Report Review

    Although Basenotes strives to ensure that all of the reviews that appear on the site follow the review guidelines, occasionally one or two reviews may slip through the net.

    Thank you for your help in making the site a more enjoyable experience

    Your details:

    Your Name

    Your Email

    Reason for reporting

    Add more information in the box below if required.
    We will review your report as soon as possible. Thank you for getting in touch.

    The review you are reporting:

    Mar Azul's avatar

    Bulgaria Bulgaria

    Show all reviews


    L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

    Dust from the past

    You know these stories about dead bodies found entirely preserved in their tombs? They kept all their beauty and all the glory of a time long past but once exposed to fresh air a single touch turned them to fine dust.
    This is L'Heure Bleue. It has a bouquet of flowers, an ornamented box of make-up, a handkerchief still smelling of Mitsuoko. But they've all been mixed and turned to fine powder. And it projects like powder, not like a liquid. That dried peach taste almost impossible to chew from Mitsuoko is gone with its lively and unavoidable presence; vanilla is not that glorious dark mixture of, say, Shalimar, which would bring Eastern luxury and mysterious pleasures to mind. It's just there, almost vanishing, more like already saying "I was there before". Vanity recycled, dust to dust. Easy to wear, quite true to its name.

    11th January, 2011

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000