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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rue de la Paix c1908

Rue de la Paix by Guerlain: launched in 1908. Possibly only in USA in 1922. Created by Pierre Guerlain.

Parfum des Champs Elysees c1904 (Original)

Parfum des Champs-Elysees: Created in 1904 by Jacques Guerlain.

Candide Effluve c1921

Candide Effluve: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921 but only launched the following year; in USA by 1924.

Candide is a comic operetta based on the work by Voltaire. Candide is a beautiful virgin woman. The perfume is based on the "fragrance of a innocent young woman (virgin)."

Lavande c1840

Lavande: Created in 1840 by Aime Guerlain.

Kriss c1942

Kriss: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1942. It was renamed Dawamesk in 1945.

I found reference to this perfume as well as Coque D'Or in a 1946 issue of Realites, a French publication:
"Two creations: Kriss, Coque D'Or. The latter is presented in a luxurious flask, gold and violet, in the form of a noed papillon, that you will see doubtless this winter, for it is reserved to the exportation. Here, the 2 and a half ounces are worth 2,200 francs."

Moskovskaia Slava c1883

Moskovskaia Slava: a perfume created in 1883 to honor Alexander III and the Russian nobility.

Djedi by Guerlain 1926

Djedi by Guerlain: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1926 and introduced in France, it was finally released in the United States in 1928.

The advertisement of the day noted that the perfume was a special presentation created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Guerlain. It was housed inside of a Baccarat flacon.

Les Quatre Saisons Limited Edition Perfume Presentation c2008

For Guerlain's 180th Anniversary of the opening of their first shop in Paris on May 15, 2008, the company decided to mark the occasion with presenting a limited edition boxed set of four perfumes. Named Les Quatre Saisons, The Four Seasons.

The box is made up of black grained leather.  H: 10.7 cm x 4 Dimensions: 32 cm x 13 cm

Each 35ml bottle is made up of clear Baccarat crystal with the heart shaped stopper, and is then hand engraved with a small illustration representing each season.

The set was limited to only 95 copies, retailing for 2500 euros/$3393 each.

Mon Precieux Nectar c2009

Mon Precieux Nectar: created in 2009. It was created by Sylvaine Delacourte and Randa Hammami.

It was originally released as a limited edition of only 35, housed in a crystal fountain, the Fountain Imperiale, manufactured by the famous Val Saint Lambert in Belgium, and retailed for a whopping $9,000. The fountain, column like with timeless, pure lines inspired by the Second Empire. And, a honeybee, the emblem of the house, was engraved in the center of the stopper. The fountain contains one liter of parfum.

Mouchoir de Monsieur c1904

Mouchoir de Monsieur: (The Gentleman’s Handkerchief) Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1904. The fragrance was originally created as a wedding gift of a couple of friends, it evoked the Belle Epoque, when it was fashionable to scent handkerchiefs, gloves and veils but especially to the skin.

Vol de Nuit c1933

Vol de Nuit: (night-flight) was created in 1933 by Jacques Guerlain. It was named after Antoine Saint Exupery's second novel 'Night Flight', a fragrant story of love and romance of the first years of aviation.

Every year the Air Force College at Salon-de-Provence orders Vol de Nuit in presentation boxes decorated with the emblem of the French Wings. These are distributed by the Cadets during official visits to other countries.

Pour Troubler c1911

Pour Troubler: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1911; came in both extrait and eau de cologne.

Vague Souvenir c1912

Vague Souvenir: created by Jacques Guerlain in 1912. The name means "Faint Remembrance" in French.

Available in parfum extract, toilet water and lotion vegetale.

Vega c1926

Vega: Created in 1926, in USA in 1936, Vega was named after the star that is more radiant than the sun.

Fleur de Feu c1948

Fleur de Feu: (Flower of Fire) Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1948, in USA in 1949, the name comes from the idea of flowers rising from the flames – like a phoenix. This was Guerlain’s first perfume after the World War II. Also created to celebrate Guerlain's 120th anniversary. Packaged in a fluted crystal bottle encased in a chest of grey suede embellished in gold.

Fleur Qui Meurt c1901

Fleur Qui Meurt: (the Flower that died), created in 1901, the present and nostalgia come together in this final moment of a fleeting flower makes his last breath by indulging her perfume. Jacques Guerlain already expressed its extreme sensitivity in the olfactory treasures that reveal a maturity and an art in certain assay and mixtures.

Fol Arome c1912

Fol Arome: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1912, I found a reference to this perfume being sold in 1896, so I think the 1912 version may have been reworked or just relaunched.

c1918 ad

Guerlarose c1930

Guerlarose: Created by Jean-Jacques Guerlain in 1930.

Jasmin c1922

Jasmin: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1922.

Jasmiralda c1912

Jasmiralda by Guerlain: created by Jacques Guerlain in 1912, launched in USA in 1917. Named after Victor Hugo's Esmeralda from Notre Dame de Paris.

Tsao-Ko c1879

Tsao-Ko: created by Jacques Guerlain in 1879, for women, named after a species of cardamom.

Milade c2006

Milade: created in 2006 for the Russian Millionaire Fair, in honour of a Russian woman, sophisticated and elegant. Little is known about this very limited edition as it was not widely available.

Loin de Tout c1933

Loin de Tout (Away From it All): created in 1933 but Jacques Guerlain. The name evokes vacations.

Le Jardin de Mon Curé c1895

Le Jardin de Mon Curé: (the garden of my parish priest/my Father's Garden), created for women by Jacques Guerlain in 1895. It was made in memory of walks that Jacques was doing with his grandfather when he was a child.

Kadine c1911

Kadine: launched in 1911.

 In the Ottoman Empire, the Kadine means a woman in the harem of the Sultan, who was elevated to a wife, that is to say a favorite. During a visit to the Topkapi Palace, Jacques Guerlain crosses the portrait of a Kadine. He was struck by her incredible beauty but is also said that she was endowed with an exceptional gift olfactory ... In homage to this history, he creates a perfume in her name in 1911. 

Atuana c1952

Atuana: Created in 1952 by Jacques Guerlain. This scent was crafted to honor the artist Gauguin's love of Tahiti. The name was inspired by the island of Atuona.

Dawamesk c1942

Dawamesk by Guerlain: originally named Kriss and created in 1942 by Jacques Guerlain. Renamed Dawamesk in 1945.

Coque D'Or c1937

Coque d’Or: (Golden Shell) created by Jacques Guerlain in 1937 and is a play on words named after the 1907 Rimsky-Korsakov opera, The Golden Cockerel (Le Coq D'Or).

Vere Novo c1895

Vere Novo: created in 1895 by Jacques Guerlain. The name "Vere Novo" (Latin for Spring) is derived from the Victor Hugo poem, also titled, Vere Novo.

Pois de Senteur c1840

Pois de Senteur: created by Jacques Guerlain in 1840.