Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Guerlain in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Guerlain fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Guerlain perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the current Guerlain brand might see it.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

West End by Guerlain c1839

West End by Guerlain: launched in 1839. The name comes from the "West End" of London. The perfume was also sold by other perfume companies.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Bouquet Princess Alexandra by Guerlain c1878

Bouquet Princess Alexandra by Guerlain: launched in 1878. Created by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Terracotta Voile d`Ete c1999

Terracotta Voile d`Ete by Guerlain: launched in 1999. Created by Mathilde Laurent based on the vintage formula of Quand Vient l'Été by Jacques Guerlain.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Bouquet de Cintra by Guerlain c1873

Bouquet de Cintra by Guerlain: launched in 1873. 

Cintra refers to the city of Cintra in Portugal. It was here in the middle of the 19th century, that citrus groves dotted the Serra de Cintra, providing the countryside with fresh lemons, citrons and oranges. Masses of sweet scented wild flowers such as wild arbutus, chrysanthemum, Ionopsidium, linaria, trachelium, leucojum, narcissus, dwarf irises, white and yellow broom, honeysuckle, crocus, cistus and woodbine grew in profusion. Trees such as laurel, acacia, palm, aloe, cork oak, pine, fern, eucalyptus, poplar, pepper and myrtle were quite abundant along the mossy covered Serra. I imagine the Cintra perfume would have contained these elements.

Virgil spoke of Cintra - 

"Mossy springs and softer grass at the top

  And the shade of a rare green tree covers you."

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Perfumy Barbara

Perfumy Barbara Parfum pour le mouchoir et les appartements prepare par Guerlain, parfumeur distillat. 15 rue de la Paix, Paris.

Perfumy Barbara Perfume for the handkerchief and the apartments prepared by Guerlain, distillate perfumer. 15 rue de la Paix, Paris.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Marquise D'Auberive by Guerlain c1893

 Marquise D'Auberive by Guerlain c1893. It was named after the character Marquise d'Auberive in Émile Augier's comedy "Les Effrontes" in which was played on stage by Madame Jane Hading in 1893 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The character was also played by Cécile Sorel.

Guerlain created custom fragrance for various nobles, celebrities and royals over the years. The perfume may have been presented to the actress who played the part of the Marquise.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Jadis by Guerlain c1883

Jadis by Guerlain: launched in 1883. Created by Aimé Guerlain. The name is a French word meaning "formerly", "once" or "the past".

Monday, May 30, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

My Insolence by Guerlain c2007

My Insolence by Guerlain: launched in 2007. Created by Christophe Raynaud and Sylvaine Delacourte.

Double Extrait d'Hymenaea Nitida by Guerlain c1848

 Double Extrait d'Hymenaea Nitida by Guerlain: launched in 1848. I was unable to identify this particular scientific name, it appears it might be the hymenaea tree of Brazil, the source for copal resin.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Patchouli Ardent by Guerlain 2020

 Patchouli Ardent by Guerlain: launched in 2020. Created in by Thierry Wasser as part of the Les Absolus d'Orient line. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Aux Bon Vieux Temps c1890

Au Bon Vieux Temps by Guerlain: launched in 1890. Created by Jacques Guerlain. The name means "The Good Old Times" and recalls the scents of the old potpourri jars (sweet jars) found in homes and the heavy musk worn by so many in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Un Air de Samsara c1995

Un Air de Samsara: launched in 1995.  It was created by Jean-Paul Guerlain as a lighter and fresher version of the successful oriental perfume 'Samara'.