Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia

Shalimar was born in the middle of the Roaring Twenties, at a time when Paris was fascinated by the mysteries of the East. Inspired by the legendary love that united the Emperor Shah Jahan and Princess Mumtaz Mahal in 17th-century India, Jacques Guerlain composed a legendary fragrance with typical creative daring, using vanilla as the cornerstone of his creation. More than a perfume, Shalimar’s unprecedented and almost erotic sensuality was a revolution.

The scent of Shalimar is extraordinary. It doesn’t just envelop you, it precedes you and remains after you are gone.

Thierry Wasser, Guerlain Master Perfumer

The latest iteration of the cult-classic Shalimar fragrance, the Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia Eau de Parfum has arrived, a limited edition flanker to 1925’s Shalimar, and follows 2020’s Shalimar Philtre de Parfum.

The new composition, by perfumer duo Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk, is dedicated to the beloved perfume ingredient vanilla. The Maison’s loving tribute to one of the most iconic and luxurious essences in its palette. Overdosed in the composition, Guerlain’s signature vanilla tincture reveals all its facets and enhances the sillage of the iconic oriental scent.

Millésime pays homage to the key note in Shalimar’s legendary trail: vanilla.

Part tribute, part innovation, Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia adopts the graphic codes of the bottle on a pedestal created by Raymond Guerlain in 1925. The famous ‘bat’ label is paired with typography in Art Deco-inspired geometric lines. A leather tie encircles the neck: an evocation of the fragrance notes of the Vanilla Planifolia tincture that distinguishes this unique composition.

Guerlain is one of the rare Perfume Houses to manufacture its own tincture of vanilla. This ancestral process is passed on to perfumers from generation to generation. Entirely produced in the factories of the House, the vanilla tincture is made from pods from organic farming of exceptional quality.

Coming from Madagascar, these are received fresh at the Orphin factory and then manually cut using a cutter – a tool that Jacques Guerlain was already using at the time of Shalimar’s creation… Finally, they are macerated in alcohol from organic wheat farming for several months. This process allows them to develop the absolutely unique richness of their aromas.

Guerlain Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum at Guerlain boutiques, selected stores worldwide and online. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Precious Guerlain L’Heure Blanche

 

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A collaboration between La Maison Guerlain and artist Claudine Drai, L’Heure Blanche follows in the footsteps of the Maison’s iconic perfume L’Heure Bleue, released in 1912. Pure, restrained, profound, L’Heure Blanche represents the promise of a blank canvas, the possibilities of a new beginning.

Top notes: watery notes
Heart: white flowers, milk
Base: iris, white musk, white amber

Perfumer Delphine Jelk was inspired by the unique, poetic world of the aforementioned French visual artist and created an ethereal, milky-musky fragrance with an iris note. Thierry Wasser also worked on the composition. The universe they conjure with this scent is ‘very white, soft, with figurines of women or angels, between dreams and reality’.

The iconic ‘bee’ flacon of L’Heure Blanche is completely white and matte, reflecting the artistic world of Claudine Drai. Guerlain L’Heure Blanche comes as a 125 ml Eau de Parfum with a 20 ml travel spray wrapped in white leather. It will be available in only 1888 pieces, at Guelain boutiques and selected stores worldwide for €600. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

 

 

 

 

Arabian dream: Guerlain Musc Noble

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The exclusive collection of Les Absolus d’Orient presented by French Maison ‘Haute Parfumerie’ Guerlain is enriched with a fourth edition. After Santal Royal (2014), Amber Eternel (2016), and Oud Essential (2017), the latest creation is inspired by the orient lands and one ne of the most mysterious of ingredients, musk.

The French Maison launches this new perfume of the same name for both men and women, called Musc Noble. The new perfume promises an intense, long-lasting and grandiose fragrance, but (maybe for some people) not for everyday use. Due to its accentuated musk notes, probably more to wear occasionally, to leave a surprisingly pungent and seductive aroma. It will grab the attention of even the most pretentious of wearers.

Created by Thierry Wasser, Musc Noble is an accessory to impress all around you due to its expensive and high-quality notes. This noble musk, build from woody, floral and spicy aromas. in the opening there are bright and sharp notes of pink pepper and saffron, combined with geranium, which announce a rich hert filled with opulent rose and muskn full strenght. In the base, white amber and cistus labdanum contribute to the warmth and density  of the composition, along with woody cedar chords.

The flacon of Guerlain Musc Noble has a burgundy red color with gold-colored details and a red with gold ribbon around the neck of the flacon.

Guerlain Musc Noble Perfume is available as 125ml Eau de Parfum at Guerlain boutiques, selected stores worldwide, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.