GUERLAIN'S LATEST DISCONTINUATIONS
Just as the new Intense flanker of La Petite Robe Noire is introduced, Guerlain discontinues the Couture version from 2014. It makes it Guerlain's shortest living flanker to date, even surpassing Shalimar Parfum Initial. Guerlain boutique staff informs us that very little stock is left. In addition, the two Parisien fragrances L'Âme d'un Héros and the "Dandy" version of Arsène Lupin have been discontinued. It leaves only three fragrances in the Parisien line, namely Arsène Lupin Voyou, Derby, and Chamade Pour Homme.
Couture was the first flanker of La Petite Robe Noire (not counting the EdT version as a flanker, although technically it is), a cooler and woodier variant with lots of raspberry and an addition of a chypre accord of moss, patchouli, and a fresh, almost petroleum-like vetiver. The scent won the prize for best feminine fragrance at last year's FiFi Awards.
L'Âme d'un Héros was introduced in 2008 as a reissue of Jean-Paul Guerlain's commercially unsuccessful, and thus short-lived, Coriolan from 1998.
The sophisticated cardamom-balsam fragrance Arsène Lupin Dandy launched in 2010 as part of a masculine duo by Jean-Paul Guerlain. The Dandy name was later removed due to a copyright conflict.
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