Mauboussin In Red


French Maison Mauboussin was founded in 1827 by the French jeweler M. Rocher and his cousin Baptiste Noury. They established a retail store in Paris. After the Great War, the sense of equality was stronger than ever. This was a time when the Maison flourished providing ample attention to women’s jewelry.

From the ‘Reflections’ line started in the 1930’s up to the contemporary designs, Mauboussin jewelry remains a highly desired brand by many collectors. Over the years, there have been many exhibitions with different themes organized by Mauboussin. While the 1920s and 1930s were the best era for the promotion of emerald, ruby and diamond themes, the 1940s and 1950s asserted the style of the French Maison which resulted in the creation of beautiful pieces in a completely new style. The 1950s, on the other hand, marked the arrival of the Naturalist themes and the sense of movement and dynamism.

Mauboussin opened a boutique with display windows on the famous Place of Vendôme and started offering high-quality jewelry in a more moderate price range. In the 1980s, the focus was on the contrast between light and shadow. All of the shapes were created to suggest sensations which appealed to their clientele.


A new area began when, in the same decade, the Maison started to design and manufacture exquisite watches for men and women. It was the year 2000 that that saw the launch of the jewelers first fragrance, the self-titled Mauboussin for Women. From its launch, this fragrance is the Maison’s signature and has been loved by many women.

The celebration of 20 years since the launch of the first Mauboussin fragrance has been marked with a new creation that honors the iconic flacon and the most popular fragrance of the French Maison. The first Mauboussin fragrance, composed by perfumer Christine Nagel, is still known today for its fantastic, dense, and intense, dark-oriental, plum-spicy composition, with its famous cabochon diamond-shaped flacon that was created by Thierry de Baschmakoff.

Created by perfumer Ilias Ermenidis, Mauboussin in Red is a brilliant and poetic creation that, with its fruity aromas, creates an additive effect using a blend of red apple, sparkling black currants, and sparkling bergamot. The heart pays tribute to the red and passionate signature of the new creation with a mixture of Bulgarian rose and red peonies, slightly sweetened with a fruity touch of nectarines. The warm, lightly gourmand and milky wooden signature is created of ambrox, sweet pralines and milky wood. As the brand states.


The new creation is joyous, addictive, and absolutely feminine. Mauboussin in Red will be available as a 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Mauboussin.





Mauboussin Mademoiselle Twist


Maison Mauboussin launches a new perfume for women Mademoiselle Twist for Women. The new perfume of the French jeweller is chic and fashionable. It comes in a beautifully and funny designed flacon, shaped as a spinning top adorned with a Mauboussin ring, it celebrates the youthfull tradition of the French Maison, which began its story in 1847.

Mauboussin Mademoiselle Twist is a romantic-described perfume. It is an exhilaration of pleasant emotions with enchanting and delightful notes. 

Created by perfumer Marie Pierre Protin, Mauboussin Mademoiselle Twist opens with pleasant and elegant notes of mandarin orange, cassis and spicy pepper along with jasmine and praline. The base calms on a sweet layer made of vanilla and musk. 


The glass flacon is designed in the shape of a whirligig that around its neck carries a bold Mauboussin ring. Although fun, thee whole concept is executed in an extremely elegant and feminine way, with a lot of attention to details.

Mauboussin Mademoiselle Twist is available in 40 and 90ml Eau de Parfum.






September Birthstone: Sapphire

Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.  Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.

Cartier Sapphire Blue GIF

Blue sapphire engagement represent loyalty and devotion. As such, sapphires are a stunning and particularly meaningful choice for bridal jewelry. September’s birthstone is formed in a wide range of colors, from the popular blue to more unusual pink, yellow and purple. Blue sapphires range from very light to very dark greenish or violetish blue, as well as various shades of pure blue.  The most prized colors are a medium to medium dark blue or slightly violetish blue. At 9 on the Mohs scale, diamonds are at 10, they are the third hardest mineral and are therefore durable. This means they can be worn daily, as long as they are cared for over time.

pair-of-sapphire-and-diamond-earclips-Van-Cleef-Arpels.pngEach centering a heart-shaped sapphire within a lozenge-shaped surround of tapered baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds; each signed Van Cleef & Arpels; estimated total sapphire weight: 3.20 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 2.30 carats; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 11/16in.

