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Fragrances That Influenced Perfume History : 100 Great Perfumes Series 1/10

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Series 1 :: Series 2 :: Series 3 :: Series 4 :: Series 5 :: Series 6 :: Series 7 :: Series 8 :: Series 9 :: Series 10

My most recent project was a compilation of feminine and masculine fragrances that influenced the course of perfume history for a perfumery training course. I decided that perhaps this list might be of interest to you. There are several criteria I used to select the 100 fragrances below: they have to be responsible for setting a new trend either due to their unique character or their novel use of a raw material and they have to be recognized as trendsetting by industry professionals, namely, perfumers.

While my list includes many legendary fragrances, it does not include every grand parfum. For instance, my list is missing Chanel Bois des Iles, Caron Nuit de Noël and Guerlain Nahéma, which are great fragrances, but their impact on the fragrance market was less profound than that of other less unique perfumes. While it is by no means a definitive list—even 100 is bound to exclude some remarkable fragrances–I hope that it provides a glimpse into the development of perfumery, from the late 19th to the early 21th centuries. With each entry, I include an explanation as to why I selected it as well as to demonstrate how its influence on the fragrance market is felt today.

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Guerlain Jicky : Fragrance Review (New and Vintage)

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Created in 1889, Guerlain Jicky is at once a timeless classic and a remarkably modern fragrance.  One story is that Aimé Guerlain created it in honour of his English girlfriend; however, another version is that it was dedicated to his nephew Jacques Guerlain, whose nickname was Jicky. Jicky is considered to be the first fragrance to combine natural and synthetic essences.

Jicky

Although it is undeniably an important starting point of modern perfumery, Fougère Royale by Houbigant (1882) was the first perfume to use a man made material: coumarin, an almond redolent ingredient derived from tonka beans. Jicky went out step further by combining coumarin and vanillin, another synthetic essence.

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  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: Just added a sample of En Passant to my online sampler order – and I’ve spent the last 15 minutes on the Olo site – – lots of yumminess there!… July 16, 2018 at 9:59pm

  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: This sounds beautiful…..I’m having a hard time finding the Karl Lagerfeld (I’m in the US), but will keep looking, it sounds like the most beautiful mix of green and violet… July 16, 2018 at 9:51pm

  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: I went through a bottle of Pure Grace one summer about a ten years ago! I will have to look for this one again – and 4711 was my first… July 16, 2018 at 8:52pm

  • Erica in Recommend Me a Perfume : July 2018: I will definitely try this one! The violet in it sounds beautiful. July 16, 2018 at 8:44pm

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