Emmanuel Ungaro is a French fashion designer. His father, a tailor who fled Italy during Fascist rule, gave his son his first sewing machine. In 1955, the 22-year-old Ungaro moved to Paris to work for Cristobal Balenciaga. After a short stint with house Courrèges, Ungaro opened his own fashion house in Paris, in 1965.
Ungaro's first perfume, classic women's scent Diva, was introduced in 1983. Senso, Ungaro and Emmanuel Ungaro for Men were also introduced. The formation of Emmanuel Ungaro Parfums, in partnership with Ferragamo and Bvlgari, led to the release of Fleur de Diva, Desnuda and the Apparition series of fragrances for men and women.
Emanuel Ungaro fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Francoise Caron, Francis Kurkdjian, Olivier Polge, Domitille Michalon, Jacques Polge, Max Gavarry, Veronique Nyberg, Marc Chaillant, Loc Dong, Yves Cassar, Pascal Gaurin, Nathalie Lorson and Francois Demachy.