La Bouquetiere began her illustrious career in San Francisco in 1990 under the loving, creative, and watchful eyes of Mario Salas, her creator and founder. Her residence was on Sutter Street, a block from Union Square.
She began as a boutique with beautiful, in-house, hand-made preserved and dried flower arrangements and exquisite wares from around the world. She was also a home. There was a kitchen/dining room, living room, bedroom, boudoir, nursery, and salle de bains, all filled with marvelous treasures.
Mario shopped mainly in Europe for the “Little Girl” (affectionately called). He met many engaging and amazingly talented people who started him on the journey that led to this sublime world of French Fragrance.