Famous for producing perfumed gloves for the French Aristocracy in Grasse in the 1600’s, the Rancé family turned their attention entirely to the art of fragrance. Established in 1795, François Rancé’s dedication to perfumery caught the attention of the Bonaparte family and led him to create exquisite fragrances that secured him a position as the perfumer of the Emperor of France.
In honour of Josephine Bonaparte Rancé created “l’Impératrice” which he presented to the Empress in a precious Sevres porcelain box. The last example of this precious porcelain objet d’art is kept in the Rancé archives.
Since then, several generations of Rancés have followed and the family firm now resides in Milan. Francois Rance’s great-great-granddaughter, Jeanne Sandra Rance, revisited the family archives and re-created Josephine and Le Vainqueur, along with other gems. A marriage of fragrances brought back to life with the stylish essence of the perfumes in its true form to date.
The Rancé range includes perfumes, soaps, and body care products, including the Imperial Fragrances of the Napoleonic era.
The perfume collection includes:
Collection Impériale: A range of fragrances made of the rarest and most highly- prized natural essences obtained from the years, stirred and left to age. The scents are fresh, flowery and spicy.
Collection Privée: An array of perfumes which are a blend of various hints of fruits and flowers that embodies airy, fresh and young feel. The scents from this range are Floral, Musk and Vanilla.
Collection Classique: embodies deep knowledge of all essential oils together with the search for novelties, for unattempted solutions. It is a symphony of natural pure essential oils sensuous and overwhelming for sophisticated men and women. The Olfactory description for this range is Woody- Musky, floral and Citrus.