L’Artisan Parfumeur, the original niche perfume house was launched in 1976. The iconic French perfume house has paved the way for niche perfumes, while working with some of the world’s best noses. L’Artisan Parfumeur continues to innovate and create artisan, niche perfumes. A perfume collection for the perfume connoisseurs, L’Artisan’s signature perfume style remains at the forefront of the niche perfume world setting trends and creating unique masterpieces.
Celebrating nature at its finest, L’Artisan calls upon the Cabinet of Curiosities as inspiration. Enriching the perfume world, L’Artisan explores a perfect fusion between an illustrated and a fantastical nature.
The L’Artisan Parfumeur house was created in the 1970’s almost by accident. Trained as a chemist, Jean Laporte was invited to the gala ball Le Folies Bergeres – a famous Parisian cabaret. An extravagant costume party was to ensue. Filled with imagination, copious amounts of champagne and exuberance, Jean Laporte required a fabulous costume. Also an avid plant collector and lover of botany, Laporte chose the unique and memorable costume of a banana. And to accompany this costume, he completed the theme with the creation of a banana scented perfume he created. From here, Jean Laporte experimented and developed his first collection, creating the original ‘natural essences’. L’Artisan Parfumeur fragrances were held to great acclaim and perfume enthusiasts in fact named the collection, meaning “the craftsman of fragrance”. As the perfume collection has grown, L’Artisan Parfumeur has remained true to their founding philosophy – celebrating nature. Classic scents in the collection that paved the way for similar scents in mainstream perfumery such as Mure et Musc, L’Eau D’Ambre and Premier Figuer remain relevant and popular to this day. L’Artisan Parfumeur has worked with almost every master perfumer, allowing them space to create fragrances that is not bound by commercial success. L’Artisan Parfumeur encourages each perfumer to create their own masterpiece. They allow the perfumer to creative freedom and artistic flair – a rarity in the mainstream perfume industry. Each fragrance is designed to take the wearer on a fragrance journey, the harmony of nature and imagination in the juice of every perfume. Their beautifully elegant hexagon shaped bottle, a signal of their dedication to craftsmanship and genuine authenticity. L’Artisan Parfumeur’s collection pays homage to the past while stepping boldly and confidently into the future.