ˮCreated in 1996, Champs-Élysées is a thrilling breath of life and the promise of infinite love. The symbol of prestige and the influence of a city in perpetual motion, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is the centre of this fragrance.
Champs-Elysées is a tribute to the City of Light and to Guerlain’s flagship located at 68, Avenue des Champs-Elysées. This joyful floral fragrance celebrates lilac and mimosa.
Blackcurrant berries harmonise with almond tree flowers, while transparent rose softens the rise of mimosa. The delicate heart palpitates with mimosa flowers. The base blends carnal accents of hibiscus seed with the softness of almond tree wood.ˮ from the official site
The perfume was created by Jacques Guerlain and Jean-Paul Guerlain and was launched in 1996.
TOP NOTES: Black currant, Melon, Almond, Violet, Peach, Anise
MIDDLE NOTES: Peony, Mimosa, Lilac, Hibiscus, Lily of the valley, Rose, almond blossom
BASE NOTES: Sandalwood, Benzoin, Vanilla, Cedar, Almond tree
At first sniff – lily of the valley – fresh, sweet, magnificent. It opens with floral scent, more floral than fruity to my nose. In the opening there is a mixture of mimosa, rose, lily of the valley, violet – like a little floral garden from someone balcony. Some fruity notes can be spotted but in a little proportion. I can smell anise because it spreads a sharp, pungent odour. It’s not disturbing, it’s like a high note to a musical composition. The result is a beautiful harmony between flowers and fruits.
The heart of the perfume is sweeter than the opening. This sweetness comes from peony and rose, it is more like a jammy odour. To my nose this is not a mimosa scent. It is a floral scent but not with mimosa on the first line.
The dry-down is vanilla, woods and benzoin, sweet and warm. Projection and longevity are average on my skin. Not a loud perfume for me.
This is a lovely perfume, no matter what others say. Maybe it is not as good as L’Heure Bleue but is beautiful in its own way. I recommend a try if you look for a floral fruity scent.