When it comes to Marcelle Dormoy, the woman doesn’t elect her perfume: the perfume elects the woman.
Indeed, Marcelle Dormoy offers perfumes in correlation with the personality of each woman, and I find this idea quite wonderful, since I feel incomplete without my perfume.
The story of Marcelle Dormoy is that of a sleeping beauty.
Marcelle Dormoy, the woman born at the dawn of the 20th century, was first a model, and then worked with Paul Poiret, Marcelle Chaumont and Madeleine Vionnet, where she was head of the Vionnet’s workroom.
On the basis of such experience, she launched her haute-couture house in 1927 in Paris and quickly met with success. She joined the influential Paris Haute-Couture Association, alongside Balenciaga, Lanvin and Chanel.
Instinctively understanding that a perfume perfectly complements an outfit and a personality, she created daring fragrances, with evocative names: “Coloris”, “Frasques” or even “Gomorrhe”.
Marcelle Dormoy finally closed her haute-couture house in 1950.
Louise du Bessey took up the torch, deciding in 2018 to wake up this beautiful brand lost in oblivion. But it is no longer about haute-couture, it’s all about perfumes.
Three fragrances – Nacarat, Heliodor and Gemma Veneris – have been developed in Grasse, France, by Louise and Karine Chevalier, the “Marcelle nose” and perfumer, in order to perfectly reflect three types of feminine personalities. A personality test on the Marcelle Dormoy’s website allows every woman to find her fragrance.
If you are not sure of your choice, a discovery pouch will allow you to discover the three fragrances proposed by Marcelle Dormoy.
And for those who wish to have their perfume at hand, Marcelle Dormoy also proposes the bag sprayer, in its beautiful customizable handmade leather case.