Ten years after commencing Haute Couture, French couturier, Marc-Antoine Barrois is launching his first perfume. Building on the timeless and charismatic elegance of his mentors, with this perfume he reveals his most beautiful souvenirs as well as his world of contemporary designs. Ultimately, B683 is an invitation to explore, to travel in his world where bespoke unique collections, jewels and accessories meet a genius symbiosis of poetry and dreams with arts and crafts. Subtly combining refined woody essences, sensual spicy notes and heady smell of leather, avant-garde perfumer Quentin Bisch is signing a perfume both heady and sober modelled on the fantasy universe of the designer.
Marc-Antoine Barrois is a French couturier born from a northern French family who had made name for themselves in the textile industry. From a very early age he was fascinated by his grandfather’s elegance that drove him to seek the art of simple luxury without ostentation but assuredly with finesse. After learning patterns, cutting and sewing as he was studying textile engineering, he designed his first collection in Lille in 2006. This success then led Marc-Antoine Barrois to work with Dominique Sirop, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Jean-Claude Jitrois before creating his own Maison de Couture for men. Offering men what women have already in Haute Couture, Marc-Antoine Barrois designs unique suits, tuxedos and jackets for confidential clients seeking exclusivity. The first MARC-ANTOINE BARROIS boutique opened in 2013 on rue de Budapest in Paris and offers Parisian crafted collections of jewels and accessories alongside his bespoke clothing. As a result of the heart of the creative process, he defines his world as a new constellation offering handcrafted luxury in a place where service and a warm of spirit prevail.
Quentin Bisch had a revelation that perfumes were going to be part of his life, when smelling Opium on his school teacher, at the age of 11. But his artistic and creative itinerary first started with music and theater. He lead for 5 years a theatrical group of professionals. When composing music, Quentin soon realised he was not using his meant-to-be instrument. He left everything behind and moved to Grasse to learn perfumery. A year later Jean Guichard recognised his inner talent and integrated him to the Perfumery School at Givaudan. In 2011, he finally joined the creative team of Givaudan Fine Fragrance in Paris, as a perfumer. From then he has created many perfumes among which Angel Muse and A*Men Ultra Zest for Mugler, Azzaro pour Homme FreeLight, Missoni de Missoni, Ambre Impérial for Van Cleef & Arpels, La Fin du Monde for Etat Libre d’Orange, Essencia and 7 for Loewe Sport, Fleur Narcotique for Ex Nihilo.
Quentin Bisch, likes more than anything to “create emotion, surprise, take people to journeys”