In the early twentieth century, Russian Haute Parfumerie was at its peak and recognized throughout the world.
Scent ingredients came from the Crimea and the Caucasus. Perfumers also imported the finest essences from Grasse (France) and used synthetic scent materials from advances in chemistry.
Russian perfumery rivalled the biggest French names of the time: Coty, Houbigant, Guerlain, L.T. Piver, Roger&Gallet… Russian creations won numerous awards at international exhibitions. “Lilas de Perse” (“Persian Lilac”) by Henri Brocard & Co. (official supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia) thus won the Grand Prix in 1889. In 1915, Ernest Beaux created “Le bouquet favori de l’impératrice” (“The Empress’s Favorite Bouquet”) for A. Rallet & Co., which was a great success worldwide. Russian perfumers drew inspiration for their creations from folklore, storytelling and the history of Russia. They were creative, innovative, used the very finest scent ingredients and developed a unique and very Russian style of perfume.
Russian perfumers such as A. Rallet & Co., Henri Brocard & Co., Adolphe Siou, and A. M. Ostrooumov called upon the greatest Russian goldsmiths, glass and crystal engravers for their perfume bottles. Fabergé signed numerous bottles.
After the Revolution, most perfumers left Russia and many emigrated to France, where they continued to create perfumes for French brands.
SULÉKÓ continues the tradition of Russian Haute Parfumerie of the early twentieth century. The perfumes are made from the finest natural essences combined with synthetic molecules which provide all the necessary latitude to create original and modern compositions.
They are inspired by Russian culture, painting, music, literature and, as works of art, are contained in sculptures created by contemporary artists – visual and tactile reflections of the olfactory compositions.