Guerlain was founded in Paris in 1828 by the perfumer Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain. It was run by the Guerlain family until 1994, when it was bought by the French multinational company LVMMany traditional Guerlain fragrances are characterized by a common olfactory accord known as the "GuerlinadeH.
Thierry Wasser, the House's Perfumer, is now the fifth generation of Guerlain Perfumers. He travels the world looking for the most exclusive raw materials and composes the House's olfactory symphonies.
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Guerlain's most successful and enduring fragrance was created by Jacques Guerlain at a time when fascination with the Orient was sweeping Europe. Inspired by the love of an Indian Emperor for his magnificent wife, Mumtaz-Mahal for whom the Taj Mahal was built Shalimar is named after "The Gardens of Shalimar," where their love grew. A deliciously fresh flight becomes hazy and sensual when the vanilla and powdery notes of its sweet, sensual base are discovered.
- Top Notes: Cedar, Lemon, Bergamot ,Mandarin , Citruses
- Middle Notes: Rose, Iris, Jasmine, Vetiver, Patchouli
- Base Notes: Tonka bean, Vanilla
- Classification: Oriental
Jean-Paul Guerlain created Samsara for the woman of his life. His only indications were sandalwood and jasmine, which the "Lady of Samsara" particularly liked. Jean-Paul Guerlain travelled to India many times to acquire the purest sandalwood and a jasmine used only for religious offerings until then.
Samsara is a sensual version of seduction for a woman who has found harmony and balance, which is notably conveyed through the composition's raw materials. As Samsara takes flight, it enwraps us in jasmine flower, which dominates the scent, before sunny ylang-ylang flower embellishes it, the better to unite it with the radiant and generous warmth of sandalwood. Lastly, iris, tonka bean and vanilla harmonise and render sublime this blend with its remarkable trail.
- Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot ,Ylang-Yland, Peach, Green Notes
- Middle Notes: Rose, Iris, Jasmine, Violet, Orris Root, Narcissus
- Base Notes: Tonka bean, Musk, Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood, Iris
- Classification: Oriental Woody
Tender floriental. Fresh, luminous, cocooning. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum unveils fresh and light citrus note of bergamot, lemon and mandarin. The luminous heart gives way to an armful of jasmine Sambac from India combined with an unprecedented orange blossom water absolute note. Deep inside, the vanilla from India and Tahiti exalts a delicate sensuality, whereas the overdose of white musk reveals its addictive and cocooning facet.
- Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Lemon, Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac
- Base Notes: Tahitian Vanilla, Indian Vanilla, Musk
- Classification: Oriental Floral
L’Instant de Guerlain
This parfum is one of these unique moments where everything can change. It's a moment of intense emotion between a man and a woman. L’Instant de Guerlain inaugurates a new olfactory interpretation of the oriental family: ""Crystalline Amber"". In the tradition of the great Guerlain fragrances, this one revisits the celebrated Guerlinade.Designed in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain for the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoléon III, this precious bottle is adorned with the symbol of the Empire: the bee, which is now La Maison Guerlain’s emblem.
- Top Notes: Granny Smith Apple, Grapefruit, Black Currant, Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Magnolia, Lily of the valley , Gardenia, Neroli, Jasmine
- Base Notes: Amber
- Classification: Floral
Mon Guerlain Perfume by Guerlain, Launched by the centuries-old classic company of Guerlain in March of 2017, Mon Guerlain made a huge splash in the modern perfume market . Actress Angeline Jolie served as the spokesperson for this scent throughout the marketing campaign, but the combination of unique notes is certainly enough to speak for itself.
- Top Notes: Bergamot , Lavender
- Middle Notes: Rose, Iris
- Base Notes: Licorice, Tahitian Vanilla, Benzoin, Coumarin, Australian
- Classification: Oriental Woody