Release Date: 1904
Perfumer: Jacques Guerlain
Description: With a nod to seduction’s indispensable accessory and the turn-of-the-century’s emblem of good taste, Jacques Guerlain signed one of the very first men’s perfumes. “Mouchoir de Monsieur” marries citrusy freshness and the vivaciousness of aromatic notes with the subtlety of a fougere accord nuanced with delicately powdered wood. Originally presented in an escargot-inspired bottle, today it is presented in the historic “Bee” bottle engraved with the favorite emblem of his Excellency the Emperor: a constellation of 69 bees symbolizes Napoleon’s empire. Since its creation, the “Bee” bottle has evolved yet it retains the same spirit it had at the time of Empress Eugenie, and it has become one of the hallmark bottles of the house of Guerlain. Each honeycomb and each bee on the bottle may be custom painted in gold and, upon request, initials may be added to personalize the bottle.
Notes: Bergamot, lavender, verbena, jasmine, neroli, rose, cinnamon, iris, patchouli, oakmoss, amber, tonka bean, vanilla