TRADITION AND INNOVATION
THE LES PARFUMABLES FACTORY IS A UNIQUE PLACE WHERE FRENCH CERAMIC CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY COME TOGETHER.
CERAMIC ITEMS ARE CREATED AND PREPARED FOR SCENTING USING A PATENTED TECHNIQUE.
A history of innovation
The Les Parfumables factory, which began operating in 1987, is ideally located in the city of Limoges, which has been famed as the cradle of ceramics of central France since the 18th century. The ceramic and perfume industries are demanding fields driven by excellence and high standards. The founder, Fred Sochat, was keen to build a bridge between those two worlds, and his many experiments eventually give rise to CeraScent®. This exclusive material has the unique ability to reproduce the scent notes of a perfume in a way that is totally faithful to the original fragrance. This process is protected by several patents and is the topic of published research.
Since the factory was first built, the team has been driven by its resolve to go further and branch out to tackle new challenges in a wide array of areas, from manufacturing equipment, manual techniques, design, finish and scent quality, to manufacturing leadtimes or the environmental impact of production.
3,000m2 space devoted to these creations, which embody French refinement.
The facility can handle tiny production runs as well as large quantities, applying the same exacting standards at every production stage.
The art workshop is where our artisanal know-how finds its fullest expression, through small-run bespoke items or hand-decorated individual pieces. Since 2008, the facility has been a member of Ateliers d’Art de France, an organization representing craft workers, artists and craft companies in France.
The production unit can produce up to 50,000 items per day. This unit delivers proven high performances based on the excellent technical equipment and trained staff, handling tasks such as shaping, decoration using enamels, and high-temperature firing.
Ceramics are scented in the lab. Our experts collaborate closely with the perfumers and with the brand’s evaluation team. A battery of tests, including fast-aging and chromatography analyses, can be conducted to assess fragrance quality on ceramic items over time.
Before shipping, the packing unit teams performs meticulous tasks such as assembling different items together, attaching ribbons to ceramics or placing them in gift boxes.