New from Guerlain: Cour des Senteurs Versailles, or Jasminora rebottled?

    New from Guerlain: Cour des Senteurs Versailles, or Jasminora rebottled?

    post #1 of 10
    Thread Starter 

    From Guerlain.com

    To celebrate the opening of its boutique in the "Cour des Senteurs" in Versailles, Guerlain interprets the sumptuous world of the legendary
    kings and queens who marked the history of France. As a tribute to the majesty and magic of the balls thrown at the Château de Versailles, Guerlain created the exclusive Cour des Senteurs – Versailles edition.

    The iconic White Bee bottle puts on its most beautiful attire. A flamboyant red bow, enhanced with a golden drop engraved with the
    double G, decorates the bottle’s neck. The royal star, borrowed from the heritage of Guerlain, echoes the brilliance of the Sun King.
    A refined bottle for an elegant and sensual fragrance with a royal aura, in which jasmine, Marie-Antoinette’s favourite flower, leads the dance.

    From http://jetsetfashionmagazine.com:

    Inspired by the gardens of the Château of Versailles, Thierry Wasser chose the finest essences to create this perfume and its royal fragrant trail. The top notes of the perfume are the lively green scents of bergamot and galbanum. The beautifully noble Calabrian jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) leads the dance with its voluptuous sensuality, decked in fresh spring flowers of cyclamen and jasmine. Amber and white musk adorn the majestic trailing base notes with an unforgettable grace.

    Top notes: bergamot, galbanum
    Heart notes: cyclamen, jasmine
    Base notes: freesia, lily of the valley, amber, white musks

    It seems from the press material that Cour was inspired by & created for the Versailles, but commenters at NST say that it's very similar/identical to Aqua Allegoria Jasminora, and there are quite a few notes overlapping: galbanum, bergamot, cyclamen, jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley.

    I've learnt not to trust official notes presented by marketing departments, so the overlap might not mean much, but I hope someone here can do a proper test and report back.

    Notes for Jasminora:

    Top: galbanum, bergamot, cyclamen
    Heart: jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley
    Base: musk, amber

    Picture from the shop and the display for Cour des Senteurs

    post #2 of 10
    Sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing
    post #3 of 10
    post #4 of 10

    "Let them eat cake."

    Strange how this history is now a used as marketing, I guess it tells us a lot about the state of the world.

    post #5 of 10

    Thank you, Mr. G!

    post #6 of 10

    It looks so beautiful . Thanks Mr. G !

    post #7 of 10
    Sad that Guerlain chose to just revisit Jasminora and not create something glorious, such as Sillage de la Reine by Francis K was. Proving that Guerlain is just another moneymaker of LVMH stables.
    post #8 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brielle87View Post

    Sad that Guerlain chose to just revisit Jasminora and not create something glorious, such as Sillage de la Reine by Francis K was. Proving that Guerlain is just another moneymaker of LVMH stables.

    I agree. It's a wasted opportunity and also disingenuous, since they're trying to position it as a new creation.

    post #9 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saminlondonView Post

    I agree. It's a wasted opportunity and also disingenuous, since they're trying to position it as a new creation.

    Exactly!! It is the equivalent of a world famous Opera singer coming onto stage at a Gala...then proceeding to lip-sync to one of their own minor recordings. I truly still think more of Guerlain than they obviously think of themselves.

    post #10 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brielle87View Post

    Sad that Guerlain chose to just revisit Jasminora and not create something glorious, such as Sillage de la Reine by Francis K was. Proving that Guerlain is just another moneymaker of LVMH stables.

    After reading Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster I can't help feeling that LVMH is really going to damage Guerlain. It puts me off the brand, which is a damned shame. At least there are old bottles to collect!

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    9/29/13 at 8:07am

    furrypine said:



    From Guerlain.com

    To celebrate the opening of its boutique in the "Cour des Senteurs" in Versailles, Guerlain interprets the sumptuous world of the legendary
    kings and queens who marked the history of France. As a tribute to the majesty and magic of the balls thrown at the Château de Versailles, Guerlain created the exclusive Cour des Senteurs – Versailles edition.

    The iconic White Bee bottle puts on its most beautiful attire. A flamboyant red bow, enhanced with a golden drop engraved with the
    double G, decorates the bottle’s neck. The royal star, borrowed from the heritage of Guerlain, echoes the brilliance of the Sun King.
    A refined bottle for an elegant and sensual fragrance with a royal aura, in which jasmine, Marie-Antoinette’s favourite flower, leads the dance.

    From http://jetsetfashionmagazine.com:

    Inspired by the gardens of the Château of Versailles, Thierry Wasser chose the finest essences to create this perfume and its royal fragrant trail. The top notes of the perfume are the lively green scents of bergamot and galbanum. The beautifully noble Calabrian jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) leads the dance with its voluptuous sensuality, decked in fresh spring flowers of cyclamen and jasmine. Amber and white musk adorn the majestic trailing base notes with an unforgettable grace.

    Top notes: bergamot, galbanum
    Heart notes: cyclamen, jasmine
    Base notes: freesia, lily of the valley, amber, white musks

    It seems from the press material that Cour was inspired by & created for the Versailles, but commenters at NST say that it's very similar/identical to Aqua Allegoria Jasminora, and there are quite a few notes overlapping: galbanum, bergamot, cyclamen, jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley.

    I've learnt not to trust official notes presented by marketing departments, so the overlap might not mean much, but I hope someone here can do a proper test and report back.

    Notes for Jasminora:

    Top: galbanum, bergamot, cyclamen
    Heart: jasmine, freesia, lily of the valley
    Base: musk, amber

    Picture from the shop and the display for Cour des Senteurs

    9/29/13 at 1:39pm

    hednic said:



    Sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing

    9/30/13 at 2:21pm

    chopwet said:



    "Let them eat cake."

    Strange how this history is now a used as marketing, I guess it tells us a lot about the state of the world.

    9/30/13 at 10:33pm

    Primrose said:



    Thank you, Mr. G!

    10/1/13 at 3:46pm

    Mimi Gardenia said:



    It looks so beautiful . Thanks Mr. G !

    10/2/13 at 9:50am

    Brielle87 said:



    Sad that Guerlain chose to just revisit Jasminora and not create something glorious, such as Sillage de la Reine by Francis K was. Proving that Guerlain is just another moneymaker of LVMH stables.

    10/3/13 at 12:11am

    saminlondon said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brielle87View Post

    Sad that Guerlain chose to just revisit Jasminora and not create something glorious, such as Sillage de la Reine by Francis K was. Proving that Guerlain is just another moneymaker of LVMH stables.

    I agree. It's a wasted opportunity and also disingenuous, since they're trying to position it as a new creation.

    10/3/13 at 9:00pm

    Brielle87 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saminlondonView Post

    I agree. It's a wasted opportunity and also disingenuous, since they're trying to position it as a new creation.

    Exactly!! It is the equivalent of a world famous Opera singer coming onto stage at a Gala...then proceeding to lip-sync to one of their own minor recordings. I truly still think more of Guerlain than they obviously think of themselves.

    10/7/13 at 1:33pm

    chopwet said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brielle87View Post

    Sad that Guerlain chose to just revisit Jasminora and not create something glorious, such as Sillage de la Reine by Francis K was. Proving that Guerlain is just another moneymaker of LVMH stables.

    After reading Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster I can't help feeling that LVMH is really going to damage Guerlain. It puts me off the brand, which is a damned shame. At least there are old bottles to collect!