Gauloises is a French-based brand produced by Altadis Tobacco Company. It appeared on the market in 1910. The brand quickly gained popularity in Western Europe, where it was positioned as heavy bohemian cigarettes targeted at wealthy men. Today the Gauloises trademark belongs to the international corporation Imperial Tobacco.
Originally, Gauloises was made by high-quality dark tobaccos grown in Turkey and Syria. Thick smoke, heavy, rich taste, well-recognizable sweet aroma were the hallmark of French cigarettes. However, after the change of the owner, the composition of cigarettes changed. The brand has smoothly migrated from the category of premium tobacco products to public cigarettes for every day. Astringent tobaccos were diluted with a classic American blend, providing the cigarettes with a filter. Numerous prominent people such as Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, J.P. Sartre, and Jimmy Morrison claimed that Gauloises had a unique aftertaste and pleasant aroma. Today Gauloises still stands out for the unsurpassed quality of the raw materials.
The manufacturing company keeps up with the times, using advanced technologies in the production process. As a result, the Gauloises brand earns one of the leading spots on the market due to their rich aroma and pleasant taste.