Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Guerlain Teas

La Petite Robe Noire Black Tea - Nature & Gastronomy

Black tea character from the highlands of India, whose strength is softened by the greedy presence of red fruits.Black tea from India, slightly spicy and fruity - red berries and raspberry pieces. High in caffeine which stimulates and promotes concentration, it should drink tea La Petite Robe Noire until mid afternoon. It can also be consumed cold.

Shalimar Black and Green Tea Blend - Intensity and voluptuousness

This tea evokes the first Oriental perfume. Subtle mix of flowers and sensual woody amber accents, Shalimar has become forever the essence of love and radiant femininity.A subtle blend of green tea and black teas from China and Sri Lanka to vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, lavender and natural aroma of bergamot. Shalimar tea is rich in caffeine, known for giving energy and boost concentration.

Orchidee Imperiale Black Tea - Presence and grade

Symbol of femininity in Asia, the orchid is known for its extraordinary longevity virtues in Imperial Orchid. On a base of black tea, adding orchid aroma was made possible through a complex process that requires perfect control of the dosage to achieve create balance. The flavoring of tea is an art in itself. Chinese black tea with orchid aromas. The subtle and perfect combination of tea and flower. The Imperial Orchid tea is rich in caffeine known to give energy and boost concentration.

L'Heure Bleue Oolong Tea - Serenity and delight

Oolong Taïawan, Ding Dong, which means "ice mist of heights," refers to the name of Dong Ding mountain where the tea is grown. Tea L'Heure Bleue, with pretty leaves rolled, is consumed at sunset. The pretty leaves rolled Dong Ding Oolong from Taiwan, evoke delicious aromas of chestnut, honey and hints of white flowers.

Nerolia Bianca White Tea - Spontaneity and delicacy

This Bai Mudan - which means "white peony" - consists of the buds of the first two leaves of tea plants. A delicate white tea plunging into the cool Nerolia Bianca, spontaneous and joyful fragrance built around bitter orange. The flavors of the Chinese white tea from the Fujian region, harvested once a year in spring, evoke a zesty notes of wet willow, honey and flowers. This exceptional tea is dried naturally after being trated by hand. Its color reminds its silvery leaves and white downy buds. Nerolia Bianca is a tea cleansing and very refreshing.

Liu Green Tea - Femininity and subtlety

Grown in the Fujian region, this collection offers scented green tea buds gently with jasmine flowers harvested in July. A subtle tea in the image of Liu, a flowery and voluptuous fragrance hymn to femininity and true love. Chinese green tea scented with jasmine flowers. Jasmine is known for its digestive properties, soothing and calming.

Muguet c2015 Limited Edition Flacon

Muguet by Guerlain: launched in 2015. A yearly tradition for the first of May, Guerlain releases a very special limited edition Flacon to hold their beloved springtime scent Muguet. This year, a beautiful flacon is conceived in delicate blanc de chine Limoges porcelain. A separate simply designed glass flacon holds 75ml of the ethereal liquid imprisoning the souls of millions of lilies of the valley and a small gilded funnel is conveniently packaged alongside the flacons to make decanting an easy chore.

A springtime's lucky charm. In 2015, Guerlain is reunited with its timeless and emblematic Flacon Fleuri, which hosted the original Muguet fragrance in 1908. Maison Guerlain has combined tradition and innovation to create the first ever perfume bottle in white porcelain. With its pure lines and floral motif, this new interpretation has a budding freshness and elegant simplicity, echoed in the first notes of Muguet. To add to the delightful charm of this porcelain bottle, a delicate ribbon adorns the neck of the bottle, just like the bow of a present adjusted a last time before offering it as a lucky charm to a loved one. Only 1,689 numbered bottles in the world

Shalimar Cologne (Eau de Toilette) c2015

Shalimar Cologne by Guerlain: launched in 2015.

Although it is called a Cologne, on it's website, Guerlain notes that it is an Eau de Toilette.

From Guerlain:
Once upon a time, there are four centuries, the borders of India ... The madness of love out of the ordinary. For his divine wife, Mumtaz Mahal princess, Emperor Shah Jahan did draw the lush gardens of Shalimar, showcase their passion and the Taj Mahal, marvel admired by the whole world. This fabulous story inspired Jacques Guerlain deliciously carnal wake, the first oriental fragrance in the world.  
Thierry Wasser, perfumer Guerlain, reinterprets this legendary fragrance and signs a fresh and bright Cologne. A modern creation with notes of citrus, fresh flowers and vanilla. 
Shalimar Cologne is an interpretation where a symphony of majesty processed citrus leaves room for a smooth vanilla orchestrated.  
Sparkling Amber
Fizz, delicious, fresh  
Shalimar Cologne opens with luminous notes, fresh and sparkling bergamot, lemon and grapefruit. This Calabrian citrus cocktail gives way to notes of freesia, jasmine and rose petal, assembled like a bouquet of fresh flowers. The white musk, vanilla and iris are expressed in a bottom enveloping and addictive.

It is available in 50 ml and 90 ml bottles. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tacoma Gracilis c1886

Tacoma Gracilis by Guerlain: launched around 1886. Tacoma Gracilis, also known as Tecoma Gracilis, is a tropical creeper with large yellow flowers and small leaves. This variety clings to stone walls and is a hardy plant and grows very sturdily. Tecoma rosea, with pale pink flowers, is one of the hardiest of all Tecomas, and has pretty shiny leaves.

So what does it smell like? I have no published notes on this composition.

The Wenck Perfumes Mfg Co. introduced their Tacoma Bouquet  in 1903.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Idylle Eau Sublime c2011

Idylle Eau Sublime by Guerlain: launched on September 2011. Created by Thierry Wasser.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as floral chypre fragrance for women.

