We are Black history
Maison Chémin is a boutique fragrance & luxury goods company that specializes in creating custom fragrances, luxury goods and sensory experiences for individuals, groups and organizations.
We operate at the intersection of beauty and wellness, experience and service, artistry and life. Our brand built upon the legacy of our founder’s paternal grandmother, Mary Lena “Chémin” Portalis, a medicine woman who created all-natural, hand-crafted tea remedies, fragrant tinctures and rituals for herself and others with grace and love. We share her belief that beauty is cultivated from within and we have continued her legacy by serving our community with fragrances, self care products and rituals — just the way she did.
And as one of the only black-owned, female-founded fragrance houses in the world, we are making black history and women’s history every day by not only forging a path for ourselves, but also creating a path for others, especially people of color, who dream of making their own mark in this $60 billion industry.
Black consumers spend $7 billion annually on beauty and self care products.
- However, Black brands capture less than $2 billion of that annual spend – merely 2.5% of the total industry sales.
As a successful luxury fragrance house, we want to inspire people of color with entrepreneurial dreams of creating fragrance brands to change these numbers and capture a larger share of the market. We want to inspire you to lean into your path and purpose to create thriving businesses. We want to support founders of color as you navigate the challenges and barriers specific to this industry. And we want to cheer you on as you create a thriving brand that leaves a legacy and creates generational wealth for you and your family.
BIPOC beauty brands are growing exponentially and we’re so proud to be a part of this growth.
If you’re dreaming of creating a thriving fragrance brand and seeing your products on the shelves of your favorite retail stores, step onto your path, even if you’re doing it scared because sometimes that’s the only way to get things done! And if you need some guidance and support along the way, we’re always here to help with solutions that provide you with an entry point into the industry.
Thank you for being a part of our journey. We’re honored to pay it forward by creating a path to support you in cultivating beauty and love from within as you focus on making your dreams a reality.
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