About

The proven Leader in Brand & Market development

Since 1957

Masson Ltd started as a family run business in 1957, and continues to operate in that tradition today. Only now our family has extended to include a vast network of highly skilled professionals and partners. The key to our success has been to constantly adapt to the ever changing markets, and always question the so called best practices.

Our core family structure is what makes us unique, adaptable and always approachable.

Our Timeline

1957

Founded in 1957 by two brothers and an uncle, Masson Agencies Ltd began as a Canadian distributor of perfumes and fragrances. Jean-Pierre and Guy Masson teamed up with Lucien Masson who at the time was the exclusive Canadian distributor of the legendary Nina Ricci’s Coeur Joie sold in its famous crystal bottle by Marc Lalique. As the company’s name began to establish itself throughout many department stores, the Masson team was greeted by another icon, Hubert de Givenchy. Together they developed and establish the success of the perfume brand throughout Canada.

Photo: Cœur-Joie by Nina Ricci
<p>Founded in 1957 by two brothers and an uncle, Masson Agencies Ltd began as a Canadian distributor of perfumes and fragrances. Jean-Pierre and Guy Masson teamed up with Lucien Masson who at the time was the exclusive Canadian distributor of the legendary Nina Ricci’s Coeur Joie sold in its famous crystal bottle by Marc Lalique. As the company’s name began to establish itself throughout many department stores, the Masson team was greeted by another icon, Hubert de Givenchy. Together they developed and establish the success of the perfume brand throughout Canada.</p>
1982

Masson Agencies continued to grow its portfolio with well-known fragrances like Gucci and English Leather, and even acquired its own European Fragrance brand Kanon Cologne. With the introduction of Jean-Pierre’s three children into the company, Masson Agencies began its own venture into firsthand experience of marketing, R&D, branding and even manufacturing. Although Kanon was again sold in 2009, it served as a highly valued training in manufacturing, and helped deepen the ties with our Partners & Suppliers.

Three generations of Massons review the firm’s latest brand expansions
<p>Masson Agencies continued to grow its portfolio with well-known fragrances like Gucci and English Leather, and even acquired its own European Fragrance brand <strong>Kanon Cologne</strong>. With the introduction of Jean-Pierre’s three children into the company, Masson Agencies began its own venture into firsthand experience of marketing, R&D, branding and even manufacturing. Although Kanon was again sold in 2009, it served as a highly valued training in manufacturing, and helped deepen the ties with our Partners & Suppliers.</p>
1991

As the market of the fragrance industry began to change in the late 1980’s, Masson was quick to realize the opportunities in the emerging Cosmetics market. With several European brands under its title, Masson began to expand outside the department store market and into the Spa Industry, as well as across the border and into the United States.

Masson owned Fragrance brand advertised for the Eaton’s department stores
<p>As the market of the fragrance industry began to change in the late 1980’s, Masson was quick to realize the opportunities in the emerging Cosmetics market. With several European brands under its title, Masson began to expand outside the department store market and into the Spa Industry, as well as across the border and into the United States.</p>
2016

As Masson Agencies continued to expand with the 4th generation of family members, it relocated its offices and warehouse to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This allowed for closer proximity to the United States border, and for the creation of its complete logistics and fulfillment center MA LOGISTICS.

<p>As Masson Agencies continued to expand with the 4th generation of family members, it relocated its offices and warehouse to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This allowed for closer proximity to the United States border, and for the creation of its complete logistics and fulfillment center MA LOGISTICS.</p>
2017

‘Masson goes Green’
With the every changing demand of the market, Masson Ltd launched itself into the Health food and Organic Spa market. In the fastest growing segment of the Beauty & skin care industry, Masson is proud to represent the most notable and qualitative natural skin care line on the global market: Dr. Hauschka.

<p>‘Masson goes Green’<br />
With the every changing demand of the market, Masson Ltd launched itself into the Health food and Organic Spa market. In the fastest growing segment of the Beauty & skin care industry, Masson is proud to represent the most notable and qualitative natural skin care line on the global market: Dr. Hauschka.</p>
Today

Masson Agencies, now called Masson Ltd, is currently being operated by its third and fourth generation of family members. Today the company continues to successfully distribute and develop brands all across North America. With a complete portfolio of brands, contacts and experience, Masson now sells and collaborates with more market channels than any other Canadian beauty product distributor.

<p>Masson Agencies, now called Masson Ltd, is currently being operated by its third and fourth generation of family members. Today the company continues to successfully distribute and develop brands all across North America. With a complete portfolio of brands, contacts and experience, Masson now sells and collaborates with more market channels than any other Canadian beauty product distributor.</p>

What our clients had to say

Force Vitale Aqua Vitale Cream 24 became one of my favorite face skin care products. It absorbs really well. I love the way it feels on my skin. It has a great hydrating effect and leaves your face so silky smooth, soft, and fresh. I also love the refreshing scent.

A very nice discovery after trying so many different resurfacing product. After a one month treatment, my skin looks definitely more radiant and glowy. I see less pores and fine lines disappeared. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for more radiance, healthy looking skin and anti-aging.

I have been using Cell Shock 360º Anti-Wrinkle Eye Zone Serum ( triple collagen infusion) for the last 4 weeks. It works. I mean as all Swiss line products the effect is almost immediate. The fine wrinkles turns out to be invisible. I am really very pleased with the product.

Swissline has been a great addition here at Spa Chateau Elan. Our clients and staff love the products. We look forward to much more success our goal is to enhance women’s life through great skincare

This stuff is amazing for dehydrated skin – a must in winter time. Feels like butter going on, sinks into the skin and does not leave an oily slick like some creams can.

My skin looks so good. It has never been so clear with this skincare line and I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks. My pores are smaller and my skin is so smooth. I love it.

I took a huge risk buying this because of the off-putting price tag, but it really paid off! I’ve never seen such a big difference so soon. Let’s say I had started using on Monday and on Friday I saw a noticeable improvement in the texture of my skin.

I’ve been using this product for years, my skin glows,
feels soft and well moisturized. I love the natural, clean ingredients. I get many compliments on my face, others always asking what my facial regimen consists of!, just passed my 50’s.
Great skin care line!

Wow! What a difference in my skin. I have sensitive skin and struggle with redness. I noticed a big difference right away, I have only been using it a week but what a difference. My skin looks rested and calm and very soft and hydrated. Its like my skin said ahhhhh thank you! Just what I needed. Will definitely purchase again.

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