Since 1825, the world has been graced with the beautiful fragrances produced from La Maison Guerlain. From day ‘1’, Guerlain has used the best and most rare ingredients and unique materials for its colognes and perfumes. Many products have come to be sourced from their own farms in the Comoro Islands. Guerlain’s sense to tradition did not limit its ability to push the fragrance industry forward – instead, Guerlain was the first to use of synthetic materials in their fragrances; that synthetic material being coumarin. The house of Guerlain was founded by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain in 1828. The house first focused on creating common products for personal hygiene. Guerlain quickly moved into perfumes, and over time developed the business into a highly successful company that became an official perfumer for several European royal courts. After he died, his son Aimé Guerlain became the main perfumer. Aimé’s nephew Jacques Guerlain was the next nose of the Guerlain house. The Guerlain fragrance house was a family business until 1994, when it was acquired by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. In 2002, the family legacy of Guerlain came to an end with Jean-Paul Guerlain's retirement, though he continues to work for the house as a consultant. Thierry Wasser was named the official in-house perfumer of Guerlain in 2008.