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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tresor by Lancome c1952

Trésor by Lancôme: launched in 1952. The name means "Treasure" in French.

Original Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is a semi-oriental floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: rose, lilac and lily of the valley
  • Heart notes: spices, orange blossom, peach and apricot
  • Base notes: green leaves, resins, balm, sandalwood, cedar, amber and musk

It was available in Parfum, Cologne and Eau Parfumee.


Tresor's parfum was presented in an inverted pyramid flacon, brilliantly faceted like a huge diamond,  made to be held in one's hand, designed by Areca of Style Marque. This deluxe flacon, known as "Le Diamant", was promoted around Christmastime and retailed for $70 in 1953.

Harper's Bazaar, 1953:
"Lancome's new "Tresor," just landed from France, is treasured in a bottle like a great dark diamond."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in the 1960s.

Trésor by Lancôme was reformulated by Sophia Grojsman of IFF and relaunched in 1990. It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: pineapple, lilac, peach, apricot blossom, lily-of-the-valley, bergamot, rose
  • Middle notes: iris, jasmine, heliotrope, rose
  • Base notes: orris, apricot, sandalwood, amber, musk, vanilla, peach

Presented in the new styled bottle shown below.

  • Trésor by Lancôme Eau Parfumee: launched in 1990
  • Trésor by Lancôme Eau de Toilette: launched in 1990
  • Trésor by Lancôme Eau Fraicheur: launched in 1990

Flankers & Limited Editions:

  • 2006 Trésor Sheer Rose/Tresor Rose D'Amour. Limited edition. The juice was reworked to highlight the rose ingredient. There was a rose engraving on the packaging, and a ring around the cap.
  • 2006 Trésor Eau de Printemps Sheer Fragrance, launched as a limited edition. Created by Dominique Ropion. Top notes are clementine, litchi, red currant and black currant; middle notes are peach blossom, rose ,camellia and lily-of-the-valley; base notes are sandalwood, musk and vanilla.Discontinued. 
  • 2007 Trésor Eau Etincelante (Trésor Sparkling). A limited edition edt created by Sophia Grojsman and Aliénor Massenet. Top notes: pear, pink pepper and bergamot; middle notes: rose otto and violet; base notes: sandalwood, musk, heliotrope, labdanum and incense. Presented in a 45 ml bottle. Discontinued.
  • 2007 Trésor Elixir. Top notes are violet and peach; middle notes are honey, bulgarian rose, heliotrope and cedar; base notes are sandalwood, musk, vanilla and vetiver. Discontinued.
  • 2008 Tresor Eau Legere Sheer. Top notes are bergamot and peach; middle notes are rose and freesia; base notes are sandalwood and patchouli.
  • 2009 Trésor Lancôme, a flanker to 'Trésor' with additional notes of bergamot, white pepper and freesia accord
  • 2010 Trésor Diamant Noir. Launched to celebrate Trésor’s 20th anniversary. A limited edition bottle of 20 numbered bottles featuring a hematite cap and a ring of black crystals around the neck.
  • 2010 Trésor In Love. Created by Dominique Ropion and Véronique Nyberg. Top notes: nectarine, bergamot, peach and sour pear; middle notes: Turkish rose, violet and jasmine; base notes: cedar. 30, 50 and 75 ml flacons.
  • 2011 Tresor Edition Limitee Fete des Meres. A limited edition bottle, no change in scent.
  • 2011 Trésor L’Absolu Desir. An edp created by Dominique Ropion with notes of rose, jasmine, cedar and vanilla. Presented in a 45ml EDP bottle.
  • 2011 Trésor Midnight Rose. Created by Anne Flipo. Top notes: raspberry, rose absolute; middle notes: jasmine, peony, currant buds, pink pepper; base notes: Virginia cedar, musk and vanilla
  • 2012 Tresor In Love La Coquette Limited Edition. Created by Dominique Ropion and Veronique Nyberg. Top notes are bergamot, pink pepper, pear and nectarine; middle notes are jasmine, rose, violet and peach; base notes are musk and virginia cedar.
  • 2012  Tresor Midnight Rose La Coquette Limited Edition. Top notes are rose and raspberry; middle notes are cassis, peony, jasmine and pink pepper; base notes are musk, virginia cedar and vanilla.
  • 2013 Trésor Midnight Rose in the Love edition. Note the thorns on the “stem".
  • 2013 Tresor L'Absolu. Top notes are damask rose and aromatic spices; middle notes are rose, jasmine and patchouli; base notes are benzoin, vanilla and leather.
  • 2013 Tresor Eau de Parfum Lumineuse. Created by Dominique Ropion. Top note is praline; middle notes are damask rose and violet leaf; base notes are vanilla, musk, woody notes and sandalwood.
  • 2014 Tresor L'Eau de Toilette. Created by Dominique Ropion. Top notes are bergamot and peach; middle notes are damask rose, violet, sandalwood, heliotrope and Egyptian jasmine; base notes are milk, musk, patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean and nutmeg.
  • 2015 La Nuit Tresor. Created by Christophe Raynaud and Amandine Marie. Top notes: pear. Middle notes: Tahitian vanilla orchid absolute and black rose. Base notes: patchouli, papyrus, incense, litchi and praline. 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
  • 2015 Tresor Midnight Rose Elixir D’Orient. Created by Anne Filipo. Top notes: raspberry, black currant and pink pepper. Middle notes: rose, jasmine and peony. Base notes; vanilla, patchouli, cedar and oud. 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

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