Le Galion - Tubéreuse - niche perfume

Main notes
Pear - tuberose - orange blossom - cedar

The spiced breath of red berries, like that hint of excitement at the prospect of a promising night. Behind a fruity veil of pear, spiced with a pinch of red berries, a tuberose reveals itself slowly, with a surprising lack of pretence. Becoming creamier as hours pass, it fills out a welcoming corsage of cedar, amber and a hint of musk.

EDP 50 ml / 100 ml / unisex

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Brand: Le Galion
€102 €155 from €102
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Top notes: Mandarin, galbanum, pink berry, pear
Heart notes:
Tuberose, rose, orange blossom, raspberry
Base notes:
Cedar, amber, musk

Context
In 1937, Paul Vacher signed a floral trilogy, in which Tubéreuse found its place between the very chic Iris and the terribly suave Jasmin. Tubéreuse, forerunner to many fragrances around the same theme, was tinted with a hyper-feminine touch, which fitted Le Galion’s signature perfectly; keeping up to their standard even in a troubled decade.

A word from perfumer
“In perfumery, the tuberose note is often used in an attention-grabbing way, to great effect. This one truly carries Le Galion’s DNA, at once very chic and capable of holding back. The pear and raspberry accord brings a fruity facet, before things take a floral turn with the rose and orange blossom, whose nuances support the tuberose. Meanwhile, the musk wraps everything up in the base notes.” - Thomas Fontaine

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The French perfume house Le Galion was founded in 1930 by Prince Murat, a descendant of Joachim Murat that was a brother-in-law of Napoleon 1st. The name of this beautiful brand, inspired by majestic seafaring vessels with their vast square sterns, evokes thoughts of freedom and escape.

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Talented perfumer Paul Vacher became the owner of Le Galion in 1935, having bought the perfume house from its founder, Prince Murat. He was experienced in the perfume industry and showed his talent by introducing several successful fragrances previously. In 1936, his perfume for Le Galion Sortilège became an immediate successand remains one of the jewels of the house.

In the late 1930s, he followed up with Bourrasque, Brumes and the beautiful floral fragrances Iris and Tubéreuse. All of his fragrances were produced from the finest, natural, and raw ingredients as well as very famous and well named Snob perfume. 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.

Le Galion Perfume House also believed that just creating a great fragrance was not enough. The House realized that they also needed to have the best possible container in order to protect the fragility, freshness and longevity of the fragrance. A crystal bottle design was chosen and commissioned for this task. It bore the symbol of the perfume house, one of a galleon sailing on the high seas. Refined and elegant crystal bottles were created in collaboration with then designers and artists such as Julien Viard or Serge Mansau. They work represents elegant and timeless design being inspired by Art Deco. The black cap from a bakelite, very popular in the 1930s, creates a perfect combination with the crystal bottle.

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.

The Le Galion fragrances of today perpetuate the legacy of Paul Vacher and his pursuit of excellence, using only the finest raw materials in their composition. Processed manually, in a traditional way, the flowers and finest raw materials used in the fragrance compositions are treated with the utmost care.

To commemorate the House’s 90th anniversary, Le Galion takes to the sea once more with a new collection featuring 9 fragrances, a tribute to each decade – reinterpretations of the most successful creations, single flowers and new prestigious compositions developed by renowned perfumers, celebrating once again High Perfumery and timeless French elegance.

 

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