Montblanc (sometimes referred to as Mont Blanc on older products) is a German company known for its fine writing instruments and luxury goods. Founded in 1908 by stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, banker Alfred Nehemias and engineer August Eberstein, the company started out as the Simplo Filler Pen company. Making upscale pens in Hamburg, a pen produced in 1910 would later give the company its new name: the Montblanc.
The Dunhill company acquired a majority stake in Montblanc during the 1970s, and was in turn later purchased by the Richemont Group, who offer Montblanc products alongside such other luxury goods houses as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Fragrances became a part of the Montblanc offering starting in 2001 with women’s Presence. 2005 men’s scent Starwalker was introduced in conjunction with a Starwalker pen and corresponding Timewalker men’s watch collection. Montblank fragrances are produced in conjunction with Inter Parfums Inc.