Fragrance News: Sous le Vent by Guerlain, Now Available.



I just got the news that the 2006 Guerlain reedition of Sous le Vent is now available --They just put it on display today! Some perfume lovers said on TSS that they were eagerly awaiting its release, so I gave them a ring. It will be exclusively sold in their Champs-Elysées flagship store. It costs 180 Euros for a 100 ml flacon of edt. It is not a limited edition (it is not numbered) and will be on sale during the whole coming year. The fragrance is part of the collection "Il était une fois" (once upon a time) and is a reissue of the fragrance created in 1933 by Jacques Guerlain. It is classified by the Guerlain people as an aromatic chypre ("un chypre aromatique").

"Top notes are aromatic": lavender, tarragon, basilic, citrus...

Heart notes are: carnation...

Base notes are: oakmoss, iris, woods, patchouli...

You can place an order by calling the House of Guerlain:

68 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
8th arrondissement
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1
Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt
There's a review-rêverie of Sous le Vent by Cait Shortell here on Legerdenez 

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  1. It's here! Now to find a sample of it. :):)


  2. It will hopefully show up on eBay sometime soon:)

    Mimi Froufrou
  3. I believe Patty (Perfume Posse) is getting a bottle to sell samples from; cannot WAIT to get my mitts on this!

  4. I'll be one of her first clients then:) Thanks for the info! The collective excitement concerning Sous le Vent has started to rub off on me.

    Mimi Froufrou
  5. I'm so mad. That rat, Antoine, was supposed to message me as soon as this went on sale. Thanks for the heads up so I could send him an e-mail with a WTH message. I hope this is a good one!

  6. He might be thinking today is soon enough to let you know:) I didn't talk to him at any rate, maybe he wasn't in yesterday?

    Please let us know when you're ready to sell samples on eBay:)

    Mimi Froufrou
  7. It is a very interesting perfume. Starts out very green and fresh and then subtle spices (can't see in the notes but I swear I smell cardamom and nutmeg) take over for an enchanting phase and the dry down reminds me of a herbal-spicy Vol de Nuit. Sadly no samples yet.
    For your readers - Francoise who is a wonderful sales lady is the best person to contact. She is the best SA I know in this city and I only go to the boutique when she is there. If you email - to
    - address it to Francoise.

    Good luck and enjoy trying this perfume!!!

  8. Just reading about the notes made me think that this jus was bound to have character. And there you confirm it for us. Thanks for the feedback and the precious piece of advice!

    I myself talked to a very helpful SA (I think) called Dominique.

    Mimi Froufrou
  9. There goes my meager paycheck! I will have to spring for it after my musings and my sniff in the microwave-like sniffing chamber.

  10. A noble spending it is:) I see that you would rather go hungry than live without perfumes! it looks very promising and worthy of your collection:)

    Mimi Froufrou
  11. I received a sample of Sous le Vent two days ago. It is wonderful. Thanks for the address to purchase. Now I just need to save up.

  12. Neimans had a rep with it at their store and I bought a bottle $250.00. It is divine, I love it!


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