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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Louis Vuitton & Perfumes

When we think of Louis Vuitton, we immediately think of their luxurious travel goods and the prospect of them having their own perfumes is farthest from our minds. Many people believe that the firm never delved into the perfume industry, but I have come to prove them wrong.

This guide is meant to be a warning for those who see dubious Louis Vuitton perfumes for sale. As of September 2016, Louis Vuitton has once again entered the world of perfumery.

Historical Perfumes by Louis Vuitton:


In 1925, Louis Vuitton released their first perfume, named Heures d'Absence, it was launched to celebrate the opening of its store in London. This limited edition rectangular shaped bottle was made up of only 300 numbered examples and was made up of clear glass, with it's front decorated with an airplane and titled : "Heures d'Absence Louis Vuitton." Georges Vuitton named this perfume after his villa "Heures d' Absence.


Another bottle was made for Heures d'Absence, consisting of an amphora shaped flacon with a long neck. The glass is thin and very fragile.




Louis Vuitton made three more perfumes in 1927, they were included in a perfume presentation titled "Je, Tu, Il". Each perfume was in a separate but identical bottle, the bottles were made to fit into one another, and could be stacked in any order inside their cylindrical gold paper box. The name "Je, Tu, Il" was printed i a circular fashion on the box. This box was placed inside a sturdy outer box, which was wrapped in paper bearing the Louis Vuitton symbols of ships and trains, alluding to their travel luggage manufacturing lineage.





Only two other perfumes were made by Louis Vuitton, Sur la Route and Reminiscences, both created in the 1920s. In 1930s or 1940s, one final perfume was launched Eau de Voyage. These perfume presentations were very limited in production and extremely rare to find. After their limited introductions, Louis Vuitton stopped making perfumes.


Louis Vuitton Perfumes Today:

As of September 2016, Louis Vuitton has entered the world of perfumery once again with seven new fragrance to delight the senses. These will ONLY be available at the Louis Vuitton boutiques and on their website.


Formats:
  • Spray 100ml ($240) and Spray 200ml ($350)
  • Travel Spray. Created to accompany any trip, this set includes a travel bottle as well as four 7.5ml cartridges. Designed with magnetic closures, these novel refills clip instinctively onto the atomizer. In moments, the travel bottle is primed and ready for a new adventure. ($240)
  • Travel Spray refills. Refills to be used exclusively with the Louis Vuitton Travel Spray. ($130) 

Rose de Vents:

A whisper of petals opens up new horizons. A navigator’s indispensable tool, the rose des vents – or compass – is the traveler’s faithful companion. An olfactory guide, Maître Parfumeur Jacques Cavallier Belletrud transports us to the middle of a field of roses in Grasse. Buffeted by the wind, this singular flower seems to breathe. Sleek and stately thanks to iris and cedar, this perfume takes on glazed accents as it comes into contact with pepper. Gradually, the composition becomes as delicate as the skin of a velvety fruit. As golden as the first light of day.
  • Centifolia rose absolute
  • Turkish rose essence
  • Bulgarian rose essence
  • Florentine iris
  • Virginia cedar

Contre Moi:
An unexpected vanilla in a fusional embrace. Contre Moi evokes the fusion of two travelers. A sensual outpouring that lets emotions rush to the surface. Ever fascinated by vanilla, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud transports it to uncharted territory by giving it unprecedented freshness. Madagascar and Tahitensis vanilla blend in a delicate tulle of orange flower, rose and magnolia petals. A subtle touch of bitter cocoa reaffirms the perfume’s rebellious temperament.
  • Infusion of vanilla from Madagascar
  • Essence of vanilla from Madagascar 
  • Tahitensis vanilla 
  • Orange blossom
  • Rose centifolia from Grasse
  • Essence of magnolia
  • Ambrette seeds


Matiere Noire:

A blend of dark wood and white flowers ventures into a world of mystery. Exploring the universe is the ultimate travel fantasy and most thrilling adventure. Matière Noire plumbs intangible depths with a journey through the darkest, most precious woods, namely patchouli and Laos agarwood. The agarwood’s animal notes are intensified by blackcurrant and contrasted with the whiteness of narcissus and jasmine, a floral vibration that cuts the darkness like a comet. Plumes of sacred notes unfurl on the skin. The disruption is total, almost mystical.
  • Laos agarwood 
  • Sambac jasmine 
  • Narcissus
  • Rose centifolia
  • Cyclamen
  • Patchouli
  • Incense

Mille Feux:

An incandescent fusion of raspberry and leather creates an ode to light. A golden ray, a starlit sky, the aurora borealis: light contributes to the magic of travel. To capture its incandescence, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud sought a color to weave into this theme. On a visit to one of Louis Vuitton’s leather ateliers, he saw a craftsman transforming raspberry-colored leather into a luxurious handbag. The skin as bright as ripe fruit gave him an idea: to associate the scent of leather with that of the berry. He shaped the composition with osmanthus, a white flower with an animal and apricot scent, iris and saffron. Mille Feux is like an emotional bombshell. Fireworks.
  • Leather infusion
  • Raspberry
  • Osmanthus from China
  • Iris concrete
  • Saffron


Turbulences:

An extreme tuberose to stir the heart
Discovering faraway lands can sometimes feel like soaring among the clouds. Inspired by a feeling akin to love at first sight, the perfume Turbulences pays tribute to the most narcotic of flowers: the tuberose. Here, it fuses with the most precious petals of jasmine. A light touch of leather, and you swoon. Intensely. Deliciously.
  • Tuberose
  • Jasmin grandiflorum from Grasse
  • Absolute of jasmine sambac from China
  • May rose

Dans le Peau:

An infusion of leather, an invitation to explore the senses
Traveling often has the power to embolden desire. Dans La Peau imprints on the skin like indelible ink. An exclusive infusion of natural leather from Louis Vuitton’s workshops intertwined with accents of almost-candied apricot, jasmine from Grasse and sambac jasmine from China. Then absolute of narcissus appears, followed by a chorus of musk. Dans la Peau does not feign desire. It lays it bare.
  • Infusion of natural leather
  • Jasmine from Grasse
  • Absolute of narcissus
  • Musk
  • Magnolia from China

Apogee:

The lily-of-the-valley ascends to blissful heights. Some getaways let us reconnect with ourselves by placing us before the immensity of nature. The chance to commune with the planet feels like a renaissance. Apogée illustrates this sensation with a poetic elixir of innocence. A radiant lily-of-the-valley enlaces with petals of jasmine, magnolia and rose. A base of subtly smoky guaiac wood and sandalwood essence support the bouquet like slender stems reaching skyward.
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Jasmine from Grasse
  • Magnolia from China
  • Gaiac wood
  • Sandalwood essence


Examples of Fake Louis Vuitton Perfumes:

All the "Louis Vuitton" perfumes below can be found today are fake. I have found many of these on Asian websites. Sometimes they make their way onto ebay, craigslist and other sites like ecrater. All of the pictures below are of Louis Vuitton fake perfumes.









Pictures from various sources on the web.

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