Russian perfumes history
The history of perfumes in Russia is closely related with french businessman Henry Brocard.
Brocard family (the father of Henry, Atanas) owned perfumery store at Elysian Fields, Paris and small factory.
But - business was too small and Atanas was not able to compete with larger businesses at France.
Thus, He immigrated to US in order to start business there.
But, that journey was not successfull and Atanas returned back to France in some time.
Next attempt was made by His son, Henry Brocard and that was successfull business venture - at the end of XIX th century Brocard factory at Moscow was largest in Europe, and Brocard was official supplier for Russian and Spanish courts.
First product of factory was soap - and at the beginning, it was produced at horse stable, just like first personal computer.
Henry was successfull as marketer - especially due to His wife, Sharlotte Reve, Belgian women who was educated at Moscow and knew Russian traditions very well.
They produced soap of special form, soap for childs with alphabet letters printed on it, round soap etc.
Later, at special tehnology show at Moscow they installed fountain operated with perfumes - and that was the start of Brocar empire.
Soon Brocar factory produced "Bouquet of Empress" perfume and first Russian eaudecologne "flowering".
That - first perfume still produced under the name of "Red Moscow"
Products was of good quality and supplied to other European countries.
1917 Revolution terminated Brocar empire, but His factory still exist and named "Novaya Zarya" (New sunrise in Russian).