July 20, 2017
Le Chateau de Molinard (via Molinard for my use in 2009)
Molinard is one of the most storied Houses in all of French Perfumery. Its history dates from 1849, when a small shoppe opened in Grasse and quickly became a favorite among the wealthy and royalty. In the early 1900s, M. Adam Sittler, the founder and first generation of perfumers opened a factory and chateau that continues to be a major tourist and historical attraction in the area; it is still family owned.
Photos of vintage ads and certificates that Sebastian took in 2013 Lalique Molinard
There you can see how the fragrances are created in their factory, step back into time and visit the museum of Molinard perfumes throughout history and the beautiful Lalique flacons. Habanita, created in 1921 is iconic, but there are many more Molinard vintage and contemporary scents that tell the House's story.
Célia Lerouge-Bénard and her father Jean-Pierre Lerouge-Benard via instagram
Today the House of Molinard is still creating wonderful and memorable perfumes. Célia Lerouge-Bénard is the fifth generation of perfumers and the first woman executive in Molinard history (Guerlain could have learned from Molinard!). I met and spent quite some time interviewing her father Jean-Pierre Lerouge-Benard (who had been the President at that time since 1961) in 2009 (the interview appears on Fragrantica).
Vintage Habanita bottles at the Molinard Musee (Photo: Sebastian December 2013)
He immediately pegged me as a woman who wore Habanita (which I did and do). M. Pierre Lerouge-Benard told me “MOLINARD heritage is a kind of culture, which goes from one generation to the next one. Truly my daughters are the next link in the generational chain that is our history and our future." -Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
ÇaFleureBon's Sr Contributor Sebastian Jara and the fragrance reviewer of the YouTube Channel Looking Feeling Smelling Great, and founder of a popular Facebook Group, introduces us to two modern Molinard fragrances, both from Les Elements Collection: Vanille Patchouli and Cuir.
Disclosure: Sebastian received Molinard Vanille Patchouli and Cuir for possible review. His opinions are his own
Molinard Vanille Patchouli EDP and Molinard Cuir EDP (Photo by Sebastian for CaFleureBon)
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