Rance Soaps by Rance Perfume. Founded in 1795, Rance continues its proud tradition of hand-crafting luxury soaps with only the finest of essences.
The Rance family had its start producing perfumes and colognes, and it uses the same formulas today. Its soaps share the formulas of its memorable perfume catalog. Favorites include Laetitia, designed for the mother of Napoleon, which features base notes of patchouli, vanilla, and labdanum anchoring a heart of rose, wisteria, and nutmeg. Bright,
fresh top notes of bergamot and orange round out this fragrance fit for an empress. Another favorite is Francois Charles, a fragrance created and named for Napoleon’s only son in 1811. Its base notes create a musky, leathery accord, and then it surprises with fresh, bold top notes of cardamom, basil, and lemon. Jasmine, thyme, and carnation at the heart earn this woodsy and aromatic fragrance a spot in the history books.
Rance’s perfumed soaps are triple milled and undergo a six-day process of cooking and purification before they are put aside to cure for a month. Once cured, the bars are hand wrapped and packaged in handmade boxes covered in artisan papers. Rance Soaps are not just scented soaps; they are perfume in bar form. The iconography of the bottles is mirrored in the intricate etchings on each bar of soap.