Perfume-house Lubin is looking back on a unique, over 220-year history
Pierre-François Lubin is in a sense the founder of modern fragrance production. In 1784, at the age of 10, he was introduced to the art of perfume creation by Jean-Louis Fargeon, purveyor to the court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. At the age of 18 he left Paris due to the riots of the French Revolution and found a new teacher in Francesco Tombarelli in Grasse, until he finally returned to Paris after the Revolution and opened his first boutique close to the Palais Royal.
Lubin quickly became the favourite perfumer of many European noble houses and had an excellent reputation. In 1834, he was finally even named the official perfumer of the French royal court.
In the middle of the 19th century, Lubin expanded into the United States and achieved great fame and success there as well, even in the celebrity community of Hollywood. At times, the subsidiary in the USA was even more successful than the headquarter in Paris.
One by one, world-famous fragrances were launched, and the business was taken over by an apprentice of Lubin and later on continued by his sons. But in the 1960s, with the sale of the business to a large corporation, the decline of the legend began inevitably...
... until the end of the 20th century when Gilles Thévenin along with the heirs of the company began to re-light the old flame of Lubin Paris. At first with the former perfumers, who came back from retirement to revive the magic of the Lubin perfumes, until they passed on their heritage to a young generation of perfumers who still preserve the unique fragrance style of the house.
Selected fragrances by Lubin Paris are available at your Perfume Art Shop Holger Dubben - specialist shop for extraordinary fragrances and exclusive cosmetics - in Cologne.
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