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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lavande c1840

Lavande: Created in 1840 by Aime Guerlain.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a classic fougere or chypre fragrance with a strong lavender note.
  • Top notes: lemon, bergamot
  • Middle notes: lavender, galbanum
  • Base notes: labdanum, amber, sandalwood, oakmoss and vetiver


Originally sold in the white bee flacon. It was also sold in the Empire flacon (parfum) in the early 1900s, the quadrilobe flacon (parfum), and was then presented in the Louis XVI flacon (parfum) and in 1923, the Goutte flacon (eau de toilettes).

photo from museu del perfum

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1953.

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