Vaissier History

Victor Vaissier

Founded in Paris 1889. With our long history and scents inspired from nature we strive to create a unique experience for body and soul.


The history of a french soap maker

Born north of Paris in 1857 Victor Vaissier, had learned from the famous scientist Louis Pasteur that using hand soap was the best way to increase hygiene. In 1889 he opened his first shop on Boulevard 4 Place de l´opera in Paris. His company became the official supplier to the King of Belgium and the court of Romania as well as to the Russian Tsar. Vaissier collected inspiration from Japan, Kongo and the Samos Islands. Over the years he introduced over 20 fragrances including the famous Princes de Kongo, Rose de Kioto and Violettes de Samos. 


Chateau Vaissier

In year 1890 Victor Vaissier built an entire castel in his home town Roubaix, Chateau de Vaissier. It was a fantasy castle built in red and white marble, crowned with a large crystal glass dome. After the first world war Vaissier business went bankrupt and without any heir to the company or the property, the Chateau deteriorated. Today only a few parts of the building remains.