GUERLAIN 3.3 oz. Eau de Cologne Imperiale Sovereign freshness What It Does Created in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, Eau de Cologne Impériale was the very first Eau de Cologne by Guerlain. Specially composed for the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, it earned its creator the title of "Perfumer to His Majesty". The Empress enjoyed the exclusive use of this fragrance before giving her authorization for it to be sold. On its label, it bears the symbol of the E.