GUERLAIN Mitsouko, a perfume of mystery. In 1919, the Great War was over, leaving France greatly changed. In this effervescent context, Europe was to discover an incredible infatuation with Japan and the culture of the far East.
It was hardly a surprise, then, when Jacques Guerlain named his new creation "Mitsouko", after the name of the heroine in the bestselling novel La Bataille, written by his friend Claude Farrère. 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 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.