Houbigant

The story of Houbigant is the story of modern perfume. Set up in a little shop on the rue du Faubourg de Saint-Honoré in 1775 by a young Jean-Francois Houbigant, the company quickly became party to history. Houbigant fragrances were brought to the guillotine by Marie-Antoinette, taken across Europe by Napoleon, and worn by the family of Russia’s last tsar.

The perfumers of the House of Houbigant have made ground breaking discoveries in the formulation of perfumes that have revolutionized forever the way perfumes are constructed. It is not an exaggeration to say that, without the House of Houbigant, modern perfumery as we know it today would not exist. Houbigant was the first to isolate a scent molecule and is the creator of the fougère, still the most popular family of men’s fragrances. The brand’s newest formula is from 2017 and its oldest is from 1882.

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