Back to school under the sign of perfume

The 2023 vintage of the Per Fumum Endowment Fund Researching and promoting France’s olfactory heritage: these are the missions that the Per Fumum Endowment Fund wishes to pursue in 2023-2024.  To achieve this, it has chosen to support 3 projects: As part of its ongoing commitment to scientific research into olfaction and the sense of […]

Interview with Amaury Bernard

Elaboration of a catalog raisonné based on the perfume-related archives of the Bibliothèque nationale de France FdD Per Fumum : Why did you decide to apply? Can you tell us about yourself and your motivation for undertaking this project? AB: I’m a contemporary historian*. I defended my thesis in 2019 on French, British and German […]

Behind the perfume : between history and creative process

Meeting with Amaury Bernard at BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France) This month, meeting with Amaury Bernard.  The successful candidate for the Per Fumum Endowment Fund’s grant on the history of perfume in the 20th century. More accustomed to a research environment focused on contemporary history, Amaury Bernard, since March 2023, has been applying all his […]

22 perfumers, A creative process

22 perfumers, A creative process by Clara Molloy and Carine Soyer, unveil the behind the scenes of the fascinating perfumery industry. 22 perfumers, such as Michel Almairac, Calice Becker, Carlos Benaïm, Françoise Caron, Jacques Cavallier, Olivier Cresp, François Demachy, Jean-Michel Duriez, Jean-Claude Ellena, Sophia Grojsman, Guerlain, Francis Kurkdjian, Sophie Labbé, and others, reveal their creative techniques, their secrets and anecdotes in developing the fragrances that shaped their careers. Personal stories through inspiring encounters and travels. From now on, discover the original book, available online on our website, in French and English.

Archives available to document the history of perfume

Launch of the first Parfum scholarship in collaboration with the BnF This month of March sees the launch of the first Perfume Fellowship set up with the collaboration of the BnF _ Bibliothèque nationale de France. For one year, the doctor in history Amaury Bernard, selected for this mission and whose portrait we will be soon revealed, will […]

Interview with Moustafa Bensafi from the CLIO project

Moustafa Bensafi answers our questions in an exclusive interview for the Per Fumum Endowment Fund Moustafa Bensafi, you are a neuroscientist and you have chosen to work on a 3-year interdisciplinary study dedicated to the understanding of olfactory pleasure. What is the interest of better understanding olfactory pleasure today? The study of olfactory pleasure meets […]

Happy New Year 2023!

The Per Fumum Endowment Fund wishes you all the best for a fulfilling and meaningful year. May it be the best to each of you in this new year, which is also an opportunity to thank you for your interest, support and loyalty. In 2023, we will continue to mobilize in the service of our […]

The latest news on the projects of the Per Fumum Endowment Fund for the year 2022

When perfumery blends with heritage, scientific research and contemporary artistic creation. Since these are the missions of our endowment fund, it is our duty to translate them into concrete actions ; and our desire to make them accessible and beneficial to all. Heritage & Perfumery : For the first time and exclusively for Héritage(s), Dominique […]

The 2022 Vintage Projects

The Per Fumum Endowment Fund is pleased to introduce you the new projects that have started this September. For the rolling year 2022-23, the Per Fumum Endowment Fund is committed to four new projects.  First of all, we are supporting research and contemporary creation in relation to perfume thanks to a conference organized by Émilie […]

La cuisine des nez

Unpublished! “La cuisine des nez”, the recipe book of the great perfume designers, to be consulted on the website of the Per Fumum Endowment Fund. This book signed by Sabine Chabbert, the preface of which was written by Olivier Roellinger, speaks of the almost obvious correlation between cooking and perfume. This beautiful “olfacto-culinary” book gives […]

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