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NEW YORK CUSTOMERS ONLY - We can no longer ship Guerlain products to New York State.  If purchased by a New York State customer, we will refund all Guerlain items and cannot ship them.

 

The House of Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. It was founded in 1828 by Pierre-Francois Pascal Guerlain. Pierre-Francois composed and manufactured custom perfumes with the help of his two sons, Aime & Gabriel. Guerlain catered to the high society of Paris and had a very loyal following. The perfume house was so successful that in 1840 Guerlain decided to open a flagship store at 15, Rue de la Paix. The house was at its peak in 1853 with its fragrance Eau de Cologne Imperiale which gave Guerlain the prestigious title of His Majesty's Official Perfumer of France.  

Pierre-Francois died in 1854 and his sons took over the perfume house. Aime became the master perfumer and Gabriel managed and expanded the house. Aime created several fragrances including Fleur d'Italie, Rococo, Eau de Cologne de Coq and his greatest creation, Jicky. In 1914, Guerlain moved to 68, Champs-Elysees. 

The business was then handed down to Gabriel's sons, Jacques & Pierre. Jacques became the third master perfumer and created many fragrances during his time at Guerlain including Apres L'Ondee, Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Eau du Coq and Ode. A number of these fragrances are still available today. Jacques' grandson Jean-Paul became the fourth master perfumer and among his creations were Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Samsara, Nahema and Jardins de Bagatelle. 

Rue de la Paix was created by Pierre Guerlain and launched in 1908. It is a soft floral amber fragrance features top notes of honey, lavender, rosemary, verbena and bergamot; middle notes of jasmine, violet, rose, ylang ylang, leather, woody notes, ambrette and spices; and base notes of musk, violet leaves and orris.

From the website Monsieur Guerlain, it states: "For a Guerlain aficionado, this whole construct is quite intriguing, in more than one way. First of all, Guerlain has been known as one of the few perfume houses that has only one nose at a time. The practice of having the creation of perfumes firmly assigned to one single family member was implemented to concentrate the development of know-how as well as to maintain a consistent and recognizable olfactive signature. However, Thierry Wasser reveals that not only Pierre Guerlain, but also Aimé Guerlain’s brother Gabriel, and Jean Paul Guerlain’s father Jean-Jacques, eventually created perfumes that ended up in the sales catalog. It suggests that the olfactive creativity of the Guerlain family was not restricted to the appointed master nose. At least in the beginning we recognize the Guerlain style of the era. There we find the mildly sweet, powdery violet scent of ionone. The sweetness of violet comes with a honeyed note, which is contrasted with a bracing cologne mixture of bergamot, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary and thyme which was typical of Guerlain. 

The perfume Rue de la Paix was named after the street where Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain opened a new shop in 1839, after moving from the rue de Rivoli. At that time, the rue de la Paix was the epitome of Parisian elegance. Jean-Jacques recounts how in 1925 Guerlain lost the lease of the rue de la Paix shop, because the owner was furious to have lost a horse race to one of Guerlain's horses and therefore refused to renew the lease. By that time, Guerlain had already inaugurated its new premises on avenue des Champs-Elysées. In 1935, a second place of business was opened on Place Vendôme." 

An excerpt from a review by Guerlain Perfumes Blogspot

I received a generous sample of this vintage parfum from a sealed bottle. This smells like springtime! The pungent bergamot and zesty verbena are the first notes that I detect. Next the herbaceous lavender and rosemary burst forth through the citrus notes followed by a light floral heart of sweet jasmine and ylang ylang. Though noted in the fragrance pyramid, I do not get any rose. As the perfume dries down, the familiar Guerlain musk is revealed in a gauzy veil of powdery orris root. The perfume leaves a subtle trace of the delicate floral notes on my skin.

This is the original vintage extrait (pure parfum).

