The story of S.T Dupont


Simon Tissot Dupont

Photographer to Napoleon III and an innovator with a keen eye for beauty, the 25 year-old Simon Tissot-Dupont had a vision of creating exceptional personalised travel trunks for Parisian high society.

Born in Savoy, Simon Tissot-Dupont founded a carriage company which was destroyed in a fire in 1872. The same year, he bought a workshop wich made leather briefcases for diplomats and businessmen. Later in 1884, Dupont became the supplier to one of the world’s leading retailersof the time and one of world’s the largest shops – Les Grands Magasins du Louvre – while maintaining his private clientele. The personalised travel trunks with bespoke detaling and personalised initials soon became an essential accessory for the European elite. Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie were amongst his first customers. The Maison’s client book included royalty, world leaders, screen legends and style icons living up to Lucien’s Duponts moto: ‘Make it more beautiful. Make it expensive. Make it innovative’.

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Dupont handed over his company in 1919 to his sons, André and Lucien, who, trading under the name of Les Fils de S.T. Dupont (the Sons of S.T. Dupont), relaunched the activity. In 1921 the two Tissot-Dupont brothers bought their own Hôtel Particulier at 8bis, rue Dieu in Paris to cater for an ever growing demand for S.T. Dupont luxury high-quality trunks, travel cases, and accessories. Craftsmen were employed and patents were taken out to protect industrial secrets. 250 workers and 17 separate traders were involved in the manufacture, including goldsmiths, woodworkers, engravers, leather craftsmen, lacquer workers, and locksmiths.

A passion for producing the finest in luxury products. A design atelier where ideas and innovation are brought to life and where quality rings true.

S.T. Dupont transferred its workshops from rue Dieu in Paris back to the family’s hometown of Faverges in Savoy in 1924. Five years later, Lucien Tissot-Dupont was invited to New York by famous Parisian jeweller Louis Cartier to present his travel cases in their 5th Avenue shop and became an instant success, setting the standard for luxury travel accessories. On the ship going to New York, he learned about the Wall Street crash. In response, on his subsequent return to Paris, he decided to move even further upmarket and cater to clients unaffected by the crash.

When, in 1941, the Maharajah of Patiala ordered 100 exquisite minaudière evening bags in lacquer for his harem, each containing a solid gold cigarette lighter, our innovative artisans brought their artistic approach to designing the world’s first luxury lighter. Six years later, as France’s leading leather goods artisans, S.T. Dupont were commissioned to produce a personalised travel case for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II and Hollywood actor Humphrey Bogart commissioned the artisans at S.T. Dupont to design a lightweight travel bag for air travel and for weekends on his yacht, the Santana. Continuing their tradition of supplying the world’s elite, in 1951, S.T. Dupont artisans were tasked with the role of creating a bespoke travel case specially designed for the Duchess of Windsor. In 1953 André Dupont created his first ladies’ handbag, the ‘Riviera’ as a limited edition, using exotic leathers to complete his range of special orders. The Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan and actress Audrey Hepburn became one of his first clients.

Make it more beautiful. Make it expensive. Make it innovative.
Lucien Tissot-Duppont

The French Maison took a new direction in 1973 with the production of its first luxury pen, the Classique, made of sterling silver. When Jackie Kennedy Onassis mentioned she’d love a pen to match her beloved personalised lighter, S.T. Dupont’s artisans designed the first luxury ballpoint based on her lighter’s drive wheel. The company also experienced a renaissance of its classic luxury goods – leather goods, watches and cufflinks, wich it continues to produce today. The 135th anniversary of the Maison was celebrated in 2007. The company is known today for its expertise in luxury goods crafted of precious metals, leather and featuring Chinese lacquer detailing.

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Fragrances were an important addition to the luxury lines offered by this prestigious French Maison. The first S.T. Dupont Pour Homme and Pour Femme were introduced in 1998. S.T. Dupont fragrances are produced under license by Interparfums.




S.T. Dupont Vanilla & Leather

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In 2015 French Maison S.T. Dupont created Royal Edition, a fragrance for women, and two years later in 2017, three unisex fragrances: Royal Amber, Noble Wood and Oud & Rose, as part of Collection S.T. Dupont. Now there is a new edition to this beautiful collection: Vanilla & Leather.

S.T. Dupont Vanilla & Leather is a new emotional beautiful fragrances for both men and women ad is described as an oriental/woody, crispy citrus fragrance. The new edition, following other 3 in the row, smells and looks priceless, exquisite and elegant. The new sweet/woody edition nicely balances the French tradition with the arabic magic. It is an inspiration from both countries sealed in one stylish perfume.

