Monday, July 21, 2014

Tropical Chic by Guerlain c2014

Tropical Chic by Guerlain: launched in 2014. created exclusively for the LVMH owned lined of Cheval Blanc luxury hotels. These hotels will feature spas using Guerlain products.


So what does it smell like? There are no published notes on this composition, but it is said to be inspired by its surroundings on the tropical isle of Saint Barthelemy in the Antilles.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Shalimar Souffle de Parfum c2014

Shalimar Souffle de Parfum by Guerlain: launched in 2014, available in October.

This is a new version of the classic Shalimar perfume. Formulated by chief Guerlain perfumer, Thierry Wasser, wanted to give Shalimar a new breath appealing to modern tastes. This new flanker scent is sparkling and sensuous.



The perfume bottle's shape is the newer pedestal bottle from Jade Jagger, who designed it in 2010 for all of Shalimar's Eau de Parfums and Eau de Toilettes. The usual bottles are clear glass with the blue cap, this flanker edition is tinted blue, a refreshing change for the scent.

So what does it smell like? It is a sparkling, light, airy and delicate floriental perfume.


  • Top notes: lemon, bergamot and mandarin
  • Heart notes: Indian Sambac jasmine and orange blossom water absolute
  • base notes: Tahitian and Indian Vanilla and white musk. 

Available in the following:

  • 30ml Eau de Parfum
  • 50ml ml Eau de Parfum
  • 100ml ml Eau de Parfum


Image from The Scented Salamander
 http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2014/06/guerlain_shalimar_souffle_de_p.html

Monday, June 16, 2014

Guerlain - Flacon Canard c1914

Guerlain Flacon Canard (Duck)

Unusual green glass bottle with bronze wings and cap. This beautiful bottle was created by Jacques Guerlain.

The bottle stands 9.5 cm tall.





Jacques Guerlain was a great art and history enthusiast, this bottle and it is certainly inspired by an antique vase of porphyry, "eagle" Suger.

This bottle was undoubtedly made ​​for a private commission and can be considered a work of art in its own right as its implementation is realistic and exceptional.





Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rare Guerlain Flacon "Vinaigrier Ottoman" Fetches 61,065 Euros at Auction

Rare Guerlain bottle from 1912, known as the Flacon "Vinaigrier Ottoman", sold for 61,065 Euros at a 2010 auction of Rambouillet Faure,  surpassed the previous Guerlain world record price for a vintage bottle which sold for 45,600 Euros, also in 2010.


Beautiful ancient amphora styled flacon, sometimes you may find this with enameled designs. Extremely rare and exceptional bottle decanter-style "Vinaigrier Ottoman" colorless glass, molded, pressed cylindrical section, the lobed bulbous belly, high funnel neck, richly decorated with polychrome painted oriental designs of stopper, painted olive red and blue, richly accented with gold, created by Pochet et du Courval. Model available at that time on special order. Still sealed with original perfume (unknown scent). Stands 21 cm tall.


Rare Guerlain Perfume Bottle Fetches 45,600 Euros

Rare Guerlain bottle from 1870, molded with "Guerlain rue de la paix", "depose" sold for 45,600 Euros at a 2010 auction of Toledano Arcachon (Gironde), deemed a "world record," by Bernard Gangler, worldwide expert in perfume bottles collection.

The bottle is given a satin finish in some areas, as well as on the stopper, given an applied patina over the satin finish.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

L'Extrait de Roses pour Les Lèvres c1853

L'Extrait de Roses pour Les Lèvres by Guerlain was a liquid lip color, introduced in 1853. It was a long lasting formula that stayed in place even during meals.


L'Artiste: journal de la littérature et des beaux-arts, 1856:
"Par conséquent ce mélancolique visage ne demandera pas à Guerlain son rouge de Damas ni son rouge de la cour ni son rouge Plessis. Pourtant ce pâle visage prendra de l'extrait de roses pour les lèvres, ou de la pommade carminée, car une petite bouche fraîche et vermeille est un des plus grands de la beauté."

Art et décoration, Volume 5, 1899:
"L'Extrait de roses pour les lèvres de Guerlain supprime ces inconvénients et parfume délicieusement la bouche."

Friday, June 6, 2014

Double Extrait de Rose du Roi c1900

Double Extrait de Rose du Roi by Guerlain: launched around 1900.

So what does it smell like? It was a rose soliflore perfume.

Discontinued, date unknown.




Tester bottle with ball shaped stopper.  Embossed on the back of the bottle "Guerlain". Beautiful crest label titled "15 Rue de la Paix." H: 9.7 cm.

Guerlain's Lotion Vegetale

Scented hair groom for men and women.






Chypre Lotion Vegetale. Photo by Arcadia

Jockey Club c1879

Jockey Club by Guerlain: launched in 1879. Created by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain. It is an old-fashioned scent popular in the Victorian era. Jockey Club perfume was intended to reproduce the fragrance of Epsom Downs in the late Spring. Many companies created their own versions of Jockey Club.

So what does it smell like?


