Lothantique began in the 1920's in the town of Chateauneuf Val-Saint-Donat, which lies at the foot of the lavender covered Lure
Mountain. It was there that The Mouranchon Brothers Co., a distillery of
aromatic plants, was born. Over time, through the vision and
determination of Joséphine, the Mouranchon family's leader and
matriarch, the family business expanded from lavender essential oil to
include the making of lavender sachets, soaps and eaux de toilettes.
In 1987, Joséphine's grandchildren, Dominique and Denis Vogade
re-launched the family business. Inspired by the work of Pagnol,
especially his ability to bring to life the fragrance of a flower
through words, they called their company Lothantique.