Hermes is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer established in 1837. It specializes in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewelry, watches and ready-to-wear. In 1949, the same year as the launch of the Hermès silk tie, the first perfume, "Eau d'Hermès", was produced. The perfume business became a subsidiary in 1961, concurrently with the introduction of the "Calèche" scent, named after a hooded four-wheeled horse carriage, known since the 18th century. Since 1951, the company has created a number of scents for both men and women, as well as unisex lines.