Santal Austral by Matiere Premiere
Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Woods
Perfume Author – Aurélien Guichard
Santal Austral was conceived as a ‘Sensual White Wood’.
Aurélien Guichard wanted to emphasise the creamy velvety facet with an almond milk Iris Absolute from Tuscany. He then strengthens the Organic Australian Sandalwood with the addictive Benzoin Absolute from Loas with Tonka Bean Absolute from Venezuela.
Head Notes – Almond Milk
Heart Notes – Australian Sandalwood, Florentine Iris
Base Notes – Benzoin, Tonka Bean
Aurélien Guichard comes from a line of seven generations of perfumers. He perpetuated this family know how by becoming a perfumer at an early age and recently took over a business of rose grower in Grasse.
Each of his Matiere Premiere creations reflects the respect of an oral transmission collected with great attention and tenderness. He consider perfumery as a way of life, where sense of observation, sensitivity to other and generosity are the qualities of the perfumer. His inspiration comes mainly from the exchanges with the people he meets.
Aurélien Guichard is the son of the famed perfumer Jean Guichard who is the director of the Givaudan Perfumery school and an incredibly accomplished master perfumer who grew up in Grasse, where his father grew glowers for the perfume industry. Following in his fathers footsteps he has created some of the most coveted fragrances for the houses of Guerlain, Tom Ford, Narciso Rodriguez, Gucci, Nina Ricci, Comme de Garcons, to name a few.