by Lanvin
1927 Creation
Woman Gender
Floral - Aldehyde Olfactory groups
Olfactory pyramid
Perfume grade 4/5 Rate and comment perfume 4 Opinions
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The superb floral bouquet is composed of jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, tuberose, and lily-of-the-valley warmed by spices such as clove and coriander. The end note delivers a woody vanilla finish; Arpège was the first woman's perfume to contain so much sandalwood.


Jeanne Lanvin wanted to give her daughter Marie-Blanche the most sumptuous 30th-birthday present imaginable: a perfume of her own.So she asked André Fraysse to create a magnificent bouquet of flowers. Jeanne deliberately chose the most luxurious essences, in order to create a truly "eternal" gift.Marie-Blanche was an accomplished musician, so the perfume was christened "Arpège" after the arpeggio.Although the blend was revised in 1990 to keep up with the times, the original high standards were scrupulously maintained.To this day Arpège remains one of the most outstanding perfumes for women.


The stylized image of Jeanne and her young daughter can be seen on the apple-shaped bottle which echoes female curves.Blue, the colour of the packaging, was Jeanne Lanvin's favorite color, (the original stopper was also blue). Known as "Lanvin blue," the shade was the hallmark of all her collections.

  • No rate for this perfume 25 may 2015

    Découvert dans les années 80 il reste une référence pour moi.

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  • Exceptional perfume 27 october 2014

    Everyone always comments on this as a mature fragrance, but I first smelled it on my friend in Corsica when we were teenagers, so to me this will always be a memory of designer shoes and big sunglasses worn while gossiping and laughing. Classic but not as prevalent as Chanel, it is a more distinct choice than many.

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  • Exceptional perfume 17 june 2014

    Je le trouve bien plus vif que n°5, plus épicé que l'Air du Temps et d’après mon dernier test il a une meilleure tenue et sillage sur moi que Rive Gauche. Il est aussi plus rond. J'ai aussi découverte une note de cuir, animale même. Très peu porté de nos jours, à tort. Je vais certainement en acheter et le porter à la première occasion.

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  • Exceptional perfume 05 november 2013

    Je trouve pour ma part qu'Arpège a sa propre identité et que même si on peut lui trouver une petite parenté avec le N°5, les deux évoluent de manière totalement différente sur ma peau et à mon nez. Le N°5 se caramélise alors qu'Arpège est un floral-aldéhydé. Le flacon est magnifique.

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  • Popular perfume 26 october 2012

    Embora um pouco castigado pelo tempo, é um ótimo perfume. Para quem curte o retrô, deveria experimentar.

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    Quando criança, brincava com frascos vazios de Phebo imaginando ser perfumista. Apaixonou-se de verdade por perfumes quando ganhou de uma vizinha...

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