Imagine if you took the heart of No.5 and transplanted it into the body of Shalimar, the result would be something like Écusson. Introduced in 1947 by Jean d’Albret, Ecusson was reformulated and relaunched in 1995 by Long Lost Perfume/Irma Shorell, Inc.
Ecusson means “Coat of Arms” in French, it was advertised as having a history traceable to the fabulous French era of the 1570s where it was first introduced into the court of Jeanne d’ Albret, mother of King Henry IV and its formula carefully guarded. The legend goes on to say that it was created for Marshall Alphonse d’Ornano, who was considered to be a connoisseur of perfumes, by an ancient chemist who entertained an envious reputation for his perfumes that were the toast of Paris. – Cleopatrasboudoir.blogspot.com “Ecusson Perfume is warm and creamy with delicate florals accenting a sensuous woody accord. The exotic base notes give this fragrance a wonderfully smooth and calm dry down.” Jeffrey Dame of long Lost Perfumes.
TOP NOTES: Sicilian lemon, cassie absolute, iris, and aldehydes
HEART NOTES: ylang-ylang, geranium, jasmine, violet leaves, carnation, and rose.
BASE NOTES: patchouli, musk, vetiver, oakmoss, vanilla, and sandalwood