Héritage (1992)
    by Guerlain




    Average Rating: 4

    Based on 553 ratings
    Your Rating:
    You need to log in or register to rate

    Héritage Fragrance Notes

    Héritage information

    Héritage is a men's fragrance by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 1992 and the bottle was designed by Robert Granai

    Shop for Héritage products online


    $67.08
    100ml EdT
    $64.50
    100ml EdT
    $63.99
    100ml EdT
    $54.25
    100ml EdT
    $88.00
    100ml EdT

    Reviews of Héritage


    + Add your Review

    Showing 1 to 6 of 91 reviews.

    drseid's avatar

    United States United States

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    *This is a review of vintage (original formula) Heritage EdT.

    Heritage EdT (vintage) opens with a gorgeous bergamot and lavender starring tandem with hints of underlying sandalwood appearing early. As the composition moves to its early heart the bergamot remains sans lavender, now in support of the creamy moderately sweet sandalwood that takes the fore, additionally supported by faint traces of natural smelling lemon and somewhat clay-like coriander spice. During the late dry-down the sandalwood recedes, as a prominent patchouli driven base is revealed, supported by powdery oakmoss and slightly sweet amber through the finish. Projection is average to above average and longevity very good at 10-11 hours on skin.

    When first applied on skin, vintage Heritage EdT immediately impresses with its amazing smelling bergamot open with the sandalwood adding just the right level of sweetness and depth. During the mid-section as the relatively sweet sandalwood gains in intensity it can get just a touch cloying at times but never to the degree that one wouldn't want to continue on. Indeed, it pays to continue as the patchouli driven base is brilliantly implemented and even better smelling. While this reviewer is only a modest sandalwood fan, Heritage has enough going on outside the sandalwood to solidify its success regardless (sandalwood included). The bottom line is the approximately $2 per ml on the aftermarket vintage Heritage EdT is a successful sandalwood composition with a twist, earning it an "excellent" rating of 4 stars out of 5 and a solid recommendation to all.

    25th November, 2014

    ClassicFan's avatar

    Canada Canada

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    It's a good woody lavender but somewhat boring.

    23rd November, 2014

    Zgb's avatar

    Croatia Croatia

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    Rich, refined, velvet like fragrance!

    Heritage must have been a muse for V&R Antidote which is a bit more spicy and harsher.
    Heritage is a very complex fragrance with notes being so well blended together that one can't exclude any particular note in it. Citruses, wood, flowers, musk - it's all there and yet you can't say are they. It's that good. Fragrance for the aristocracy I dare say as it is so formal, dignifying and regal smelling.

    Heritage isn't easily obtainable these days it'd seem, but weirdly enough, liking it as I do, I'm not surprised that it's production might be limited or even discontinued. If I'd own it, I can't imagine for what occasion I'd wear it and how would people perceive this fragrance on me. I just don't see it on me, a part of me, my style etc., however to call it an ingenious classic for formal wear, I'll grant it that much and put it on top 10 of that type of a fragrance any time.

    (worn first time 02.06.2014.)

    03rd October, 2014

    Casiquire's avatar



    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    The top notes serve to confuse me a bit since they seem like they're in a different vein from the rest of the smell, but they still blend well, and the top notes are gone in seconds. After that, what's left is a very nice warm patchouli-heavy smell. Not quite heavy enough on the patchouli to bring images of hippies or Grateful Dead concerts to mind, but it's a central note to the whole brew. Every time I smell it I catch a slightly different facet of the scent. Sometimes the patchouli is supported by vanilla and it's creamy, and sometimes it's sharpened by the pepper, and sometimes it's woody. Overall I tend not to like spicy smells, and when I think of a smell that contains a strong pepper accord it just brings back the olfactory trauma of Piper Nigrum, but Heritage balances it so well and gives it support and softness by blending it with patchouli and tonka and vanilla that I actually enjoy the whiffs of pepper here and there. Overall I understand the comparisons with L'Instant because both have a lot of contrasting notes going on, but Heritage is much more focused. If you like patchouli, it's definitely one to try.

    28th August, 2014

    Colin Maillard's avatar

    Italy Italy

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    As a vintage lover, especially of the almighty house of Guerlain, I had quite high expectations on Héritage (1994 bottle, for the record), but... I really could not come to like it. First, the resemblance to Zino Davidoff (which I love); it is a bit similar, sure, but to me (call me heretic), Zino is way better to almost any extent. It's classier, more cozy, more versatile, more compelling, basically more "everything". Comparisons aside, I find Héritage a surprisingly "odd" scent which apparently I am unable to approach in the right way – right to appreciate it, I mean. It does not smell elegant or understated to me, but rather on the opposite side: slightly confused, almost clumsy, and for some time, even a bit cloying. There's a lot of contrasting notes creating "something" I just don't enjoy: spices, creamy woods, dense floral notes, patchouli, green notes... the result is a "full" and demanding scent, which to be honest, for at least the first hour smells too bold and not completely pleasant. After a couple of hours it finally becomes softer, more bright, more light and also more pleasant, finally refined in a bright, exotic and gentlemanly way, as some contrasts tone down and some of the notes I find a bit unpleasant vanish away – but obviously I would not really wear something I'd have to wait such long to enjoy. The good part is that it is surely modern, unpredictable and peculiar, so it may still be worth a try – I guess it's one of those scents which may either work like a charm and make the right persons smell heavenly, and become an instant complete disaster on the wrong ones (and apparently I'm one of those).

    5,5-6/10

    08th August, 2014

    G.M.K.'s avatar

    Pakistan Pakistan

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    Love the way it smells , pleasure folded in sandalwood , woody , sweet and soothing , absolutely mesmerizing, a scent for very special occasions only , i also find some similarities with L'Instant Guerlain which is a favorite... a must have for every perfume lover. Its a Gentleman's fragrance.

    13th July, 2014

    Add your review of Héritage

    You need to be logged in to add a review

    Search for on eBay United States

    Guerlain Heritage 3.4 oz Men Eau de toilette Spray 100 ml New In Box * Sealed
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 29 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Heritage guerlain
    • Listing Type: Auction
    • 1 Bid(s)
    • Time Left: 2 days
    HIGHEST BID
    $30.00
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    HERITAGE BY GUERLAIN EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY 100 ML / 3.4 OZ. (D)
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 4 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Heritage by Guerlain EDT Spray 3.4 oz
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 16 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    HERITAGE MEN GUERLAIN 1.7 OZ SPRAY, EDT (1991)
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 4 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Heritage by Guerlain Eau de Parfum For Men Spray 3.4 oz 100ml NEW Sealed Box
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 10 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    HERITAGE BY GUERLAIN .13 OZ MINI TOILETTE FOR MEN VINTAGE RARE
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 16 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Heritage by Guerlain For Men 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray New In Box Sealed
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 10 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    HERITAGE for Men 3.4 Oz Eau de Parfum Spray By Guerlain Sealed Box Brand New
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 2 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Guerlain "Heritage" man, 1.7 oz, Eau de Toilette
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 2 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)




Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000