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Created by Julien Rasquinet, Dupont Vanilla & Leather gets a new modern approach, yet not too innovative as to stay loyal to brand’s exceptional experience and supreme luxury. Many wearers may find it classical with touches of modern elements.

S.T Dupont Vanilla & Leather Ingredients
Vanilla & Leather perfume opens with spicy/oriental notes of saffron, red pepper, and cinnamon along with tobacco, mate calming on sweet vanilla and musk notes. This gorgeous new fragrance introduces an impressive collaboration between Arabic inspiration and French style.

S.T. Dupont Vanilla & Leather is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum.





S.T. Dupont Be Exceptional

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Maison S.T. Dupont launches a new perfume for men with a strong and prominent logo: Be Exceptional. S.T. Dupont Be Exceptional is designed as an elegant, classic and modern perfume with a fresh approach. It is an oriental/woody perfume created by perfumer Nathalie Gracia-Cetto as a timeless and innovative scent to please men during the whole day with a gentle aroma.

Top notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Red ginger
Heart: Iris, Leather, Tonka bean
Base: Amber, Vertiver, Patchouli

S.T. Dupont Be Exceptional is advertised by the handsome model Nicolas Simoes. It captures the attention with fresh notes of bergamot and grapefruit along with spicy red ginger mixed with iris, tonka bean and leather notes. The base calms on a woody layer made of amber, vetiver and patchouli. This elegant woody aromatic oriental is a modern combination of a fresh breeze and a warm sensuality.

S.T. Dupont Be Exceptional Bottle

Inspired by the symbols of the French art of living and excellence of the S.T. Dupont Maison, the translucent black glass flask bottle is enhanced with a silver plaque, which bears the extremely elegant S.T. Dupont signature as a seal.

S.T. Dupont Be Exceptional is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.





S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition

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French Maison S.T. Dupont updates its last year’s perfumes with new delicate, ultra fresh and long-lasting aromas. S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition will show up this year preserving the same bottle shape and modern design as the previous ones, yet more versatile, memorable and more romantic.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Men comes in a calm orange color characterized to having a strong character and confidence, while S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Women has a pale peach color and is described as feminine, soft and gentle.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Men


S.T.Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Men

58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Men offer a sparkling blend of citruses (bergamot and lemon) coupled with spicy accords of cardamom and spicy elemi resin. The heart is an unusual blend of white pepper, cinnamon and praline that inflames the passions and the imagination. The combination of spices and sweet praline chord is created with with the intention to offer the modern heart of the fragrance, which exudes comfort and provides the feeling of pleasure. Basenotes complement the composition by deep and elegant notes of cashmere wood, patchouli and warm amber.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Men is availble as 100ml Eau de Toilette.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Women


S.T.Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Women

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for Women offers a fresh and pure aroma composed of lemon tree blossom, nashi pear and black currant along with fresh flowery notes of rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang. The base will capture any wearer with unique combination of patchouli, musk and soft vanilla.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Limited Edition for women will be available as 50ml Eau de Toilette.





Lacoste + Maisons Francaises 80th Anniversary Collection



There are collaborations, and then there are collaborations that blow your mind. This, the Lacoste x Maisons Francaises collection, has certainly done that and more. In celebration of the French fashion house’s 80th anniversary, they invited 9 French houses (collectively known as Maisons Francaises), which created one-of-a-kind masterpieces for them, most of which will (sadly) never be sold to the public.

These unique objects are symbols of the craftsmanship, expertise and know-how of some of the greatest names in French luxury.

A common theme in all the precious pieces created for Lacoste features either the brand’s corporate hues, its iconic crocodile and/or a tribute to its heritage, which includes sporting apparel for tennis, golf and sailing.


Lacoste x S.T. Dupont gift set

Take S.T. Dupont’s purposely mysterious set in pristine white and lawn green for example, filled with a beautiful lighter Ligne 2, two candles, a notebook and two pens: Elysée and Classique, an ideal kit for any sportsman (or man for that matter).


Lacoste x Baccarat bowl

Maison Baccarat created a crystal vase inspired by the tennis and golf trophies that René Lacoste, his wife, daughter, and all of the Lacoste champions ever since, held high above their head. The design of this work of art is reminiscent of the prevalent shapes of the 1930s.

And then there’s the stunning crystal bowl from Baccarat, which reminds me of a deconstructed tennis ball. Last but not least, my third most favourite piece from the collaboration, this pair of Boucheron brooches in the shape of the crocodile that’s made up of diamonds and emeralds, fitting because René Lacoste once gifted his wife with a brooch from Boucheron.


