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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Voila Pourquoi J'Aimais Rosine c1900

Voila Pourquoi J'Aimais Rosine: (That is why I loved Rosine), first created in 1863. It was then released in 1900 in a new presentation created for the Universal Exhibition. The perfume was named after the illustrious actress Sarah Bernhardt whose birth name was Henriette-Rosine Bernard, a great friend of the Guerlain family and a true muse of Jacques Guerlain.


Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? It is classified as a powdery floral fragrance for women with a leathery chypre base.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, lavender, leather
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, vanilla, cinnamon, marjoram, patchouli
  • Base notes: rose, oakmoss, orris

Bottles:

Presented in the Fleuri flacon (parfum).Flacon created in 1900 by Pochet et du Courval. The bottle represents a flower vase topped with faux begonias.


Photo from dgaudit.fr


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.


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