The Rancé Family
Since the beginning of 1600s the Rancé family became famous for producing perfumed gloves for the French Aristocracy in Grasse (France).
In 1795 François Rancé turned entirely to perfumery. His innovative spirit led him to create extremely refined and modern perfumes, which secured him the favour of Napoleon. He became the Empereur’s favourite perfumer, and created for him “Le Vainqueur”, “Triomphe” and “L’Eau de Austerliz”.
In honour of Josephine Bonaparte he created “l’Impératrice” which he presented to the Empress in a precious Sevres porcelain box. The last example of this precious porcelain objet d’art is kept in the Rancé archives.
Several generations of Rancé have followed. At the end of 1800s Alexandre Rancé moved to Milan; his place at the head of the family firm is held today by his granddaughter Jeanne Sandra Rancé with her son Jean Maurice Alexandre Rancé.
Rancé stands for tradition and innovation. For 200 years they are faithful to the principles of the founder, and they are constantly looking for perfection and technological developments. Rancé puts forth the creative processes for the high quality of the products and the unique style to maintain. This is still seen in the various products in the Rancé boutiques.
This creative innovation and research are the secrets of the timelessness of the Rancé products. This keeps the Rancé tradition alive and wear fragrances all emotionally involved.
The use of natural ingredients is also one of the remarkable features of the Rancé tradition. This choice is assigned because of the belief in using natural ingredients a superior quality product can be offered.
This philosophy is scrupulously observed.