Jean-François Houbigant founded Houbigant in Paris in 1775.
Houbigant originally sold gloves and bouquets to brides, perfumes and gloves. The original shop sign was a hand painted basket of flowers, which was later to become the inspiration for the company’s hugely successful 1912 release; 'Quelques Fleurs'. Houbigant were also pioneers in the use of synthetics, leading them to create the world’s very first Fougère fragrance with 'Fougère Royale'.