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Four-leaf Masculinity

Four-leaf Masculinity

Four-leaf Masculinity

Four-leaf Masculinity

This autumn, as the light fades, we have decided to put the spotlight on our historic Characters collection, starting with our Men’s. Launched in 2000, Histoires de Parfums began by transcribing in...

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Encens Roi - A history of perfume.

Encens Roi - A history of perfume.

Incense. From the Latin incensum, this term originally referred to any plant material that could be burned as a sacrificial offering. It was only around the 14th century that the expression frankum...

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Olibanum, perfume made simple, conscious and committed.

Olibanum, perfume made simple, conscious and committed.

If you don't know it yet, Gérald Ghislain, our intrepid founder, has launched a new project called Olibanum. This new adventure, that of a simple, conscious and committed perfumery, was born from h...

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DIVING INTO THE THREE GOLDS

DIVING INTO THE THREE GOLDS

Launched in 2012, the Three Golds collection is a tribute to the fascination that gold has held for all peoples and times. Conceived as three trilogies, each linked by a raw material that served as...

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Workshops

Workshops

"The perfumer’s only tool is his nose. (…) Anyone may acquire a highly developed sense of smell, as this is merely a matter of practice. A good nose, that is, an excellent olfactory memory, is not ...

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The Muguet of Mayday

The Muguet of Mayday

In this month of May, the ambler in France can witness a most prodigious, cyclical and inevitable phenomenon that, having survived the plethora of political regimes that France has known in its mil...

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A little air of Lily of the Valley

A little air of Lily of the Valley

Despite its popularity, the lily of the valley has rarely been used for its perfume. Isn't this strange since, as we have read, its name is directly linked to the sweetness of its smell? Not really...

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The chocolate note in perfumery

The chocolate note in perfumery

If there is no longer any doubt that Easter and chocolate go hand in hand, this has not always been the case when it comes to perfume. Last year in our Easter editorial, we explored the origins of ...

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These women who changed perfumery

These women who changed perfumery

A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des Droits de la Femme, nous avons souhaité rendre hommage à ces femmes, connues de l’industrie mais méconnues du grand public, qui ont contribué à faire d...

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How Cinnamon became the smell of Christmas...

How Cinnamon became the smell of Christmas...

Winter usually means Advent, Christmas, Christmas trees and baubles, chocolates and marzipan - but winter also means cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon and cinnamon. If there only had to ...

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