  • Top notes: bergamot, neroli, cassie
  • Middle notes: jasmine, musk, tuberose, violet
  • Base notes: musk, amber, orris, civet, mace, clove, vanilla


Presented in the Carre flacon.

Discontinued, date unknown.


250 Year Anniversary of Guerlain - Shalimar Flacon c1979

Special  Edition created for the 250 year anniversary of the House of Guerlain in 1979. Beautiful presentation of 8.5 oz (250ml) Shalimar parfum in a Baccarat quadrilobe flacon, with interesting engraved label, and was housed in the 1940s resurrected green box with the Art Nouveau gold tracery.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

L'Homme Ideal de Guerlain c2014

L'Homme Ideal de Guerlain: launched in 2014. As of May 30, 2014, it has been released to select duty free shops. The tentative official launch date seems to be June 23, 2014. I heard that other countries might not see this until October. Will keep you updated.

This fragrance is part of the Guerlain Homme collection.


So what does it smell like? It is described as a spicy woody fragrance for men.

  • Top notes : citrus, rosemary, orange blossom
  • Middle notes : Amaretto accord of almonds and tonka
  • Base notes: leather, vetiver and cedar

Fragrance Guerlain L'Homme Ideal is available as:
  • 50 ml Eau de Toilette at the price of 62 eur 
  • 100 ml Eau de Toilette for 88 eur 


Monday, May 26, 2014

EBAY FIND!! Rare Antique Mi-Mai Perfume in Bouchon Fleurs Flacon

Rare Antique Mi-Mai Perfume in Bouchon Fleurs Flacon on ebay now!!



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Guerlain-vintage-perfume-Mi-Mai-sealed-full-bottle-/390848821745?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5b0067b9f1

This seller always has some great perfume bottles, be sure to check out her other goodies.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ON EBAY!! Chypre 53 c1948


Vintage Guerlain  Perfume Chypre 53

Bottle and Label are in Excellent Condition !!

Maybe a 1/3 of a tea spoon. of Perfume in bottle.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Guerlain-Chypre-53-Vintage-/221446484005?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338f3d3025

ON EBAY!!! Quand Vient L'Ete c1910-1930

 Quand Vient L'Ete c1910-1930




http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-GUERLAIN-FRANCE-QUAND-VIENT-LETE-125-CC-EXTRAIT-BACCARAT-SEALED-/171338865242?pt=UK_Collectables_Fragrances_EH&hash=item27e4979a5a

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ON EBAY! Cachet Jaune in Montre Flacon c1930s

ON EBAY! Cachet Jaune in Montre Flacon c1930s




http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-Rare-GUERLAIN-1937-CACHET-JAUNE-Flacon-Montre-6-7-oz-200ml-Vintage-Paris-/251535224748?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a90aaefac


ON EBAY! Rue de la Paix Perfume c1920s

ON EBAY! Rue de la Paix Perfume c1920s



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Guerlain-Rue-De-La-Paix-Womens-Perfume-1-oz-Bottle-70-75-Full-/351076224629?pt=fragrance&hash=item51bdc60e75

ON EBAY! Djedi Perfume Bottle and Box c1920s

ON EBAY! Djedi Perfume Bottle and Box c1920s




http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Guerlain-DJEDI-perfume-bottle-with-box-/111355304108?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ed4b18ac

Monday, May 19, 2014

250 Year Anniversary of Guerlain - Mitsouko Flacon c1979

Special  Edition created for the 250 year anniversary of the House of Guerlain in 1979. Beautiful presentation of 8.5 oz (250ml) Mitsouko parfum in a Baccarat quadrilobe flacon, with interesting engraved label, and housed in the 1940s resurrected green box with the Art Nouveau gold tracery.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Moynat and Guerlain Beauty Trunk

In April 2014, French leather goods maker Moynat collaborated with Guerlain to produce a custom traveler’s trunk celebrating the re-opening of the historic Orient Express luxury train service.



The case is made up of blue calfskin and accented with white stitching and gold plated brass hardware. The apple wood drawers of each immaculate piece contain Guerlain beauty products including four vintage bottles of Shalimar parfum housed in Baccarat flacons. Each trunk takes approximately 250 man-hours to craft and can range anywhere from $5,00o to $55,000 depending on specific client requests. Available on a build-to-order basis.



Photos from http://www.selectism.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Heritage by Guerlain c1992

Heritage by Guerlain: launched in 1992.Created by Jean-Paul Guerlain.


So what does it smell like? Sharp woody and spicy fragrance for men.


  • Top notes: bergamot, orange, aldehydes, green accords, lavender, lemon, petitgrain, violet, clary sage and nutmeg
  • Middle notes: pepper, coriander, orris root, along with rose, jasmine, carnation, honeysuckle, geranium and lily-of-the-valley
  • Base notes: cedar, vetiver, patchouli, amber, tonka bean, oakmoss, sandalwood and vanilla. 


I tested a vintage 1990s sample and it started off with sharp citrus and herbal notes, then the vetiver and spices became more prominent followed by a drydown of oakmoss, and a smoky wood note.