Oriza L.Legrand Perfumes
Oriza L.Legrand Perfumes 101
The name of the perfume House is the combination of two names: Maison Oriza and L. Legrand. Maison Oriza was founded by the famous royal perfumer Jean-Louis Fargeon in 1720. The name Oriza is a game of words “or” (gold) and “riz” (rice). The last means the rice powder for wigs and makeup. Louis Legrand bought it in 1811 from the heirs of the famous perfumer along with archives of perfumes and cosmetics and opened his shop on the Rue Saint-Honore. Half a century later, in 1860, he gave it to his more young and active partner Antonin Raynaud.
The House Oriza L. Legrand was, in the XIX century, the provisioner of the royal courts of France, England, Italy and Russia.
For the Russian imperial court, the following fragrances were created Aux Violettes du Czar (1862), Violettes du Czar pour le Mouchoir (1896, on the photo), Doubles Violettes du Czar (1900) and Parfum de l'Aigle Russe (1907).
Today's most popular Oriza L.Legrand Perfumes include: relique d'amour, chypre mousse, deja le printemps, reve d'ossian, veviter royal bourbon, and villa lympia.
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The rebirth of Oriza L. Legrand has been made with the help of French artisans and family-owned businesses, respecting the tradition of Master Perfumers and the use of the finest raw materials.
Hugo & Franck staged a rebirth of the Oriza L. Legrand brand by cooperating with French artisans and family-owned businesses that respect the traditional of Master perfumers. The House also uses the finest materials to craft their fragrances.
Today, Oriza L. Legrand is lead by two independent entrepreneurs Hugo Lambert & Franck Belaiche-Bonniot. Both of them have a true passion for French perfumery, and aim to bring back the most beautiful creations from the House.