Guinea Orange, Cumin, Cyclamen
Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Narcissus, Lily
Patchouli, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Leather
The unmissable jasmine duo: a Chinese Sambac variety for green and vegetal accents, and an exclusive , more fruity and velvety “Vintage Le Galion” quality. Together, they make for an extremely floral aura.
A subtly fresh and green top note appears and then fades away, leaving space for the jasmine in all its glory. It reaches the height of its luminous and untamed power with the help of the floral narcissus, ylang-ylang, and lily. Patchouli, oak moss and leather bring a modest – yet suggestive – veil on top of this astounding floral composition.
Jasmin is one of the soliflores created in 1937 by Paul Vacher, who enjoyed experimenting with different compositions. Much later, Rodrigo Florès-Roux discovered the perfume when his English teacher wore it, lighting in him a fiery admiration for this chypre floral scent. It was with great pleasure and trembling excitement that he reworked the fragrance for Le Galion in 2020.
“This fragrance is very dear to me. It is an immense privilege to get to know it so intimately, taking it apart to patiently build it back up again, recreating its aura and contributing, as I have, to its re-release. Of course, the jasmine takes centre stage, but the darker tones of patchouli, moss and leather make it resonate like clever, but also devilishly savage chypre – without the rose.”
The name of this beautiful brand, inspired by majestic seafaring vessels with their vast square sterns, evoked thoughts of freedom and escape. Some of the beautiful fragrances associated with the brand have stayed in our memories: Sortilège, Brumes, Snob… But this once glorious perfume house, Le Galion, had faded from our memory and consigned to the past.
Talented perfumer Paul Vacher became the owner of Le Galion in 1935, having bought the perfume house from its founder, Prince Murat. In 1936, his perfume Sortilège became an immediate success and remains one of the jewels of the house. In 1946 when Serge Heftler-Louiche and Christian Dior wanted to develop a fragrance for their fashion house, they naturally turned to Paul Vacher. He created a beautiful fragrance for them called simply, Miss Dior. The Le Galion Perfume House was now famous internationally and, by 1964, Sortilège, was being sold in 97 countries worldwide. In 1980, Le Galion was sold to an American group. Poorly managed, the company quickly collapsed. Gone with it was an image of France and of perfume, an image of elegance and quality.
More than 30 years later, like the phoenix, Le Galion Perfume House is reborn from the ashes. Back are the original, exceptional, fiery and subtle fragrances – rare luxury and refined creations.
FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER €100.
We currently deliver to:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain*, Sweden
For orders of €100 and under the following delivery charges apply.
|Ireland & Northern Ireland||€5.50|
Estimated Delivery Times
|Ireland & Northern Ireland:||1-3 Working Days|
|All Others:||5-8 Working Days|
All of our deliveries use a signature service.
* excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla
|Categories:||Le Galion, ·Perfume|