Jacques Fath was born in France in 1912 and was fascinated by fashion from a young boy. The first Jacques Fath fashion boutique opened in 1937 and he quickly became famous for his glamorous style and for dressing the ‘young chic Parisian’ amongst his well-known and wealthy clients. Guy Laroche and Valentino Garavani were two of his assistants who later also became famous in their own right and opened their own fashion houses.
Jacques Fath’s perfume journey started with the launch of his first perfume; Chasuble in 1945, he later collaborated with Perfumer Vincent Roubert to create the now famous, Iris Gris and Green Water, which led to Jacques Fath perfumes becoming legendary.
The spirit of Jacques Fath perfumes today is captured in the contemporary Essentials Collection. The Essentials collection is a two-part collaboration of perfume lovers; Rania Naim, Art Director of Jacques Fath perfumes, and talented perfumers Cécile Zarokian and Luca Maffei.
The first part of the collaboration was for Cécile Zarokian to create an enchanting collection of new perfumes that transport the senses to a new universe. Cécile achieved this by using exceptional raw materials from around the world to capture this unique collection’s journey through different territories. Cécile revisited the legendary Green Water and created the three other unique fragrances; Vers le Sud, Bel Ambre and Curacao Bay.
The second part of the collaboration was for Luca Maffei to create a different collection that no longer relied on the classic pillar of the brand, but to pay tribute to Jacques Fath’s ‘joie de vivre’. Luca achieved this by using a rich and varied olfactory panel to create four more feminine fragrances: Rosso Epicureo, L’Orée du Bois, Les Frivolités and Lilas Exquis.
These two renowned noses of perfumery then collaborated together to create the final four fragrances of the Jacques Fath Essential Collection; Velours Boisé, Tempête D’Automne, Red Shoes and Le Loden.