 

 

 

 

 

 


VINTAGE - Guerlain Rue de la Paix Extrait (Pure Parfum)

 

NEW YORK CUSTOMERS ONLY - We can no longer ship Guerlain products to New York State.  If purchased by a New York State customer, we will refund all Guerlain items and cannot ship them.

 

The House of Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. It was founded in 1828 by Pierre-Francois Pascal Guerlain. Pierre-Francois composed and manufactured custom perfumes with the help of his two sons, Aime & Gabriel. Guerlain catered to the high society of Paris and had a very loyal following. The perfume house was so successful that in 1840 Guerlain decided to open a flagship store at 15, Rue de la Paix. The house was at its peak in 1853 with its fragrance Eau de Cologne Imperiale which gave Guerlain the prestigious title of His Majesty's Official Perfumer of France.  

Pierre-Francois died in 1854 and his sons took over the perfume house. Aime became the master perfumer and Gabriel managed and expanded the house. Aime created several fragrances including Fleur d'Italie, Rococo, Eau de Cologne de Coq and his greatest creation, Jicky. In 1914, Guerlain moved to 68, Champs-Elysees. 

The business was then handed down to Gabriel's sons, Jacques & Pierre. Jacques became the third master perfumer and created many fragrances during his time at Guerlain including Apres L'Ondee, Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Eau du Coq and Ode. A number of these fragrances are still available today. Jacques' grandson Jean-Paul became the fourth master perfumer and among his creations were Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Samsara, Nahema and Jardins de Bagatelle. 

Rue de la Paix was created by Pierre Guerlain and launched in 1908. It is a soft floral amber fragrance features top notes of honey, lavender, rosemary, verbena and bergamot; middle notes of jasmine, violet, rose, ylang ylang, leather, woody notes, ambrette and spices; and base notes of musk, violet leaves and orris.

From the website Monsieur Guerlain, it states: "For a Guerlain aficionado, this whole construct is quite intriguing, in more than one way. First of all, Guerlain has been known as one of the few perfume houses that has only one nose at a time. The practice of having the creation of perfumes firmly assigned to one single family member was implemented to concentrate the development of know-how as well as to maintain a consistent and recognizable olfactive signature. However, Thierry Wasser reveals that not only Pierre Guerlain, but also Aimé Guerlain’s brother Gabriel, and Jean Paul Guerlain’s father Jean-Jacques, eventually created perfumes that ended up in the sales catalog. It suggests that the olfactive creativity of the Guerlain family was not restricted to the appointed master nose. At least in the beginning we recognize the Guerlain style of the era. There we find the mildly sweet, powdery violet scent of ionone. The sweetness of violet comes with a honeyed note, which is contrasted with a bracing cologne mixture of bergamot, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary and thyme which was typical of Guerlain. 

The perfume Rue de la Paix was named after the street where Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain opened a new shop in 1839, after moving from the rue de Rivoli. At that time, the rue de la Paix was the epitome of Parisian elegance. Jean-Jacques recounts how in 1925 Guerlain lost the lease of the rue de la Paix shop, because the owner was furious to have lost a horse race to one of Guerlain's horses and therefore refused to renew the lease. By that time, Guerlain had already inaugurated its new premises on avenue des Champs-Elysées. In 1935, a second place of business was opened on Place Vendôme." 

An excerpt from a review by Guerlain Perfumes Blogspot

I received a generous sample of this vintage parfum from a sealed bottle. This smells like springtime! The pungent bergamot and zesty verbena are the first notes that I detect. Next the herbaceous lavender and rosemary burst forth through the citrus notes followed by a light floral heart of sweet jasmine and ylang ylang. Though noted in the fragrance pyramid, I do not get any rose. As the perfume dries down, the familiar Guerlain musk is revealed in a gauzy veil of powdery orris root. The perfume leaves a subtle trace of the delicate floral notes on my skin.

This is the original vintage extrait (pure parfum).

 

 

 

 

 

 

$18.99

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