Bergamot, Elemi Oil
White Lily, Ambergris
In 1960, Dior asked Paul Vacher to create a fragrance that had presence and strength, but one that remained extremely refined. He created Diorling in 1963 based entirely around the scent of leather. Paul Vacher demonstrated his genius by choosing his materials with the utmost care and created an olfactory leather bag. The handbag of a woman, a beautiful luxurious bag, as soft on the surface as the skin of the neck of the wearer, an imaginary creamy, handcrafted leather creation. “Paul Vacher devised a seamless bag, as light as a caress. ” Chandler Burr, Dior Perfumes (2014)
But Paul Vacher was already established in the leather olfactory world. In 1931, he had created Scandal for Lanvin, still considered a masterpiece of modern perfumery.
Celebrating his vision and talent, Le Galion is proud to present Cuir, an original creation on the theme of leather, a citrus opening of Bergamot and Elemi oil builds around White Lily, Ambergris, Musk and Sandalwood.
The name of this beautiful brand, inspired by majestic seafaring vessels with their vast square sterns, evoked thoughts of freedom and escape. Some of the beautiful fragrances associated with the brand have stayed in our memories: Sortilège, Brumes, Snob… But this once glorious perfume house, Le Galion, had faded from our memory and consigned to the past.
Talented perfumer Paul Vacher became the owner of Le Galion in 1935, having bought the perfume house from its founder, Prince Murat. In 1936, his perfume Sortilège became an immediate success and remains one of the jewels of the house. In 1946 when Serge Heftler-Louiche and Christian Dior wanted to develop a fragrance for their fashion house, they naturally turned to Paul Vacher. He created a beautiful fragrance for them called simply, Miss Dior. The Le Galion Perfume House was now famous internationally and, by 1964, Sortilège, was being sold in 97 countries worldwide. In 1980, Le Galion was sold to an American group. Poorly managed, the company quickly collapsed. Gone with it was an image of France and of perfume, an image of elegance and quality.
More than 30 years later, like the phoenix, Le Galion Perfume House is reborn from the ashes. Back are the original, exceptional, fiery and subtle fragrances – rare luxury and refined creations.
FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER €100.
We currently deliver to:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain*, Sweden
For orders of €100 and under the following delivery charges apply.
Estimated Delivery Times
|Ireland:||1-3 Working Days|
|All Others:||5-8 Working Days|
All of our deliveries use a signature service.
* excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla
|Categories:||Le Galion, ·Perfume|