At the end of the 19th century while travelling in Armenia, Auguste Ponsot discovered that the local inhabitants perfumed and disinfected their homes by burning the resin of the benzoin tree. With the help of pharmacist Henri Rivier, he developed a type of paper able to absorb benzoin resin, which had first been dis... [read more]
Papier d'Arménie, the original air freshener still made in Montrouge near Paris At the end of the 19th century while travelling in Armenia, Auguste Ponsot discovered that the local inhabitants perfumed and disinfected their homes by burning the resin of the benzoin tree. With the help of pharmacist Henri Rivier, he developed a type of paper able to absorb benzoin resin, which had first been dissolved in alcohol. And this is the story of how Papier d’Arménie was created. Today, Mireille Schvartz, the great granddaughter of the pharmacist Henri Rivier, continues to make magic in the Montrouge workshop on the outskirts of Paris.
Since 1885, Papier d’Arménie has been freshening and perfuming homes. Its international reputation is due to its effectiveness and the quality of its active ingredients. It is ideal for freshening homes and removing unpleasant odours such as cat litter, cigarette smoke, fried food odours, damp smells, etc. Its delicate fragrance creates an atmosphere of well-being in your home all year round. It is also ideal for taking on holiday. Freshen up your hotel room or holiday home.