Talented perfumer Paul Vacher became the owner of Le Galion in 1935, having bought the perfume house from its founder, Prince Murat who launched it in 1930. Having created fragrances for many prestigious houses including “Lanvin”, for whom he co-created Arpège, Rumeur, and Scandal with Andre Fraysse, he thought it was time to branch out on his own.
In 1936, his perfume Sortilège became an immediate success and remains one of the jewels of the house. In the late 1930s, he followed up with Bourrasque, then after the liberation of France in 1944, Paul Vacher continued to create fragrances such as Special for Gentlemen (1947), and the very famous and well named Snob (1952).
By now Paul Vacher was an esteemed perfumer, considered by some as one of the masters of perfumery alongside Ernest Beaux (Chanel No. 5), Jacques Guerlain and Edmond Roudnitska.
In 1946 when Christian Dior wanted to develop a fragrance for his fashion house, he naturally turned to Paul Vacher. Paul created a beautiful fragrance for the House of Dior called simply, Miss Dior.