O ver 2500 years ago, a noble sport for warriors was born in the Orient. Chaugan was invented in Persia, and there is evidence that it was played at the time of King Darius the Great (522- 486 B.C.). It soon became the preferred pastime of the King and a sport admired by all. The game’s appeal lived on through the centuries, as chaugan spread to Arabia, Tibet, China, Japan, Egypt, and then to India in the 14th century, finally reaching England after 1850. Chaugan’s noble heritage takes us back in time to a past that is the stuff of legends, a sophisticated Orient where princes set the tone for refined living. The palaces, their architecture as finely wrought as jewels, are fragrant with delicate perfumes; the draperies swing in the warm breeze caressing figures reclining on plush silk carpets. The women groom themselves, awaiting the return of the warriors: they drape their bodies in silk and adorn themselves with precious jewels, in an atmosphere perfumed with veils of incense... Chaugan’s spirit and elegance has survived through the ages, never losing its original values. Naming a perfume after this unique sport is paying sincere homage to it.