Pierre Bourdon earned a degree in political science before changing directions and enrolling in the Roure Bertrand Dupont school in Grasse. The only protégé of celebrated perfumer Edmond Roudnitska, he went to work for Roure in Paris. In the 1980s, he revolutionized men's fragrance trends.
Bourdon created Iris Poudre and French Lover for Frederic Malle; other well known fragrances include Davidoff Cool Water, Yves Saint Laurent Kouros, Christian Dior Dolce Vita, Shiseido Féminité du Bois.
Note: image via Frederic Malle.