Mauboussin Sapphire Ruby Diamond Yellow Gold Ring

A beautiful diamonds, sapphire, rubies and 18 k yellow gold ring. Signed Mauboussin. Sapphire weight: 3,74 cts.

sapphire-and-diamond-brooch-Van-Cleef-Arpels.pngDesigned as a flower, the petals of invisibly-set sapphires, with round brilliant-cut diamond cluster stamen, baguette-cut diamond stem and pavé-set diamond leaves; signed Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimated total sapphire weight: 15.75 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 3.30 carats; mounted in platinum and eighteen karat gold; length: 2 1/8in.


With true elegance, a vivid blue sapphire, 0,30 cts, is set in a dazzling platinum and diamond halo.


Centering a cut-cornered rectangular-cut sapphire, weighing 24.16 carats, with baguette and single-cut diamond scrolling shoulders and a bifurcated mount; mounted in fourteen karat white gold

Sapphire is a variety of the gem species corundum and occurs in all colors of the  rainbow.  Pink, purple, green, orange, or yellow corundum are known by their color (pink sapphire, green sapphire).  Ruby is the red variety of corundum.

by Jean Amr

June Birthstones: Alexandrite, Moonstone and Pearl


A relatively modern gem, Alexandrite, was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake, Czar Alexander II, and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities.  Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light.

Alexandrite Diamond White Gold RingWhite gold diamond and 1.20 ct Alexandrire emerald cut ring


Due to its rarity, some jewelers stock synthetic versions of this enchanting gemstone.  (Synthetic gemstones are man-made alternatives to the natural material, possessing the same physical, optical, and chemical properties as the natural gemstone.)


The third birthstone for June is the Moonstone.  It was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone’s appearance altered with the phases of the moon — a belief that held until well after the sixteenth century.  A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light (called adularescence) and sometimes show either a multirayed star or a cat’s eye. Considered a sacred stone in India, moonstones often are displayed on a background of yellow (a sacred color) and are believed to encapsulate within the stone a spirit whose purpose is to bring good fortune.  Part of the family of minerals called feldspar, moonstone occurs in many igneous and metamorphic rocks and comes in a variety of colors such as green, blue, peach, and champagne.



Mauboussin pair of platinum earrings with eight cabochon moonstones weighing approximately 23.75 carats, accented by round diamonds weighing approximately 8.45 carats (Click photo to enlarge).

The most prized moonstones are from Sri Lanka; India, Australia, the United States, Mayanmar, and Madagascar are also sources.



Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries.  They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age. Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty.

Coco Chanel & Serge Lifar, 1937

Coco Chanel’s favorite: Pearls

Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan Yvette Labrousse

Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan and her famous pearl necklace

cartier Pearl Ruby Nacklace Elizabeth Taylor

Cartier, La Peregrina Necklace, 1972
La Peregrina a natural late 16th century pearl weighting 202.24 grains or 50.56 cts, 56 natural pearls, 4 cultured pearls, diamonds, rubies. Detachable pendant may also be worn as a brooch

Designed by Elizabeth Taylor with Al Durante of Cartier.

In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market.

Mauboussin & Arielle Dombasle LE SECRET D’ARIELLE

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Mauboussin Le Secret d'Arielle

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The good old 80’s are back! Springing to our minds through an intoxicating, feminine, very sensual fragrance with personality. Those are just a few attributes I can use to announce this special collaboration between Mauboussin and Arielle Dombasle, inspired by her world and revealing a special and precious bond with her first perfume.


News of a collaboration between French jewelers & fragrance brand Mauboussin and French-American actress & singer Arielle Dombasle left me with an instant feeling of heightened, impatient expectation. The reason is twofold: on the one hand the great reputation of Mauboussin perfumes (not to mention their diamond jewels and watches!), on the other the notoriety of Dombasle as a true lover of perfume. In fact, her signature scent has long held something of a fascination to me, back when I was compiling my perfumes worn by celebrities list almost 15 years ago, being highly responsive to her personal choices.

I can live without lipstick, without a hairbrush, but I cannot live without perfume

Arielle Dombasle

The design maintains Mauboussin’s jewelry touch and style, just like the other wonderfully designed Mauboussin’s flacons, but in a different way than usual. Le Secret D’Arielle is like a small precious amphora, ‘locked’ in a black box with mirrors inside. The bottle is put on a pedestal with golden stairs surrounding it. The design of the packaging brings the idea of a luxurious shelf or box in which one could find a piece of expensive jewelry or high-end watches. The well designed amphora holds a concentration as high as 30% of perfume extrait.

