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Friday, June 6, 2014

Guerlain's Lotion Vegetale

Guerlain's Lotion Vegetale is a scented liquid hair groom to women,  as well as for men's heads and facial hair. The lotion vegetale was meant to give a lustrous, healthy finish and scent to the hair as well as making it soft. It was a watery, alcohol based (approximately 87° alcohol) hair tonic, usually mixed with glycerine and other components and available in several different fragrances.

Lotion vegetale was suggested to be used by women when curling their hair, if the ends of the hair are brittle. A woman was advised to pour a few drops into the palms of the hands and then rubbed onto the dry ends of the hair before rolling them in curlers. This would help make the ringlets soft and shining.

"Women apply Lotion Vegetale generously to the hair after a shampoo...to impart lasting scent and to stimulate the scalp. Men like it as an aftershave lotion and general grooming aid. In ten Guerlain fragrances: Liu, Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Jicky, Sous le Vent, Rue de la Paix, Vague Souvenir and Apres L'Ondee."

Lotion vegetale was available in a wide variety of scents over the years:

  • Apres L'Ondee
  • Bouquet de Faunes
  • Chamade
  • Chant D'Aromes
  • Chypre
  • Coque d'Or
  • Eau de Cologne Imperiale
  • Guerlinade
  • Jasmin
  • Jicky
  • L'Heure Bleue
  • Lilas
  • Liu
  • Mitsouko
  • Ode
  • Rue de la Paix
  • Shalimar
  • Sous Le Vent
  • Une Rose
  • Vague Souvenir
  • Vega
  • Violette
  • Vol de Nuit
  • and others

Chypre Lotion Vegetale. Photo by Arcadia

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