THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY – AS THE WISE SAYING GOES – IS TO BE TRANSPORTED FAR FROM THE TORMENTS OF THE WORLD, AT THE MERE THOUGHT OF ELSEWHERE, TO DISCOVER ITS BEAUTIES ONE BY ONE. The Orient holds a privileged place in Guerlain’s history.
On dreaming up Shalimar 1925, Jacques Guerlain founded the great “oriental” perfume family, writing one of the finest pages in the history of perfumery.
The “Absolus d’Orient” collection represents a new oriental dream shaped by the scents of precious balsams, rare woods, fabulous spices and exotic essences. If it were a book, this collection would be a tale; one of those orientalist tales, to which literature holds the secret, that begins with these words:
“Once upon a time a perfumer set out in search of the finest raw ingredients from the E ast to create enchanting fragrances…”
A COLLECTION OF FRAGRANT TALES :
SANTAL ROYAL – Creamy wood: An eternal rose paired with sandalwood in a velvety, fruity peach cloud that develops towards more amber and leathery notes.
OUD ESSENTIEL- Precious wood: Like a homage to the eternal Orient, the charismatic presence of precious wood
is enfolded in the warmth of Bulgarian rose and an enchanting leather note.
MUSC NOBLE- Sensual wood: Mysterious, warm and powdery musk, haloed in the sensual breath of deep rose
and the spicy, leather-tinged effect of saffron. The verticality of cedar wood is all it takes to elevate this fragrance
to the apex of emotion.
ENCENS MY THIQUE- Enigmatic Amber: Ethereal frankincense leaves only a fleeting impression on this woody musky oriental, set off with ardent rose accents. New Zealand ambergris gives this precious elixir an extreme softness and exceptional depth.
BOIS MYSTÉRIEUX- Intense wood: A sumptuous chiaroscuro, this deep and enveloping leather reveals all its radiance and luminosity thanks to a few touches of Atlas cedar and precious myrrh.