Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier was created by Jean-François Laporte in 1988. His goal was to use some of the best materials that could be found in creating perfumes that were based on historical formulations from the 17th century. The name of the company means Master Perfume and Glovemaker because in the time period in question, scented gloves were quite popular.
After apprenticing for the house, Jean-Paul Millet Lage took on the role of head perfumer in 1997. With a wide range of perfume, this house is probably most well-known for it's bellweather amber perfume, Ambre Precieux, created by Laporte, which is widely hailed as the amber perfume to smell as a reference.
Laporte says, 'The memory of my first olfactory sensations date back to when I was a four-year old child. My paternal grandmother, deeply interested in botany, taught me how to evaluate flower, leaf and fruit odors. This awareness has never left me since. This first impression of my childhood was always the catalyst for my studies and training to become a perfumer.'