About Us

Flora 1761 offers a sophisticated nail lacquer collection inspired by the historic elegance of flowers and botanicals.  As varied as the flowers found in nature—from Lily of the Valley to Black Satin Dahlia—our colors evoke a sense of elegance and timeless beauty.  Our Nail Lacquer promises smooth coverage and a long-lasting finish with lustrous shine when paired with our Essential Primer and Essential Finish.
Just as importantly, however, Flora 1761 goes beyond outer beauty: 
Without compromising flawless results, our 8-free formula provides a safer, healthier alternative to major brands on the market.  Flora1761 is made without Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Triphenyl Phosphate, and Parabens.
Vegan and Cruelty-Free
All of our products are certified Vegan and Cruelty-Free by the Leaping Bunny program (Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics)—an organization that makes shopping for animal-friendly products easier and more trustworthy.  
Empowering Women
Additionally, as a female-owned beauty brand, empowering other women is also an important part of our ethos.  That’s why a portion of our proceeds go to respected women’s charities, such as Dress for Success and Girls Inc of Long Island.  
Made in USA
Our entire collection is proudly Made in the USA.


Woman with long red hair poses on a bridge over a river.  Photo is in a floral frame.
Our Inspiration
Founder Christine Koehler was inspired to create Flora 1761 while living in London and exploring Europe. Christine, a former fashion and home décor buyer in New York, has always been fascinated by the influence that flowers have had in so many aspects of daily life throughout history, most especially pleasure gardens, historic homes, and fashion. 
One exceptional influence is the Flora Danica—the 18th century documentation of wild plants and flowers in Denmark—which became one of the major milestones in the history of European botany.  Begun in 1761, it is considered one of the first efforts to catalog botanical species and, containing 3,240 copper engraved plates, it is a true combination of science and art that both educates and inspires.