Perfumer: Amouage Fate Woman – Dorothée Piot

Dorothée Piot

Perfumer: Dorothée Piot

Dorothée Piot is the kind of perfumer that can be briefed by contemplating a piece of art rather than by reading a long winded marketing driven brief. A sculpture by  Claude Justamon became the orange blossom perfume Songe Pour Elle from Sculptures Olfactives, which now carries the name j’ai fait un rêve POUR ELLE (Edit: perfume name update courtesy of Michelyn at Cafleurbon).

Songe Pour Elle Sculptures Olactives Dorothée Piot

j’ai fait un rêve POUR ELLE from Sculptures Olfactives

A photo of a hotel room in Cairo was her entire brief from Céline Verleure for Olfactive Studio. The photo by Clémence René-Bazin became the well received (by men and women) Chambre Noire, a patchouli and leather based perfume with a papyrus note and a sandalwood drydown.

VisuelChambre Noire

Amouage’s Creative Director Christopher Chong choose Dorothée and Daniel Maurel for Memoir Woman, a chypre which Perfume Analyst Serguey Borisov described as feeling like ‘a memory of chypres from the past’. No doubt this refers not just to an oakmossless (or lessened, or synthesized) chypre but also to Dorothée’s 21st century interpretation of a classic perfume genre from 1917.

Amouage Memoir Woman

Which brings us to Fate Woman. Working closely with Christopher, Dorothée has composed a chypre with oriental leanings using the following notes:

Top: Bergamot, Chilli, Cinnamon, Pepper
Heart: Frankincense, Jasmine, Labdanum, Narcissus, Rose
Dry Down: Benzoin, Castoreum, Frankincense, Leather, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Vanilla

Now it is never about the notes per se. They are interesting but it is the composition and the weighting of the molecules that determine the course of the waft. And how does it waft? We will find out later this month.
Amouage Fate Woman
Further Reading
Full List of Perfume Credits – Fragrantica
Amouage Fate Man perfumer – Karine Vinchon Spehner
Chambre Noire at The Non-Blonde
Chambre Noire at Olfactoria’s Travels

9 responses to “Perfumer: Amouage Fate Woman – Dorothée Piot

  1. How interesting that both the Fates were done by Memoir perfumers! And perfect timing on this, I was testing this one today and I always love to know the nose behind the scent when I do.

  2. How fun – tomorrow I’ll be posting a review of one of the newest perfumes made by Dorothee Piot!
    Have you tried Fate Woman already Jordan?

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