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    Cologne Imperiale 1853

    Cologne Imperiale 1853

    Ref: 117919
    Manufacturer: Fraterworks
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    Use it just like perfumer's alcohol. This is the original 1853 eau de cologne that launched the Guerlain brand. It is a ready-to-wear 5% strength cologne as was the norm for distilled fragrances such as these. 

    According to the house: “[c]reated in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, Eau de Cologne Imperiale is the first cologne Guerlain specially composed for the Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, earning its creator the title of ‘Her Majesty's patented Perfumer’.”

    This cologne was used as the base for the first version of Jicky which was decidedly different from the construction style of later versions. Below is a formula for a Jicky-style fragrance that illustrates how this was done as well as a formula for an Eau Sauvage type to demonstrate a modern use of the style. This is a wonderful technique never seen today but is certainly due a renaissance. And now with Fraterworks Cologne Imperiale 1853, it is possible to experience this treasured perfumery style.

    Fraterworks distills this cologne in a classic copper still (as pictured) just as the original was. A truly unique product.

    Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary
    Heart Notes: Neroli, Lavender, Verbena
    Base Notes: Cedarwood, Tonka bean, Benzoin, Ambergris

    Appearance: Pale yellow liquid

    Usage Restrictions

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA 51: 100%
    IFRA 49: 100%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    No additional labelling requirements.

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    Demonstration Formulas

    Fraterworks demonstration formulas give you real-world examples of how our products are used. See the complete index.

    Jicky 1889 — Classical Fougère

    Oh! Sauvage — Aromatic Cologne

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    • Regulations

      All of our products are compliant with EU 1223/2009 and the NZCPGS. None of our bases contain prohibited materials and regulatory compliance is possible depending on usage.

    • IFRA Conformity

      All of our bases can be used in products requiring conformity with the latest IFRA standards. Check the use levels under the Usage Restrictions section above.

    • Nitro Musks

      Some of our products may contain small amounts of EU and IFRA compliant musk ketone. We never use musk xylene, musk ambrette or any other prohibited materials.