Cariolan is a men’s fragrance, presented in 1998 in a woody chypre composition. It is dedicated to the man full of contrast: to Coriolan, a legendary Roman general who was said to be powerful and strong, pride and confident, barer of nobility, braveness and love. Coriolanus has inspired Shakespeare, Plutarh and Beethoven. He was the man who accomplished all of his goals, not because of his glory, but because of a woman he loved. The character of this great man inspired Jean-Paul Guerlain to make this fragrance; to celebrate freedom of the spirit and love with carnal pleasures and seduction. The perfume is made out of lemon leafs, bergamot, neroli and petit grain at the top notes, its heart ticking in a passionate rhythm of spicy fusion of ginger, nutmeg, ylang-ylang and gorse; settling at the warm woody base of patchouli, benzoin and leather. The elegant glass bottle was designed by Jean-Paul Guerlian in association with Robert Granai. The top and the curves on the side of the bottle are made out of bronze.