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Brumes (1939)
by Le Galion

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Brumes information

Year of Launch1939
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseLe Galion

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Brumes is a feminine perfume by Le Galion. The scent was launched in 1939

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BRUMES: Le Galion 1939

Brumes is an odd and unusual scent, one of the first, if not THE first, attempts at an oceanic, a genre that would explode in the perfume world four decades later.

The top is very green and very freshly herbal, almost minty (tarragon, galbanum, oregano, thyme, sage, marjoram, algae, kelp).

The rose, lilac and carnation enter after a few minutes, creating a spicy undertone to the green herbal notes. One is hardly aware of the soft jasmine, heliotrope and acacia that are also supposedly there.

The base is an unusual mix of lavender and amber, supported by the grassy notes of gorse, heath and broom.

I read that the attempt being made is to create a scent reminiscent of the summer fields and beaches of France.

The overall effect is that of a green, herbal, yet spicy floral. It’s very nice, but a bit dry and austere. It certainly is unisex, more masculine than feminine.

For those into green florals and spicy scents, it’s worth a try. Hard to find, but occasionally available on line.



04th August, 2017
A highly complex floral/aromatic aldehyde created by Paul Vacher for the perfume house of 'Le Galion' in the late 1930's, one of several parfums included in a concert of offerings known as his Fantasy collection. The parfum opens with warm anisic/herbal notes containing tarragon & galbanum followed by a rich spicy rose/carnation heart saturated with other lush floral absolutes widely used in high perfumery at the time. The liberal use of lavender and grey amber adds a slightly ozonic marine accord to the heady & sweet lilac, heliotrope & jasmine. Evocative of warm fragrant summer days in the south of France, from the golden fields of hay stacks and narcissus blooms to the rolling surf spray of the Cote D'azur. One more classic fragrance lost to the ether of so many decades, a defining creation for it's time and a testament to the genius of Paul Vacher.
07th September, 2011
Brumes is a classic and beautiful spiced ambery floral, in the same vein as Vol de Nuit, Caron En avion, Coty A Suma and many others. Witness of another era...
03rd July, 2010

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