Guerlain is one of the oldest French perfume houses, which created many successful fragrances.
Guerlain was founded in 1828 by Pierre Francois Pascal Guerlain, who obtained chemical education in England. At first perfume house existed as a chemist’s shop, in the basement Guerlain mixed their scents.
25 years later at the wedding of Napoleon III, Francois Pascal Guerlain presented to Spanish princess cologne Imperial, specially created for this event, in a crystal flacon with gilt reliefs of bees, the symbol of the house of Napoleon. Fragrance cologne so bewitched princess, that she appointed Guerlain chief perfumer Court of His Majesty. So golden bee became the symbol of the Guerlain house. Since then, the unique flavors of Guerlain created for many more unique people: Sarah Bernhardt, Balzac, Kings of England and Spain.
After Pierre Francois Guerlain chief perfumer of the house became his son Aimé Guerlain. Aimé Guerlain has made great strides in the development of a family business, one after another, producing successful fragrances. Exactly Aimé Guerlain spread perfume into three components: the head note, which creates a first impression, a note of the heart, which sounds after the evaporation of the head, and a base note – the smell left by the passing scented man.
Further more Eme Gerlem was the pioneer who combined natural and sinthetic components and created the first unisex fragrance, Guerlain Jicky (1889).
After Aimé Guerlain company headed by his nephews, Jacques and Pierre Guerlain, who in turn brought the spirits of the world fame and glory, including through the creation of perfumes for movie stars and singers.
Creating a perfume is a work of art, according to Guerlain. To create a Guerlain perfume used flowers grown in Grasse, perfume capital. Only in Grasse grows a jasmine with unique scent, which gives a special appeal so royal perfume as Guerlain Shalimar. Few companies can afford to growing flowers in these places. Most perfume houses contain the flower fields in Asia, where labor is cheaper. However, it is difficult to compare with the quality of Grass.
Collected flowers delivered immediately to the plant, which produces the extraction process, which lasts six hours. The result is an essential oil and specifics, which can be kept for three years. Small quantities of specifics are sent to a laboratory where it was converted into a liquid, called the absolute. Every major perfume house has a “nose”, the so-called perfumer, who decides to be the new spirits or not. Nose tries absolute and gives the nod to its use for the manufacture of perfumes.
The last hereditary nose-house perfumer Guerlain was Jean-Paul Guerlain, which had lost his sight at an early age. Jean-Paul Guerlain stores in memory around 3000 scents, considering the smell of the most intense form of memories. What remains of the most beautiful woman in the world when turning off the lights, there is only the smell and the charm of her voice.
In 2002, Jean-Paul Guerlain sold the company to LVMH, which owns the brand Guerlain, and to this day. In collaboration with Jean Paul Guerlain to create Guerlain fragrances now runs the company chief perfumer Thierry Vosser.
Thierry developed his sense of smell, picking herbs in the Swiss village where he grew up. Thierry Vosser received a certificate of training in the specialty Botany, and attended school Perfume Givaudan.
The Best Guerlain Fragrances for Women
The most successful fragrance Guerlain for women is Guerlain Shalimar, which was created by Jacques Guerlain in 1925. Jacques Guerlain was inspired by the love story of Shah and his Indian concubine in the famous gardens of Shalimar. Guerlain Shalimar perfume were among the first perfumes with oriental motifs. Shalimar is the essence of femininity: elegance, sensuality and subtlety. The head note is presented with fresh flowers and bergamot. Sexy heart note reveals scents of iris, jasmine, rose, opoponaksa and loved Jacques Guerlain vanilla flavor. Base note consists of iris, and incense.
The success of Guerlain Shalimar perfume is the optimal balance of sensuality, freshness and oriental riches, this flavor does not seem much. In 1925 Guerlain Shalimar was presented at an exhibition of French luxury in the Grand Palais, becoming part of the art of his time. However, an excellent composition of Shalimar is still a remarkable aesthetic achievement. This fragrance is worn and will wear, while many other modern flavors disappear. Great perfume transcend time to be an expression of eternal values.
Another successful fragrance by Guerlain is Insolence, created not so long ago, in 2006, but has already received worldwide recognition. His feature is an attempt to change their familiar structure of perfumers fragrance. In the Guerlain Insolence base note revealed first, and head in the final. The basis of scent laid scent of violets. Despite efforts to Guerlain perfumers focus on young women’s fragrance, Insolence recalls vintage creation Apres L’Ondee created back in 1906, however, the scent is ideal not only for young women and ladies aged.
Composition of Guerlain Insolence fragrance in addition to violets carries scents of raspberry, rose, orange flower, iris, tonka bean, musk and sandalwood.
Thierry Vosser composed bouquet of Guerlain Idylle, a florist, a glow, a touch of luxury to create the idea of a happy quiet life – an idyll. He measured each drop in order to achieve perfect harmony to bring unique and unforgettable experience through the power of scent. In this combination shiprovy sensual musk, jasmine, patchouli, vanilla and almond, Thierry Vosseru succeeded in expressing the sensual and romantic ideas of the idyll. Guerlain Idylle is deserved a masterpiece.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria
Eau de Guerlain Aqua Allegoria line includes 30 flavors. The idea of a series of fragrances Guerlain Aqua Allegoria is a composition built around a single note, in order to convey identity odors, presented by nature. So the basis for a series of notes put jasmine flower, orange flower, honey, bergamot, peony, iris and more.
In 2010 Guerlain introduced reissue five flavors. Flora Nymphea is the new fragrance, exquisite allegory of femininity. During a trip to Calabria, where Guerlain takes bergamot and tsedrat, Thierry Vosser drew attention to the divine orange blossom for its unusual gentleness, putting it in the base flavor Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea.
There are delicate and light herbal, floral and fruity aromas in a series of Guerlain Aqua Allegoria. The symbol of the collection are honeycombs, which are shown on the vials.
Other successful women’s fragrance are Guerlain L’instant Magique, Samsara and the Champs Elysees.
The Best Guerlain Fragrances for Men
Guerlain Fragrances for Men enters the top 10 in the world. The first men’s fragrance cologne became the “Imperial”, created specially for Napoleon III Bonaparte.
Guerlain Habit Rouge
Habit Rouge (1965) is a fragrance for men, capable of all sorts of daring, exuding charm elegance and sensuality. Citrus notes and vanilla accented of Habit Rouge is a genius of contrast. Perfume are in the historic “bee” bottle engraved with favorite emblem of His Imperial Excellency: a constellation of 69 bees symbolize the empire of Napoleon. Since its inception, “Bee” bottle was one of the distinguishing features of the house Guerlain. Each cell and each bee on the bottle can be custom painted in gold and, upon request, to personalize the bottle can be put initials.
Just open the lid the latest version of Guerlain Habit Rouge felt the sweet fragrance of lime, orange, bergamot. “Heart” reveals the culmination of spices and patchouli. Base note are vanilla and amber notes.
Guerlain Homme is fragrance for men, created by the 180 th anniversary of Guerlain. The basic idea was to flavor formation of a new understanding of male perfumery. Guerlain sought to develop a fragrance with a clean slate and forget about everything that has been created before. In the result was created Guerlain Homm, who became the embodiment of “animal instinct” of the inherent real man.
Perfume begins with a mojito from sweet lime, mint, rum and rhubarb. Heart note sounds floral-citrus aroma, bergamot, green tea and geranium. Base note combines the scent of cedar, vetiver and green rhubarb. Bottle of Guerlain Homm is made of heavy glass of Italian studio Pininfarina, which develops image of luxury cars.
Guerlain Vetiver is devoted to modern man: brilliant, sensible and confident. Vetiver is a new interpretation of self-restraint, courage and natural elegance.
The aroma is characterized as direct and bracing. In the head note sounds lemon, the “heart” is the root of vetiver, a base are tobacco, black pepper and nutmeg.
L’instant de Guerlain pour Homme
L’instant de Guerlain pour Homme is created in 2004, a fragrance for the brave and vulnerable, gallant and immediate, passionate and beloved men. Perfume is based on the notes of wood and combines the energy of heat and cold.
The head note is composed of grapefruit, anise and spicy ale wood from the Philippines. Warm heart note represents by Indian jasmine, sandalwood, tea, Lapsang, bitter cocoa beans. Base note creates the seeds of hibiscus flower and patchouli from Indonesia.