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Rance 1795

Laetitia

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François Rancé paid homage to Laetitia, the Emperor's mother, with this refined, extremely elegant, charmingly feminine fragrance which has an intensity and character that reflected Laetitia's passionate and wilful nature.

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Head notes: Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Mandarine
Heart notes: Bulgarian Rose, Magnolia, Wisteria, Nutmeg
Base notes: Patchouli, Cistus Labdanum, Tolù Balm, Vanilla

Perfumer: Jeanne Sandra Rance
Conception: Grasse, France

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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.

Giovanni Rance

 

 

Jean Sandra Rance

 

Rance 1795 at Esxence : 2015

Credit: Esxence 2015

 

Rance 1795 at Esxence : 2014

Credit: Esxence 2014

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