Chemist Jean-Francois Laporte was intrigued when a friend asked him if he could create a banana scent for them to wear to a gala evening at the Folies Bergères. As he began experimenting with perfumery and the beauty of natural essences, he decided to go ahead and create his own venture, L’Artisan Parfumeur. He opened his first boutique in 1979, on the rue de Grenelle, Paris.
The brand's classic fragrances remain one-of-a-kind and evergreen. Each of them upholds Laporte's unique vision and artistry as a nose. Created with passion and meticulous attention to detail, these perfumes take the wearer on distinct olfactory explorations. Laporte mastered the skill of combining the creativity and craft of modern perfumery with the harmony and purity of nature.