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Monday, February 11, 2013

À Travers Champs c1898

À Travers Champs: Created in 1898 by Aime Guerlain, later reformulated by Jacques Guerlain and relaunched in 1921.




Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? It is classified as a powdery floral amber fragrance for women based on flowers of the fields.
  • Top notes: lily of the valley, violet, bergamot, petitgrain
  • Middle notes: rose, orris, carnation, ylang ylang, sandalwood, clove, patchouli, benzoin
  • Base notes: orris, vanilla, suede



Theatre magazine - Volumes 43-44 - Page 62, 1926:
"...About stepping up to a perfume counter and trying to pronounce the French names, she does it so badly, and she won’t get any help from the clerk behind the counter, as a rule. Of course they're difficult, if you don't know French, and the simpler the name is sometimes the trickier it is to pronounce. . . Take, for instance, Guerlain's new perfume, 'A Travers Champs,' which looks comparatively innocent and yet takes quite an art to snap off the tongue comprehensively. But is that preventing its sale? No siree! It's being eaten alive!"


Bottles:

Launched in the Lyre flacon (parfum), the Quadrilobe flacon (parfum), the Brun Fume flacon (parfum), the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette), flacon Capsule (lotion vegetale).












Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued in 1959.

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