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Mon Guerlain (2017)
by Guerlain

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Mon Guerlain information

Year of Launch2017
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 27 votes)

People and companies

HouseGuerlain
PerfumerThierry Wasser
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Mon Guerlain

Mon Guerlain is a feminine perfume by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2017 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Thierry Wasser

Mon Guerlain fragrance notes

Reviews of Mon Guerlain

Take Angel and give it a super big sweet vanilla infusion and you have Mon Guerlain. Angel with whipped cream on top.

For the great house to stoop so low as to create a flanker to someone else's success, even though that perfumer has been employed by Guerlain to create this, is still a pretty weak act. I guess Wasser, after creating eleventy-two flankers to his iconic hit himself, woke up one morning in the lab and said, "Eureka, I forgot the sweet vanilla flanker accord! Why, I'll just slip this formula into my new employer's lab's mail box and they'll never know."

Nice, but an unremarkable copy of an established hit with a tiny twist.
06th August, 2017
So, what is the recipe for a big-budget, got-to-be-successful, no-room-for-error, if-you-build-it-they-will-come perfume? To judge by Guerlain’s approach: Mix equal parts imitation, predictability and risk aversion in a large bowl. Bake in a lukewarm focus-group until stale. Sprinkle with olfactory least common denominators. Serve in a bottle replete with historical Awethenticity™. Buon appetito.

Am I cynical? Clearly, but I can’t hold a candle to Guerlain.

With Mon Guerlain Thierry Wasser proves he isn’t so much the successor to Jean-Paul Guerlain as he is the heir to Jacques Guerlain. Jacques was known for nicking someone else’s ideas (namely, François Coty’s) and making them better. Wasser attempts a Jacques Guerlain with two perfumes: Lancome’s end-of -the-world-as-we-know-it lollipop, La Vie Est Belle, and Mugler’s iconic poison-apple, Angel. The drag is that Mon Guerlain drowns in the syrup of the former but forgets the atonal war-cry of the latter. Angling between these two perfumes Guerlain casts its net as wide as possible, hoping for a hit that would break all box-office records.

The complication is that Guerlain looks to two perfumes that, though they both got a whole lotta ethylmaltol going on, are diametrically opposed. Angel might have launched two decades of straight-faced gourmand perfumes but it did so inadvertently. It was anything but straight. Angel’s cotton-candy is counterbalanced by an enormous inedible chemo-floral note and an earthy patchouli. It smells sweet, but it’s pure venom. La Vie Est Belle has no nuance, no subtext. It’s pure candy. Wasser’s Mon Guerlain looks for an easy reconciliation of the two perfumes because they are both overdosed with ethylmaltol. He misses the point that Angel, twenty five years later, is still a motherfucking monster. La Vie Est Belle on the other hand is the most vanillla of Disney fairy princesses.

Wasser uses lavender to twist Mon Guerlain into a taffy fougère. Pouring it into a version of the brand’s historical quadrilobe bottle is an attempt to draw a connection to Guerlain’s classic, sweet fougère Jicky, but don’t believe the hype. Despite the deception a list of notes provides, Mon Guerlain has no relationship to Jicky.

from scenthurdle.com
20th July, 2017
Truth? Reminds me too much of original Lolita Lempicka; a lighter version of LL. Wearable, not memorable.
16th June, 2017
The only thing that separates this from dozens of other sweet, fresh-off-the-press releases is a slight (and I do mean SLIGHT) powdery accord, which is probably due to the iris.

Whatever your feelings about Angelina Jolie, you have to admit she is out of the ordinary. This scent, despite its pedigree, is not. Such a wasted opportunity for creativity.
07th May, 2017
Should probably have been called Pauvre Petite as this shiveringly unimaginative thing seems to have been designed to languish in a corner at the ball. A vapourously musky vague pinky floral with fruity accents at the start that feels utterly generic. The two points of interest are a cool and refreshing citric lift at the top and a rubber-smooches-Play-Doh vanilla-tonka combo in the base. It has a smoothness of execution from start to finish that suggests a surer touch behind the generic front. However, one cannot escape the conclusion that by the drydown this kind of thing turns the wearer into an ambulant marshmallow.
Perhaps I’m being unkind and there will likely be those who will love its delicacy, for it is light and soft like a powder puff and would probably function well as a casual everyday kind of scent. But I can’t really see a space for such enervated offerings in my perfumed life.
27th April, 2017 (last edited: 28th April, 2017)
All work and no play? It makes Jack a dull boy. Give Thierry Wasser a holiday! Guerlain couldn't find the energy to make a new perfume. Do they need shots of B12 or something? I wanted Mon Guerlain to make pots of dosh to secure the future of Guerlain classics and it's insipid, not ghastly, just dull.
23rd April, 2017

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