Saturday, July 18, 2009

Guerlain 180 Ans de Créations

There are many anniversaries to celebrate as of late: 40 years since man lands on the moon, NAACP celebrates 100 years of fighting for civil rights, New York City's Lincoln Center celebrates its 50th year. Last year, Guerlain celebrated its own anniversary with perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain's creation of a non-commercial (only offered as gifts to loyal customers and industry people) perfume named 180 Ans de Créations, to commemorate 180 years since Guerlain's establishment in 1828, a family business founded by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain. The notes consist of master perfumer *(Jean-Paul's grandfather) *Aimé Guerlain's traditional Guerlinade accord in combination with grapefruit, pink pepper and musk for an updated twist (*edited with two corrections: 1. the creator of Guerlinade is attributed to Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain according to Perfume Intelligence Encyclopaedia, and 2. Aimé Guerlain was uncle to Jacques Guerlain, so he was not Jean-Paul's grandfather). I was able to acquire a precious sample from a favorite decanter, and so I'll share my impressions of this very exclusive scent.

Please continue reading at The Examiner: Featured Review: Guerlain 180 Ans de Creations

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