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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rex c1890s

Rex by Guerlain: launched in the 1890s.





Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? I have no notes on its composition, but based on its color alone, I would say it probably contains vanilla, which has caused the perfume to oxidize into the deep brown color over time. It may also contain musk and ambergris, two popular perfumery notes during Guerlain's last few years of the 19th century. The name Rex means "king" in Latin, so I would imagine it is a masculine fragrance.


Bottles:


Rex was housed in the Carre flacon as seen below.



It was also available in stilboide fluide.





Fate of the Fragrance:


Rex was most likely discontinued within 1910-1920 period. It remains a rare Guerlain fragrance to be found today.

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