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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mahora c2000 and Mayotte c2005

Mahora: created in 2000 by Jean Paul Guerlain. This perfume was named after the main island in the Mayotte archipelago, whose nickname is "The Perfume Island".

Jean Paul Guerlain explains the name of the perfume:
"The people who live in Mayotte are called, if they are men, Mahorais, and the women, Mahorese. I named the fragrance Mahora because I thought it sounded good, it was three syllables and you can pronounce it in every language."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: frangipani, orange blossom, almond blossom, green accords 
  • Middle notes: ylang ylang, neroli, tuberose, Indian jasmine 
  • Base notes: sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver


The interesting and charming bottle was designed by Robert Granai.

The fragrance is available in the following:
  • 0.42 oz Parfum Extrait 
  • 1 oz Eau de Parfum 
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum 
  • 2.5 oz Eau de Parfum 
  • 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum 

First produced as a parfum extrait and eau de parfum, then in 2001 the eau de toilette was released.

Fate of the Fragrance:

The perfume formula was tweaked and renamed Mayotte and launched as part of the Les Parisiennes collection in 2005 and housed in the white bee bottle. The fragrance has been discontinued in 2016.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes are neroli and frangipani
  • Middle notes are tuberose, indian jasmine and ylang-ylang
  • Base notes are sandalwood, vanilla and vetiver

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