La Fée Absinthe Parisienne was first distilled in July 2000 in association with the Musée de l’Absinthe, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, and its founder and curator, Marie-Claude Delahaye, who is also a Director of La Fée LLP. It was the first absinthe to be legally distilled and bottled in France since the 1915 ban. It is distilled in copper stills at the Cherry Rocher distillery in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-east France and contains nine different herbs and spices, including Artemisia absinthium (Grande Wormwood) and Artemisia pontica (Petite Wormwood). It is bottled at 68% ABV: The traditional strength for French absinthe was 68% ABV – 72% ABV.
The recipe was refined in 2013 and re-launched in UV protective bottles. La Fée Parisienne is coloured naturally, by maceration of herbs in spirit, and can be drunk in the traditional manner of adding 4–6 parts iced water, to one part absinthe, poured over a sugar cube. It is also an ingredient in various classic and modern cocktails.