David Jourquin’s main character traits – sensitive, refined, perfectionist, driven by a deep inner passion – are reflected in each of his fragrances.
"For me, scents have meanings that go back to my childhood.While patchouli reminds me of my mother’s leather coat,rum and spices transport me to the markets of Pointe-à-Pitre, walking with my father as he smoked cigars. Citrus fruits connect me with the eau de Cologne my grandmother wore, and the smell of wood conjures waxed parquet flooring.The perfumes I create fix the personal memories I want to share.They also involve precious objects created by French artisans from noble materials like walnut wood for the stopper and, my favourite material, hand sewn leather for the covers. ” David Jourquin
In 2011 David Jourquin presented two perfumery compositions for men. Cuir Mandarine is a day version, and Cuir Tabac is an evening variant. These fragrances for men are for passionate and spontaneous, impudent and elegant, instinctive and complicated personalities.
Fragrances of David Jourquin have been created in collaboration with the perfumers Cecile Zarokian and David Jourquin.
The Vendôme Collection begins as you open the Luxury Case lined with silk paper. Next, the infinite smoothness of hand sewn calfskin in colours straight from his imagination that encase the flacon, and a black rose symbolising femininity. Then come the amber reflections seen through the oval window as the precious nectar dances. It continues with the fascination of the sleek lines and refined cabochon stopper in rare wood. It reaches its apogee as the first alchemy.The name of the collection is a nod to the Paris district where our offices are situated, between Place Vendôme and Place de l’Opéra.And, because nothing is more beautiful than leather that ages to develop a patina, the bottles in the Vendôme Collection can be refilled with perfumes from the Opéra Collection for timeless elegance.
David Jourquin fragrances are out of time, they are both modern and classic. They have their individual style, they are not trying to be nice for everyone, but tend to become the most important for the chosen ones. The perfumer has given his name to the fragrances and made them to be magnetic and authentic. David Jourquin perfumery is sincere as a promise, priceless as certainty, quintessence of precious ingredients, elegant, refined and extremely emotional.