Since 1882, the house of Marcel Franck has created luxury perfume atomizers. Over a century old, this sleeping beauty drifted into a slumber more than two decades ago. Today, Bernard Dennery and his children are set to reawaken this exacting brand, following in the footsteps of their ancestors to pursue its quest for beauty and technical expertise in the service of luxury perfumery. Precious, ingeniously engineered and inspired by centuries-old expertise, Marcel Franck fragrance bottles blend refinement and modernity, allowing them to be enjoyed anywhere, whether in the privacy of boudoirs, or while travelling the globe.
Over its 130 year existence, Marcel Franck’s remarkable modernism has continued to remain one step ahead in the evolution of perfumery, offering precious bottles adapting to ever changing lifestyle patterns. From the ornate creations embellishing late 19th century dressing tables, to small and practical atomizers that can be slipped into every bag or travel case… since 1882, the Franck family has crafted these atomizers for men and women who not only adore beauty, but also appreciate their practical quality. Today Marcel Franck caters to the needs of fragrance aficionados, creating luxury perfume atomizers to delight the eye and fiercely protect the highest quality essences.
Just as Marcel Franck has always grasped the evolving requirements of modern perfumery, the brand also draws inspiration from artistic movements, offering the necessary dynamic to create ever new and innovative shapes, infused with ever greater beauty, transforming the atomizers into true objects d’art. The house has worked with some of the world’s greatest masters of crystal work: Baccarat, Saint-Louis and Lalique… and it also discovered fresh, young talents such as Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. A host of big names have also called upon the services of Marcel Franck: perfume-makers who wanted to unite style and substance in beauty, and designers who wanted to dress their fragrance creations in glasswork as elegant and distinguished as their haute-couture.
To capture both the spirit and the art of the moment, the Marcel Franck studios were strategically located in the effervescent hub of Parisian creativity: rue du Château d’Eau, boulevard de Ménilmontant… this area of Paris was also home to the technical genius able to forge truly avant-garde instruments. At the dawn of the 20th century, the brand launched its avant-garde creation “Le Kid,” the world’s first handbag atomiser and the “Escale” mount.
Today, with contributions from prestigious universities, Marcel Franck is pursuing quintessentially “made in France” innovation, mastering new technologies and selecting new materials to guarantee outstanding quality atomizers – the Marcel Franck signature since 1882.
– Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, personal grooming catalogue, 1916
– Supplement to La Revue des marques de la parfumerie et de la savonnerie, issue of 9 September 1923, Etablissements Marcel Franck
– La gazette du bon ton, 1924
– PAN annuaire du luxe à Paris 1928
– 75 ans d’existence, Beauterama, June 1960
– The perfume atomizer an object with atmosphere, Tirza Tue Latimer, 1991
– René Lalique, catalogue raisonné, Félix Marcilhac, 1994, pages 962 and 963
– Le vaporisateur symbole de raffinement, Sophie Reyssat, La gazette de l’hôtel Drouot, 30 January 2004, issue 4
– Collection of La Parfumerie Moderne