Mandarin, Bergamot, Saffron, Apple
Rose, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Iris
Australian Sandalwood, Virginia Cedar, Musk
A green apple, just waiting to be bitten into, meets with bergamot and mandarin as they lead into a perfectly balanced bouquet of rose, jasmine and orange blossom. This aristocratic floral blend slides with surprising ease into a finale of ethereal and woody musk.
Created in 1952, Snob was a nod to the impassible and stoic aura surrounding those women with a certain cool nonchalance, as seen in fashion photographs and films of the time. This representation of femininity, unapologetic and powerful, is reflected in the harmony of opulent flowers that perfectly depict the brand’s essence.
“This bouquet is built around an almost abstract accord, in which the flowers are so varied yet so balanced that one can no longer tell them apart. This fragrance is much more than the sum of its parts. It ends in a grandiose trail that literally becomes the wearer.” -Thomas Fontaine
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|