Elise by Rance Perfume. Released in 2012, Elise features headnotes of lively Sicilian Mandarin, marine and neroli.
The heart notes are provided by the feminine white rose of Grasse and pungent eucalyptus. Sensual base notes of vanilla, amber, musk and patchouli complete the scent for anyone who wants to feel like royalty.
The Rance tradition traces back almost 400 years, the family initially being renowned for making perfumed gloves for the French Aristocracy. When Francois Rance decided to
focus exclusively on perfumery in 1795, his innovative and refined scents garnered the attention of Napoleon Bonaparte, and he quickly became the Emperor’s favorite perfumer. Francois created fragrances to honor the Imperial family, including his younger sister, Elise. Despite being much loved by her brother and Emperor, she defied him to marry the man she loved. She was soon forgiven and named Grand Duchess of Tuscany, and her cheerful radiance led to her becoming a star of the Imperial Court. Her lively, romantic and sensual spirit was the inspiration for the scent that Francois created for her in 1809.