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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vega c1926

Vega: Created in 1926, in USA in 1936, Vega was named after the star that is more radiant than the sun.

From Guerlain:
Passionate about great spaces, Jacques Guerlain consulted regularly treatises on astronomy and was dazzled by the power of this star. In Arabic, the Vega name means "Eagle dive", perhaps to recall that there 12,000 years, the axis of rotation of the Earth passed through Vega, while North Star.  
Perfume for freedom-loving women, it is the symbol of that carefree era when we ignore the dark clouds piled up gently on the international peace. 

Original Fragrance Composition:

What does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehyde, jasmine, bergamot, neroli 
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, sweet acacia, orange blossom, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood orris, vanilla
  • Base notes: jasmine, heliotrope, musk, tonka bean

Reformulated Fragrance Composition:

What does it smell like? It is classified as a floral aldehyde, built around jasmine flower which blends woody and powdery notes.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, orange blossom
  • Middle notes: jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, black currant blossom, carnation, iris, rosewood
  • Base notes: vanilla, sandalwood, amber


The parfum was originally housed in the 4 oz Encrier, the inkwell shaped bottle, made by Baccarat and packaged in a Bakelite box.

Other bottles were the Quadrilobe flacon (parfum), the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette), and the Montre flacon (eau de cologne).

This original Baccarat Encrier flacon, which was reissued again in 1998 to 850 only copies, describes the trajectories of imaginary planets orbiting this star symbolized by the cap in a 2 oz bottle by Cristalleries de Baccarat.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued (date unknown). It was still being sold in 1953.

Refomulated by Jean Paul Guerlain and relaunched in 2005 for the renovated flagship Guerlain store on the Champs-Elysees. Currently discontinued. (2015)

Photos from perfumeshrine and liveauctioneers

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