Courreges Blanc de Courreges ~ new fragrance

Courrèges Blanc de Courrèges

French fashion house Courrèges celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new fragrance, Blanc de Courrèges, and the relaunch of two fragrances from the house's back catalog, Eau de Courrèges and Empreinte. All three fragrances were made under licensing arrangements with Lorience.

Blanc de Courrèges is a powdery floral; note include pink pepper, litchi, iris, heliotrope, rose, white musk, white woods, amber and patchouli.

Courrèges Blanc de Courrèges is available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Parfum.

(via news-parfums, cosma-parfumeries, wwd)

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  1. juicejones says:

    Yippee! I loved Empriente. I hope it remains true to original. So beautiful!

    • Robin says:

      I have never smelled the old version — hope they’ve done a good job!

  2. mitsouko says:

    Good news ! I am wrong to say all the scents were at one time discontinued ?

    • Robin says:

      To be honest, I have no idea. I do know that Lorience picked up the license last year, but not even sure who held it before that. It looks like older bottles of Empreinte can be found online for high prices — guessing that means it’s been out of production.

  3. PetronellaCJ says:

    I had Bleu de Courrèges as an early perfume favourite. That was back in the 80’s and I had barely turned 20. I have been thinking of it on and off since I got interested in scents, wondering how I would perceive it today.

    • Robin says:

      I have never tried a single Courreges scent, so can’t comment! Will be interesting to see if they can revive this as a fragrance brand.

  4. cj says:

    I adore Empreinte! I have a vintage mini, and just splurged on a full bottle on ebay. It is a gorgeous golden leathery chypre. I picked up an old tester of the vintage Eau de Courreges recently as well. It is a bright citrus cologne – not very original, but nice enough.

    From the looks of things on their website (based on my mediocre understanding of French) they will only ship within Europe. I have a friend visiting Paris in July, so I might have her pick up some samples and maybe a bottle of the new Empreinte. Robin, did they give any info on whether or when it will be available outside of their boutiques?

    • Robin says:

      Blanc is already available at the 2 boutiques linked above (in the “via” part at the end). The official launch date is July, IIRC.

  5. platinum14 says:

    I just got both Empreinte and Eau at my local discounter! Eau will become one of my summer favorite.
    Empreinte is a nice surprise. It feels vintage. On me, there is quite a bit of moss coming through. It’s staying power, however is not great.

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