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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.

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Marcel Guerlain

Please note that two other Parisian perfume companies should not be confused with the Guerlain family company are Marcel Guerlain & Hughes Guerlain.

These names are not affiliated with the Pierre-Francois Guerlain family although Marcel Guerlain was the same name as one of the heirs to the Guerlain family, there was no other connection. In light of this confusion, the Guerlain family adopted the slogan "Nous n'avons pas de prenon" (We have no first name) and brought a successful lawsuit against Marcel Guerlain, who then changed his company's name to the Societe des Parfumeurs Francais. Marcel Guerlain was then using his own slogan when advertising in the USA: "no connection with any firm of similar name".

He had a London office located at Parfums- Marcel Guerlain, Ltd., 252 to 260, Regent Street, London, W.l.

He had a shop in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

The Arts, 1929:
“About six stores have lately been opened throughout New York by Marcel Guerlain, Inc., a Parisian firm selling powder and other feminine necessaries.” 
Drug Markets, Vol
"Marcel Guerlain, Inc., N. Y., appoints The Wesley Associates, N. Y., to direct advertising of Marcel Guerlain perfumes.” 

Marcel Guerlain founded his own company in 1922, and produced perfumes and cosmetics. He opened a splendid shop at 86 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore in Paris. Marcel Guerlain’s perfume bottles were often made by Baccarat and Depinoix. The bottle for “8 et 9” was made by Depinoix.

The perfumes of Marcel Guerlain are as follows:
  • 1923 Kadour
  • 1923 Veronique
  • 1923 Le Roy le Veult
  • 1924 Caravelle
  • 1924 Pavillon Royal
  • 1924 8 et 9
  • 1924 Pate D'Or
  • 1925 Masque Rouge
  • 1925 Ki-Loc
  • 1925 Mai Wang
  • 1925 Des Roses Encor/Roses Des Encor
  • 1926 Maison Gondee
  • 1926 Rolls Royce
  • 1927 Chaine d'Or
  • 1927 Rose
  • 1927 Tabac Fleuri
  • 1927 Tabac Fleuri 8
  • 1927 Tabac Fleuri 9
  • 1927 Contes Choisis
  • 1928 Chypre
  • 1930 Aimee/Aime
  • 1930 Le Cadre Noir
  • 1930 Les Fleurs
  • 1930 Mol
  • 1930 Pois Senteur
  • 1930 Fougere 
  • 1930 Jasmin
  • 1930 Kesako
  • 1930 Ambre
  • 1930 Cyclone
  • 1930 Etoiles
  • 1930 Special 3
  • 1930 Special 5

Kansas City Star, 1925:
"Des Roses Encore - An exquisite perfume contained in beautifully decorated bottle, from Marcel Guerlain of Paris. In mottled blue box for $20.00."

He also formed seven other perfume companies such as the Hughes Guerlain company and launched several fragrances, probably manufactured in the late 1920s, 1930s and early 1940s. Other companies are Helene Gys (using HG initials), Gys, Marcel & Hughes La Societe de Parfumeurs Parisiens, Les Parfums d'Agnes, and Parfums Marlaine et Cie. You will notice that some of the perfume names are recycled between the different companies.

I am not sure when this stopped, but I do know that the Hughes Guerlain perfumes were still being sold in 1946.

The Perfumes of Hughes Guerlain:
  • 1920s Chin Ching
  • 1920s Sha
  • 1930 Aimee/Aime
  • 1930 Chypre
  • 1930 Cyclone
  • 1930 Les Fleurs
  • 1930 Extrait 9
  • 1930 Extrait 14
  • 1930 Extrait 33
  • 1930s Eau de Joie
  • 1930s Special 3
  • 1930s Special 5
  • 1930s Bolide
  • 1930s Molny
  • 1940s Toutes Fleurs
  • 1940s Crépe Mystique

Parfums Marlaine et Cie (Marlaine Perfumes Co.) Perfume distribution company established in 1926 by Marcel Guerlain at the Empire State Bldgs, New York to handle his products in the USA. Their address was listed on 34th Street, Ny and 559 Fifth Avenue, New York (in 1933), 565 Fifth Ave, New York (in 1932) as well as 350 5th Ave, New York(in 1941)

Harper’s Bazaar, 1933:
“THE Marlaine Perfumes picked up 'Their things on Thirty-fourth Street not long ago and hied Themselves up to 559 Fifth Avenue, Where they set-up housekeeping for Their splendid perfumes, powders, and lipsticks.” 