Mauboussin presented this new fragrance at the same time they launched chypre-flowery Promise Me, also a fragrance with a classic and provocative style. So what is actually new with Dombasle’s edition? Nothing much if you explore the notes of the composition. But it is a high quality juice and has a beautiful, musky trace, and that is what I really miss in numerous new compositions. An echo of the ‘good, old 80s’ and the designer perfumes with attitude of those days, not following today’s trends.

Mauboussin Le Secret D’Arielle brings a flowery composition made in the traditional French way. I would say, yes, but with the most delicate and powdery touch of iris and musk, in a non aggressive, subtle way. You know that feeling when you apply your fragrance again and again just to get more of a specific blend since you are craving its sensuality? This is how I feel when I try it. I can tell you this about the notes: there is a white flower bouquet, pink pepper, tuberose, rose and iris, warmed up with amber and musk. It sounds like a common flowery perfume but no: your skin will sing! The flowery bouquet is there, you can feel its sparkliness and richness. It is a pure pleasure that reminds me of high quality perfumes which uplift your spirit. Carefully, slowly, teasingly.

  • Top notes are pink pepper and white flowers
  • Middle notes are tuberose, rose and iris
  •  Base notes are musk and amber.

Arielle Dombasle celebrated the launch with a special party in Paris. Mauboussin recently offered this fragrance on their website for 240 euro per bottle and suggests to wear Secret d’Arielle perfume extrait on pulse points: on our neck and wrists. I have followed their advice and it really filled my days with sensuality.

Secret d’Arielle and comes in a 30ml Extrait de Parfum.

Le Secret d'Arielle

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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

New York restaurant offers Icecream Sundae with Mauboussin ring


If you have been thinking of going down on your knees, restaurant Bagatelle in New York City is probably where you should ask the question.

Bagatelle is a popular restaurant where, among others, the sisters Kardashian, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are regularly spotted. the restaurant also has offices in St Tropez, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, St Barths and Sao Paolo.

Bagatelle’s piece de resistance is humbly called the Mauboussin Mega Sundae, named for the venerable and nearly two century old French jeweler, Mauboussin, who provides the black steel, white gold and diamond ring each diner takes home upon finishing dessert – apparently in the world of four figure sweets, jewelry is part for the dessert course. Even the ring has a name, ‘Moi non plus/Toi non plus’.

The sundae icecream itself is the work of Bagatelle Executive Chef Sebastien Chamaret, who combines scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream and Don Pérignon Rosé Champagne sorbet with gold leaves, topped with homemade French macaroons, chocolat truffels, dark chocolat brownies gilded in edible 24ct gold with a dash of whipped cream covered in chocolat vodka sauce, all served in an oversized glass.

The restaurant will offer Mauboussin Mega Sundae costing a staggering $1000. Warning, if you are a sweet tooth, don’t go near this. Bankruptcy over ice cream sundaes is not good!

Bon Appetite





Mauboussin’s first bag will be available this spring



Famous French ‘Haute Joaillerie’ Maison Mauboussin is launching its first handbag. This will be a new venture for the jewelry house which has only sold jewelry, watches and perfume up until now.

The beige and brown canvas and leather handbag will come in one size. Mauboussin will unveil an ad campaign for this exclusive piece with the slogan ‘Simplement pour Elle’ (‘Simply for Her’). The shots taken by photographer Sylvie Lancrenon show an almost naked Elsa Zylberstein covering up with the Mauboussin handbag. The bag will be available from March and will retail for €500.





Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle

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Famous Paris jeweller Mauboussin launches a flowery perfume full of lovely roses, Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle. The new passionate perfume will resemble last year’s Mauboussin Pour Elle updated with a more intense color and longer scent life. Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle will sparkle of fresh roses and alluring flowers. It will show up earlier January 2012 as a fruity/floral women perfume.

Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle was created by perfumers Benoist Lapouza and Delphine Lebeau as a thrilling, sensual perfume for the upcoming holidays. It blends cassis bud, bergamot, mandarin, apple, pear, caramel, magnolia, jasmine, rose, raspberry, cedar and sandalwood.



Mauboussin Rose Pour Elle will be available in stores as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. More about Mauboussin Rose and Maison Mauboussin soon here on Yakymour…