Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Guerlain in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Guerlain fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Arome Synthetique Peau D'Espagne c1883

Arome Synthetique Peau D'Espagne: created in1883.

So what does it smell like? It was the synthesized version of Peau D'Espagne, also known as Spanish Leather. 

What Became of Pam, 1906
"And the air itself thick with a thousand scents from the Peau d'Espagne beloved of unmentionable Parisian ladies up to the most delicate essence of Houbigant or Guerlain was unbearably hot unbearably sweet and curiously exciting."

Art & décoration, Volume 4, 1898:
"Un suprême raffinement d'élégance consisteà imprégner son linge de corps ses dentelles ses fourrures d'une senteur discrète bien personnelle et suffisamment durable. Aucun parfum liquide même finement vaporisé ne réunit les qualités indispensables pour arriver à ce triple résultat. D'autre part les parfums en poudre employés jusqu ici à cet usage contiennent des senteurs violentes qu'a su éviter Guerlain dans ses sachets à la Peau d'Espagne dont l'odeur est idéalement douce et persistante." 

Presented in the Carre flacon.

Discontinued, date unknown.

photo by museu del perfum

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