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Friday, September 25, 2015

Guerlain Fragrances: Rare vs. Common

Often in ebay listings, I see sellers claiming some Guerlain perfumes are rare, when in the case of Shalimar, Mitsouko and Jicky, which are not actually rare, the most common of all Guerlain perfumes.

Over the course of history, Guerlain has offered several hundred different perfumes, while some of these are still being sold today, there are others that are quite harder to find and some that are downright rare.

Of the most popular Guerlain perfumes and the most commonly found are what I call the fantastic five. These perfumes have consistently sold for over 90-160 years and are considered standbys.

  • Shalimar
  • Mitsouko 
  • Jicky 
  • L'Heure Bleue 
  • Eau de Cologne Imperiale 

The second most commonly found are :

  • Apres L'Ondee
  • Aqua Allegoria scents
  • Chamade
  • Champs Elysees (1996 version)
  • Chant d'Aromes
  • Coriolan
  • Derby
  • Eau de Guerlain
  • Elixirs Charnels line
  • Guerlain Homme
  • Habit Rouge
  • Heritage
  • Idylle
  • Insolence
  • Jardins de Bagatelle
  • La Petite Robe Noire
  • L 'Art et la Matière scents
  • L'Instant
  • Les Voyages Olfactifs scents
  • Liu
  • Mahora
  • Mouchoir de Monsieur
  • Muguet
  • Nahema
  • Ode
  • Parure
  • Petit Guerlain
  • Samsara
  • Sous le Vent
  • Vega
  • Vetiver
  • Vol de Nuit

Less common, but rather valuable are the following early to mid 20th century perfumes.Value also depends on what bottle the fragrance is housed in, if it is a rare design, this can add to the value of these fragrances:
  • A Travers Champs
  • Ai Loe
  • Atuana
  • Bon Vieux Temps
  • Bouquet de Faunes
  • Candide Effluve
  • Cachet Jaune
  • Chypre 53
  • Coque d'Or
  • Cuir de Russie
  • Djedi
  • Dawamesk
  • Fleur de Feu
  • Fleur qui Meurt
  • Fol Arome
  • Gardenia
  • Guerlarose
  • Guerlilas
  • Guerlinade
  • Heliotrope
  • Jasmin
  • Jasmiralda
  • Kadine
  • Kriss
  • Lavande
  • Le Jardin de Mon Cure,
  • Lilas
  • Loin de Tout 
  • Mi Mai
  • Parfum des Champs Elysees
  • Pour Troubler
  • Quand Vient L'Ete 
  • Rue de la Paix
  • Sillage
  • Tsao-Ko
  • Vague Souvenir
  • Verveine
  • Voila Pourquoi J’amais Rosine,
  • Voilette de Madame
  • Une Fleur

The rarest of the rare are most of the perfumes from the 19th century. Many of these have not survived and command high prices. They number in the hundreds so I will not list all of them here.

1 comment:

  1. Good information. I have a mid-century bottle of parfum that just says Chypry Paris, can I assume it is Chypry 53?


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