The name of LE GALION, inspired by majestic seafaring vessels with their vast square sterns, evoked thoughts of freedom and escape. Some of the beautiful fragrances associated with the brand have stayed in our memories: Sortilège, Brumes, Snob… But this once glorious perfume house, Le Galion, has faded from our memory and consigned to the past.
Talented perfumer Paul Vacher became the owner of Le Galion in 1935, having bought the perfume house from its founder, Prince Murat. Having created fragrances for many prestigious houses including “Lanvin”, for whom he cocreated Arpège, Rumeur, and Scandal with Andre Fraysse, he thought it was time to branch out on his own. In 1980, Le Galion was sold to an American group. Poorly managed, the company quickly collapsed. Gone with it was an image of France and of perfume, an image of elegance and quality.
More than 30 years later, like the phoenix, Le Galion Perfume House is reborn from the ashes. Back are the original, exceptional, fiery and subtle fragrances – rare luxury and refined creations.
SORTILEGE (1936) – 1st Fragrance of Paul Vacher. A mytical floral aldehyde in a composition faithful to its origins. Intense, elegant and sensual. An Icon
SNOB (1952) – A spicy floral bouquet reflecting the essence and an attitude of that times. Uniqueness and modernity – A new Icon
222 (1935) – A lost formula found back in the Archives of Prince Murat re-edited in the cyprus leather amber – A Must
TUBEREUSE (1937) – A ultra feminine, sensual but light Tuberose. A spicy fruity green floral ahead of its time
IRIS (1937) – An ode to the delicate and subtle flower. A green powdery floral embodying French chic and Natural Elegance – The Essence of Art Deco
LA ROSE (1950) – An hommage to all women with this so feminine and addictive Rose – The Fragrance of Love
SPECIAL FOR GENTLEMEN (1947) – 1st fragrance for men of Paul Vacher, composed the same year as Miss Dior. The essence of a distinguished and refined men. An oriental amber fern reviving teh ancient traditions of fine perfumery – The Fragrance of Elegance
WHIP (1953) – 1st citrus cyprus of Paul Vacher, a fragrance becoming unisex inspiring a trend of 50’s & 60’s. A timeless fragrance with huge personality.
EAU NOBLE (1972) – Last fragrance of Paul Vacher reflecting the 70’s.A spicy leather cyprus distinguished and distinctive – A Noble Fragrance
VETYVER (1968) – It is muscular and musky. Fresh, dry and racy. A truly Male Fragrance.
CUIR (2015) – Cuir celebrates Vacher’s vision and talent
AESTHETE (2015) – “Hidden behind each Le Galion fragrance is a poet, a musician, a magician” A fervent art lover and pianist himself, Vacher was inspired by friends like Maurice Ravel. Aesthete is a tribute to the perfumer of the house.
SOVEREIGN (2015) – From the end of the 19th century into the 20th, Orientalism has given memories, immortalized in paintings, art and fragrance of that time. Created in tribute of the founder of Le Galion in 1930 -Prince Murat- Sovereign is a spicy oriental amber fragrance, celebrating this period.
You may experience LE GALION in Istanbul at HARVEY NICHOLS Kanyon, BEYMEN Zorlu, HOME OF SCENTS Nisantasi BRANDROOM Nisantasi, BRANDROOM Suadiye