Guerlain Mitsouko Eau de Parfum Spray

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Her name was Mitsouko. It means “mystery”, a mystery of tenderness and softness. She is this enigmatic, disarming and determined woman who accepts her destiny with the courage of the greatest heroines in literature. A masterpiece of balance, this mysterious perfume is made of spices and wood with subtly fruity accents. Little by little, Mitsouko evokes the assertive scent of underbrush. Its tonality is warm and sensual, it makes its presence known softly and embarks on a long story…

Fruity chypre mysterious, balanced, velvety, a masterpiece of balance and originality, Mitsouko marries a fruity note of peach with jasmine flowers and May rose. The mysterious dry-down of the fragrance blends spicy notes with those of underbrush and vetiver.

Originally released in 1919.

  • Top notes: Rose, bergamot, jasmine, citrus
  • Heart notes: Ylang-ylang, jasmine, peach, lilac
  • Base notes: Oakmoss, vetiver, cinnamon, amber, spices
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Fragrance Range
Fragrance Type
Eau de Parfum
Scent Information The family or sub-group which this fragrance could be classified under. The four primary fragrance families are Floral, Oriental, Woody and Fresh.
Scent Intensity Information The intensity or strength of the fragrance. Light – subtle and suitable for everyday wear Moderate - a noticeable but not overpowering signature scent Strong - ideal for those who want to make a bold, confident statement
Scent Longevity Information Approximately how long the scent remains detectable when worn. Light - up to 2 hours Medium - 2 to 4 hours Long-Lasting - 4 hours +

Brand Story

The GUERLAIN perfume house was founded in Paris in 1828 by Pierre-François-Pascal GUERLAIN, who opened the first boutique in the heart of the French capital, at 42, rue de Rivoli, where sophisticated women quickly head about his fragrant creations and beauty products.
180 years later, five generations of perfumers have succeeded one another in holding the creative reins, conjuring over 800 fragrances, including a number of timeless successes. Thierry Wasser is the current GUERLAIN Perfumer. He continues GUERLAIN’s bold tradition in combing the world for the most exclusive raw materials.
This sense of daring also permeates the make-up ranges, drawing on unique expertise to reveal and enhance women’s true beauty. The brand’s Iconic creations are fuelled by the imagination of its Creative Director, Olivier Echaudemaison.
The same audacious approach drives GUERLAIN Research, extracting the best nature has to offer in terms of inspiration and raw materials to create remarkable skincare products through a unique alchemy of nature and science.
Since 1828, GUERLAIN has continued to pursue an insatiable quest for the beautiful. La Petite Robe Noire, Shalimar, Habit Rouge, Terracotta, Météorites, Orchidée Impériale and Abeille Royale are just a few shining examples of this aesthetic exploration, embodied by an iconic showcase: 68, Champs-Elysées. A legendary address for a unique brand.


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Q & As

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Still favourite after 50 years Not easy to find now. Service from John Lewis is excellent 08 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by memories are made of this Nothing can be said that hasn't already been said about this fragrance - except Try it! Buy it! ENJJOY 08 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mum's favourite My mum loves this perfume, but it can be quite difficult to find locally. Great to be able to order it online from John Lewis. 07 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous reliable perfume This is my fifth bottle of Mitsouko. I just love this fragrance and everyone notices when I'm wearing it. It's floral and gentle but very long lasting which is important. 01 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful perfume I have been wearing Mitsouko since I was young and it is still one of my favourite French perfumes. 18 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Old world charm that is still current Lovely perfume that never fades in its glory. Would highly recommend to anyone to try. Its subtle whilst mature in tones. Gorgeous. 22 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guerlain Mitsouko Eau de Parfum Spray - Excellent value for money Guarlain Mitsouko Perfume has a wonderful aroma that deepens on the senses as it lingers. 28 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Divine Proper Perfume will never smell the same on different people. So it's hard to describe. Good perfume also reveals its different 'notes' as the skin warms it and the day goes on. This perfume has stood the test of time. If you like Chanel 5 you will like Mitsuoko. It's a sensual, winter evening perfume but not sickly or over bearing like Shalimar. You don't need much because it does last. It's one of those perfumes I don't like to run out of. 03 October 2013
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