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Les Voyages Olfactifs 03 Paris-Tokyo Guerlain for women

Les Voyages Olfactifs 03 Paris-Tokyo Guerlain for women
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We are taking you for olfactive journeys from the heart of Paris, presented by the house of Guerlain in their new collection inspired by journeys and rhythm of world capitals: Paris, New York and Tokyo. The collection was named Les Voyages Olfactifs and it introduces fragrant postcards presented in May 2009.

The perfumes of the collection were named: 01Paris-Moscow, 02 Paris-New York and 03 Paris-Tokyo.

Fresh and delicate 03 Paris-Tokyo shows diversity of cultures, describing the capital of Japan with clean, charming accords of violet and jasmine, along with pleasant scents of cedar and green tea, which leaves an impression of fresh morning dew in a mysterious, beautiful and intriguing way.

Bottles of Les Voyages Olfactifs collection are made of glass, shaped like cylinder, with a silver top and silver inscription with name of the house and of each perfume. The flacons were designed by Serge Mansau. The collection will be available in Guerlain’s boutiques Maison Guerlain in amount of 250ml edp.

Perfume rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 59 votes.

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Top Notes
Green Tea

Middle Notes
Jasmine Violet

Base Notes
Vanilla Hinoki Wood

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Les Voyages Olfactifs 03 Paris-Tokyo Fragrance Reviews


Yes, it has been discontinued, but I just bought a bottle (100cc, not 250cc as stated above) of this edp in Guerlain's 68 Champs Elysees main boutique in Paris ... so they probably have a few left in their cellar.
It opens with a charming soft green tea scent mixed with yuzu (a japanese lemon). Yuzu is not proposed in the perfume pyramid of this site but it is clearly present (and confirmed by one of the best onsite specialists of Guerlain's boutique).
Then come the floral scents of delicate jasmin & violet with underlying notes of hinoki and cedar, which remain for hours, just playing with your nose.
The box includes a nice aquarelle by Carla Talopp figuring abstractions of the ingredients and a Shinto statue, as well as an instructive hand drawn map of the parks, gardens, markets & tea ceremony centers of Tokyo where these fragrances can be experienced in real life.
Once again, Guerlain shows us a great creation of outstanding quality, but they just make us tired of the ephermeral side of what they create, as if they were addicted to the motto: "if you love me, I'll make you regret" !!


Has this been discontinued? I can't find it anywhere. If anybody has a bottle for sale, even a partial one, please contact me.


First Impression: On my skin this started out as a powdery soapy violet. It has now settled down into a pretty jasmine tea, with lingering violet and vanilla slightly sweetening the backdrop. It's not my cup of tea, too much violet. Barely had it on for perhaps twenty minutes and I am starting to get a headache.

Update: Revisiting this I find the violet more tolerable and the very far dry down is rather nice, but overall I still don't like it because of the violet and soap nuances. I have found that I get along better with this scent so long as I don't smell it directly on my arm, that seems to be what causes the headaches. It still makes me feel a bit sick though.. I will not be missing my decant. (I ended up having to spray another perfume on top because this was really starting to make me feel nauseated.)


Beautiful tea scent. Not harsh, just pleasant and fragrant, with a hint of jasmine. Doesn't last all day, but very refreshing and with decent sillage while it does.


I tried this creation when I visited Saks in 5th Avenue today. I really enjoyed this calming and warming scent. It can be worn easily by any shy girl and melancholic guy. It projects nicely and very long lasting. However, it reminds me so much with Kenzo Power- an abstract flower.

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The scent is exquisite, quiet, classy and it does evoke images of Tokyo. I hate the bottle though, it seems like it's made for cheap facial astringent rather than this gorgeous creation. I can't believe they actually credit the "designer" of it. If the bottle were nicer, there'd be no question I'd buy this. Alas, just decants for me.


I find this scent addicting and think the other reviewers are pretty spot-on, however I don't know that I could buy such a large and expensive bottle of it because while the lasting power is good, the sillage is really poor.


Toyko is appropriately minimalist with a thoughtfully selected blend of beautiful ingredients.

The scent opens with the finest green tea--a gently infused sweet cup, not oversteeped and without a trace of tannin.

Regal jasmine then makes a most graceful appearance--and the flower is simply exquisite in this composition. If you have ever travelled to Thailand and been captivated by the scent of the double blossoms of jasmine sambac used in garlands for sale lining nearly every street of Bangkok, then you know the jasmine I'm talking about: very luminous, deeply fragrant, more exotic than jasmine grandiflora and just a hint masculine compared to the heady, feminine note of its sister. This is also the same flower that is used to infuse deliciously fragrant jasmine tea.

Violet makes this airy and transparent, while the subtle wood notes ground this scent perfectly and create a stillness that evokes tranquility and meditation.

I'm still deciding whether I like this better than Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea. Maybe there is no comparison as they both play different roles: Tokyo is still and quiet; Green Tea is refreshing and energetic.

In any event, I wish this were less expensive or came in a smaller size bottle. I'd love to buy or swap for a decant--a definite must-have for me.

** Edit: I finally purchased a full bottle as Guerlain now offers a 3.3 oz size instead of just the 8.5 oz growler.


In my journeys with Guerlain through Les Voyages Olfactifs, I somehow saved the best for last: Tokyo.

Here are the notes, according to

• Top: Green tea
• Heart: Jasmine, Violet
• Base: Vanilla, Hinoki

This is just a beautiful composition, fresh and clean, yet sensual, fragrant, and warm at the same time. It actually reminds me of Tokyo, which is of course an added bonus in terms of overall concept. In fact, one of the reasons why TOKYO reminds me of the city is because both are totally unique and like nothing else in my experience. I honestly cannot think of a single fragrance that captures this feeling.

TOKYO reminds me of the beauty of Tokyo in all of its various guises. The gardens, the people, the tea, the magnificent and diverse neighborhoods, the food, including freshly steamed rice, which I keep remembering while wearing this scent. I even love the Japanese language and sometimes fantasize about returning there to be surrounded by kanji on all sides. Basically, my Japanese experience was the antithesis of that portrayed by Sofia Coppola in "Lost in Translation," which I found to be a rather japanophobic and anglophilic film. But that's another story.

More to the point: I'll be adding a bottle of TOKYO to my collection, oh yes, I will!


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