The house of Phaedon was founded by two Parisian aesthetes with a passion for travel and the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean.

A zoomorphic emblem representing two Assyrian griffins crowns the name of the legendary slave turned philosopher: Phaedon of Elis. Phaedon was born in the Greek city of Elis in 400 B.C. As a youth, he was captured during the battle between Elis and Sparta then bought by an Athenian slave trader. He was serving a meal when one of the guests asked his new master a question. Phaedon was the one who answered the guest, who was none other than Socrates.

Dazzled by Phaedon’s wit and beauty, the philosopher bought the young man and made him his disciple. Phaedon’s scents, composed by guest perfumers, come in either eau de toilette or eau de parfum. The house also offers highly concentrated home fragrances and scented candles produced by master candle-makers working for prestigious brands.

All fragrances and home scents are made in France.