A chemist by training, Jean Laporte became the craftsman of fragrance – L’Artisan Parfumeur – as he experimented with rare and raw botanicals, devising new combinations of scents from nature’s palette of fragrant essences.
Distilled from the most exquisite materials, Laporte’s compositions won him a following of connoisseurs. Mûre et Musc, his signature blend of blackberries and musk was instantly recognized as a masterstroke and secured his place in the annals of perfumery.
Laporte gave distinguished perfumers free rein to create original fragrances for the label. Thus a series of poetic scents was born: La Chasse aux Papillons, Premier Figuier, Drôle de Rose, L’Eau d’Ambre and more. In 1979 Laporte opened the first L’Artisan Parfumeur shop on the Rue de Grenelle in Paris, a mythical address for fragrance enthusiasts.