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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Fragrances Coming to Guerlain boutique in Bergdrof Goodman: Cruel Gardenia, L'Ame d'Un Heros and others

Starting February 4th, Guerlain Boutique in Bergdorf Goodman will have in stock several Exclusive and Limited Edition Fragrances. Only mimited numbers of each will be available for The Second Anniversary of the Boutique.

Is all-embracing encapsulating love, passion & joy. The logic of its creation seems inescapable, so entirely natural from the first aroma to the heady mix of Calabrian bergamot & black pepper. Embark on a sensory voyage of exceptional intensity, experience this stolen kiss that will transport you. Discover the vibrancy w/ violet leaves, a fresh green note that quivers in the brightness of hyacinth, exhilarated w/ the alluring warmth of nutmeg. A radiant sensuality that unsettles & gives nothing away. Revel in its fragrant trail redolent of flamboyant vetiver, & overtones of leather on an accord of precious wood.

QUAND VIENT L'ETE (Floral-Powdery-Sunny)-1998
Imagine a hot summer day. The body surrenders to Nature and the sun. Impossible to resist wearing these fresh, honey notes on a bare skin. In the morning, the urge for morning dew and cool flowers springs from audacious citrus and sharp mint, softened by sweet rose. Under the midday sun, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and white lily sing ode of joy to the body. Their jubilation lasts until twilight and their music lingers in a trail of honey notes redolent of vanilla, iris and carnation.

METALYS (Floral-Spicy) 2000
Here's one of the finest interpretations of vanilla of all time, in a fragrance combining tradition and modernity. Bracing, impetuous and metallic! A burst of citrus top notes sets the pace in a dance of subtle scents. The heart is light and floral, composed of ylang-ylang and orange blossom underscores by spicy carnation. As for the base, the exquisite scent of vanilla unfolds, highlighted by powdery iris and enveloped in the fullness of tonka bean. Metalys, a tale of vibrant femininity.

PURPLE FANTASY (Floral-Woody-Fruity) 2001
For fearless vir tual explorers of intense emotions and new territories, Jean-Paul guerlain creates an imaginary world somewhere between dream and reality, beyond infinity. One enters through a flowerless garden where bergamot, orange and green tea detonate mouth-watering acidulated notes, the hasten to join the dominants at the heart: osmanthus, apricot and jasmin. Appetizing, sensuous and en expected, they for a prelude to the masterful base notes of sandalwood and cedar.

L'AME D'UN HEROS (Invigorating, woody) 1998
At first, nearing the shore, one is met by a bright burst of citrus, fresh bergamot and lemon. Upon firming ground, the wafting scent of neroli tempered by a sage is pure delight to the senses. The effect is fresh, transparent and sumptuously green, like a landscape in the sun warmed by heart notes of ylang-ylang from the Comoros and an aromatic harmony: assinthe, basil and cypress go wild beneath the sultry spicy notes of juniper berry. Drifting sensuously along the skin, a note of everlasting flower sets the pace and beckons to a finale of rich woody and amber notes. The heroic spirit is expressed by elegant vetiver for stature and patchouli and balsamic notes for mystery.

CRUEL GARDENIA (part of the L'Art et La Matiere)
Essence of damask rose with hints of peach and neroli create a refreshing initial burst of florals. Gradually, the scent of gardenia develops with the grace of violet, warmed by ylang-ylang from the Comoros and white musks. These lingering notes, present from the beginning, form the backbone of the composition. Essence of Tonka Bean sustains the white musks and moves into a sensuous note of vanilla and sandalwood. "

For more information and to pre-order, please contact Jason Beers, (212) 872-2734 (646) 320-2637,


Blogger chayaruchama said...


4:17 PM EST  
Blogger Beth Schreibman Gehring said...

Oh Goddess did you have to do this:) Just when my husband thought that it was safe for me to keep my Bergdorfs card in view. MUHAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAAHAAAAAAA.......

5:53 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Exactly :-)

8:44 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Nyah ha ha! :-)

8:44 PM EST  
Blogger elle said...

Am trying to figure out if I've tried the Quand Vient l'Ete already. I really hope I have and it wasn't all that memorable, but it sounds almost irresistible for summer. And I *want* the Cruel Gardenia to work for me. Am trying to avert my eyes from the mentions of white musks. Must consult local witches for white musk banishing spells.

10:02 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

If you've tried Terracotta Voile d'Ete, you tried Quand.

The mention of rose and violet in CG kind of freak me out. Roses? Why? Violets and gardenias? Hmm.

10:04 PM EST  
Blogger tmp00 said...

I am so ignoring this information...

10:04 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Me too :-)

10:06 PM EST  
Blogger elle said...

I was so busy trying to block out the white musk mention, that I didn't even pay much attention to the damask rose and violets. The local witches may have a lot to work w/ on this one.
Deep sigh. Yes, I've tried the Terracotta - bought it unsniffed. Let's just say it's been given away w/ no regrets. I am far too easily seduced by words.

10:15 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I am trying to imagine this Gardenia. Broadway Nite and/or Lipstick Rose meets, well, any sort of gardenia "soliflore"? A scary thought.

10:18 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(LOLcat voice): Oh noes, ah be cavin in on dese!

4:04 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

flora, plz 2 nawt bee speekin lolcat on teh purrfume site - you are mixing my brain with my favorite websites! now i want to run home from work and pour some guerlain on my cats' heads!

... wait a second, that's a damn fine idea ...

:-) :-) :-)

btw, how cool does the name "cruel gardenia" sound? is it just me imagining myself wearing it, and some hot guy saying,
"you smell wonderful,"
and me saying
"it's cruel gardenia."

yeah, it's probably just me. :-)

--erin k

9:45 PM EST  
Blogger risa said...

yeesh, the cruel gardenia sounds like it's going to be heaven. Jason is SO getting a piece of my mind. ;)

12:34 PM EST  

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