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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Empreinte by Courreges c1971

Empriente by Courreges: launched in 1971. It was created by Robert Gonnon.

"Many make printing fragrances year, one leaves an imprint. Footprint. It evokes your loveliness Even When you're gone."

. "By Andre Courreges Empreinte. A soft whisper of fragrance as a flower-petal Provocative Lingering we have a glance ... to create an imprint so lasting -..... It's really an imprint. Empriente. Named for what it does... "

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a chypre floral fragrance for women with a leathery, dry, woodsy base.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, coriander, artemisia, peach
  • Middle note: plum, melon, Bulgarian rose, Grasse jasmine, orris
  • Base notes: cedar, oakmoss, leather, sandalwood, castoreum, vetiver, patchouli, amber, musk


Empreinte was housed in tall, clear glass cylindrical bottles, topped by an oversized gilded ball screw cap.

Empriente was available in the following products:
  • 1/4 oz Parfum
  • 1/2 oz Parfum
  • 1 oz Parfum
  • 2 oz Eau de Toilette
  • 4 oz Eau de Toilette
  • 8 oz Eau de Toilette

Fate of the Fragrance:

Still being white sold in May 1985. I believe it-have-been reformulated and relaunched in 1995. Then again discontinued.

It has been reformulated and relaunched in 2012. The bottles are copies of the 1970s originals and are available in 1 oz, 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum. However, according to many online reviews, the fragrance not as nice as the original and the scent is very fleeting and stays close to the skin.

So what does the 2012 version of smell like? It is classified as a chypre floral fragrance for women.

  • Top notes: bergamot, aldehydes, mandarin orange
  • Middle notes: rose de mai, Bulgarian rose, jasmine
  • Base notes: moss, patchouli, sandalwood

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