Maison Henry Jacques presents a resplendent Renaissance collection

French Maison Henry Jacques perfumes manifest the very soul of our Maison’s founder, Henry Cremona, a world traveller who drew on his childhood, wanderlust and dreams of faraway lands to feed his deep passion for fragrance. From his encounter with one of the last great noses of the old French Perfume tradition, a perfume house was born, steeped in the family’s culture, a taste for absolute refinement, and an obsession with rarity and perfection.

A family affair, a love affair… Parfums Henry Jacques embodies nearly half a century of excellence and creativity at the service of Great Perfumery.

The Maison instinctively found its place in the universe of the discerning few and, for decades, their atelier was dedicated solely to the creation of bespoke fragrances. They discreetly worked in the shadows to satisfy the wishes of their clients. Each request was a new perfume, each one creating a new memory, reawakening a lost emotion. Within the rich artistic sphere surrounding the family, the number of creations grew with every passing year.

After long and thoughtful preparation, Henry Jacques recently opened its realm to the public, through a handful of distinguished locations around the world, each custom-designed to showcase our singular collections.

Every art has its quintessence, a form in which it cannot be better expressed or more enchanting, cannot have a greater hold over one’s heart. For Henry Jacques, this is the art of perfumery; the creation of fragrances that reflect the many facets of our souls and shape the way we will be remembered.

Perfume, being so delicate, needs to be treated with the noblest care. Thus, since the beginning, Henry Jacques has been on a quest for flacons worthy of holding the precious essences. Just as the most beautiful dress is worthy of a beautiful woman.

This complex craft of matching crystal and fragrances has become intrinsic to Henry Jacques’s work, giving birth to what we believe is a true form of art: the conception of masterpieces – fragrances that are completed by the beautiful vessels that hold them.

Todat French ‘Haute Parfumerie’ Maison Henry Jacques presents the Renaissance Collection, an exclusive assemblage of rare and aromatic scents housed in striking crystal flacons. The latest gold-covered collection falls under the umbrella of Henry Jacques’ most exclusive collections, Masterpieces.

The gem-encrusted flacons are the concepts of creative director Christophe Tollemer. An expert Parisian goldsmith who was also enlisted to bring the vision into reality. A renewed variation of the Jewellery collection, the Renaissance collection introduces novel couture scents that reflect the magnificence of the hand-blown crystal flacons and respective embedded stones.

Taking inspiration from Renaissance paintings, the intricate gold meshwork evokes aristocratic classicism. Available in a range of five flacon varieties, two flacons feature golden lines overlapping along the crystal curves and accentuated by brown or white diamonds. The three remaining Renaissance flacons boast detailed lacework, set with pink rubellite tourmaline or yellow citrine gemstones.

Henry Jacques is all about perfume; fragrances that mirror the many nuances of the soul and shape the way we will be remembered. As a result, only the most precious and exclusive ingredients from around the world give life to the rich perfumes housed in these decadent artefacts. Offered in two sizes, 60ml and 150ml, each flacon houses a unique scent. Without a doubt, the limited-edition Renaissance collection is a dream come true for those with a passion for Haute Parfumerie.

Each Masterpiece is a story, an olfactory portrait, the mystical interdependence of fragrance and flacon adding an exquisite emotional dimension.

The Henry Jacques Renaissance Collection is available at Henry Jacques boutique’s (Paris, London – Harrods, Doha, Dubaï, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore) and online. Come into the beautiful world of Henry Jacques.

Haute French Parfumerie Henry Jacques unveils new Les Toupies fragrance series

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French fragrance atelier Parfums Henry Jacques was founded by Henry Cremona in 1975 and since then the Maison has been creating bespoke fragrances for the world’s greatest clientele.

Henry Jacques has been creating exquisite fragrances for over 40 years, and while its offerings have previously been made-to-order at the request of discerning clients, the Maison began expanding three years ago and now offers a permanent selection on its shelves.

The newest line to be launched by Haute French Parfumerie Henry Jacques, Les Toupies – or Spinning Tops – are the expression of everyone’s inner dream. Part of the rare collection of Masterpieces. Each Toupie in the pair contains its own, unique and exclusive fragrance, one for men and one for women, each with a real distinction to their style.

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Recently, the French Maison launched the first fragrances, Mr. H and Mrs. Y, as part of its Les Toupies series. Mr. H is a well-balanced blend of fresh green Cedar leaf and Geranium with warm Sandalwood, Tobacco, Amber and Patchouli; while its other half, Mrs. Y, is a sweet floral-bouquet of Ylang-Ylang, Rose Damascenia, Jasmine, precious Iris, Lily of the Valley and Tonka bean.

More and more we see everybody mixing scents. Some perfumes that were traditionally created for women are also very beautiful when worn by men. It’s not a question of being feminine or masculine; it’s a question of personality,

Anne-Lise Cremona

For all the creative mixing that went into the two formulations, however, Henry Jacques chief executive Anne-Lise Cremona, daughter of perfumer Henry Cremona, believes in the unisexuality of perfumes.

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The juices are housed in intricately-designed symmetrical crystal flacons, which are reminiscent of the spinning tops that one would associate with a fun-loving child. Les Toupies are offered in pairs or individually and are specially designed for those with an endless passion for art, historic French craftsmanship and olfactive know-how.

With the Mr. H flacon being slightly larger, the two fragrances seem to form a coordinated visual of an endless waltz. What a perfect match.

It takes a good few years for an Henry Jacques perfume to make the journey from conception to crystal bottle. For the first scents in the perfumer’s Les Toupie line of fragrances, the curved-crystal flacons alone took three years to develop. Every single detail has been overseen by Artistic Director Christophe Tollemer. The Men’s flacon is slightly larger than the Women’s and when looking at them side by side, their curves seem to respond each other’s.

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The Henry Jacques Les Toupies collection is now available at Henry Jacques Boutique, and very selected stores. Come into the beautiful world of Parfums Henry Jacques.