Ma Fougassette Candle
Ma Fougassette (My Sweet Fougasse)
A childhood memory of sweet, soft fougasse bread, or fougassette as this particular variety is known in Provence, is a tasty treat whose honeyed fragrance perfumes the little streets of the old town of Grasse.
Keep the wick trimmed.
Do not place the burning candle on a fragile service.
Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid all contact with the candle while burning.
It was shortly before the First World War that Eugène Fuchs, an entrepreneur at heart who had already been seduced by the magic of perfume, decided to set up his own perfumery based on the novel concept of selling perfumery products directly to the tourists who were beginning to discover the French Rivera’s charms. Parfumerie Fragonard was opened in 1926. Eugène Fuchs chose to name it after the famous Grasse-born painter, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), as a tribute to both the town of Grasse and to the refinement of 18th-century arts. Similarly, the choice of name expressed his desire to run his business in accordance with traditions.
This spirit has been loyally perpetuated by the three succeeding generations who have run and are still running the company.