Launched in 1907, Pompe?a was created for L.T. Piver by perfumer Pierre Armingeat (1874-1955). Pompe?a was among the first perfumes to make use of amyl salycilate, a synthetic discovered by Georges Darzens in 1896. With Darzen's assistance, amyl salycilate had previously been used in L.T. Piver's Le Tr?fle Incarnat, introduced in 1898. Darzens described the scent of amyl salycilate as 'the fragrance of flowering clover under the heat of August'.