Mitsouko Guerlain Perfume

Mitsouko Guerlain - eau de parfum for women

Mitsouko by Guerlain - "In 1919, the Great War was over, leaving France greatly changed. In this effervescent context, Europe was to discover an incredible infatuation with Japan and the culture of the far East. It was hardly a surprise, then, when Jacques Guerlain named his new creation "Mitsouko", after the name of the heroine in the bestselling novel La Bataille, written by his friend Claude Farrère. Mitsouko, a beautiful, married Japanese woman, secretly loves a British officer. In 1905 the Russo-Japanese war broke out, Mitsouko awaits with dignity the outcome of the battle, nobly dominating her feelings. It is a story that echoed the post-war context."

Perfume House Guerlain
Introduced 1919
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Scent Classification Fruity Chypre
Perfumer Jacques Guerlain
Fragrance Notes Top -- Bergamot, May rose
Heart -- Jasmine, spices, peach
Base -- Oakmoss, woods, vetiver
Package Designer Bottle by Baccarat
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Available Products Guerlain Mitsouko - Eau de Parfum 1.7oz, 2.5oz
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Guerlain Mitsouko - Eau de Toilette

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The Perfume of Mystery
Her name was Mitsouko. It means "mystery", a mystery of tenderness and softness. She is this enigmatic, disarming and determined woman who accepts her destiny with the courage of the greatest heroines in literature. A masterpiece of balance, this mysterious perfume is made of spices and wood with subtly fruity accents. Little by little, Mitsouko evokes the assertive scent of underbrush. Its tonality is warm and sensual, it makes its presence known softly and embarks on a long story... Created especially for Guerlain loyalists, this modern sculpture doubles as a refillable spray case that reveals a glimpse of your perfume's mystery and recalls the fine engraving of precious jewelry.

Fragrance Description
Fruity chypre Mysterious, Balanced, Velvety A masterpiece of balance and originality, Mitsouko marries a fruity note of peach with jasmine flowers and May rose. The mysterious dry-down of the fragrance blends spicy notes with those of underbrush and vetiver.

Perfumer's Secret
Eau de Parfum is more concentrated than Eau de Toilette, and leaves an exceptional fragrance trail that underscores the presence of the woman who wears it. It is used in the same manner as the Eau de Toilette.

Source: (Oct. 2011)

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Allure Magazine - Oct 2011
Mitsouko Guerlain Perfume

Chypre - "Chypre" means Cyprus in French, and it originally referred to the odd mix of scents of the island's vegetation: a bit of citrus, some amber, and a lot of the bitter native moss. People tend to love chypres for their sensual complexity or hate them for their mossy dankness. Newer chypres depart from the mossiness. Guerlain Mitsouko: One of the oldest chypres -- it launched in 1919 -- and easily one of the most gorgeous, with lots of peach and rose notes on top of the mossy one.

(Van Gelder, Lindsy. "All in the Family." Allure Oct. 2011: 263)

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