Guerlain ‘Les Parisiennes’ launching in the UK

by Judith Brockless, 11th June, 2013

Guerlain is bringing its ‘Les Parisiennes’ collection to the UK in a staggered release over the course of this year. The partner collection to ‘Les Parisiens’, ‘Les Parisiennes’ consists of four fragrances (Mon Précieux Nectar, Nuit d’Amour, L’Heure de Nuit and Liu), one of which will be launching every two months, exclusively at Harrods. As with ‘Les Parisiens’, this collection is composed of re-editions of legendary Guerlain fragrances which have been brought back due to popular demand, this time housed in the traditional Guerlain bee bottle.

Mon Précieux Nectar, which originally dates from 2009, was launched on 4th May. Described as a ‘discreetly fruity, floral and musky’ floral oriental, Mon Précieux Nectar contains top notes of petit grain and bitter almond, heart notes of orange blossom and jasmine, and base notes of sandalwood, gaiac wood, vanilla, frankincense and white musk.

Nuit d’Amour will be available from 6th July. Created by Jean-Paul Guerlain in 2006 as a tribute to Gustav Klimt (specifically ‘Lady with Hat and Feather Boa’), Nuit d’Amour is classed as a ‘powdery and woody floral’. It contains top notes of lychee and pink pepper, with a heart of May rose and violet; the base combines sandalwood and iris with white musk.

L’Heure de Nuit, Thierry Wasser’s homage to Jacques Guerlain’s L'Heure Bleue, will arrive in the UK on 7th September. L’Heure de Nuit was first created as L’Heure Bleue 2012 - Le Zénith, marking the centenary of the classic 1912 fragrance. This contemporary interpretation ‘immerses us in the magic and mystery of a tour of Paris by night’. Described as a musky floral, it opens with top notes of bergamot, anise and peach, then comes a heart of orange blossom, jasmine and rose, on a base of vanilla, iris, heliotrope and white musk.

Finally, Jacques Guerlain’s Liu, which was originally created in 1929, will be available from 2nd November. Inspired by the character in Puccini’s ‘Turandot’, this floral fragrance has head notes dominated by aldehydes. The heart contains rose and jasmine, and the base combines vanilla, iris and woody notes.

All fragrances are £168 for 125ml, and will be exclusively available at Harrods.

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