In 1837, Thierry Hermès, harness-maker, set up in Paris. His son transferred the family business to the now famous address 24, Faubourg Saint-Honore and expanded it to include saddlery.
With the arrival of cars, the founder’s grandson Emile Hermès launched a line of fine leather goods and luggage with “saddle stitching” and thus the Hermès style was born.
In 1937, Hermès started producing the famous silk scarves, and in 1951, the first Hermès fragrance (Eau d’Hermès) was launched.
Since 2004, the Hermès olfactory creations have been directed by master Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. A craftsman of beautiful materials and an artist of emotions.
More information: http://www.hermes.com