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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Muguet c1908

Muguet: (mew-geh) originally created by Jacques Guerlain in 1908. Muguet is Guerlain's overture to beautiful spring days.



Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is a powdery, floral fragrance with a dominant lily of the valley note.

Original 1908 formula:
  • Top notes: lily of the valley, lemon
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, rose, freesia, lily of the valley, cream notes, orris
  • Base notes: lily of the valley, ylang ylang


Harper's Bazaar,1960:
"Guerlain's Muguet, long a favorite in Europe, has recently drifted across the ocean to us. A talisman of good luck in countries where lilies of the valley run rampant over spring woods. There is little doubt it will pervade its fragrance just as winningly here."
Playbill, 1960:
"Guerlain's Muguet is a true reflexion of the flower's own tender beauty— created from the valley lilies that reach their loveliest flowering in the fields of Grasse."

Bottles:


Muguet was presented in the Carre flacon (parfum), Fleuri flacon (parfum), the quadrilobe flacon (parfum), the Louis XVI flacon (parfum), the Amphore, (parfum), the parapluie flacon (parfum) and later in the bee bottle.












Fate of the Fragrance:


The perfume was discontinued by 1960 or so, but was brought back later on as limited edition fragrances.


Reformulated version named Eau de Muguet which appeared in 1998 and henceforth. So what does it smell like? It is a crisp green floral fragrance with a dominant fresh lily of the valley note.:
  • Top notes: lemon, bergamot, lily of the valley
  • Middle notes: jasmine, Turkish rose, lily and carnation 
  • Base notes: patchouli, oakmoss, leather, sandalwood





This version of Muguet was also released as the Aqua Allegoria fragrance Lillia Bella in 2002.

Muguet was reformulated and relaunched in 1998, in a hand numbered 75ml limited edition housed in the Fleuri flacon as an eau de toilette.


Muguet c1999, photo by domi


Since 2006, Guerlain sells a limited, numbered edition of it’s 1906 perfume, Muguet, for three days only, April 28th, 29th, 30th and only available in Guerlain's boutiques. The bottles and design details change each year, but the perfume composition stays the same.

The 2006 edition was housed inside the 30ml Louis XVI flacon in only 190 available copies at 130 euros each.


photo by 1dune



Muguet c2007


Muguet c2009 ($585 Retail)

Muguet c2011 ($595 Retail)

Muguet c2012

Muguet c2013

Muguet c2014

Muguet c2015



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