Maison Anonyme is a purveyor of sophisticated and playful fragrances inspired by the history of perfumery and the worlds of art, music, literature and performance.
The fragrances contain a complex mix of precious naturals and aroma materials blended and bottled entirely by hand and created by perfumer Christopher Gordon to delight, enchant and inspire.
By turns sensual and rigorously cerebral, all of the scents are respectful of both the wearer and the craft, offering an alternative to mass-market fragrances that nonetheless remains grounded in classical technique.
In April 2018, the first three eaux de parfum from Maison Anonyme — L'Immortel, Pale Fire and Vespero — were entered into the archives at the Osmothèque in Versailles, France. The Osmothèque is responsible for the authentication, registration, preservation, documentation and reproduction of historically significant perfumes, all of which are held in the archives and accessible by the public.
MAISON ANONYME employs Adrian Frutiger's Avenir typeface across all of its communications. Released in 1988 by the Linotype foundry , the word avenir is French for "future." As the name suggests, the family takes inspiration from the geometric style of sans-serif typeface developed in the 1920s that took the circle as a basis, such as Erbar and Futura. Frutiger intended Avenir to be a more organic interpretation of the geometric style with details recalling traditional typefaces. He has described Avenir as his finest work.