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Friday, February 1, 2013

Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat c1920

Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat: a citrus aromatic fragrance for women, originally named simply Cedrat, a cedrat extrait created in 1870, a later incarnation produced the then named Eau de Cedrat, launched in 1880, created by Aime Guerlain.

The original Eau de Cedrat/Cedrat was sold in the Carre flacon. The fragrance was discontinued and in 1920, it was reformulated by Jacques Guerlain; who was inspired to create Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat after a stay on the Riviera.

Journal des Desmoiselles, 1889:
“During hot weather the epidermis of the face becomes more sensitive, and Parisiennes, mindful of their charms, avoid toilet waters, which are more or less irritating to the skin, and use only Guerlain’s “Eau de Cedrat”, which forthwith produces a soothing and refreshing effect, and which stills all skins harshness. The self same perfume taken in a tumbler as a gargle has been adapted by people of the highest elegance.”

photo by ebay seller voldenuit2

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is a classical citrus fragrance with notes of lemon, bergamot and cedar wood. This wonderfully subtle, fresh and tangy fragrance has the mysterious sensuality of the Mediterranean air.

  • Top notes: lemon and bergamot
  • Middle notes:
  • Base notes: cedar

Fate of the Fragrance:

This fragrance is still in production and is sold in the white bee flacon.

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