Maison Louis Marie is a Los Angeles based niche fragrance house founded by Marie du Petit Thouars who grew up in Belgium and France. After stints working in fashion in London and Paris, Marie moved to LA where demand for her home-made candles blossomed into Maison Louis Marie. Marie grew up experimenting with botanical ingredients, a passion inspired by a rich family history of cultivating exotic plants dating back to 1792.
One of the most popular products in the range are the Maison Louis Marie perfume oils. Perfect in size for carrying in your handbag or wash bags when traveling, these perfume oils are long lasting and require only a dab behind the ears and wrists to keep you smelling fragrant all day long. The perfume oil roll on comes packaged in a beautiful gift box and are easy to apply with the roll on ball.
Maison Louis Marie perfume oils do not contain alcohol or parabens so are perfect for those looking for alcohol free perfume or those with sensitive skin. The perfume oils contain a blend of fragrances and safflower oil which contains linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid with moisturising properties. None of the ingredients are toxic or derived from animals. They also maintain a balance between natural and synthetic ingredients with the aim of protecting endangered plants.
While all the perfume oils in the range are popular, one of them has joined an exclusive list of cult fragrances with a loyal following. Maison Louis Marie No.4 Bois de Ballincourt has achieved cult status. No. 4 is a fragrance with a dominant sandalwood & cedar wood top note supplemented by a spicy nutmeg cinnamon complex with earthy vetiver notes. According to the NYtimes T magazine, "a fragrance that smells remarkably warm like fig, yet also light and earthy..." while others have simply called it the best fragrances they ever smelled in their life! Maison Louis Marie No.4 is undoubtedly one of the best perfume oils on the market and on par with other niche fragrances which have received cult status such as escentric molecules, and frederic malle portrait of a lady. After No.4, the most popular maison louis marie fragrances are No.2 le long fond, No.5 Kandilli, No.9 Vallee du Farney and Antidris Cassis. For those looking to sample each fragrance to decide which they like best or those who just like to wear a different perfume every day the perfume oil discovery set is best giving a sample perfume oil 3ml size in the five most popular fragrances.
For those who prefer sprays and more traditional parfums, maison louis marie no.4 is available as a spray eau du parfum. Indeed most of the scents in the range are also available as personal Fragrances (Eau de Parfum, Perfume Oils), Home Fragrances (Candles, Gift sets) and Skin Care Products (Body Wash, Hand Wash, Body Lotions).
La Gent was the first UK stockist of Maison Louis Marie products and stocks one of the widest ranges of their products in Europe. For those looking for one of the best niche fragrance houses whose products are environmentally friendly, suitable for sensitive skin and importantly in the world of fragrances, affordable, Maison Louis Marie ticks all boxes and is all perfect for gifting as all their products come in beautiful packaged gift boxes which are not only beautiful in looks but are good for the environment as they are made of recycled fiberboard and do not contain any toxic coating.