Molinard is an old French perfume house founded in 1849 in Grasse. This region in the south of France is considered the birthplace (and today, cradle) of the modern perfume industry. It is also one of the oldest family companies in continuous existence, and remains an entirely family-run business even today. The president of Molinard today is the fourth generation of his family to oversee the company, Jean-Pierre Lerouge-Benard. Molinard has been the iconic home of continental haute perfumery, since its inception, featuring bottles designed by René Lalique, Viard, and Baccarat. All of the house’s fragrances are produced in their iconic factory designed by Gustave Eiffel, where Molinard maintains a glorious showroom decorated with exquisite 17th and 18th century furniture and fittings. Molinard today produces perfumes, soaps, body care products, candles and aromatherapy products and markets products through secondary outlets throughout France and the rest of the world. The 160th anniversary of this esteemed house was celebrated in 2009 with the launch of a commemorative perfume, 160, a floral scent with both classic and modern touches.
Designer Molinard has 115 perfumes in its fragrance base: the earliest edition - Heliotrope - was created in 1849 and the newest - Habanita Anniversary Edition, Osmanthus - are from 2021.