Born in Paris, 29 June 1949. Claude Montana evolved into a talented designer, creating jewellery out of papier-mâché jewellery covered in rhinestones.

He eventually turned to leather design and after this, became a heavyweight in the couture genre of fashion. It was with his haute couture collections that won him accolades, being the recipient of the prestigious Global Thimble Awards.

In 1986 the company launched its own fragrance for women, following a men’s in 1989.

Today the design house has 30 fragrances in their collection.