RANCÉ 1795 | Eau De Parfum - ÉLISE
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Fragrance for women dedicated to Napoleon's younger sister, Élise. Famous for opposing his will she married handsome Captain Baciocchi for love. The emperor loved his sister and soon forgave her and gave her the title of Great-Duchess of Tuscany as a very young woman.
In her mansion where she lived, she loved plants and flowers and carefully took care of nature. She soon became known for her beautifully landscaped park. She showed exotic plants and flowers that she grew, to her guests that visited her from Paris, and all over Europe. She lived a very dynamic and very social life, frequently visiting Paris. Jean Rancé a devotes perfume to her - Élise, reflecting her nature, fresh and young, optimistic and cheerful, romantic and sensual.
A Tuscan shore breeze mingles with citrus and aromatic notes, right up until it reaches deep smooth hints of garden scents and lights up Élise's radiant youth.
The fragrance is truly multifaceted. Fresh and deep. It opens with marine notes like a sea breeze in the early morning, followed by sparkling notes of tangerine. The heart is composed by wild rose with a touch of fresh eucalyptus. The base is warm and velvety. It combines white musk with powdery vanilla, patchouli and amber notes.
White Rose of Grasse
Since the 17th Century the Rancé Maison, based in Grasse, has been 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.
Appointed 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.
In 1902, thanks to Alexandre Rancé the company moved to Milan, starting a new era for the Maison. The Rancé 1795 legacy is now housed in the Milan historical Headquarters, in 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.