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Les Parfums Historiques L'Authentique Eau de Cologne de l'Empereur Napoleon Ier a Sainte-Helene

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As certified authentic by the Chairman of the Osmotheque de Versailles International Conservatory of Perfume, this Eau de Cologne is a certified copy of the original formula elaborated at Saint-Helena by the Mameluke Ali, faithful servant of the Emperor Napoleon 1st. Saint Helena was important to the Emperor as the place he spent the longest period of time in any one location. Restrictions were stringent and sadly the Emperor had no EDC left. So he called upon the memory of his companions and referred to dictionaries to create an artisan EDC; its formula will later be found in the papers of ALI (Louis-Etienne Saint-Denis). 

The current owner of the authentic document, the COSMALIA Labs, from Fouras-Ile d'Aix (the same last piece of land in France the Emperor departed), precisely recreated the Emperor's EDC at Saint Helena. This EDC is made up of essential oils from fruits and aromatic plants, is fresh and subtle and is a testimony of the Emperor's refined taste. This EDC consititutes a true testimony; it is an authentic collection item and the only personal olfactory reminiscence that we have from the Emperor.




Les Parfums Historiques L'Authentique Eau de Cologne de l'Empereur Napoleon Ier a Sainte-Helene

As certified authentic by the Chairman of the Osmotheque de Versailles International Conservatory of Perfume, this Eau de Cologne is a certified copy of the original formula elaborated at Saint-Helena by the Mameluke Ali, faithful servant of the Emperor Napoleon 1st. Saint Helena was important to the Emperor as the place he spent the longest period of time in any one location. Restrictions were stringent and sadly the Emperor had no EDC left. So he called upon the memory of his companions and referred to dictionaries to create an artisan EDC; its formula will later be found in the papers of ALI (Louis-Etienne Saint-Denis). 

The current owner of the authentic document, the COSMALIA Labs, from Fouras-Ile d'Aix (the same last piece of land in France the Emperor departed), precisely recreated the Emperor's EDC at Saint Helena. This EDC is made up of essential oils from fruits and aromatic plants, is fresh and subtle and is a testimony of the Emperor's refined taste. This EDC consititutes a true testimony; it is an authentic collection item and the only personal olfactory reminiscence that we have from the Emperor.



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  1. au de Cologne de l'Empereur Napoleon 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Aug 2013

    Today, I smelled a sample of the much acclaimed cologne attributed to the Napoleon, himself. This fragrance is also supposedly certified by the Osmotheque as substantially similar to the cologne worn by Napoleon. The manufacturer, Cosmalia, added the “1er” part to make sure we knew it was Napoleon I and not the III for whom Guerlain’s Eau de Imperiale was fashioned.

    The opening itself id quite nice built around neroli and bergamot of great quality, but this phase only lasts for a moment. There is a brief floral stage and a slightly musty, sweaty base that perhaps contains some synthetic civet similar to what I have smelled in Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi.

    L’Authentique certainly is a nice cologne, but I do not feel that it rises to the level of what the emperor himself would have worn. Further, the civet base is a departure from the cleanliness typically associate with Napoleon who supposedly doused himself with several gallons of the stuff per day.

    There are many better options available today including Guerlain Eau de Imperiale and Coq, Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille, Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia, and even vintage flacons of Farina Gegenuber on eBay from time to time.

    L’Authentique, unfortunately, is not a cologne I can endorse as authentic or vintage-styled.