Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Guerlain in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Guerlain fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Guerlain perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Eau de Cologne du Coq c1894

Eau de Cologne du Coq: is a citrus aromatic fragrance for men, launched in 1894. The nose behind this fragrance is Aime Guerlain. It was also known as "Eau du Coq". This was created for a friend of Aime's, the distinguished French actor Benoît-Constant Coquelin, , whose nickname was le Coq (the Fool (foolish but having the slyness of a rogue), or the little Rooster).




Eau de Cologne du 68 c2006

Eau de Cologne du 68: created in 2006, by Sophie Labbe. When it was first launched, it was exclusive to the Paris boutique, but has been released in a 100ml size flacon, in limited distribution since 2008, in conjuction with Guerlain's 180 year anniversary. The fragrance is now sold only in the 250ml bottle.

Eau de Camélia et Vétiver c1834

Eau de Camélia et Vétiver: created by Pierre Francois Pascal Guerlain in 1834.

À Travers Champs c1898

À Travers Champs: Created in 1898 by Aime Guerlain, later reformulated by Jacques Guerlain and relaunched in 1921.




Attrape Coeur c2005

Attrape Coeur: (Heart Catcher) This fragrance was first released as a limited edition in 1999 under the name of Guet-Apens (Ambush).

Over the years it has gone through several incarnations:

  • 1999 Guet Apens 
  • 2002 No.68   
  • 2005 Attrape Cœur eau de toilette
  • 2007 Vol de Nuit Evasion
  • 2014 Royal Extract 

Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as an ambery floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: peach and cinnamon
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, violet, iris, tuberose
  • Base notes: orris, vanilla, musk, leather, sandalwood, amber and oakmoss

Bottles:


Presented in a white bee bottle, part of the Les Parisiennes line.

  • 125ml eau de parfum


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued in 2010.




Guet-Apens c1999

Guet-Apens: created in 1999 by Mathilde Laurent, as a limited edition.




Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a chypre fruity fragrance for women.

  • Top notes: jasmine, tuberose, violet
  • Middle notes: peach, rose
  • Base notes: amber, musk, vetiver and vanilla


Bottle:


Presented in the 4 oz Lanterne flacon (eau de parfum).




Fate of the Fragrance:


Guet-Apens (discontinued), then reissued in 2002 as No.68 (discontinued), then reorchestrated and renamed Attrape Cœur in 2005 (discontinued) , then renamed and relaunched as Vol de Nuit Evasion in 2007 (discontinued), then launched again in 2014 as Royal Extract.



Insolence Shimmering Edition c2008

Insolence Shimmering Edition: created in 2008 by Maurice Roucel and Sylvaine Delacourte.

Insolence Eau Glacee c2009

Insolence Eau Glacee: created for summer 2009. Another kind of olfactive insolence arrives from the house of Guerlain in light violet nuances with an icy accent.

From Guerlain:
An icy fragrance that makes you melt with pleasure! A refreshing idea for a scent that never loses its cool The result is the new Insolence Eau Glacée. The favourite notes of Insolence reveal themselves in a new light: Berries glisten with frost, violet petals seem ready to melt and iris offers wonderful lightness and luxurious airiness.

Insolence Blooming - Collector's Bottle c2009

Insolence Blooming: created in 2009, a limited edition.

Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is the same composition as the original Insolence eau de toilette. Only the bottle design is slightly different, as it is meant as a collector's edition.


Bottle:

Available as:
  • 50 ml eau de toilette


Insolence c2006

Insolence: created in 2006 by Maurice Roucel and Sylvaine Delacourte. It is a new bold fragrance for young women, first introduced in an eau de toilette concentration, it was in 2008 that we were introduced to the eau de parfum concentration, also created by Roucel and Delacourte. This perfume will most probably surprise the Guerlain perfumes fans, as it is rather unusual, modern and fruity sweet. But, Guerlain is not afraid to surprise, and even provoke.


L'Instant Magic c2007

L'Instant Magic: created in 2007 by Randa Hammami and Sylvie Delacourte.

L`Instant Fleur de Mandarine c2007

L`Instant de Guerlain Fleur de Mandarine: created in 2007, as a limited edition.

La Petite Robe Noire c2009

La Petite Robe Noire: (The Little Black Dress). Originally created by Sylvaine Delacourte & Delphine Jelk, introduced in 2009 as a limited edition.


Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus c2009

Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus: Created in 2009 by Jean Paul Guerlain, a fragrant picture of a Japanese woman, Mitsouko, was presented with a new fragrance by the house of Guerlain - Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus.

“Mitsouko is really a masterpiece,” says Jean-Paul Guerlain, “I did not want to betray my grandfather’s, so I added a freshness to the scent with spices and white musk to give a modernity to it without changing the original scent.”


Mi-Mai c1914

Mi-Mai: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1914, a green, feminine fragrance inspired by the mild month of May.