A Legacy of Luxury
Like many homegrown names, Rustan’s began with the Filipino at its core, stemming from an unshakable devotion to family and kin. Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr. and Gliceria Rustia-Tantoco displayed in their living room trinkets and treasures they found throughout their travels. From there, they realized a new dream: to create a place where more people could access this kind of luxury, and this materialized as a humble space in the midst of Manila along San Marcelino Street. Today, Rustan’s is a prized Filipino brand that speaks of timeless luxury and has become synonymous with a high quality lifestyle. As strong as its 65-year-old legacy are the colorful stories of the brands Rustan’s carries—proof that a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Diptyque began in 1961 at 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, where friends Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet, and Yves Coueslant started creating scented candles. Inside the bottle, named after the now-famous address, a candlewick salutes Diptyque’s first venture into the art of aromatics. Each note pays homage to the House’s fragrances. The overall scent paints a picture of a once-little Parisian boutique.
In 1920, master perfumer Ernest Beaux prepared 10 scents for Coco Chanel’s inspection, from which she chose the fifth vial. Combining Lady Chanel’s lucky number and her love for Belle Époque gold, the perfume captures a woman’s essence and mysterious allure with just the right touch of masculinity and sensuality. The iconic bottle and top-secret elixir have been celebrated by artists of fame: Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and Vladimir Nabokov, to name a few.
In 1957, Parisian medical student Jacques Courtin-Clarins began using plants as key ingredients for skincare products. His sons cemented the family legacy by merging groundbreaking science with an ardent respect for nature and women’s beauty. In 1985, Clarins launched the Double Serum, a two-in-one elixir enriched with botanical extracts meant to target the skin’s five vital functions. Today, Clarins continues to improve its products through scientific study, while remaining mindful of the inextricable link between beauty and happiness.
L’Occitane en Provence
In 1976, at an old soap factory in Manosque, 23-year-old Olivier Baussan revived the art of traditional Marseille soap-making. L’Occitane pays homage to its roots through its French countryinspired packaging and design. Majority of the brand’s products are also either sourced from Provence or made using traditional production methods. It’s this commitment to quality, fair trade, and history that has made L’Occitane a staple for many women around the world. Don’t forget your Rustan’s Beauty Addict card when you treat yourself to these treasures. Earn points to redeem premium rewards including best-selling items and spa services, receive special discounts and GWPs, and get a chance to win exclusive raffle promotions to luxury destinations. Membership is complimentary to any customer with a minimum single receipt purchase of P2,500 from Rustan's The Beauty Source. To learn more, visit rustans-thebeautysource.com and @rustansthebeautysource on Facebook and Instragram.