Francois Charles by Rance 1795 is a Leather fragrance for men. Francois Charles was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Giovanni Rancé. Top notes are Ginger, Cardamom, Bergamot, Lemon, Bitter Orange, Pineapple, Melon, Pink Pepper, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Cinnamon and Anise; middle notes are Lavender, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Clary Sage and Rose; base notes are iris, Cedar, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood, ebony tree, Vetiver, Vanilla, Caramel, Labdanum and Patchouli.
In March 2008 Rancé 1795 has added a new fragrance to the prestigious patriotic collection inspired by Napoleon and the victories of France. The new jewel of this collection is created by Mr. Giovanni Rancé, owner and Creative Director of Rancé 1795.
In 2015 the fragrance was reformulated. The euphoria of spices, together with vivid hints of fruit and an oriental woody touch, tell the joy of living. Just as they celebrated, thanks to Jean Rancé, the birth of Napoleon’s only son, Francois Charles. Today, François Charles rises again as a multicolored bouquet, a joyful walk across an Italian garden.
The aromatic opening is sparkled by the zesty notes of bergamot, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and bitter orange. A modern, tasty touch is given by melon, pineapple and apple. A warm wave of spices gives the Fragrance an unexpected sensuality. In the Heart, the aromatic notes of sage and lavender are matched by the freshness of orange blossoms and by the delicate rose and jasmine. The captivating soul of sandalwood and iris, is made even more precious by ebony, patchouli, cedarwood and vetiver. Gourmand notes of caramel, bitter chocolate and vanilla are finally enhanced by raspberry and white musk.
Before reformulation the top notes were neroli, basil, cardamom, floral notes, bergamot and Calabrian lemon. The heart followed with cumin absolute, floral notes, ginger, geranium, cloves, and jasmine, while the base notes included Virginia cedar, iris, amber, leather and sensual musk.
The new packaging, covered in a pearl-grey paper of the highest quality, reminds of delicate hues of Sage and aromatic plants’ leaves. Baudelaire’s words, hidden within this elegant coffret, are dedicated to a perfume which reminds of joyful children and green gardens. Like this fragrance, whose new soul is a fresh enchantment.