Lacoste x Boucheron diamomd and emerald brooches

Maison Boucheron created two brooches inspired by the legendary crocodile. Made of diamonds and emeralds, these jewels are a modern interpretation of the Boucheron brooch René Lacoste gifted his wife.



Lacoste x Christofle sterling silver club

Maison Christofle pays tribute to Lacoste by producing a silver golf club.



Lacoste x Hermès tennis crocodile bag

Maison Hermès offers Lacoste a crocodile-skin tennis bag.



Lacoste x Goyard travel bag

The Maison Goyard travel bag with a crocodile and chevron-patterned monogram.



Lacoste x Bernardaud golf tees

René Lacoste married golf legend Simone Thion de la Chaume and Bernardaud presents 27 colourful golf tees inspired by the joyful palette of the Lacoste polo. Until the 1950s, the Lacoste polo was only produced in white, but today, about 60 colors are available every season.



Lacoste x Veuve Clicquot personalised Champagne 

The popping cork of champagne, on the night of the anniversary, should echo the noise of a golf ball dropping in the hole on a golf course. As such Veuve Clicquot manufactured a special trolley.


Lacoste x Fauchon chocolate eclairs

Fauchon celebrates Lacoste’s 80th with its signature pastry: the éclair. Flavours include green tea, almond, vanilla, and lemon and strawberry. The finishing touch is a marshmallow crocodile. I’m sure are as tasty as they look.

The selection from Christofle, Bernardaud, Boucheron, and S.T. Dupont will be available for order should you be interested in making one of the specialty items your own, while the Hermès, Goyard, Baccarat, and Veuve Clicquot pieces will be kept in the Lacoste archives, hopefully appearing at the 80th-anniversary fete set for September.

The collection, although unavailable to buy, will go on display from June 10 until June 15 at Colette in Paris. Check them out here via Lacoste.





S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne

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S.T. Dupont launches two new luxurious fragrances 58 Avenue Montaigne pour Femme and 58 Avenue Montaigne pour Homme. These priceless fragrances got their names after the location of the S.T. Dupont lavish goods boutique. S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne fragrances inspire the French elegance, chic and prestige. These fragrances will suit men and women that truly appreciate taste and expensive things.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne pour Femme


58 Avenue Montaigne pour Femme is described to be a fresh, sparkling and elegant perfume emanating the cult Parisian statute. It blends fruity aromas of raspberry, black currant and lemon along with jasmine, cyclamen and violet. The base will warm any heart with red fruit Panacotta mixed with intense accords of patchouli and musk.

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S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne pour Femme is a terrific stand alone scent and will be available as 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Parfum.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne pour Homme


58 Avenue Montaigne pour Hommeis woodier, more aromatic/ambery fragrance with a soft and light aroma. Sophisticated but yet subtle this scent starts out with bergamot, clementine, and grapefruit accord enhanced with the subtle scent of cardamom. The base is made of ambergris accords, cashmere wood, sandalwood and vetiver.

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne Pour Homme Flacons

S.T. Dupont 58 Avenue Montaigne pour Homme will be available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.




S.T. Dupont Passenger Cruise


Passenger Cruise for Men and Passenger Cruise for Women are two luxurious, elegant and fruity-floral-musky fragrances from the famous house of S.T. Dupont.

S.T. Passenger Cruise perfumes are the flankers to 2008 Passenger for Women and Passenger for Men. The new fragrances , designed for ‘modern sailors’, are all about cruising down the French South and reflecting sporty elegance.

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S.T. Dupont Passenger Cruise for Women

S.T. Dupont Passenger Cruise for Women is an elegant, yet sporty feminine fragrance for modern and cosmopolitan women. This perfume is suitable for women who travel a lot or at least love to travel. Passenger Cruise for Women is a fresh and soft fragrance that blends exotic notes of pomegranate, lemon, cassis and grapefruit. Perfume continues to impress with heart notes of rose, jasmine and magnolia along with patchouli, raspberry and musk.


S.T. Dupont Passenger Cruise for Men

S.T. Dupont Passenger Cruise for Men exudes purity and energy of citruses, marine notes and woods. It opens with Italian mandarin, lemon, fresh greens and marine notes. White jasmine, nutmeg, cardamom and toffee are in the heart, followed by the base of cedar wood, sandalwood, patchouli and dry amber.


S.T. Dupont Passenger Cruise both perfumes are wrapped up in leather – white with gold leather for women while dark blue with silver for men.  Passenger Cruise for Women is available in three sizes 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum, while Passenger Cruise for Men is available in the same quantities Eau de Toilette.