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L'Eau Guerrière 20 (2009)
by Parfumerie Generale


L'Eau Guerrière 20 information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 41 votes)

People and companies

HouseParfumerie Generale
PerfumerPierre Guillaume
Parent CompanyPierre Guillaume Diffusion

About L'Eau Guerrière 20

L'Eau Guerrière 20 is a shared / unisex perfume by Parfumerie Generale. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Guillaume

L'Eau Guerrière 20 fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of L'Eau Guerrière 20

Incense through a cool veil of (coniferous) forest green – a scent of safety in terms of lack of provocation, genre conformity and modest projection.
29th September, 2018
We've been here before. LEG is closely related to Aer, Silvan, and sundry other birchwood, vetiver, and musk scents that purport, directly or otherwise, to natural, outdoorsy woodiness. I feel somewhat reticent in reviewing it; how do you find new words to describe something so similar to the last thing?

In theory, I shouldn't like this much. It is not powerful for an EDP and sits very close to the skin. But it's so nice to wear, so unremittingly authentic, and develops to just the right extent, shifting from dry astrigency to sweet, smoky incense and musk. If I really had to buy something from this genre, or sub-genre, this would be up there. If you want the outdoors vibe but don't want to make a public display of doing so (make sense of that if you can), this might be a good choice for you.
12th September, 2016
Genre: Woods

L’Eau Guerrière’s top notes include a citrus so tart and acidic that it flirts briefly with vinegar before stepping back from the brink. The aggressive “sky” aldehydes no doubt contribute to the searing brightness of this introduction. The volatility of these materials ensures that the opening flourish is brief, and what follows is a dry, transparent accord of citrus, wood and frankincense. It’s pleasant and straightforward, if not earth shatteringly original. I have no idea what cinchona bark is supposed to smell like, but whatever it is, it makes no distinct impression beyond “nice wood.”

Its name notwithstanding, I find L’Eau Guerrière to be a very quiet scent, with minimal sillage and projection. It wears very much as a skin scent, especially as it works through its drydown of incense and warm, vaguely animalic musk. In mood and style L’Eau Guerrière closely parallels spare, dry, niche incense fragrances like Heeley’s Cardinal and Olivier Durbano’s Rock Crystal. I frankly find Comme des Garçons’ Avignon richer and more exciting than any of these, and would turn to it for dry incense before the more elusive Parfum d’Empire offering.

19th June, 2014
a nice incense scent, however stays too close to the skin (just for the pleasure of the person wearing it, i guess). i loved the opening sharp herby/grassy accords, however they go away very quickly (too quickly). if they stayed for longer, that'll be a definite thumbs up.
28th October, 2011 (last edited: 20th December, 2011)
Aldehydes and green/ herbaceous notes joined by frankincense, a subtle oud note and something else that smells much like resinous cannabis. Dry, woody and masculine in a very modern way. Maybe not groundbreaking but incredibly likeable and easy to wear. Together with Comme Des Garcons Standard, one of my favorite office fragrance of the past 5 years. While L'Eau Guerriere is surely not a sillage monster I get a reasonable projection and lasting power.
04th March, 2011 (last edited: 19th September, 2011)
Notes: cinchona bark, sky aldehydes, olibanum resin (frankincense), aloe wood (oudh), musk.
This is a marvelous, subtle scent – and a wood lover’s delight! It has a dry, coniferous opening due to the frankincense. There’s a touch of aromatic herbs and woody bark, from the cinchona, from which quinine is derived. The oudh is very restrained, the merest hint which brightens the scent. Some early notes I had suggested that there is myrrh here as well. If so, there is a marvelous assortment of incense notes. As others have noted, this is a restrained, quiet scent which sits close to the skin. My new favorite!
31st December, 2010

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