In 1820, a respected French perfumer who had been trained by the famous Lubin, perfumer to Empress Josephine,
the wife of Napoleon I, accepted an invitation to manage a perfumery in Londonӳ prestigious Bond Street.
By 1834, the move to London had proved so successful that, together with his son and apprentice Eugene Rimmel,
then aged just 14, he opened a perfumery of his own. The House of Rimmel was established.