This is part 2 of the perfume descriptions of the heritage Guerlain fragrances which were re-issued for the smelling enjoyment of those who visit the renovated flagship store at Champs Elysees in Paris. If you have missed part 1 you can access it on this link.
Let me again extend my thanks to the generosity of Mme. Delacourte; without Sylvaine it wouldn't be possible to go in such detail.
A floral of white flowers : jasmine, tuberose, ylang-ylang on a leather background, oak moss and again tinctures of animal ingredients. A perfume emblematic of its era.
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The perfume of Candide Effleuve is built on ylang and lilac on a backrgound of floralized amber. The latter is built on benzoin, myrrh and is flanked by pretty woody patchouli , vetiver , sandalwood, and birch tar leather notes.
EAU DE COLOGNE 1937
1937 is the birth year of Jean Paul Guerlain , and Cachet Jaune (i.e. the yellow "stamp") will become his mother's signature scent.
A soft and light fragrance, floral with rose, jasmine, carnation, and iris on a background of vanilla, tonka and musk.
BOUQUET DE FAUNES
This is the only bottle signed by Lalique for Guerlain in a famous design depicting fauns. The scent of Bouquet de Faunes is an intensely costus-tinged leather, quite animalic with musk and amber, and a little floral : carnation, jasmine, rose, neroli, iris. This is a polarising fragrance, even in its own era.
Although one might assume that the vintage version might be preferable, Guerlain admits that the newer annually issued edition is more realistic (If you want to see some of the annual versions of Guerlain Muguet perfumes, which are invariably issued for sale only on a couple days before May 1st, the date which they celebrate, please consult this Guerlain Muguet history & perfume bottle editions article).
The 1908 edition is rather abstract as far as lily of the valley goes, with enough carnation which smells clean and a citrusy top note.
Finally, to conclude this brief but I hope interesting to hardcore Guerlainophiles exposition to the wonders of the resurrected "heritage Guerlain" vintage scents, Thierry Wasser and junior perfumer Fred Sacone are promising to re-issue even more curios for our smelling enjoyment: an old chypre, a leathery scent….we can dream.