The American Mercury, 1937
“I am glad to tell you that our cards in the buses are producing sales of ourperfumes and toiletries and it is for that reason that we are going to continue. • Cordially yours PARFUMS MARLAINE Cie J. Le Bloas V. Pres.”

The Perfumes of Marlaine:
  • 1927 Contes Choisis
  • 1927 Kesako
  • 1927 Radia
  • 1927 Pavilion Royal

The Perfumes of Helen/Helene Gys:
  • 1935 Monsieur
  • 1935 Special 3 Etoiles

Parfums d’Agnes was named for Agnes, (Mme Havet), a Milliner that formed a fashion house in Paris in 1906, established at 6, Rue St. Florentin. Also, in 1929 she is recorded at 7 rue Auber, Paris (Couture). This merged with Drecoll in 1932, forming a label Agnes-Drecoll.

Parfums Drecoll, was a division of the Parisian couture house Drecoll established by M. and Mme. Besancon de Wagner on the purchase of a Viennese business established by Baron Christof Drecoll & H. Kolmarch (Belgian) in the late 19th century. Branch established at 130 avenue Champs-Elysees, Paris in 1902; they launched fragrances in 1925. In 1929 their daughter Maggy de Wagner Rouff merged Drecoll with the Rouff name and changed the name to Maggy Rouff. Baccarat was a supplier of bottles. G. Dumoulin created the bottle for the Drecoll perfume Tais-toi Mon Coeur.

Marcel Guerlain bought Parfums Drecoll in 1944 and still used their name in connection with his, Societe de Parfumeurs Parisiens (as evidenced by a 1938 ad). He still sold Maggy Rouff's perfumes under her name into the 1960s. Maggy died in 1971 and her perfumes were discontinued just before her death.

The perfumes of Drecoll:
  • 1925 Tais-toi-mon Coeur
  • 1925 Le Chant de Notre Amour
  • 1927 La Robe
  • 1937 Fin de Rêve
  • 1938 Yoshiwara

The perfumes of Maggy Rouff:
  • 1937 Tais-toi mon Cœur
  • 1946 Secret
  • 1950 Etincelle
  • 1950 Fleur Folie
  • 1950 Excentric
  • 1950 Contact
  • 1950 Pêle-Mêle
  • 1953 Pixiola
  • 1960 Euphoric

Another name that may be somewhat confusing is Arthur Guerlin, (Guerlin, not Guerlain), who started producing perfumes in 1930. This company has no affiliation with Guerlain, in any capacity and noted this in his advertisements (not affiliated with any firm of similar name).

May have been established by a Monsieur Tchakerian of the "Anciens Establissements "Arthur Guerlin," of 14 Rue Carle-Hebert, Courbevoie, Paris, France.
Their US address is as follows: Arthur Guerlin, Dept. A. M., 40 West 20th Street, New York City.

Arthur Guerlin was also subtitled "Parfum des Vizirs" and you may find labels with just that name instead of Arthur Guerlin.

The perfumes of Arthur Guerlin:
  • Promesse
  • Secrets de Paris
  • Mirage
  • Black Jasmin
  • Narcisse
  • Sweet Pea


  1. I wonder why the Hughes Guerlain company sometimes spelled its name as Hugues Guerlain. I have seen both variations on bottles being sold at eBay. And here at this website, you can see a four-bottle gift set where three of the bottles say "Hugues" and only one says "Hughes."


    1. Probably to skate around trademark issues.....if ""Hughes Guerlain" got shut down in the courts, they could still use "Hugues Guerlain" for a period of time before that one got shut down.


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