You may think writing instruments and luxury goods have nothing in common, but Montblanc soon broke that barrier. The company began as Simplo Filler Pen in Germany in 1908 under August Eberstein, Alfred Nehemias and Claus-Johannes Voss. The company got the Montblanc name from one of its high-quality pens that was introduced in 1910. Montblanc is known for its white star symbol that first appeared on its products in 1913. Montblanc fragrances are produced in partnership with Inter Parfums Inc.