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    Default FAENA by Guerlain ??

    Hi perfume lovers !!

    Has someone ever heard about the perfume Faena by Guerlain ? It is said to have been launched in 1961 (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122971.html) and I have also heard about it in one of my book... ???

    Anyone knows something about it (picture, bottle, scent...) ??

    Thanks !!

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    Well, it will be interesting to see what the pros on this Board come up with. It wasn't even listed under the Guerlain perfumes at Perfumes Encyclopedia. On a web search, I found it on a French(?) site that listed it as discontinued. Hummm - must not have been a big hit at the time.

    Okay, time for you guys in the know to come through.

    JAG

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    Ladylonestar
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    Welcome, Spirit of Guerlain. I thought I would check javaslublu.com for you. It's listed there, but no data or photo. I did see that Elisabeth Barille has a book on Guerlain that you might want to look into. But some of the Guerlain experts here may have some info for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladylonestar
    I did see that Elisabeth Barille has a book on Guerlain that you might want to look into.
    I've looked into Barillé's book and unfortunately it doesn't mention Faena (it's a very small book btw).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcello

    I've looked into Barillé's book and unfortunately it doesn't mention Faena (it's a very small book btw).
    Thanks, Marcello! Well, then... I think Ms. Barille should write a bigger book, don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladylonestar

    Thanks, Marcello!  Well, then... I think Ms. Barille should write a bigger book, don't you?  
    Hmm.....my book is quite large. Isn't it the one with the L'Heure Bleue ad on the cover? Woman in blue? Anyway, I haven't heard of Faena. Very interesting.

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    Hey Guys !! I have all these books about Guerlain : the big blue with L'Heure Bleue cover, the one from Milan's editions about all bottle since 1828, the one from Elisabeth Barillé and even another one very rare for the 150th anniversary in 1978... And no one is presenting this perfume, just said that is was launched in 1961.

    Well, we can reflect... First are we OK about the date ? :

    In 1955 was launched Ode for Women
    In 1959 Vetiver for Men
    In 1962 Chant d'Arômes for Women
    In 1965 Habit Rouge for Men
    In 1969 Chamade for Women

    That is to say that is Faena hasn't existed, Guerlain would not have launched a perfume fragrance between 1955 and 1962 ? Impossible... I think Faena was well issued in 1961. But it would have been a creation from Jean Paul Guerlain ??

    What about the bottle ? ... please think with me !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concord

    Hmm.....my book is quite large. Isn't it the one with the L'Heure Bleue ad on the cover? Woman in blue?
    the one I have is from the Collection Mémoire de la Beauté (Ed. Assouline), the body text is just 15 pages

    http://www.osmoz.com/lang_images_up/...uerlain102.gif

    It's a shame Cedric is on holiday, I'm sure he would know. My guess is that this fragrance was created for some special occasion, in a limited distribution. I'll see if I can find out more about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcello

    the one I have is from the Collection Mémoire de la Beauté (Ed. Assouline), the body text is just 15 pages

    http://www.osmoz.com/lang_images_up/...uerlain102.gif

    It's a shame Cedric is on holiday, I'm sure he would know. My guess is that this fragrance was created for some special occasion, in a limited distribution. I'll see if I can find out more about this.
    Aha. I confused the writers. Mine is by Colette Felloux. I do have another book bu Barillé and somebody else though.

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    I've sent an e-mail to Guerlain in France, see if they can help us out. If I get a reply, I'll keep you posted.

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    Marcello
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    Yesterday I got a reply from Ms. Rousseau at Guerlain. She confirms that Faena was created in 1961 by Jean-Paul Guerlain, and that it was a feminine fragrance.

    Unfortunately, she was unable to track down any further information or pictures. Like spirit_of_guerlain, Ms. Rousseau commented that it's not listed in "Guerlain - Les flacons ą parfums depuis 1828".

    Very obscure indeed. There are a few more people I can contact, so I'm not giving up yet.
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    I read somewhere that at the time Vetiver was concidered only for the South American market but ofcourse Guerlain decided to launch it worldwide instead. Maybe that Faena only had a south american release. :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedriceccentric
    I read somewhere that at the time Vetiver was concidered only for the South American market but ofcourse Guerlain decided to launch it worldwide instead.
    Actually the story goes that in '58 Guerlain was selling a vetiver extract in Mexico, and it was quite popular there. It was nothing more than a simple extract of vetiver, with no added ingredients (except alcohol). Jean-Pierre Guerlain (Jean-Paul's uncle) was in charge of that project, and he tried to convince Jacques (J.-P.'s father) that they should create a really good "eau de vetiver", a bit in the fashion of Carven's Vétiver (1957). Jacques was not excited about this idea (fragrances named after a flower or a plant were passé), so he decided to give the project to young Jean-Paul, "just to keep him busy". He was very impressed with the end-result though.
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    I think Faena is not linked to Vetiver. The story of Vetiver since 1958 telled by marcello is true and so I think that Faena has been developped just after Vetiver because it's a Jean-Paul Guerlain's creation and Vetiver was it's first creation.

    Does the name "Faena" appeals to anyone ? For me, it means nothing...

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    I have got some faena, so I can confirm it has been existing but disappeared soon.
    It was a floral oriental , rather close to Fleur de Feu, with carnation (?) and guerlinade!

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    Nice that you solved that mystery, danielremy!

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    Interesting! Maybe it was a personal creation, as mentioned earlier. The official add to Chant d'ArŰmes said that "it was seven years in the making," which fits that there was no commercial feminine launch between Ode (1955) and Chant d'ArŰmes (1962).

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