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Lui

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At the Guerlain shop a couple of months ago, we were greeted by enthusiastic staff who insisted we try the brand-new Exclusivs release, Lui. We listened politely to the their marketing spiel, how Lui** was “about the idea of a universal perfume… created to be free from the norms of gender…a combination of male and female…created with an ambiguous fragrance trail…based on benzoin…alternately floral, powdery, spicy or woody…”.

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Mitsouko EdP

$4.00

Mitsouko is an iconic fragrance. It is the benchmark chypre created by Jacques Guerlain in 1919. To the classic chypre formula created by Coty, Guerlain added a lactonic peach note, refining the chypre by layering plush warmth and roundness on top of the resinous woods and bitter mossiness.

Mitsouko EdP is less citrusy up top then the EdT, and has more golden peach in the heart, but both have the wonderful warm Mitsouko dry-down.

Here’s my Mitsouko story:

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Néroli Outrenoir

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Launched in 2016 by Guerlain as part of their L'Art & la Matière collection, the ‘Outrenoir’, part of ‘Néroli Outrenoir’ comes from a term French artist Pierre Soulages, coined to describe his work. According to Wikipedia, ‘Soulages has said, "My instrument is not black but the light reflected from the black." Naming his own practice 'Outrenoir', (Beyond Black) the paintings he produces are known for their endless black depth, created by playing with the light reflected off of the texture of the paint.”

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Vol de Nuit Parfum Extrait

$15.00

Vol de Nuit Parfum Extrait as the Guerlain website says, is orchestrated differently than the Eau de Toilette, which gives it an “absolute presence.” Less brash in the opening notes than the EdT, the citrus is replaced with soft green galbanum and violet, the individual notes flow in perfect harmony through the heart of carnation, jasmine, rose and vanilla into the woody musky powdery drydown, a subtle orchestration that shifts the meditative quality I felt in the EdT into a higher smoother gear. Rather than on a river, we are in the air.

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Mon Guerlain

$5.00

Launched in 2017, Mon Guerlain is a beautiful ode to women signed by noses Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk.

The muse for Mon Guerlain is actress, director, film maker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie. One of the most famous and beautiful women in the world, Jolie is the ideal ambassador for Mon Guerlain. She is linked to Guerlain through her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, whose love for a rose and violet scented Guerlain powder is one of Jolie’s treasured childhood memories of her mother. Jolie is also a mother herself.

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Promenade des Anglais

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Launched in 2016 as part of Guerlain’s Promenade des Anglais belongs is part of their Exclusive Collection and was inspired by the subtle Mediterranean aromas along the Côte d'Azur as experience on a walk on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

This is the experience Thierry Wasser wanted to capture in Promenade des Anglais, and, for me, after smelling it and wearing it, he did just that.

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Songe d'un Bois d'Été

$8.00

Launched in 2012 by French perfume house Guerlain, Songe d’Un Bois d’Eté is one of three fragrances in their Les Déserts d'Orient collection, which is focused on three distinctive Middle Eastern notes: rose, oud, and incense and there are three fragrances in the collection: Rose Nacrée, Encens Mythique and Songe d’un Bois d’Eté.

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Héritage

$4.00

The Guerlain website describes Héritage EdT as a “Spicy Oriental." Refined, warm, authentic, designed for a man who is at once a trustee for tradition and a herald of a new spirit.” Well, that quaint hyperbole was likely written for t

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Anisia Bella

$5.00

Anisia Bella, or Beautiful Anise, differs from other licorice scents by pairing citrus notes with the featured licorice note instead of vanilla, or florals, or spices. It starts with mandarin citrus at the top which blends into a tangy green freshness with the sweet anise – this opening accord is so deliciously aromatic. After a few minutes the anise intensifies, taking on a really interesting bitter quality, and the citrus segues into earthy woodland violets so that the sweetness fades somewhat and Anisia Bella becomes cool, green, and airy .

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Samsara

$4.00

 
The opening of Samsara by Guerlain is a statement of pure radiance, lemony and fruity-floral with notes of bergamot and jasmine, made lush and rich with ylang-ylang and hints of peach. The distinctive creamy effect of the sandalwood is paired with jasmine right from the first few moments, balancing the opulence of the jasmine with a soft powdered-wood sensation which carries through into the heart and beyond.
 

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