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JACQUES GUERLAIN'S VERY FIRST PERFUME


Historian and perfume expert √Člisabeth de Feydeau's book, Le Roman des Guerlain, especially contains one piece of information that shatters the world of any knowledgeable Guerlain fan: Jacques Guerlain’s very first creation was really Jicky!

Feydeau suggests that Jicky (1889) was not made by Aim√© alone, but was a joint creation between him and his talented 15-year-old nephew, Jacques, whose extraordinary creativity likely contributed a great deal to what is now known as the world’s first modern perfume, and the inception of the Guerlinade. (In the photo above, Jacques Guerlain was of course a grown man.) The genius of Jacques Guerlain is already well established, but now we learn that he’s synonymous with practically everything that has made Guerlain legendary. Read book review
(January 2017)


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