• Hortense
  • Hortense

Rance 1795




Daughter of Marquis Alexandre de Beauharnais and Rose Tascher de la Pageri, Hortense is a fragrance inspired by beauty, seduction and intelligence. History tells of her love for floral fragrances and spices from the East. In 1810, Jean Rance named this fragrance to celebrate the Queen of Holland's beauty, simplicity and grace. This is a fragrance created in a modern style but also paying homage to the old times.

Fragrance Pyramid

Head notes: Bergamot, Cardamom, Black Pepper
Heart notes: Rose, Cinnamon, Incense
Base notes: Cedar, Mahogany, Vanilla 

Perfumer: Jeanne Sandra Rance
Conception: Grasse, France
Year of Release: 2015

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RANCÉ 1795 is a Maison de Parfumeurs with a unique tradition. Born to a family of glovers, François Rancé founded his Parfumeur workshop in Grasse in 1795. A favourite perfumer by Napoleon, François revolutionized the art of perfumery by creating fragrances of timeless excellence. Subsequent Rancé generations continued to develop innovative fragrances for illustrious figures of their times. Moved to Milan in 1902, RANCÉ 1795 historic HQ houses a Perfume Museum featuring vintage products, archives and the Rancé collection of objets d'art. Today, the 7th generation is carrying on the family's traditional craft, inspired by ancient recipes, selected natural ingredients, passion and creativity. They produce iconic contemporary fragrances which make RANCÉ 1795 ever more unique.

Giovanni Rance



Jeanne Sandra Rance


Rance 1795 at Esxence : 2015

Credit: Esxence 2015


Rance 1795 at Esxence : 2014

Credit: Esxence 2014

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