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RANCÉ 1795 | Joséphine


RANCÉ 1795 | Joséphine - 100ml - EDP is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.


Joséphine was the woman most loved by Napoleon. May rose, hawthorn and jasmine create a penetrating flower harmony. Ylang ylang and hyacinth surround this harmony, grafted perfectly onto the body of iris, blackcurrant, sandalwood and musk, with a rousing base of Bourbon vanilla and ambergis. All these wonderful scents combine to complete this sensuous, elegant and rich atmosphere.

The sensual and timeless allure of Joséphine, the woman most loved by Napoleon, is the soul of these warm, mysterious and passionate notes, dedicated to her by François Rancé.

The intensity of spring flowers, the seduction of exotic notes, the penetrating harmony of fruits and woods, create a composition that is an invitation to sensuality, in an atmosphere of rich elegance. François Rancé dedicated this perfume to the woman most loved by Napoleon. Today Joséphine is reborn in a floriental, intimate and mysterious fragrance. In the opening, the enveloping sweetness of Bulgarian rose mingles with violet in a sophisticated bouquet of fresh flowers, with accents of red currant. In the heart vanilla flower, warm and enveloping, is mixed with opoponax and pink pepper, in a spicy and slightly earthy melange. The background of mosses, modulated like a velvet, is warmed by the woody and resinous tones of Oman incense. Joséphine: the charm of a brilliant, lively, surprising woman.

Top notes
Red currant
Bulgarian rose

Heart notes
Vanilla flower
Pink pepper

Oman incense
Soft musks





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.

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