The fragrance of first times

Capacity : 75 ML

A legend of first love, trembling with rose, iris and vanilla

From the head L’Initial sparkles with citrus zest and a highly perfumed shower of jasmine petals. The heart then blossoms around a rose absolute overdosed with iris pallida, while the soft, gourmand base delights in a combination of smooth vanilla topped with caramel and paired with delicately sweet tonka bean. All completed with a misty cloud of white musk.

HOUSE SECRETS

A rediscovery of Shalimar’s scent, L’Initial takes Shalimar’s spirit and its unforgettable signature to create a fragrance without Shalimar’s opulent sensuality. For Thierry Wasser, paying tribute to this masterpiece in perfumery meant his new fragrance needed “to maintain the alchemy that made it so desirable, illuminate without holding back, transpose without betraying and look to the future while honouring the past.”
Artwork: Pierre Ino, Guerlain Archives, 1956

A LEGENDARY BOTTLE

Designed by Raymond Guerlain in 1912, its iconic “inverted heart” bottle is underscored with graceful scrolls typical of Art Nouveau. Its avant-garde stopper, in the form of a hollowed heart, evokes the delicate romanticism of this perfumery masterpiece and represented a real technical feat at the time.

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IN THE NAME OF BEAUTY

GUERLAIN IS COMMITTED AND TAKES ACTIONS

LES LÉGENDAIRES COLLECTION

Heir to Guerlain’s exceptional heritage, Les Légendaires collection pays tribute to legendary creations composed by five generations of perfumers since 1828. Inspired by a series of love stories, both real and imagined, each fragrance infused with raw materials leaves a glorious scent of emotion in its wake. With their emblematic, gem-like bottles, the famous inverted heart designed by Raymond Guerlain, Les Légendaires transcends the passing of time, serving as immortal inspiration for the future. Rediscover the essence of these beautiful love stories as told by the maison Guerlain.

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