Created in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, Eau de Cologne Impériale was the very first Eau de Cologne by Guerlain. Specially composed for the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, it earned its creator the title of "Perfumer to His Majesty." The Empress enjoyed the exclusive use of this fragrance before giving her authorization for it to be sold. On its label, it bears the symbol of the Empire with the coat of arms chosen by Napoleon: the eagle, the imperial crown and the scepter. Its bottle bears a constellation of 69 bees, the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of "Eaux." The famous Eau de Cologne Impériale strikes a harmony around refined floral accords. Its fresh citrus notes of lemon and bergamot flirt with petitgrain, while the floral magic of neroli softens this citrusy bouquet.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, Citrus
- Middle Notes: Neroli, Petitgrain
- Subtle, refined, delicate
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- Web ID: 6593561