The story behind the brand
A tireless storyteller, Jean-Max Estéban loved to tell the tale of how the company named after him began with love at first sight: that of an aviation enthusiast and explorer at heart with a young, perfume-loving artist.
To win her over, he designed delicately decorated totems that he perfumed to the core with precious notes. His desire: share his emotions with her and show her the infinite poetry of the world when seen from above.
After a trip to Africa, they created Teck & Tonka: a woody-spicy collection imbued with African art, which conjured up memories of red dirt tracks and wooden houses permeated with spices.
The rest of their story is marked by a series of encounters and friendships. Friend and stylist Primrose Bordier, the queen of colour, quickly embellished the initial collections and convinced them to expand on their creations.
Collection after collection, accessory after accessory, the company reinvented the art of perfumery and continued to spread its wings. Its poetry-permeated perfumesaccessories continued to captivate the eyes just as much as the senses.
For more than 35 years, they have been given and received with emotion, telling a story and creating connections.
Estéban continually creates irresistible perfumes that are friends, accomplices and to which we become attached because they make our lives and homes more beautiful.
Creation of Estéban company
Invention of microporous ceramics scented at heart.1980
Opening1st export market in Japan
At Estéban, strong ties intimately unite France and Japan. Estéban perfumes have been distributed in Japan since 1985. Since then, a sustainable partnership has been established between Estéban & Nippon Kodo, ancestral company supplying Japanese incense to the Imperial Court of Japan.1985
Cèdre is an iconic creation. It is a totem collection of messages, a characteristic fragrance of Estéban's know-how.1990
Opening1st shop in Paris
It is in Saint Germain des Prés, in the heart of Paris, that the first Estéban boutique opens, in an area full of magic and mystery.1995
Concept100% natural wax
Nature is at the heart of the creative process, with a careful choice of components: 100% natural wax candles and pure cotton wicks.2000
Creation1st candle refill
The first refills for scented candles integrate Estéban's desire to place the environment at the center of its development. The majority of products are perfumes, most of the bottles, packagings and cases are recyclable.2005
A rare elixir, the perfume is an alchemy. Subjects such as the words of a poetic vocabulary harmonize according to a scholarly grammar. For the formula to become magical it takes a skin ... your skin! For a wake to your image, discover in a few words the olfactory family that suits you ...2006
Easygoing, this must-have decorative object integrates harmoniously into every room of the house. It diffuses alone the perfume of your choice during weeks.2006
InnovationPerfumed mist diffusers
In its desire for innovation, Estéban integrates a collection of fragrance mist diffusers into its range. They create a pleasantly scented and soothing atmosphere in your home: light and refreshing mist, murmur of water.2011
Celebrating its 25 years, Estéban dresses its iconic products with golden threads. While a tree with elegant materials comes to life to perfume your interior with poetry.2015
New UniverseElessens, contemporary universe
Timeless and unpublished, this collection marry purity of the lines and games of transparency. Its fragrances both dense and airy bring a new relief, to live the indoor fragrance as a new a source of elegance, a new pleasure for sense at home.2016
New plantEstéban moves
Estéban inaugurates its new production plant in Lavérune, Hérault, where more than 90% of our products are made.2018
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