Isabey is an ‘arthouse’ perfume Brand. Luxury, rarity, elegance and tradition with a contemporary touch are the quintessence of the niche and confidential House. Its philosophy can be summed up as follow:
“A perfume should be not so much an image or a concept, but rather a work of art, a creation of excellence with its own story to tell”.
The contemporary lines result from the collaboration of Art Director Rania Naim and perfumer Jean Jacques. Both are inspired by the rich heritage of the House, art deco codes, rare essences and noble ingredients.
Isabey Paris was created by Baron Henry James de Rothschild in 1924. The name “Isabey” was inspired by reputed miniaturist French painter, Jean-Baptiste Isabey.
The House of perfume soon acquired a worldwide reputation for the unique quality of its creations and the refinement of its luxurious presentations. In April 1925, the jury of the Exposition of the Arts-Décoratives awarded the young company for “Le Collier d’Isabey” with a gold medal for its originality.
The magnificence of the bottles designed by artists such as Julien Viard or René Lalique and the jewel-like cases made these subtle fragrances a must.
Isabey proposed a legendary line of perfumes with poetic names, inciting to long journeys: « La Route d’Emeraude », « L’Ambre de Carthage », « Lys Noir », « Le Chypre Celtique », « Le Bleu de Chine ». Due to the historical events, Isabey had to close its doors in 1941. Since 1999, these mythical fragrances are reedited by Panouge while preserving their emblematic codes.