• The story of an independent perfume house

    In 1989, Patricia de Nicolaï and her husband Jean-Louis Michau created NICOLAÏ with a daring bet for the time: to create, sign and sell their own perfumes. They have chosen to do only high quality and to create in complete freedom, far from the diktats of marketing, while keeping an elegant and distinguished writing.

    The philosophy of the Nicolaï house

    The philosophy of the Nicolaï house from the very first steps was to only produce high quality and to create in complete freedom. This requirement has convinced the public eager for beautiful compositions. Today, Nicolaï Parfumeur-Créateur is one of the jewels of independent French perfumery exported all over the world.

    The importance of transmission and passion

    The Guerlain family had a great influence on the philosophy of the Nicolaï house. Patricia de Nicolaï is a direct descendant of Pierre Guerlain, who propelled the company into its great successes in the first part of the 20th century.

  • Today, Patricia is assisted in her creative work by her son Axel de Nicolaï, also general manager of the brand in charge of development. At Nicolaï, it is a question of passion and transmission.

    A tradition of perfumery

    We are proud to perpetuate this tradition of independent French perfumery and to offer unique and high quality creations to our customers all over the world. Discover our range of perfumes on our official website and dive into the universe of the Nicolaï Parfumeur-Créateur house.