Year of Release: 1853
Michael Edwards Fragrance Classification: Classical Citrus
Top Notes: Lemon
Heart Notes: Neroli, Orange blossom
Base Notes: Petitgrain
Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain - 1853
Inspired by the beauty and elegance of Empress Eugénie, the master perfumer Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain composed Eau Impériale in her honour. The glass flacon, engraved with a motif of bees recalling the coat of arms of the imperial family, was a homage indeed. Delighted by the refined Eau de Cologne, the Empress ordered that Guerlain be awarded the title of "Appointed Supplier of Her Majesty", which was at the time the highest imperial warrant.