The mystery fragrance
Mitsouko is part of Guerlain's Legendary Fragrances collection. A collection made up of emblematic fragrances, composed for over a century by 5 generations of Perfumers. Mythical perfumes, profoundly innovative for their time, that make up a unique olfactory library, an incomparable and unequalled treasure that the House of Guerlain is committed to perpetuating.
It was in homage to the heroine of the novel La Bataille, which was a great success at the time, that Jacques Guerlain named his creation Mitsouko. A beautiful Japanese bride, Mitsouko secretly loved a British officer. In 1905, the Russo-Japanese war broke out. Dominating her feelings with nobility, Mitsouko awaits the outcome of the battle with dignity.
Jacques Guerlain's incredible idea, which gives this perfume all its modernity, is to have dared to combine a chypre with a note as fruity as peach.
Designed by George Chevalier, its mythical "inverted heart" bottle is highlighted by graceful Art Nouveau scrolls. A true technical feat, its avant-garde cap in the shape of a hollowed-out heart evokes the delicate romanticism of this monument to perfumery.
Mysterious, balanced, velvety.
A masterpiece of balance and originality, Mitsouko combines a fruity peach note with jasmine and may rose flowers. The fragrance's mysterious base combines spicy notes with those of undergrowth and vetiver.
For nearly two centuries, Guerlain has been a story of fragrance and beauty, of transmission and creation, of audacity and exploration, of heritage and future. Our roots enrich the present and inspire the future. With over 1,100 fragrances created since 1828 by 5 generations of perfumers, our heritage is unique. The Legendary Fragrances collection is a tribute to this exceptional heritage.