Guerlain ODE eau de cologne
Ode by Guerlain marks the final perfumery effort of Jacques Guerlain. Joined by his grandson, and the heir to his empire, Jean-Paul Guerlain, Ode bears both of their marks, signalling a transition in Guerlain's history. A combination of the more somber atmosphere of Jacques' wartime era with Jean-Paul's more modern, energetic creations, Ode's 1955 release marked the turn of a page. Categorized as a Floral-Aldehydic fragrance, Ode offers accords of powdery, white floral, iris, rose, aldehydic, fresh, musky, floral, woody, and earthy notes.
Wearers often cite Ode's similarity in character to the perfumes of Jean Patou, especially the iconic Joy, and to Liu, the 1929 creation of Jacques Guerlain. The original bottle that housed the extrait, like Liu's, was inspired by American skyscrapers - a tall, curved flacon that went on to house other Guerlain mainstays like Vol de Nuit, Shalimar, and Mitsouko. The eau de cologne was put into a smaller, square splash bottle, made to fit into a train case, and thus called the "travel flacon," and bearing the iconic circular purple label that identifies the later Montre bottles of Guerlain eau de colognes. Ode was later moved into the iconic Montre bottles in its eau de cologne form in the 1960's and 1970's.
Jasmine, Iris, Rose, Aldehydes, Musk, Sandalwood
Offered here are several extremely rare bottles of this exceptional fragrance, which may be some of the last full bottles in the world, including:
A 100ml Montre bottle, full, unused, and unboxed from the 1960's-1970's. No discoloration.
A 90ml "Travel Flacon" splash bottle, full and unused, without a box, from the 1950's-1960's. No discoloration or evaporation is present.
.5ml sample vials made from a contemporaneous Montre bottle from the 1960's or 1970's.
NOTE: all sample quantities larger than .5 ml will be consolidated into larger bottles unless expressly requested otherwise.