Charles Jourdan perfumes and colognes


Country: France
Main activity: Accessories
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Parent company: Lux Diversity SA

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Charles Jourdan Charles Jourdan (1883 –1976) was a French fashion designer famous for his designs of women's shoes. He started designing back in 1919 till his death, when he was succeeded by his sons.

After being trained as a shoemaker, Jourdan opened a shoe shop in Romans in the Drôme region of France. His business flourished and his shoes became so popular among women that he moved the company into a factory on Boulevard Voltaire in 1921 and employed over 30 people.

Jourdan recognized importance of advertisements and started advertising the company in women’s magazine, when helped to be identified as a haute couture house. It was in 1947 that his three sons joined the company, and the hosue grew outside of borders of France, in the United Kingdom.

The first boutique in Paris was opened in 1957. The company soon acquired a license to design and manufacture shoes under such brands and labels as Christian Dior and Pierre Cardin.

One of the main characteristics of the house is the focus on as setting trends and innovations in fashion industry – particularly with new materials in shoe creations. Jourdan built avant-garde image of the brand by means of imagery from the surrealist photographer Guy Bourdin. In the 1970es the company added various other products to their offer, such as clothing and handbags.

After Jourdan’s death in 1976, the company continued lining up success under the leadership of his sons. Jourdan boutiques were open in major cities across Europe and in North America. Even Imelda Marcos wore their shoes, the Jourdan stilettos. In 2002 the company filed for bankruptcy due to vast debts and the Jourdan family sold its stake to a Luxembourg investment fund, Lux Diversity.

The company has launched several perfumes so far. Most of them are for women and just one for men.

Designer Charles Jourdan has 8 perfumes in our fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 1978 and the newest is from 2004. Charles Jourdan fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Caroline Sabas, Jean-Marie Santantoni, Max Gavarry, Francoise Caron and Jean-Louis Sieuzac.

perfume Individuelle Individuelle
1996 for women

perfume Inspiration Inspiration
1998 for women

perfume L`Insolent L`Insolent
1986 for women

perfume Tres Jourdan Tres Jourdan
1992 for women

perfume Un Homme Un Homme
1980 for men

perfume Un Jour Un Jour
1982 for women

perfume Votre Votre
1978 for women

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