Admirable perfumes

In my early days these were Bayley’s Ess. Bouquet, Lubin’s Chypre, Piver’s Le Trèfle Incarnat, Roger & Gallet’s Vera Violetta. The greatest perfumer of his time, Mr Parquet, created Le Parfum Idéal, Fougère Royale and Cœur de Jeannette, all admirable perfumes, and later Mr Bienaimé composed Quelques Fleurs with its new note of lilac that proved a considerable success for the house of Houbigant.

— Perfumer Ernest Beaux on a few of the perfumes that left an impression on him. From Perfumers on Perfume : Ernest Beaux on Fragrance Masterpieces at Bois de Jasmin; it is the first in a projected series of translated articles from the archives at the Osmothèque perfume museum in Versailles.

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  1. shellyw says:

    I love reading history and chemistry of perfume. Thanks for the post.

    • Robin says:

      I’m looking forward to the rest of the series…I love reading this stuff too!

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