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Monday, September 1, 2014

Champs Elysees by Guerlain c1996

Champs Elysees by Guerlain: launched in 1996 ,created by Jacques Guerlain and Jean-Paul Guerlain. The name was inspired by the 1904 Guerlain scent Parfum des Champs-Elysées, which has been discontinued for many years.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fruity floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes are black currant, melon, almond, violet, peach and anise
  • Middle notes are mimosa, peony, lilac, hibiscus, lily-of-the-valley, rose and almond blossom
  • Base notes are sandalwood, benzoin, vanilla, cedar and almond 

I tested a vintage 1990s sample and it started off with sharp aldehydes and pungent citrus, then the sweet jasmine, powdery mimosa and delicate rose became more prominent. It's dry down was soft with a blend of sandalwood and vanilla.

The success of the fragrance spawned a flanker scent named Champs Elysees Too Much..? in 2000, as a more intense, fresh summery version. It is classified as a floral green fragrance for women with a dominant mimosa note.

  • Top notes: Calabrian bergamot and mimosa
  • Middle notes: mimosa, lily and hyacinth
  • Base notes: jasmine, narcissus and benzoin

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