Myrurgia was founded in 1916 by the Catalan family of Monegal. Raymon Monegal, a wealthy chemical industrialist, put up the money and marketing skills. His second son, Esteve Monegal Prat, a sculptor, art student and friend of many in the contemporary art scene, was the face of Myrurgia. Esteve was also influential in the management of the company until his death in 1978.
Perhaps Myrurgia's best known fragrance was Maja, first introduced in 1918 and reintroduced in 1945. After the Spanish Civil War, in the 1950's and 1960's, Myrurgia was Spain's leading perfumer house with Gal being their chief competitor. In July, 2000, Myrurgia became part of the Puig Beauty & Fashion Group.