Dresden perfume tradition

Since 1846 the name Jumpelt stands for scent quality from Dresden. Founded by August Ludwig Louis Jumpelt, perfumer, son of the city, father of the brand and great-great-grandfather of Susanne Jumpelt. His vision is now being continued by his great-great-granddaughter. With the same pleasure in unique and style-defining fragrances.

With only 25 years the wig maker journeyman August Ludwig Louis (I.) Jumpelt founded his company in 1846.

The first factory in Dresden. Illustration of 1860. Perfumery products of all kinds were produced here.

The colourful labels in the style of the Belle Époque are the endearing witnesses of a bygone era when critical customers gave preference to individuality and exclusiveness over mass production. Soaps with flower scents became a specialty.

In the second generation August Louis (II.) Jumpelt takes over the management of the company. His father grants him "Procura" in May 1887.

Progress is made and the company expands. "Best constructed steam engines" - as the brochure reads - are the basis for "excellent products".

Otto Louis (III.) Jumpelt was born in 1891, the grandfather of the current company owner. Like his ancestors, he learned the art of soap manufacturing. In 1920 he takes over the management of the company. This photo shows Otto Louis (III.) Ludwig Jumpelt, his wife Mathilde Elise Jumpelt and their son Rudolf Walter Jumpelt (father of the current owner).

The company’s headquarter in the Hohestraße was destroyed in February 1945 during the bombing of Dresden.

When Otto Louis Jumpelt passed away in 1960, a soap makers dynasty died with him, now to revived in this decade by the courageous efforts of his grand-daughter Susanne Jumpelt, a child of our 21st century. 170 years after the company was founded, his vision is now being continued in the 5th generation.

Trilingual labels testify to the internationality of the brand. And it is precisely this heritage that we use for our product line. Original reproductions adorn our current products.

FULL HISTORY

Six years after the Church of Our Lady in Dresden was completed, Johann Christoph Heinrich Jumpelt was born in 1750. He worked as a wig maker. The wig makers received their guild articles in 1724. In September of the same year they were declared artists by a public announcement at the town hall. In the Baroque era, the Court Society provided the wigmakers, as well as feather ornamenters, hat decorators, silk embroiderers and pearl binders, with a wide range of work and sales opportunities.

Friedrich August Jumpelt, father of the founder of the company, was born in 1779 - Friedrich August III "the Fair" reigned supreme - and in 1831 he again hired himself out as a theatre hairdresser. On 12 July 1821 August Ludwig Louis (I.) Jumpelt was born. He was the son of Amalie H. and Friedrich August Jumpelt, the theatre hairdresser and later became a journeyman of his father.

On November 2, 1831 August Ludwig Louis (I.) Jumpelt appeared with his father before the city court in Dresden at the age of only 10 years and asked for the granting of the civil and master right. The city court in Dresden knew nothing disadvantageous about him, because the integrity was a condition for the receipt of the civil and master right. At the same time he asked for the cancellation of the years of travel necessary at that time, because he could present a medical certificate because of "weak health". His father was in great concern for his son because of these wandering years, because about 8 years before, Louis' brother died on his wanderings in Braunschweig.

After the guild had agreed to this exception, the Royal State Directorate granted the "exception from wandering" on December 15, 1831. This paved the way for the later foundation of the company, as he founded the perfumery factory in Carolastreet in Dresden. Perhaps it was due to the fact that at that time Anton "the kind one" ruled in Saxony.

1854 Lothar Alexander Jumpelt was born, who later became factory owner of the "Louis Jumpelt Company" in Hohestreet 18. He died at the age of 60 in 1914. In 1855 Lothars brother August Louis (II.) Jumpelt was born. In 1887 the brothers were given power of attorney by their father. The company flourished and expanded internationally with the help of representatives in other cities. The assortment was expanded to meet the demands and wishes of the discerning clientele.

In 1891 Otto Louis (III.) Jumpelt, the grandfather of Susanne Jumpelt, was born. He also learned the soap boiler trade in 1910 and took over the management of the company in 1920. Now it was necessary to use modern production methods and new processes. At his time Sapotol and Petrolotion came into fashion. In 1892 the company appeared in the Dresden address book under "Jumpelt, Louis, Hohestr.18".

In 1895 price lists were sent out in English. 1903 August Louis (II.) Jumpelt became co-owner of the company in Hohestreet 18.

Rudolf Walter Jumpelt, the father of Susanne Jumpelt, was born in 1925. He chose a completely different career as an interpreter and translator.

In 1946 the company turned 100 years old. Due to the turmoil of WWII and the bombing of Dresden, the company suffered greatly. In the post-war years, the company was unable to return to its former glory, partly due to a shortage of raw materials. In 1960 Otto Louis (III.) Jumpelt died in Dresden and with him also the last owner of the company "Louis Jumpelt".

Färdsch. That means "finished" and is a good example for the Saxon tongue beat.

You have been through 170 years of company history. Respect. For this we thank you.

We are now in the 21st century. The great-great granddaughter of the company founder Susanne Jumpelt, born in 1962, has decided to brush up on the company and family history and fill the spirit of the company with new life.

Tradition is alive!

OUR SOAPS

Ambitious international perfume makers and designers have, together with today‘s owner Susanne Jumpelt, ventured on a journey into the past. Following in the footsteps of her ancestors, they discovered historical design recipes and patterns which were an inspiration for this modern product. Experiencing a new start has been appealing and exciting. Our products pay tribute to the town of Dresden and are a modern interpretation of Historicism and the Belle Époque.

DELICATE ROSE SCENTED SOAP

5,3 OZ triple milled delicate Rose scented soap. Contains nurturing Shea butter. Colour: rosé. Décor: Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden.

DELICATE FLORAL SCENTED SOAP

5,3 OZ triple milled delicate floral scented soap. Contains nurturing Shea butter. Colour: white. Décor: Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden.

DELICATE ROSE SCENTED SOAP

5,3 OZ triple milled delicate Rose scented soap. Contains nurturing Shea butter. Colour: rosé. Décor: Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden.

DELICATE FLORAL SCENTED SOAP

5,3 OZ triple milled delicate floral scented soap. Contains nurturing Shea butter. Colour: white. Décor: Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden.

DELICATE FLORAL SCENTED SOAP

5,3 OZ triple milled delicate floral scented soap. Contains nurturing Shea butter. Colour: white. Décor: Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden.

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