Inherited from founder Jean Marie Farina in 1862, Roger & Gallet has an impressive roster of former fans, including Napoleon and Queen Victoria. The notoriously vain emperor commissioned a tall, slender bottle of the Jean Marie Farina scent—still a company best-seller—to slip inside his boots during battle.
The company’s fragrances are derived from lush secret gardens around the world, like many lush gardens in Calabria, Italy, which inspired the energizing citron range. Because they’re made with pure essential oils, the notes are never overpowering.
Back in the 1930s, the company’s designers worked with the best Art Deco artists of the day to create glamorous packaging. Today’s bottles and wrappers stay true to the original style but have a more streamlined, contemporary look.