Meet Dominique Preyssas: The niche perfumer behind Chapter VIII

Renowned Perfumer Dominique Preyssas is the nose behind Chapter VIII, the warm and comforting niche fragrance at the heart of edition III.The mesmerising fragrance strikes a unique musky ambrette accord enriched by vanilla and Kashmir fusion to create a soothing, sensual cloud.

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Dominique Preyssas discusses niche fragrance Chapter VIII of edition III of Yú Parfums

Edition III of Yú Parfums arrived earlier this month with three brand new niche fragrance chapters, inspired by the Simply Significant in life and the world around us.

Our renowned Perfumers explored discreet and intimate skin-like scents for the third edition of our clean and natural niche fragrance collection. For Chapter VIII, world class Perfumer Dominique Preyssas dove into the depths of the raw materials he has discovered, learned, loved and blended over three decades to create something really unique.
   
Uniting an array of musks, Dominique has crafted a sensual composition with the softness and warmth of human touch, which enhances the idiosyncratic scent of each individual’s skin. In his own words: “This is a fragrance that will express each person’s personality, working in harmony and uniquely on each skin.”
   
By now, we all know the many reasons why fragrance smells different on different skin, which is why the magic of this niche fragrance’s ability to complement each skin has us floored. How did he do it? We spoke to Dominique to find out about his inspirations and the process of crafting Chapter VIII…  
   
Dominique Preyssas discusses niche fragrance Chapter VIII of edition III of Yú Parfums
   
Dominique entered the world of perfumery more than 20 years ago, when he was in the opening class at the famous ISIP Perfumery School in Versailles. Growing up with a family both scientific and musical, he craved a creative outlet following his chemistry studies, leading him to life’s greatest luxury: fragrance.
   

How long have you been crafting niche fragrances?

   
Dominique tells Yú Parfums his career began with niche fragrances. Even now, after working on many product categories, crafting niche scents still unlocks joy: “I am always delighted to be able to bring my vast memory of raw materials and my creative passion to these little works of art.”
   

You have said you ‘envisioned a nebula of musks whispering on the skin’ for Chapter VIII, which ingredients did you begin with?

“The formula is primarily musks. Using a rich blend really makes the fragrance like a cloud – soft and cocooning yet somehow undefinable, silky and luminous,” he says. “Musks can be so different, here we have some with a fruity facet, others more powdery and gently floral. The combination gives texture and sensuality.”
   
Dominique Preyssas discusses niche fragrance Chapter VIII of edition III of Yú Parfums
   

Can you tell us why you chose Ambrette Seed as the hero ingredient of Chapter VIII…

“I love this unusual, little-known ingredient because it gives a suede-like texture. It has a bold, rich presence with a complex ambery-nutty, floral-musky effect. It isn’t often used as a hero but here it shines with its blend of warm confidence and softness. It is enhanced magically by the touch of pepper.”
   

This niche fragrance is inspired by skin, the most natural thing of all. Why did themes of clean and minimalism take you there? 

“Firstly, there is such beauty in clean, perfect skin. As a perfumer I can smell the unique scent of a person’s skin.  This is a fragrance that will express each person’s personality, working in harmony and uniquely on each skin.”
   

Finally, Chapter VIII has many illuminating synergetic pairings, but which is your favourite?

“Black Pepper + White Pepper + Pepper Fusion because pepper gives texture, warmth and makes the whole composition vibrate. This pairing uses the talents of both kinds of pepper, plus some more woody facets in the Pepper Fusion. The comforting soul of the fragrance is really enhanced through what I feel is a bit of a secret touch.”
   
A comforting soul is the perfect description of Chapter VIII, a warm and calming niche fragrance with a layer of mystery embedded into the human touch. The unique musky ambrette accord enriched by vanilla and Kashmir fusion create a soothing musky cloud, a cloud where each individual can find comfort yet one which offers a unique experience for all.
   

Discover the Simply Significant world of the niche fragrance universe with edition III of Yú Parfums now, where you’re invited to explore Chapter VIII for yourself.