  • Top notes: lychee, rosewater, and peach
  • Middle notes: rose, and jasmine
  • Base notes: patchouli, musk, chypre accord

The fragrance was available as 70 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

Discontinued in 2015.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Le Plus Beau Jour de Ma Vie c2015

Le Plus Beau Jour de Ma Vie by Guerlain: launched in 2015. Created by Thierry Wasser.

L'Homme Ideal Cologne c2015

L'Homme Ideal Cologne by Guerlain: will be launched in May 2015. Created by Thierry Wasser.

Terracotta Voile d'Ete c1999

Terracotta Voile D'Ete by Guerlain: launched in 1999. Created by Jean-Paul Guerlain and Mathilde Laurent. Discontinued by 2001.

  • 1999 Terracotta Voile D'Ete (discontinued by 2001)
  • 2002 No. 25 (discontinued by 2004)
  • 2005 Quand Vient l'Été 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

No. 25 c2002

No. 25 by Guerlain: launched in 2002 as part of the Les Parisiennes line.

This is the perfume Terracotta Voile D'Ete. Created by Jean-Paul Guerlain and Mathilde Laurent. Discontinued by 2001.

  • 1999 Terracotta Voile D'Ete (discontinued)
  • 2002 No. 25 (discontinued)
  • 2005 Quand Vient l'Été 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Idylle Duet Rose-Patchouli c2014

Idylle Duet Rose-Patchouli by Guerlain: launched in 2014.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women.

  • Top notes: violet
  • Middle notes: Bulgarian rose and patchouli
  • Base notes: incense and woody notes

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bouquet du Regent c1877

Bouquet du Regent by Guerlain: launched in 1877. I believe this was created many years before 1877, but this was the only year I found listed for the perfume.

Address reads 11 rue de la Paix, Paris.

So what does it smell like? I have no notes on this composition.

Housed in the carre flacon.

Discontinued, date unknown.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Iris Ganache c2007

Iris Ganache by Guerlain: launched in 2007. Created by Thierry Wasser as part of the L'Art et la Matiere collection.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an oriental woody fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: white chocolate, cinnamon and bergamot
  • Middle notes: iris, patchouli and cedar
  • Base notes: musk, vanilla and amber 

The fragrance is available as 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Idylle Duet c2011

Idylle Duet by Guerlain: launched in 2011. Created by Thierry Wasser. The inspiration came from Les Nuits d'Ete, an 1841 work by Hector Berlioz.

The duet in question is the marriage of rose and patchouli.

  • Top notes: freesia and peony
  • Middle notes: Bulgarian rose, lily of the valley, jasmine 
  • Base notes: white musk and Indonesian patchouli 

It is available as eau de parfum.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ON EBAY!!!! Marechale Extrait c1800s

I believe that Marechale was launched in 1873 and was still being sold in 1888.

Many perfumeries created their own version of a Marechale blend. It was originally created around 1669 as a sachet powder for Madame La Marechale D'Aumont, wife of Antoine, Marshal of France, by a Court parfumer. This sachet powder was created to match the color of her hair and was used to powder her coiffure, it included powdered elecampane root and vetiver (also found in Bouquet du Roi, another Guerlain concoction).

Poudre a la Marechale included: rose, elecampane, vetiver, iris, cloves, violet, orange, lavender, and marjoram.

 Crown Perfumery in England still makes a version and is a classical chypre floral fragrance with notes of bergamot, cardamom, lavender, rose, leather and oakmoss. .

Here is an old 1800's era recipe for Marechale perfume, which may have been similar to Guerlain's.

Marechale Bouquet Perfume

  • Clove oil 10 ml 
  • Sandalwood oil 10 ml 
  • Musk essence 1 oz 
  • Ambergris essence 1 oz 
  • Neroli spirit 2 ozs 
  • Tonka tincture 2 ozs 
  • Vanilla essence 2 ozs 
  • Orris tincture 2 ozs 
  • Vetiver spirit 2 ozs 
  • Rose spirit 4 ozs 
  • Orange flower extrait 4 ozs 


Pommade a la marechale c1847

Take 4 lbs prepared and when melted, add 2 lbs pomade a la fleur oranger, 1 lb a l'acacia, 1 lb a la rose, 4 lbs au jasmin. The whole having semi congealed is perfumed with the following:

  • 1 oz essence of bergamot 
  • 4 oz essence of cloves 
  • 1 oz balsam of Peru 
  • 1 drachm essence of sassafras 
  • drachm essence of cinnamon 
  • drachm essence of rhodium 
  • a drop of essential oil of anise 
  • 4 drachms essence of amber and of musk 

Impart a color with one ounce of powder a la vanille and oz of pulverized bergamot peel.

To read more on Marechale, visit this link:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bouquet du Jardin du Roi c1890

Bouquet du Jardin du Roi by Guerlain: launched around 1828. The name means Bouquet of the King's Garden in French.

So what does it smell like? I have no published notes on this fragrance.

Discontinued, date unknown.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Unter den Linden c1850s

Unter den Linden by Guerlain: launched sometime in the 1850s I believe.

Unter den Linden ("under the linden trees") is a boulevard in the Mitte district of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is named for its linden (basswood in American English, lime in British English) trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall between two carriageways.

The address reads 15 rue de la Paix, Paris.

So what does it smell like? I have no notes on this composition.

Discontinued, date unknown.

Myrrhe & Delires c2012

Myrrhe & Delires by Guerlain: launched in 2012. Created by Thierry Wasser as part of the  L'Art et la Matiére Collection.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a woody oriental fragrance for women and men.

  • Top notes are bergamot and grapefruit
  • Middle notes are osmanthus, jasmine, rose and violet leaf
  • Base notes are patchouli, incense, tonka bean, vanilla, myrrh and licorice