Paco Rabanne is a French based fashion business founded in 1966 by Francisco "Paco" Rabaneda Cuervo, the Spanish-born fashion designer more widely known as Paco Rabanne, fled Spain with his family during the Spanish Civil War. Growing up in Paris, he is an architect by training, but he started his fashion career designing jewelry for other houses before trying his hand at clothing design. He quickly became known for his eclectic fashions featuring unconventional materials such as metal and paper.
The house's first perfume is the now-legendary women's scent Calandre, introduced in 1969. A series of innovative fragrances in distinctive bottles for both men and women have followed. Paco Rabanne fashions and fragrances are produced in conjunction with Puig.
Designer Paco Rabanne has produced 99 perfumes to date. The earliest edition was created in 1969 and the newest is from 2020. Paco Rabanne fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Michel Hy, Robert Gonnon, Olivier Cresp, Rosendo Mateu, Jean Guichard, Jacques Cavallier, Jean Martel, Pierre Wargnye, Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann, Fabrice Pellegrin, Mark Buxton, Veronique Nyberg, Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion, Nicolas Beaulieuu, Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Domitille Michalon Bertier, Loc Dong, Fanny Bal, Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux, Michel Girard, Nathalie Gracia-Cetto, Quentin Bisch, Beatrice Piquet, Bruno Jovanovic, Jean-Christophe Herault, Alienor Massenet, Marie Salamagne, Caroline Dumur and Gerard Anthony.