parfums qui chantent les transports de l’esprit et des sens» [C. Baudelaire]
RANCÉ 1795 is a Maison de Parfumeurs with a unique tradition. Born into a family of glovers dating back to the first half of the 17th century, François Rancé founded his Parfumeur - Distillateur workshop in Grasse in 1795.
Besides being renowned as official purveyor to the Imperial French Court and Napoleon's favourite perfumer, François Rancé revolutionized the art of perfumery by creating fragrances of timeless excellence. Subsequent generations of the Rancé family have continued to develop innovative fragrances and gems of perfumery for illustrious figures of their times.
The firm moved to Milan, Italy in 1902, and nowadays RANCÉ 1795's historic headquarters houses a permanent museum that brings together vintage Rancé products, part of the archives, and the Rancé collection of perfumery objets d'art. Today, the seventh generation is carrying on the Rancé family's traditional craft, inspired by ancient recipes, selected natural ingredients, passion, research and creativity. They produce iconic contemporary fragrances which make RANCÉ 1795 ever more unique. Fragrances that celebrate the emotions of the soul and the senses. RANCÉ 1795: Timeless Heritage, Contemporary Excellence