumer, with specially commissioned illustrations, photographs, and texts revealing the stories of the precious natural elements that form the basis of the house’s unique perfumes.

With exclusive, firsthand access to Cavallier Belletrud, this book explores the sources of the raw materials, the techniques used to harvest them, and how essential oils are extracted, distilled, and composed to create new and complex fragrances. From Chinese magnolia and osmanthus to India’s tuberose and jasmine, each seed pod, berry, woody stem, fruit, leaf, and flower opens a world that evokes the thrill of far-off places and names, trade routes, sea journeys, and the rhythms of the seasons.

A Perfume Atlas is also available in an exclusive, limited-edition box set. It includes a special case featuring 45 vials containing the finest extractions of raw materials specially selected and presented by Cavallier Belletrud.

Louis Vuitton celebrated the launch of the book with a special signing by Cavallier Belletrud at the house’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés boutique in Paris. Copies were available exclusively at Louis Vuitton boutiques in France starting February 2nd, before this month’s wider international release.