While studying medicine, Jacques Courtin-Clarins founded the cosmetics brand Clarins.

At this time he noticed that many female patients reported various skin problems and he seized the opportunity to set up his own cosmetics business.

He then changed his name to Courtin-Clarins. Famously only using natural ingredients in their products, the Clarins brand has been used by fashion and lifestyle brands, Porsche, Azzaro, Zadig & Voltaire and Swarovski, and today boasts nine perfumes to its range.