Heroique by Rance 1795:
Top Note: Black Currant, Bergamot, Pineapple, Apple
Heart Note: Patchouly, Birch, Jasmine, Rose
Base Note: Ambergris, Vanilla, Teakwood, Musk
Even the fluff is also very similar to Creeds fairytales:
Rancé 1795 - Collection Impériale - Héroïque
Heroic is the spirit of men who want to leave their mark. The splendor and secret of their success has been captured in this men's fragrance from Rancé 1795 Collection Impériale.
The striking graphics and the design of "Héroïque" characterize the special spirit of this fragrance. Jeanne Sandra Rancé has dedicated it to the modern hero who works on his success with enthusiasm and dynamism.
Lively traces of bergamot and heady notes of black currant are combined with fruity notes of pineapple and apple to create a lively start. The heart notes of jasmine and patchouli make the fragrance harmonious and memorable. A hint of vanilla from Madagascar and teak enriches the composition with an enveloping, warm touch. Musk and ambergris create an outrageously provocative finish.
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Rancé 1795 – Fragrances from the Cornucopia of History
At the beginning of the 1600s the Rancé family became famous for producing perfumed gloves for the French Aristocracy in Grasse (France).
In 1795 François Rancé turned his efforts entirely to perfumery. His innovative spirit led him to create extremely refined and modern perfumes, which secured him the favour of Napoleon. He became the Empereur's favourite perfumer, and created for him "Le Vainqueur", "Triomphe" and "L'Eau de Austerliz".
In honour of Josephine Bonaparte he created "l'Impératrice" which he presented to the Empress in a precious Sevres porcelain box. The last example of this precious porcelain objet d'art is kept in the Rancé archives.
Several generations of Rancé have followed. At the end of the 1800s Alexandre Rancé moved to Milan; his place at the head of the family firm is held today by his great granddaughter Jeanne Sandra Rancé with her son Jean Maurice Alexandre Rancé.
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