Since the 17th Century the Rance Maison, based in Grasse, was renowned for a unique mastery in crafting perfumed gloves. The ability to master the techniques of Gantiers-Parfumeurs, soon evolved into the art of distilling and blending essences. From this legacy, in 1795 Francois Rance established his Parfumeur – Distillateur laboratory.
Appointed as official purveyor to the Imperial French Court and Napoleon‘s favourite perfumer, François Rance revolutionized the art of perfumery by creating fragrances of timeless excellence. Subsequent generations of the Rance family have continued to develop innovative fragrances and gems of perfumery for illustrious figures of their times.
In 1902, thanks to Alexandre Rance the company moved to Milan, starting a new era for the Maison. The Rance1795 legacy is now housed in the Milan historical Headquarters, in a permanent Museum that brings together vintage Rance products, part of the archives, and the Rance collection of perfumery objets d’art.
Today, the seventh generation is carrying on the Rance family’s traditional craft, inspired by ancient recipes, selected natural ingredients, passion, research and creativity. They produce iconic contemporary fragrances which make Rance1795 ever more unique.