Après L'Ondée (1906)

Après L'Ondée by Guerlain
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Après L'Ondée (Guerlain)
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Après L'Ondée is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 1906. The scent is flowery-powdery. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesHawthorn, Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Violet, Orange blossom, Bouvardia, Lily, Orchid
Base Notes Base NotesIris, Deer musk



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 28.09.2017

Interesting Facts

Inspired by "Origan" it is probably one of the earliest uses of p(ara)-anisaldehyde, whose sweet warm smell resembles mimosa and hawthorn blossom. p(ara)-anisaldehyde was first synthesised in 1845 by Auguste Cahours. In 1877, Ferdinand Tiemann and Hermann Herzfeld developed an industrially utilisable synthesis method. Jean Claude Ellena reports, analysis and reconception of "Après L'ondée" had inspired him to compose "L'Eau d'Hiver". Since February 2014, the historic Louis XVI flacon of Après L'ondée is exhibited in the "Hall of Mirrors" of the Guerlain parent house at the Champs Elysées, Paris. On request, it is possible to smell the scent (extrait), which has been reconstructed following the formula of 1906.

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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 4.0/10 Longevity 4.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
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French Impressionism in a Bottle
Top Notes: Cassia, Neroli, Anise, Bergamot, Lemon. Heart Notes: Mimosa, Carnation, Sandalwood, Violet, Orris Root, Jasmine, Vetiver, Ylang-Ylang, Rose. Base Notes: Iris, Amber, Musk, Benzoin, Vanilla, Heliotrope, Styrax. After reading about Apres L'Ondee a few years ago, I was eager to... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Ethereal beauty...
Après L'Ondée by Jacques Guerlain is, like all of his work, something which has no specific time or place. It just is what it is. I think it's amazing that we can still smell and experience something made from over a century ago, it's like looking through a window into the past... For me, this... Read more
As a child, with my parents, I went in glades around Tople? village to enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of nature. I remember a special moment when we reached a glade with grass woven with threads of violets. Life simply flowed through that lawn, I could feel it. We lay there, on the meadow, all... Read more
Lily Guerlain
Diary 1906 The rain has darkened the skies; the thick taint of burning tallow is wafting down the panelled corridor. The boudoir tapestries feature a pastoral scene and I try to identify the significance, but I am not Catholic and the allegory escapes me. Jacques has gone to Mass and has ordered... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Harmony in a bottle
Review based on the Eau de toilette, version 2005, the current version (2012) is slightly different and not as gorgeous as its predecessors(alas!) The Parfum (extrait) is no longer in production. The aldehyde C.14 had not yet been invented in 1906 (it came 2 years later), but in 1877 the... Read more
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The Princess of the House of Guerlain
Après L'Ondeé is an astonishing fragrance to me. I experience neroli and anise at first, but only briefly. Then violets and woods, with hints of jasmine and rose. It is powdery, soft, dreamy, melancholic. Après L'Ondeé ends with iris. A gorgeous iris is mixed with the amber and musk of... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Rainwater-washed Purple Flowers
Fresh, clean, flowery and powdery. As ingenuous and natural as can be, APRES L'ONDEE has no hidden, inner, subterranean depths to penetrate, and thus differs rather radically from my concept of classic Guerlain—especially from compositions such as MITSOUKO and L'HEURE BLEUE. Yet this perfume is... Read more

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