Hortense by Rance Perfume. To honor the beauty and simplicity of Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland during the regency period, French perfume
family Rance introduced Hortense perfume in 2015. This perfume begins with balancing brilliant hints of grapefruit with cardamom and pepper, honoring its namesake’s love of spices, before leading into aromas of roses, cinnamon and incense. Finally, notes of cedar, vanilla and mahogany make up a luxurious base that rounds out the perfume’s
composition into a sensuous blend of all of its spicy, floral and fruity characteristics. This perfume is the perfect touch of elegance appropriate for women of all ages.
Known for its rich heritage, the Rance label first began as a perfumed glove maker for French aristocrats in the 1600s. In 1795, the family business turned its focus to perfumes, supplying Napoleon with his favorite fragrances and introducing sophisticated perfumes in the years since. Today, the company continues to honor its legacy by paying tribute to a queen revered for her intelligence and grace.