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Vaporous, aldehydic floral
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Lilly of the Valley, Lilac, Ylang Ylang, Aldehydes

Egyptian Jasmine, Mimosa, Narcissus, Turkish Rose, Iris

Indonesian Sandalwood, Vetiver, Labdanum, Musk, Amber

Picture Marilyn Monroe in “All about Eve”, a pearlescent whirl of shiny platinum blonde locks, creamy white skin, hypnotizing sinuous body and silky dresses that faithfully followed her inimitable curves: a legendary star was born.

Marilyn’s incredible luminosity and presence are somehow duplicated in the shimmering vapors of “Sortilege”, a delicate yet voluptuous composition of sparkling aldehydes, precious floral essences and the faintest hint of animalic mystery. It was a perfume she adored, as many did in those golden days of cinema and French perfume making. It has graced the skin of screen godesses like Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner and it was the signature scent of the famous Stork Jazz Club in New York, the place to be for celebrities, from the ’30s until well into the ’50s.

“Sortilege” (which means “Spell”- how aptly named!) is a dream plucked out from bygone years and reworked with the vivacity and lightness of modern techniques and materials. It’s sensuous and rich, but it has energy, movement and grace like a fleet of velvety butterflies flying around merrily, brushing over the skin with infinite elegance. Allow yourself to be swept away in this whirlwind of pure, classical feminity and unconstricted sophistication: life is easier when you smell beautiful.

‘Les Parfums Le Galion appartiennent à la même famille de fragrances passionnées, à la fois ardentes et subtiles, qui créent un sillage d’admiration derrière celles et ceux qui savent les porter.’

L’Officiel de la Mode, 1956


The name of this beautiful brand, inspired by majestic seafaring vessels with their vast square sterns, evoked thoughts of freedom and escape. Some of the beautiful fragrances associated with the brand have stayed in our memories: Sortilège, Brumes, Snob … But this once glorious perfume house, Le Galion, has faded from our memory and consigned to the past.

Now, more than 30 years after closing its doors, like the phoenix, Le Galion Perfume House is reborn from the ashes. Back are the original, exceptional, fiery and subtle fragrances – rare luxury and refined creations.


We currently deliver to:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain*, Sweden, UK

For orders of €50 and under the following delivery charges apply.

Ireland & UK: €4.50
All Others: €12.50

Estimated Delivery Times

Ireland: 1-2 Working Days
UK: 2-3 Working Days
All Others: 4-7 Working Days

All of our deliveries use a signature service.

* excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla