A piece of history: Perfume Houses


What is your favorite bottle? (Click photo to enlarge)

We all have favourite perfume houses, do you? Brands, designers, independent and artisans. But whether you want to dig more deeply into the heritage and stories behind a name that you love, or simply to explore the universe of perfume houses (historic and contemporary) this is where you start.  Discover these fascinating stories through archive material and photography, historic advertising or today’s videos, and bring perfume alive…


What is your favorite perfume? (Click photo to enlarge).

Do you all want to know about perfume house: Guerlain, Acqua di Parma, Caron, or Annick Goutal?

Or would you like to know more background from your favorite designer: Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Patou, Pierre Balmain, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf, Michael Kors or Calvin Klein ….

Or would you like to go more Italian style like: Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Trussardi, Gian Franco Ferré, Moschino, Valentino, Cerruti 1881, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi or Gucci……

Or more interested in the background of your jewelers perfume like: Cartier, Boucheron, Chaumet, Mauboussin, Poiray, Bvlgari,or Van Cleef & Arpels

Or would you like to know everything about the artists who created this beautiful scents?

The houses you will find under there Tags: ‘A Piece of History’, ‘Fragrances & Perfumes’, or look for a specific name…  about the artist, you will find under: ‘The Noses’


Do you prefer a new or a classic perfume (Click photo to enlarge).

Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Patou Joy Forever, Elie Saab Le Parfum, Roja

‘Everything you wanted to know about fragrances, their creaters, rhe brands…
…………but where afraid to ask’.

Here on Yakymour! Hope you will enjoy!

by Jean Amr

Grès Cabotine Fleur de Passion & Fleur d’Ivoire, two new perfumes


French Maison Grès launches, not one, but two new limited-edition perfumes: Cabotine Fleur de Passion and Fleur d’Ivoire. Both perfumes are composed of floral notes that evoke feelings of blossom spring with a fresh and pure smell. Gres Cabotine Fleur de Passion is developed by perfumer Jean-Claude Delville, while Fleur d’Ivoire is created by perfumer Richard Ibanez – full of lovely fruit and flowery notes.

Grès Cabotine Fleur de Passion




Cabotine Fleur de Passion Perfume – describes a lady rather than a girl. Its classical and strong yet quirky and grandiose smell leaves a playful aroma behind. Cabotine Fleur de Passion opens with top notes of mandarin, peony and rise along with heart notes of black pepper, lily of the valley and iris notes. The fierce and tempting base is composed of amber, vetiver and musky accords. All these notes together create a passionate and hearty perfume that will delight any wearer all year round.

Cabotine Fleur de Passion will be available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette from December.

Grès Cabotine Fleur d’Ivoire




Cabotine Fleur d’Ivoire ~ is pure, fresh and delightful. It is more indulgent and less flowery than Cabotine Fleur de Passion, however, with an arresting pleasant smell. Cabotine Fleur d’Ivoire blends fruity notes of peach, almond and blackcurrant. Perfume starts to rise as vanilla, white flowers and salicylate become apparent. Tonka bean, sandalwood and musky notes add even more warmth and sensuality to the mid-phase of development.

Cabotine Fleur d’Ivoire will be available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette from December.



Gres Cabotine Fleur de Passion & Fleur d’Ivoire are two new wonderful perfumes with modern designs, elegant and eye-catching bottles and with red and white caps resembling a flower. This winter you will warm with flowers and passionate feelings from Gres Cabotine Fleur de Passion & Fleur d’Ivoire Perfumes.

The photo on top: supermodel Apollonia wearing Madame Grès, photographed in winter by Bart van Leeuwen for Avenue Magazine 1986.