Interview with the world's most dedicated perfumer - Antoine Lie

I invite you to meet Antoine Lie, the world's most dedicated perfumer, Antoine was raised in Strasbourg, France, where he studied chemistry before moving to Grasse to study fragrance at Givaudan under Jean Carles. After an apprenticeship to famous teaching master Jean Guichard, Antoine spent time in both France and the United States, where he was involved in developing worldwide hit fragrances such as Armani Code and Versace Crystal Noir, but a yearning for greater creative freedom led him away from the big companies and towards the niche houses where he would be allowed to pursue his own vision of straightforward, yet unconventional fragrances. Enjoy the interview!




23 January 2020, Paris, Lutetia Hotel




I think you should know a short list about the fragrances created by Antoine Lie


Blood Concept Red +MA (2012) Burberry Brit Gold (2005) Calvin Klein Contradiction (1997, with Daniela Andrier) Cerruti L'Essence de Cerruti (2009) Cire Trudon Bruma (2017) Comme des Garçons + Daphne Guinness Daphne (2009) Comme des Garçons + Pharrell Williams Girl (2014) Comme des Garçons Energy C: Grapefruit (2008) Comme des Garçons Energy C: Lime (2008) Comme des Garçons 888 (2008) Comme des Garçons Wonderwood (2010) Costume National Cyber Garden (2013) Courrèges Hyperbole (2016, with Jean Jacques) Courrèges Mini Jupe (2018, with Jean Jacques) Davidoff Adventure (2008) Davidoff Cool Water Wave (2017, with Francis Kurkdjian and Jean Jacques) Elizabeth Arden Ardenbeauty (2002) Eris Parfums Belle de Jour (2016) Eris Parfums Ma Bête (2016) Eris Parfums Mx. (2017) Eris Parfums Night Flower (2016) Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna (2005, with Pierre Negrin & Olivier Gillotin) Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna Extreme (2007) Etat Libre d'Orange Bendelirious (2008) Etat Libre d'Orange Secretions Magnifiques (2006) Etat Libre d'Orange Je Suis Un Homme (2006) Etat Libre d'Orange Rossy de Palma Eau de Protection (2007, with Antoine Maisondieu) Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland (2008) Etat Libre d'Orange Vierges et Toreros (2007, with Antoine Maisondieu) Everlast Original 1910 (2006) Giorgio Armani Armani Code (2004, originally Black Code, with Antoine Maisondieu) Givenchy Pi Neo (2008) Gucci Rush for men (2000) Guess Night (2013, with Francis Kurkdjian) Joop! Homme Sport (2016) Kenzo Parfum d'Ete (2002 version) Laura Ashley Magic Garden (2001) Lulu Castagnette Lulu (2006, with Guillaume Flavigny) Nu_Be Hydrogen (2013) Nu_Be Oxygen (2013) Parfums Morgan Sweet Paradise (2007, with Guillaume Flavigny) Paul Smith London for men (2004) Puredistance Black (2013) Puredistance Warszawa (2017) Puredistance White (2015) Ralph Lauren Romance for men (1999) Roxy Love (2008) Quiksilver for men (2008, with Antoine Maisondieu) Salvador Dali Black Sun (2007) Salvador Dali Black Sun Sport (2009) Salvador Dali Purplelips (2006, with Guillaume Flavigny) Salvador Dali Purplelips Sensual (2007, with Guillaume Flavigny) Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Scent Golden Acacia (2015) Tocca Brigitte (2008, with Sonia Constant) Valentino Gold (with Cecile Matton) Van Cleef & Arpels First Premier Bouquet (2008, with Sonia Constant) Versace Crystal Noir (2004)