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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Apres L'Ondee c1906

Apres L'Ondee: (After the Shower), created by Jacques Guerlain in 1906 based on the formula for Voilette de Madame.

Though I have seen Apres L'Ondee perfume referenced as being made in 1898 in two different publications (Comment un nom devient une griffe, by Lucien Francois, 1961).

Its inspiration was the unique smell of a spring-time garden after a downpour, smell of wet leaves and flowers warmed by the sunshine.

From Guerlain:
"Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1906, Après L'Ondée is a celebration of the fine weather that follows the rain. 
In this bouquet of powdery flowers, Jacques Guerlain orchestrated its floral note around violet, iris and vanilla nuances. 
Powdery Floral.  Tender, delicate, subtle. 
Composed in nuances and half-shades, Après l'Ondée opens on aniseed notes and continues with a powdery-spicy floral bouquet whose scent evokes a stroll through the dewy underbrush. 
Guerlain creations each have their own story and sometimes strong similarities. This is the case of Après l'Ondée and L'Heure Bleue, two countryside fragrances inspired by the beauty of a moment and a photograph of nature. Created six years earlier, Après l'Ondée has a more watercolour and pastel aspect than L'Heure Bleue."

Original Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a powdery floral fragrance for women with spicy and musk notes.
  • Top notes: rosemary, hawthorn, bergamot, lavender,
  • Middle notes:  jasmine, lily, orchid, orange blossom, violet, bouvardia
  • Base notes: orris and Tonkin musk

Reformulated Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh white flower floral-oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: lemon, bergamot, anise, neroli, cassia
  • Middle notes: orris, violet, sandalwood, rose, ylang ylang, vetiver, carnation, mimosa, jasmine
  • Base notes: vanilla, benzoin, musk, styrax, heliotrope, iris, amber


Presented in a Louis XVI flacon (parfum), the quadrilobe flacon (parfum), the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette), the Montre flacon (eau de cologne) and the Empire flacon (parfum) and various spray flacons over the years.

bottle on left, c1980s, bottle on right c1967-1980.

photo by ellenaa






c1940s. photo from ebay seller the-antique-company

2.5 oz Extrait c1971.


Fate of the Fragrance:

Apres L'Ondee was reformulated several times over the years. Apres L'Ondee is still being produced by Guerlain.

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