Molinard is a legendary French Perfume House established in Grasse, in 1849. And given that we are talking about the well known Southern France region, deemed as the origin of modern perfumery industry, it is understood that Molinard is one of the oldest family companies with an uninterrupted existence, which nowadays is maintained as a totally family-run business. Furthermore, with the occasion of the 1900’s business extension, the Molinard headquarters were located in an old perfumery factory that has a structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Habanita is an iconic oriental woody fragrance for women introduced in 1924 and designed by Molinard in which everything, starting with the image, the bottle and continuing with the smell reminds of a classic creation. Actually, Habanita was originally launched in 1921, except not as a personal fragrance but as a product for scenting cigarettes and due to the appreciation of the public, the perfume was introduced in 1924, presented in a bottled designed by Lalique, adorned with water nymphs.
The structure of Habanita is extremely complex, starting from floral fruity notes and moving into leather-vanilla accords. The beginning is composed from Orange blossom, raspberry, bergamot and peach. The mid development features accords of rose, ylang-ylang, heliotrope, jasmine, orris root and lilac. For the dry down you are delighted by the notes of leather, amber, musk, benzoin, vanilla, cedar and oakmoss. Upon its introduction in 1924, Habanita was the first oriental fragrance defined as “the most persistent skin perfume in the world”. The dominant notes in the composition are leather, vanilla and benzoin and the image projected is that of a perfume ideal for a woman with an intriguing character, scandalous and captivating in the same time. Anyway, this is a perfume that can not possibly leave you indifferent, with its aroma that belongs to another century.
Molinard Habanita Perfume Details
- Habanita is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray, 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Shower Gel and 200 ml Body Lotion; the lasting power is above average (12 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1924
- Pefumer: Molinard
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Smart Casual