The great adventure of Roger & Gallet started in 1695. Jean-Paul Femines claimed to have been given the secret of a unique formula for water with amazing healing properties known as Aqua Mirabilis.It was patented by the Cologne faculty of medicine in 1727 and named Eau de Cologne. In 1806, Jean-Marie Farina, the heir to the formula for Eau de Cologne, opened a perfumery business in Paris. He supplied the great courts of Europe. Napoleon was among the loyal patrons of the fragrant water. In 1862 the heirs to Maison Farina, Armand Roger and Charles Gallet, formed a partnership that forever gave new meaning to the art of toiletry. They invented the first beauty care and make-up products and in 1879, they created the first round soap and wrapped it in the famous pleated paper and ring. The tradition of excellence has been maintained and expanded upon. Please peruse our offerings from this lasting line of elegance and tradition. Roger & Gallet: the expression of a culture and art of living.