Monday, June 29, 2015

Flacon Goutte (Teardrop) c1923-2001

Flacon Goutte (Teardrop) c1923-2001

Bottle created by Pochet et du Courval to hold eaux de toilette only. Bottle also made by different manufacturers over the years. Created as the standard Eau de Toilette presentation. The frosted glass stopper is made of two cockle shells; the label depicts two dolphins known as ‘Etiquette Dauphin’. “Toilet water in an oval bottle with atomizer top is new, $5.” ( 1939) “Guerlain now has a $5 size of toilet water in all the popular fragrances such as Shalimar, L’Heure Bleue, Vol de Nuit, Coque D’Or, Liu, Mitsouko, Sous Le Vent and Jicky.” (1940, Drug and Cosmetic Industry, Volume 46)

This bottle held over 30 different perfumes, some are:
  • Shalimar 
  • Jicky 
  • Vol de Nuit 
  • Chant D'Aromes 
  • Jasmin 
  • Mitsouko 
  • Liu 
  • Vol de Nuit 
  • Chamade 
  • L'Heure Bleue 
  • Fleur de Feu 
  • Rue de la Paix 
  • Lavande 
  • Parure 
  • Coque D'Or 
  • Vega 
  • Sous Le Vent 
  • Champs Elysees 
  • Fol Arome 
  • Dawamesk 
  • Cuir de Russie 
  • Habit Rouge 
  • Candide Effluve 
  • A Travers Champs 
  • Cachet Jaune 
  • Vetiver
  • Bouquet de Faunes
  • Vague Souvenir 
  • Apres L'Ondee 
  • Esprit de Fleurs Nouvelles 
  • Lilas 
  • Muguet
  • Gardenia
  • Djedi
  • Pois de Senteur
  • Pour Troubler?
  • Atuana?
  • Fleur de Feu?
  • Chypre?
  • Quand Vient L'Ete?
  • Mouchoir de Monsieur?

Different manufacturers:
  • 50cc/50ml/1.7 oz - 8 to 9cm/3.15" to 3.54" (1973) replaced by 50ml - 8.9 cm (1983-1988) 
  • 100cc/100ml/3.4 oz - 12 to 13cm/4.72" to 5.12" (1938) replaced by 100ml - 12.5 cm (1983-1994) 
  • 250cc/250ml/8.4 oz - 16 to 17cm/6.3" to 6.69" (1923) replaced by 250ml - 16.8 cm (1983-1995) 
  • 500cc/500ml/16.9 oz - 20 to 21cm/7.87" to 8.27" (1923-2001) 
  • 1 liter - 25 to 26cm/9.84" to 10.24" (1923-1999) 

  • 1923-1973: ground glass 
  • 1973-1980: glass with plastic dowel 
  • 1980-1987: gilded glass with screw on plastic dowel 
  • 1987-2002: glass with plastic dowel 
  • 1923-1979: newsprint dolphin label 
  • 1980-1987: Black and gold oval label 
  • 1987-2001: no label, silkscreened serigraphy on bottle instead

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shalimar Presentation Box with Cosmetics c1925

"Shalimar" - (1925) Very rare and important rectangular poplar wood box wrapped in emerald green morocco leather, decorated with gilded arabesques, used to protect a Baccarat crystal sample vial of "Shalimar", a powder box of  "Poudre C'est Moi" and a Bakelite "Rouge d'Enfer" lipstick case with trimmings. Interior satin lined box. D: 18, 5 x 28, 5cm.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ma Petite Robe Noire c2012

For Christmas 2012, Guerlain launched a pretty little trio of options for La Petite Robe Noire, which was freshly reworked that year. Three alternative “little black dresses” are featured on limited-edition bottles, named "Ma Petite Robe Noire."

You were able to choose which of the three dresses matched your or your gift recipient’s taste and have the bottle calligraphed with your name, initials or a secret message.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Agates Face Powder c1973

Before Guerlain released it's iconic Meteorites face powder pearls in 1987, they had introduced a precursor called Agates in 1973. The powder was so named for its beautiful box, which was inspired by Marie Antoinette's box covered in agates.

The box style was later used for the Meteorites packaging in 1987.

Monday, June 1, 2015

ON EBAY!!! Candide Effluve 2007 Reissue in Brun Flume Flacon

ON EBAY!!! Candide Effluve 2007 Reissue in Brun Flume Flacon

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Candide Effluve was reissued in in 2007 as a limited edition in its historical bottle, the Brun Fume Baccarat crystal bottle. There are only 97 numbered bottles, which had a single production run in 1933, which were brought from the archives. The number engraved on each bottle is also rare and original. The bottle is housed inside of a velvet lined, lacquered presentation box. The reissue retailed for $2,600.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, ylang-ylang, lilac, angelica, thyme
  • Middle notes: muguet, styrax, hyacinth, rose, jasmine, iris, heliotrope , myrrh
  • Base notes: amber, sandalwood, leather, orris, patchouli, vetiver, benzoin, tonka bean and vanilla.

Mon Exclusif c2015

Mon Exclusif by Guerlain: launched in 2015. Created by Thierry Wasser.

To make a customized fragrance more accessible to those without unlimited purse strings, Guerlain has introduced Mon Exclusif, a fragrance that you can rename yourself.

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 titled "Shalimar Cologne", it is in reality an eau de toilette.

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.

Discontinued in 2015.