“Sambin” originates from a French town located in the department of Loir-et-Cher, in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Located in the center of the department, the town is part of the small agricultural region “la Sologne viticole”, a vast expanse of woods, ponds and meadows.
It is also an African commune located in the province of Bazėga in the Centre-Sud region of Burkina Faso. The Sambin commune, also called Saponé, is a territory known for its
Today, Sambin is the name of a famous family from Guadeloupe originating from the commune of Moule, located in the northeast of the island of Grande-Terre on the Atlantic coast; its activity is mainly
agriculture and tourism.
Guadeloupe, Sugar cane
Le Moule, windmill
The Sambin family has owned sugar cane fields since 1963, and several agricultural lands which were used at the time for the development of a very large brand of rum distillery.
The first to arrive in Guadeloupe is Eustache Sambin known as “Caillau” who was born in Africa (in present-day Burkina Faso) in the town of Saponé (Sambin).
Eustache is a “Moaga” (Mossi people of present-day Burkina) he is deported to the Antilles under the registration number 1325. It will officially obtain its name “Sambin” by decree in 1848.
He is called “Eustache” in reference to the ferrule knife, which implies that he was a very useful person, and says “Caillau” which is a term at the time which designated a rocky and hard path to cross. Eustache Sambin known as “Caillau” was a strong, rough and useful man in the cane fields.
Legacy and transmission of the Sambin?
the importance of culture, cultural universality.
The legacy left by Eustache to his son “Gédéon” and then to his grandchildren is passed down from generation to generation. The importance of the cultural origin of Caribbeans and Africans in general deport across the world, a mixed culture, but universal.
The movement of African peoples around the world originally influenced the emerging cultures of the colonies, but also played an important role in the evolution of current civilization. It is in this atmosphere of transmission and respect for descendants that the Sambin universe grows.
The Sambin family moved to Paris in the 1980s, and it was in the 1990s that Marie-Louise Sambin launched into the afro cosmetics business, then into theater and cultural development, dealing with the history of African Diaspora. Storyteller and director, she wrote “Gorgui”, a play that traces the history of her ancestors.
It was his son Erold who founded Maison Sambin in 2018.
« A perfume tells a story that you will never forget» Erold Sambin
Erold Sambin was born in Paris to a French father and a mother
of Guadeloupe origin, the fruit of a mixture of diversity and tolerance.
He grew up in both French culture and Afro-Caribbean culture, he is very attached to the history of his ancestors.
Ex-rugby player, during his career Erold worked as a model and
model for several brands, he is very interested in
fashion, but also to the world of perfume.
Wishing to produce a unique and quality fragrance, Erold collaborates with the best perfumers in Grasse, on his first collection, which consists of 3 perfumes representing the African deities of the Yoruba people (Nigeria and Benin).
The fragrances translate into the character of the Orisha Gods, from erotic and carnal sensuality, to the strength of fire and lightning, to the icy wind caressing the sweetness of an infinite river. He creates his first collection, inspired by the “Yoruba” universe.
It is said that on the day of our birth, each of us is accompanied by an Orisha, who serves as our protector during our lifetime. In the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, seven of the many Orishas are referred to as “the seven African powers”, including Eleggua, Obatala, Yemaya, Oya, Oshun, Shango and Ogun. Through its rich diversity, Maison Sambin is committed to promoting the history of the African diaspora, and strengthening its cultural identity. Discover our range of luxury unisex fragrance.