Perfume house established by Jean Francois Houbigant in 1775
Houbigant perfumes now owned by Dana
A number of historical Houbigant fragrances that were originally introduced as prestige scents, such as Chantilly (1941) and Raffinee (1982), were later repositioned as mass-market fragrances.
Houbigant's ownership is too complicated to relate in detail. The firm, or what was left of it, filed for bankruptcy in 1993, then was acquired (along with Dana) by Renaissance Cosmetics in 1994. Renaissance filed for Chapter 11 in 1999; its brands were acquired by New Dana Perfumes, later renamed Dana Classic Fragrances.
Dana Classic Fragrances still sells Chantilly under the Dana name.
Houbigant Paris prestige line
The prestige line, now called Houbigant Paris, has been owned by the Perris family since 2005. They distribute Quelques Fleurs, Fougère Royale, Duc de Vervins and Quelques Fleurs Royale (2004). Recent releases include Orangers en Fleurs (2012), Iris des Champs (2014), Cologne Intense (2015).