In 1919, Europe was fascinated by Japan and the culture of the Far East. This was the moment when Jacques Guerlain named his new fragrance Mitsouko. Mitsouko means "mystery" in Japanese and symbolises passionate and mysterious femininity.
Your Mitsouko Eau de Parfum fragrance in the iconic Golden Bee bottle. The so-called "bee" bottle was crafted in 1853 by the glassmaker Pochet & du Courval to hold the Eau de Cologne Impériale for the Empress Eugenie. Its "tiles", inspired by the dome of the Vendôme column, are adorned with 69 golden bees, symbols of the empire. Each "tile" and each bee are finely gilded by skilful hands that apply the same technique used a century beforehand. Today the bottle is celebrating its 160th birthday and continuing to cultivate its uniqueness; it can hold the fragrance of your choice and be customised with initials on request. The colour of the perfume and the signature on the label vary according to the fragrance chosen.
Fruity Chypre. Mysterious, balanced, velvety.
A masterpiece of balance and originality, Mitsouko marries a fruity note of peach with jasmine flowers and May rose. The mysterious dry-down of the fragrance blends spicy notes with those of underbrush and vetiver.
Mitsouko initiates the use of the peach note in perfumery. Illustrating the innovative side of its creators, Mitsouko is the first fruity chypre fragrance in the perfume world, following other chypre fragrances introduced by Guerlain.