He was born in Paris. After learning, he travelled in Italia, Germany, Great Britain and Netherlands where he collected specimens, recipes, and knowledge. He came back in Paris and opened a drug shop.
He quickly established himself as a successful pharmacist and taught to explain the manufacturing of his products. He became the chief druggist to Louis XIV and purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands, including sugar and coffee.
He regularly published an index of the simple and compound drugs of his rich collection and the description of his cabinet of curiosities.
He died in Paris in 1699.
- Pierre Pomet; Nicolas Lémery; Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1748). A Complete History of Drugs. Written in French by Monsieur Pomet, Chief Druggist to the Late French King Lewis 14. to which is Added what is Farther Observable on the Same Subject ... Done Into English from the Originals. J. and J. Bonwicke, S. Birt, W. Parker, C. Hitch, and Wicksteed..