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Passionate fragrances, fiery and subtle - Le Galion

In 1930, Prince Murat founded “Le Galion” Perfume House. The first fragrances the house created were called Chypre, "Indian Summer", "Champs de Mai",

"Il n’est qu’à moi", "Fougère", "111" and "222".

Prince Murat sold his company in 1935 to the perfumer Paul Vacher, who was already famous withi...

Passionate fragrances, fiery and subtle - Le Galion

In 1930, Prince Murat founded “Le Galion” Perfume House. The first fragrances the house created were called Chypre, "Indian Summer", "Champs de Mai",

"Il n’est qu’à moi", "Fougère", "111" and "222".

Prince Murat sold his company in 1935 to the perfumer Paul Vacher, who was already famous within the industry at that time. Before this Paul Vacher worked with Marcel Guerlain and then he later joined Lanvin. Following this success, he decided to launch his own perfume house.

Soon Paul Vacher fragrances were all the rage. “Sortilège”, created in 1936, was an instant success. Soon after in 1937, came “Bourrasque”, and two beautiful floral scents, “Iris” and “Tubéreuse”, all produced from the finest, natural ingredients.

In 1946, Serge Heftler-Louiche and Christian Dior wanted to develop a fragrance for their fashion house, they naturally turned to Paul Vacher who was at that time already recognised as one of the greatest masters of perfumery of the twentieth century.Paul Vacher created for Christian Dior the beautiful cyprus fragrance, called simply “Miss Dior”.

Alongside his activities with Christian Dior Perfumes, Paul Vacher created fragrances for his own house: “Special for Gentlemen”, “Frac”, “Lily of the Valley” and “La Rose”, the very famous and well named “Snob” and “Whip”. This was the golden age of French perfumery.

In the early 1960s, the Le Galion Perfume House was famous internationally and by 1964, “Sortilège” was being sold in 97 countries worldwide.

When Paul Vacher died suddenly in 1975, his daughter Dominique De Urresti became the "nose" of the House. In 1978, she created “Mégara” in homage to her father.

In 1980, Le Galion was sold to an American group. Poorly managed, the company quickly collapsed. Gone with it was an image of France and of perfume; an image of elegance and quality.

More than 30 years later the Le Galion Perfume House has risen again like Phoenix from the ashes. The house was purchased and revived by Nicolas Chabot, who has re-launched many of the house's classic fragrances. Rare creations of high-quality representing elegance and noblesse.

 

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