Detaille since 1905
«A famous little store» – could have been the description of the store opened by the Countess de Presle, in 1905. The Countess de Presle having bought one of the first cars in the early years of the XXth century, felt the skin dehydration caused by high speed and the lack of a windshield on her car. She discussed the matter with one of her friends, the chemist Marcellin Berthelot, who created a hydrating lotion, which she called Baume Automobile. That was the starting point of a range of high quality body care products, the Préparations de Beauté, which appealed to the Countess’ friends and acquaintances, and were then sold in all of Europe’s courts. Thus was established Maison Detaille in 1905, named after the Countess’ husband, the brother of the painter Edouard Detaille. The names in the order book of the Saint-Lazare street store in Paris includes our Queen, the Queen of Bulgaria, several maharajahs, countesses, princesses and various personalities in the show business, arts, industry and politics.
THE OBJECT: BODY CARE PRODUCTS
It all started with the Baume Automobile, a hydrating lotion. After that, a whole range of skin care products, loose powders, perfumes, essential oils and room fragrances were added to the Préparations de Beauté.
THE CONNECTION WITH LES SAGAS
This time it was Catharina's mother who had discovered this beautiful store in the heart of Paris. As a fan of old cars, she couldn't resist to the Baume Automobile. She insisted on taking her daughter to Paris to share her enthusiasm and offer her her very first Baume!