Lubin, perfume maker since 1798
Just after the French Revolution, Pierre François Lubin founded his Perfume House, at rue Sainte Anne in Paris. He provided perfumed ribbons, ball masks and rice powders to the “Incroyables” and “Merveilleuses”. His most famous creation however was the “Eau Vivifiante” later called “Eau de Lubin”. The fragrance soon won him the favor of the Imperial court.
And so began Lubin’s renown thanks to Empress Josephine and Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghèse. When the Bourbon monarchy was restored, the perfumer dedicated his fragrances to Queen Marie-Amelia. Thanks to these gentle ladies, the crowned heads of Europe began to trust Lubin. Among his documents are proudly displayed the Coats of Arms of France, the King of England, and the Russian Tsar. He also added the American eagle to his list, as he was the first perfume maker to conquer the New World in 1830. From the banks of the Mississippi to the palaces of India, his fragrances would soon be famous the world over
“He’s the apostle for women, the apostle perfumed by Lubin”. Guy de Maupassant
Lubin’s exploration of the world came through in his creations: his figurative, impressionist fragrances drew inspiration from the faraway countries that the Western world welcomed with wonder in its eyes. The heroes of the time were explorers, navigators, and archaeologists. In his own way, the perfume maker brought to the West, knowledge of far distant and fascinating horizons.
Voyagers, intrepid adventurers, and great ship captains, as well as men who stay at home, from well-groomed gentlemen to market porters, dream of faraway places full of promise. They also want to please women: Lubin helps them do just that.
The House of Lubin
Based in the middle of Paris, at the heart of the city’s perfumers’ district dating back to the 17th century, the House of Lubin, established in 1798, is one of the France's oldest luxury brands.
Pierre-François Lubin, one of the greatest perfume makers in history, left an indelible mark on the art of perfumery. Born in 1774, his life spanned one of the most turbulent and exciting times of French history.
Today a team of talented perfumers ensure the originality and quality of our perfume creations, made using the finest natural ingredients.