Perfume Review: La Route d’Emeraude by Isabey


First launch in 1924, “La Route d’Emeraude” The road to the Emerald Triangle from Isabey was designed by Julien Viard, in a faceted bottle and a jewel-like case, reminiscent of the splendor of the Far East. This perfume is inspired, with a touch of nostalgia, by the journey leading to the “Emerald Triangle” (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia), filled with the scents of Jasmine Sambac and blooming flowers. Many Orient lovers took the path to these faraway lands and experienced sensations that are recaptured in this re-edition of the mythical perfume. Gold leather (cordovan) effect, distinctive of La Route d’Emeraude previous designs, has been preserved. The fragrance has been slightly changed.

Not long ago I had the pleasure of trying “Gardénia” by the niche house Isabey, and what happens when you try something so delicious? You clearly want to continue discovering the rest of the family. This time I decided to try La Route d’Emeraude, which I admit that both the name and the design of the bottle caught my attention.


Top Notes: Bergamot, Rose Oil, Cinnamon
Heart Notes: Sambac Jasmine, Orange flower, Tuberose, Ylang
Base Notes: Amber, Benzoin, Vanilla, Musk

I have so much to say about this fragrance, but I don’t want to make this post too long or beat around the bush. Although this fragrance was inspired by the “Emerald Triangle” from the Southeast, in my case it did make me travel but I would say Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, just like Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris, why? It reminds me a lot of the perfumery of that time, at the beginning of the great perfume and fashion houses. The quality of the ingredients and the blend are from the old school where there was no place for mediocre perfumes and in reality the first version was created in the 20’s and underwent modification to adapt to modern times and new regulations but retaining a faithful DNA of the original, modern but vintage, it is really a type of perfumery that today is very difficult to find.

It is a beautiful vintage floral white with spicy and vanilla touches that makes it sweet although not excessive, it is a very feminine eau de parfum, as it happened with Gardenia, I could notice the powerful floral molecules clearly the quality of the essential oils that it handles The Isabey house is very tall. As for its performance the chair would be a maximum of two meters, but! The duration is 12 hours or maybe more depending on personal hygiene, what surprised me is that although the sillage is a short radius, it arrives at 10 hours without falling down, it goes on and on. It’s a very good job from the Isabey house.

This option is perfect as a wedding perfume it will be actually included in a guide I’m preparing, unique and long lasting that just to see the bottle would remind any girl about her wedding day, because trust me this perfumes is capable to keep any memory in the brain just to smell it.

I hope you enjoyed the post

Evelin x