Ralf Schwieger


Trained as a chemist, Ralf Schwieger left Berlin to join the world's perfume capital : Grasse, where he studied at the prestigious school Roure Bertrand Dupont. A multi-faceted perfumer with diverse inspirations, he has worked for leading Houses such as Hermès and Yves Saint Laurent, but remains sensitive to niche perfumery where he has created among others the provocative Fils de Dieu, du riz et des agrumes from Etat Libre d’Orange.

He likes to think that perfumery is something primary, requiring a great sense of aesthetics, finding its inspiration in colours, textures and the delicacy of certain  insects such as butterflies.


ORANGE SANGUINE - “It was the kind of moment you would want to revisit. Everyone was here, gathered on the terrace for breakfast, and the scent of fresh oranges was diffusing in the yellow heat. A symphony of their laughter and waves hitting the cliffs played in the air.” Orange Sanguine, a zesty and energizing burst of crushed ripe fruit, plays off sweet blood orange juice against bitter orange peel and sensual notes of geranium. 

Perfumes created by Ralf Schwieger