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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pao Rosa c1877

Pao Rosa by Guerlain: created by Aimé Guerlain in 1877. Pao Rosa grows in the dense forests of Africa. Its narrow sapwood is a pinkish white color and its heartwood is a reddish brown color with red brown veins.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a musky cologne fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: neroli, bergamot
  • Middle notes: rose, civet
  • Base notes: musk

Journal des demoiselles, 1879:
"Les extraits concentrés Pao Rosa extrait du bois du Brésil"
("concentrated extracts, Pao Rosa, extract of Brazil wood.")


It was housed in the Carre flacon as well as other bottles.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1894.

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