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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bouquet de Faunes c1922

Bouquet de Faunes: Created in 1922 by Jacques Guerlain. Originally created to perfume furs.





Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women punctuated with leather and musk notes.
  • Top notes:  neroli, suede, jasmine 
  • Middle notes: bouvardia, orris, marjoram, rose, amber, carnation
  • Base notes: musk, vanilla,tonka bean



The Pharmaceutical Era, 1924:
"A new odor, called Bouquet de Faunes is being announced. It seems that M. Guerlain was strolling one morning in the gardens of the Tuilleries and he came upon the famous statue of the faun with flowers grouped about its base. The grace of the faun standing in a bed of flowers and the sweet odors of the blossoms fresh upon the morning air were inspiration enough for this.This extract is sold in beautiful bottles made by the versatile Lalique, each bearing in four places the face of the faun."

Garden & Home Builder,Volume 46, 1928:
"Bouquet de Faunes from Guerlain is an odor of elegance in a frosted vase."


Bottles:


Presented in the Bouquet de Faunes frosted flacon (parfum) by René Lalique et Cie. 


Flacon Lalique c1925-1963

Bottle created by Lalique to hold extraits of Bouquet de Faunes and Jasmin. The maiden’s face on the front of the bottle was taken from the entrance to the Guerlain boutique at 68 Avenue Champs-Elysées, Paris, France.

  • 80ml/2.7 oz - 9.7cm/3.82" (1925-1963) 
  • 125ml/4.2 oz - 11cm/4.33" (1925-1958) 
  • 250ml/8.4 oz - 13.5cm/5,.31" (1925-1960) 
  • 1925-1940: 1st version with waves just below neck 
  • 1940-1963: 2nd flat version without waves, marked "Made in France" on the foot



Guerlain
photo by Lombrail-Teucquam


Bouquet de Faunes was also presented in the quadrilobe flacon (parfum), the Guerre flacon (parfum) and the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette).

photo by drouot


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued in 1963.



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