Born in Germany, Ralph Schwieger carried from his childhood memories of the smell of forests, moss and wood. A chemist by training, he joined Roure Bertrand Dupont when he turned thirty. His already strong technical ability allowed him to transcribe his ideas into his compositions. He talks about his trade like a construction game, part cerebral, part intuitive, a game that starts with an intellectual and conceptual phase, followed by long, sensual almost tactile research. His very structured writing and his desire to compose perfumes that are out of the ordinary give his work an unusual personality.