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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Plagia c1904

Plagia by Guerlain: launched in 1904. The name means "plagiarism"in French, may have alluded to the numerous competitors who created their own versions of Guerlain's perfumes.

But since Guerlain was in the habit of making various plant extracts, I believe that this is nothing more than Plagianthus.

Plagianthus. From plaios "oblique" and anthoa a flower referring to the usually unequal sided petals Nat Ord Malvacem. A small genus of green house or half hardy shrubs natives of southern Australia and New Zealand. P. Lyallii is the most ornamental species and forms a handsome greenhouse plant, with drooping, axillary white flowers It was introduced from New Zealand in 1871, and is easily increased by cuttings.  Small flowers are sweetly scented and the perfume may have been created to mimic the scent of the flowers.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a spicy, woody floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: ambrette, orange blossom, bergamot
  • Middle notes: sandalwood, ylang ylang, Tonkin musk, spices and suede
  • Base notes: orris and vanilla


Presented in the Carre flacon.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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