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A tireless story teller, Jean-Max Estéban loved to tell the tale of how the company named after him began with love at first sight: that of an aviation enthusiast and explorer at heart with a young, perfume-loving artist.
To win her over, he designed delicately decorated totems that he perfumed to the core with precious notes.


His desire: share his emotions with her and show her the infinite poetry of the world when seen from above. After a trip to Africa, they created Teck & Tonka: a woody spicy collection imbued with African art, which conjured up memories of red dirt tracks and wooden houses permeated with spices.


The rest of their story is marked by a series of encounters and friendships. Friend and stylist Primrose Bordier, the queen of colour, quickly embellished the initial collections and convinced them to expand on their creations.


Collection after collection, accessory after accessory, the company reinvented the art of perfumery and continued to spread its wings. Its poetry-permeated perfumes-accessories continued to captivate the eyes just as much as the senses.


For more than 35 years, they have been given and received with emotion, telling a story and creating connections. Estéban continually creates irresistible perfumes that are friends, accomplices and to which we become attached because they make our lives and homes more beautiful.



In the South of France, Esteban has universe, midway between Mediterranean civilization and Japanese refinement. Created for over 30 years a rare olfactory.


Our love of perfumes and our passion for travel have produced collections imbued with poetry for the bath and the home, their unique fragrances a combination of escapism and well-being.


Our brand is known worldwide and carried by many fine retailers as well as in our own Esteban boutiques in Paris and Tokyo.






Over the past 30 years, Esteban has developed a unique territory built on inseparable values.

An inimitable fragrance signature
All of our fragrances are exclusive creations:
• our formulas are protected,
• our fragrances generate strong loyalty,
• and are always lifted by a touch of daring and originality.


A taste for refinement

Midway between Mediterranean civilization and Japanese refinement, our collections are imbued with a unique style.
Our passion for travel inspires us to create interior design accessories to delight the eye as much as they enchant the other senses, rendering them an integral element of every interior.


The power to innovate

Esteban tirelessly innovates in its mission to create fragrances
and diffuser devices, with key examples including:
• inventing micro-porous ceramic,
• bringing the use of Japanese incense into the mainstream European market,
• pioneering the 100% vegetal wax scented candle,
• revealing the refined notes of the scented bouquet,
• developing the first electric diffusers for refresher oils reaching perfumery quality standards.

A respect for Nature
Nature lies at the heart of our creative process, which includes:
• Preserving natural resources, for example using Australian sandalwood from sustainably managed forests,
• An environmentally-friendly policy: most of our packaging, bottles and boxes are recyclable,
• Stringent selection of components, such as 100% vegetal wax candles with pure cotton wicks,
• Constantly striving to reduce waste, with selective sorting and recycling.





Esteban combines industrial expertise with unique artisanal French know how and craftsmanship.
• we strive for authenticity at every step of both creation and manufacture (wood, glass, ceramics).
• we use test protocols for all our perfumes and devices,
• our logistics chain undergoes regular checks.


Artisanal French know-how

At the heart of our workshops, our artisanal craftsmen meticulously fashion our most emblematic ceramics.
Since our very beginnings:
• 100% of our scented ceramics are manufactured in our workshops (decorative set and good luck charms),
• 100% of our candles are individually cast; each wick is centered and cut to size by hand.


At the heart of our workshops, our artisanal craftsmen meticulously fashion our most emblematic ceramics.
Since our very beginnings:
• 100% of our scented ceramics are manufactured in our workshops (decorative set and good luck charms),
• 100% of our candles are individually cast; each wick is centered and cut to size by hand.


From design to delivery, we demand nothing less than excellence and quality.








Our perfumed creations have always expressed themselves in perfect harmony with our emotions.
We design our perfumes with the help of well-known creative perfumers before adapting them to
our different products to ensure they faithfully reveal the refined essence of each fragrance composition.


Each fragrance tells a story, declined in three movements:






To satisfy every desire, each perfume is tailored to the different products, corresponding to different perfumed gestures...

Gestures for oneself
Fly on the heady fragrance of a perfume nestling in the hollow of a shoulder, enjoy the invigorating benefits of a massage, relax in a voluptuous bubble bath...


Gestures for one's home

Slide a center sachet into a drawer, refresh the perfume in one of our ceramic perfume dispensers, light a scented candle, invent new rituals.