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Molinard for Women
The Maison Molinard was founded in 1849 in Grasse, Provence, in the south of France, cradle of the world's perfume industry.
In 1860 Molinard began creating new fragrances: after "Jasmin" and "Rose" came "Mimosa" and "Violette" in discreet, elegant bottles made of Baccarat crystal.
In 1891, Queen Victoria stayed at Grasse, and bought Eaux de Cologne there.
In 1900, the company moved into an old perfume factory, where the distillery structure was designed by Gustave Eiffel. Molinard is still there today.
1921 was a momentous year, when Molinard launched the famous Habanita - which in 1924 became "the most tenacious perfume in the world".
Encouraged by its success, the company called on the celebrated glassmaker René Lalique to design and produce a number of magnificent bottles for Molinard.
It has remained an entirely family-run business to this day, and is also the oldest of its kind