Published on July 25, 2022 at 10:39 am
In summer, many of us turn to fresh scents. If the rest of the year, woody and heady perfumes have the wind in their sails, when the temperatures rise, light and citrus are bets. These include L’Infusion d’Iris by Prada, green tea scented water by Elizabeth Arden and On The Beach cologne by Louis Vuitton. This summer, it’s a vintage fragrance and unisex who talks about her. This is Eau de Cologne Imperiale by Guerlain.
A perfume steeped in history
Created in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, this cologne was specially designed for Empress Eugénie’s wedding to Napoleon III. For this reason, the label uses the symbol of the Empire, as well as the eagle, the imperial crown and the scepter which made up the coat of arms chosen by Napoleon. The swarm of 69 bees present on the bottle, symbol of the Napoleonic Empire, becomes the emblem of Eaux de Guerlain. The Empress exclusively used Eau de Cologne Impériale until she authorized Guerlain to market this creation, which earned Monsieur Guerlain the title of Her Majesty’s Official Perfumer. The simple and refreshing notes of petitgrain, lemon and bergamot dominate a softened olfactory composition of orange blossom. A delicate and unisex scent that smells like baby.