Since the 17th Century the Rancé Maison, based in Grasse, was renowned for a unique mastery in crafting perfumed gloves. The ability to master the techniques of Gantiers-Parfumeurs, soon evolved into the art of distilling and blending essences. From this legacy, in 1795 Francois Rancé established his Parfumeur - Distillateur laboratory.
Albine de Vassal, Napoleon's love-struck partner, chose to follow the exiled Emperor to Saint Helen, where she gave birth to Hélène, the fruit of their love. Hélène and Albine were two rays of sunshine that brought light into Napoleon's life.
This highly feminine fragrance is an ode to romantic love and its joyous youthfulness. The fresh, delicate notes of Neroli and the aerial scent of Ylang Ylang blend with scents of Rose and Sambac Jasmine, creating a delicate and harmonious perfume with sensual undertones.
Top notes: Neroli, Cardamom, Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon
Heart notes: Orange Flowers, Sambac Jasmine, Rose, Tonka Bean
Base notes: Sandalwood, Iris, Musk, Heliotrope, Benzoin