Maison Louis Marie – Eau de Parfum – No.09 – Vallée de Farney
Maison Louis Marie is the result of a long, storied family history with scent, beginning with Louis Marie Aubert du Petit Thouars: a pioneer in French botanical history, he was exiled to Madagascar, La Reunion and the Mauritius islands during the French revolution. There, he discovered a vast array of plant specimens, collecting over 2000 to bring back to France ten years later. Home again at last, he was elected a member of the prestigious Académie des Sciences.
Marie du Petit Thouars grew up in Belgium, playing in her grandfather’s nursery while making candles and experimenting with scents in her mother’s greenhouse. Years later, Maison Louis Marie was born: using the rich botanical history of her family as her inspiration and her guide, Marie has created luxury candles, perfumes, and skincare that focus on illustrious scents imbued with unique floral fragrances. Made in harmony with the environment, Marie believes in making every effort to preserve the unique terroir of each fragrance element as it is derived from nature.
The collaboration between Marie and her husband Matthew Berkson has allowed them to expand Maison Louis Marie’s reach. Together, they’re committed to the business of clean beauty and non-toxic fragrances. Their collaborative work ensures these products have unique, memorable scents, contain no toxic or environmentally harmful ingredients—whether naturally sourced or manmade—and are never tested on animals or made with animal-derived ingredients.
Marie started her career as a fashion editor for the London Sunday Times and worked extensively with global luxury fashion brands. She later moved to Los Angeles to become a fine art fashion photographer. Utilizing her expertise in fashion & design—and with a desire to share her love for luxury scents and candles at a more attainable price point—she launched Maison Louis Marie with an initial six scents that were inspired by her family’s rich botanical history. Today, her family’s work and love for natural fragrance continue to inform each product Maison Louis Marie makes.
A native of Los Angeles, Matthew began his career as a producer for corporate branded music programs, eventually shifting gears into fashion. He started a manufacturing agency specializing in domestic U.S. manufacturing for the high-end contemporary market—in 2016, he brought all that experience with him to Maison Louis Marie, enabling the business to scale efficiently so more people can explore this world of botanical-driven fragrance.