Guerlain Perfumer

Guerlain Perfumer

1,100 OLFACTORY CREATIONS SINCE 1828

  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Introduction

A story of creative daring and transmission, talent, and know-how.
The Guerlain Perfumer has been the head of olfactory creations for almost two centuries.
Eau de Cologne Impériale, Shalimar, Habit Rouge, La Petite Robe Noire or even L’Homme Idéal.
Guerlain perfumers have composed some of the most beautiful works in perfumery.

THIERRY WASSER, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FOUR GENERATIONS

Thierry Wasser is the worthy successor of four generations of perfumers who together have written the chapters of our perfumery story. All of them different, but all of them daring.
Each one has invented or reinvented fragrance, constantly exploring new olfactory avenues.

  • Guerlain Parfumeur- Thierry Wasser
  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Jean-Paul Guerlain

JEAN-PAUL GUERLAIN
(BORN in 1937)

Jean-Paul Guerlain was nicknamed the Marco Polo of essences. He loves travelling, and spent long periods living alone on plantations to inspire his creativity. He is a stubborn and passionate lover of women who snubs trends and enjoys going off the beaten track. This accomplished horseman also created Habit Rouge. Early one morning while out riding through the fresh grass, he had the idea for Aqua Allegoria. He is also the talent behind Vétiver, Samsara many other of the House's successful fragrances.

JACQUES GUERLAIN
(1874 – 1963)

Jacques Guerlain, one of the finest noses of the 20th century, was also the most romantic. He saw fragrance as an art unto itself. As a collector and friend of many artists, he put his name to 400 creations, including some hundred-year old fragrances that have enjoyed international success (L’Heure Bleue, Shalimar, etc.). He also found a physical home for the House: 68, Champs-Elysées.

  • Jacques Guerlain
  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Aimé Guerlain

AIMÉ GUERLAIN
(1834 – 1910)

The House of Guerlain invented modern perfumery in 1889. Aimé was the craftsman responsible. At that time, fragrances all strived to reproduce scents from nature. Aimé broke with convention and changed the course of fragrance history forever: he brought synthetic notes to natural compositions for the very first time. And Jicky was born. It was unique, unsettling and intoxicating.

PIERRE-FRANCOIS-PASCAL GUERLAIN
(1798 – 1864)

He founded the House in 1828. This chemist, explorer, outstanding inventor, and pioneer channelled all of his talents into the creation of Guerlain, ensuring that in just 50 years, it became "Her Majesty's Patented Perfumer" for Empress Eugénie and the most highly regarded House among all the courts of Europe.

  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain

GUERLINADE

Thierry Wasser, the Guerlain Perfumer, explores the world in all seasons on the lookout for the natural raw materials that the House holds in such high regard. Known as the "Guerlinade", they perfectly express the spirit of Guerlain creation, its sense of daring, the art of intense concentrations and compact formulas.

Matières - Bergomote

CALABRIAN BERGAMOT

Matières - Iris

TUSCAN IRIS

Matière - Rose

BULGARIAN ROSE

Matières - Jasmin

GRANDIFLORUM AND SAMBAC JASMINE

Matières - Vanille

VANILLA FROM MADAGASCAR, INDIA OR TAHITI

Matières - Tonka

SOUTH AMERICAN TONKA BEAN

THE ART OF BOTTLE CRAFT

At Orphin, our fragrance production site in the Yvelines department, the "Dames de table" perform the traditional craftsmanship rituals with their skilled hands, using artful barbichage and baudruchage techniques, and applying wax seals. This know-how enhances the most beautiful Guerlain bottles with even more character, making them into works of art.

  • Guerlain Parfumeur - L'art du flaconnage
  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Pièces d'exception

EXCEPTIONAL PIECES

Since it was first founded, Guerlain has worked with the most prestigious artisans from the world of art: The Vol de Nuit bottle by JEM, the Shalimar - Nuit des Indes bottle by Gripoix, and the Tortue bottle by Baccarat.

CUSTOM DESIGN

Fragrance is the colour of a soul, an impression that becomes one with the individual, and an integral part of their being. Everyone dreams of finding their "perfect fragrance". The perfume that conveys the infinite nuances of a personality and provides ultimate and unique satisfaction. One that makes you unique, incomparable. At Guerlain, custom designed fragrance is a tradition that dates back to 1853. Guerlain has proven itself to be an outstanding listener, even to the most diverse personalities, and this tradition continues today.

  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Le Sur-Mesure
  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Made in France

MADE IN FRANCE

For the last twenty years, Guerlain fragrances have been produced in Orphin on the outskirts of the Rambouillet forest. Here, traditional craftsmanship is integrated into the efficacy of automated production lines. The site's 120 employees work together to produce 1 million litres of "juice" and package 13 million bottles every year.  Everything is "home made" to extremely high standards of quality and excellence.

SAINT-HONORÉ

A BOUTIQUE WHERE FRAGRANCE RULES SUPREME

In 2016, Guerlain opened a boutique at 392 Rue Saint Honoré, entirely given over to fragrance. It is a tribute to the profession that has forged the House's reputation since 1828: Perfumer. Showcased with its outstanding staging, which was made possible by the House's unique heritage, this new space is an invitation to explore the mysterious world of Perfumery.

  • Guerlain Parfumeur - Boutique Saint-Honoré