A true icon
Lily of the Valley, Lilac, Ylang Ylang, Aldehydes
Egyptian Jasmine, Mimosa, Narcissus, Turkish Rose, Iris
Indonesian Sandalwood, Vetiver, Labdanum, Musk, Amber
The iconic fragrance of the House Le Galion and signature perfume of the famous Stork Jazz Club in New York in the 1930s, Sortilège returns today in a composition faithful to its origins. A floral aldehyde composition, a totally seductive fragrance full of history.
Sortilège, displays an intense and mesmerising vapour trail of floral aldehyde, beginning with a soft blend of white flowers and ylang-ylang from Madagascar. The explosion of its floral bouquet reveals Egyptian jasmine and delicate notes of mimosa, sustained by narcissus. Turkish rose is the beating heart, partnered with Iris and leading into Indonesian sandalwood and vetiver on a background of animal and amber – an intense, mythical fragrance.
Sortilège has a balanced bouquet of perfect elegance: feminine, refined and distinguished – the scent of a mysterious and confident woman. Intense, elegant and sensual, it exhibits the perfect alchemy between perfume and skin.
“Sortilège, the fragrance that makes women faithful. To their fragrance” advertisement from 1965.
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|