TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION
THE LES PARFUMABLES FACTORY IS A SPECIAL PLACE WHERE CERAMIC CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY COME TOGETHER.
CERAMIC ITEMS ARE CREATED AND PREPARED FOR SCENTING USING A PATENTED TECHNIQUE.
A history of innovation
Based in Limoges, in the centre of France, the cradle of ceramics, the Les Parfumables factory opened its doors in 1987. Keen to build a bridge between ceramics and perfume – two worlds featuring high craftsmanship and demanding standards –– Frédéric Sochat conducted endless research and experiments, which culminated in 1993 in the development of CeraScent®, a unique and exclusive material that could reproduce scent notes faithfully. 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 or 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, a federation representing craft workers, artists and craft companies in France.
The facility’s production unit can produce up to 50,000 items per day, handling tasks such as shaping, decoration using enamels, and high-temperature firing. Equipped with high-calibre steel tooling manned by expert staff, this unit delivers consistently high performances.
Pre-scenting of ceramics is performed in the lab, where our experts collaborate closely with perfumers and brand scent assessment teams. A battery of tests, including fast-aging and chromatography analyses, can be conducted to assess fragrance quality on ceramic items over time.
The packing unit team takes meticulous care of the final tasks before shipping, such as assembling multiple items, attaching ribbons to ceramics, or placing products in their gift boxes.