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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fleur Qui Meurt c1901

Fleur Qui Meurt: (the Flower that died), created in 1901, the present and nostalgia come together in this final moment of a fleeting flower makes his last breath by indulging her perfume. Jacques Guerlain already expressed its extreme sensitivity in the olfactory treasures that reveal a maturity and an art in certain assay and mixtures.

Fragrance Composition:

What does it smell like? It is classified as a powdery floral chypre musk fragrance for women. Powdery violets over a musky chypre base.
  • Top notes: violet, costus, reseda, green notes
  • Middle notes: jasmine, orris, violet, heliotrope, patchouli, vetiver
  • Base notes: oakmoss, acacia and musk

Harper's Weekly, 1903:
"Guerlain who levies upon the flowers alone to yield to him their filmy treasures, has succeeded in obtaining the quintessence of exquisite Violet perfumes in his delightful "Fleur Qui Meurt."


Fleur Qui Meurt, the delicate violet flower that died too soon, "is presented in a bottle called "fleuri" because it was marketed with a bouquet of mauve silk flowers encircled by a collar on the bottle neck."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1941. 

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