Néroli Plein Sud

March 2024

A vibrant, spiced, woody interpretation of Neroli
With Néroli Plein Sud, the freshness of neroli takes off for a dizzying horizon of spices and woods to rediscover its Moroccan origins and spirit. Inspired by the southern voyages undertaken by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the renowned explorer and author of The Little Prince, the Guerlain Perfumers have created a breathtaking olfactory journey between earth and sky. In response to the famous adventurer’s flight log comes a perfumer’s travel diary, written by Guerlain.

Under the Moroccan sun, high above the clouds, a vibrant, luminous ascent is buffeted by the spiced heat of desert sands, as expressed by turmeric, and cinnamon. Then, across the dunes, the trail alights among powerful, woody notes of vetiver and sandalwood.

The fragrance artist’s touch
A long-distance trail wherein the freshness of neroli unfolds with remarkable intensity.

“If Néroli Plein Sud were a book, it would be a travel diary by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.”
Delphine Jelk, Guerlain Perfumer

With Néroli Plein Sud, neroli soars along the trail of Antoine de Saint Exupéry. The aviation pioneer was also a friend of the House. A genuine messenger of the skies, he spent many years flying between Europe and Morocco to deliver mail. These voyages south, related in several of his novels, inspired the Guerlain Perfumers to compose Néroli Plein Sud.

Moroccan Neroli
Flying south, the Guerlain Perfumers found a historic terroir of orange trees, once soared over by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. In Khemisset, Morocco, they discovered a uniquely potent orange blossom drenched in sunlight and shaped by the winds of the Atlas Mountains. Organically harvested and hand-picked at dawn, the flower is steam-distilled on site to obtain a floral, bright, vivid neroli essence. The essence of Néroli Plein Sud.

“Néroli Plein Sud is the pure freshness of Moroccan orange blossom uplifted by the sensuality of spices: turmeric, cinnamon,… like a fresh breeze blowing over the hot sand of the Sahara.”
Delphine Jelk, Guerlain Perfumer