Hey A Bottled Rosers!
It’s really cooling down up in the northern hemisphere right now. Most of your jaunty citrus and mint fragrances are taking a back seat to the warming delights of amber, vanilla and woods. For those of us who love something sweet and pretty, and those looking for a beautiful gift for the holiday season, I’m enjoying my Mon Guerlain EdP Florale so much more than I ever did the original. I loved the first but there are days when it’s just too thick and syrupy.
Mon Guerlain EdP Florale 2018
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: True lavender, Bergamot
Heart: Jasmine sambac, Peony, Paradisone®, Ylang-ylang
Base: Iris, Sandalwood, Vanilla
On first spritz the vanilla already shines through. Playing perfectly alongside a sheer lavender and warm, very lightly banana-ish ylang and a dry cardboard iris. Far less intense and more spacious, like the original has been given room to breathe. Within this newfound airiness is a much less confrontational scent, now its prettier, more wearable and less smelling like a lavender nougat, more like fine fragrance. As if Mon Guerlain was a mod and Mon Guerlain EdP Florale the final, perfect product.
Legendary longevity, I can still smell the sweet Mon Guerlain essence at the end of a gig and even the next morning there are soft remnants of it floating around my body. Dry down is an attenuated heart, once the initial fireworks are over the changes are infinitesimal, just diminution. While definitely leaning towards the traditional feminine spectrum there is no reason a guy couldn’t get his Mon Guerlain EdP Florale on. It’s not a million miles away from Pour un Homme de Caron.
Have you spent any time with the Mon Guerlain range? Do you have a favourite yet? That rose one this year was good too.
13 responses to “Mon Guerlain EdP Florale by Guerlain”
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I didn’t think Mon Guerlain was bad by any means but hoped for something less derivative. It sounds like this version would be more to my taste with greater airiness and less lavender nougat.
Yes, for anyone who was completely overwhelmed by the original Mon Guerlain this will be a less challenging scent. Even I felt as if Mon Guerlain was wearing me some days.
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I was overwhelmed by the original Mon Guerlain. As much as I enjoy most Geurlain fragrances and have many favorites, Mon Guerlain was not for me. The Florale version sounds much more to my liking, I need to sniff it next time I’m at Nordstrom.
This will definitely be an easier wear for you then. I hope it’s a perfect fit. we can be scent twins across the oceans.
I love your recommendations and being scent twins across the ocean!
I love lavender nougat and even the original wasn’t dense enough for me. I’m looking forward to Mon Guerlain Intense. 🙂
HA! TaraC, that’s wonderful. The Intense is also very nice. I smelled it recently. Not REALLY intense but it is a nice riff on the original.
I’ve only got a small bottle of Mon Guerlain which came with a small candle in a gift box. I like it X
OOOOH! How was the candle Matty,
I like it too, just sometimes it overwhelms me though. Could be my overspritzing policy.
I’ve not lit the candle, keeping it to sniff and look at. Ha Ha XXXX
I do that too sometimes Matty. Sometimes the enjoyment is in the possibility. Don’t you think?
I like the phrase ‘lavender nougat’, but not the reality, hehe. This flanker sounds like a definite improvement on the original.