In 1792 Louis Marie Aubert du Petit Thouars was a pioneer in French
botanical history. During the French revolution, he was exiled to Madagascar,
La Reunion and the Mauritius islands where he discovered a vast array of
plant specimens. Ten years later and bearing a collection of over 2000 plants
Louis Marie was finally able to return to France where he was elected a
member of the prestigious Académie des Sciences.
200 hundred years later, as a young girl, Marie du Petit Thouars grew up in
Belgium making candles and experimenting with scents in her mother’s green
house. With the creation of Maison Louis Marie, she has built upon the rich
botanical history of her family with luxury candles and perfumes that focus
on illustrious scents imbued with unique floral fragrances.