The brand's legacy originated in the early 1800s with Edouard Pinaud, a famous fragrancier from Paris. Pinaud opened a specialty store, The House of Ed. Pinaud, which sold luxury fragrances for men and women. Shaving Soaps, Creams, and dozens of other beauty and grooming products. Pinaud’s specialties in included Eau de Quinine, a fragrance for hair, as well as the Lilac Vegetal, an After Shave with crisp, masculine fragrance, still popular today.