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    Default Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    Petit Guerlain (1994)

    I thought I`ll give this scent a general view here, because I know some of you are intersted about it, and it`s a quite rare scent anyway.

    This scent was created in 1994, by Jean-Paul Guerlain himself, with additional co-work help from Olivia Giacobetti. This is originally a baby/children perfume, and it has two different versions: Eau de Senteur (non-alcoholic) and Eau de Toilette (30% alc.)
    I own EdT.

    Although it is originally marketed as a children`s fragrance, it is very interesting to see that Mr. Michael Edwadrs considers this as an unisex-fragrance - for adults, that is. Yes, it is listed even on the masculine side in his recommendation table, which I find very strange and fascinating.

    I bought this scent about six months ago, just thinking it would be interesting scent, and also quite different what I`ve become use to. And to be honest, I didn`t like it first that much, but now I`ve grown to love it.

    First, I thought my juice has something wrong, because the juice is quite different from the usual stuff: It`s a bit "foamy" and cream-like. But, today I know it`s just because this scent is, after all, originally made for kids, and because it has different kind of structure.

    Strangely, this scent starts with very "perfume-ish" smell: It`s strong, and it kind of reminds me of some classical womens fragrance. Still, from the very first moment it doesn`t really feel like anything regular.

    That sharp top fades quicly, and the scent starts to settle down. Floral notes are obvious, mimosa is definetely there. Actually, to me this is very much mimosa based fragrance. And I can`t detect any citrus, although there are claimed to be some.
    Besides mimosa, and perhaps some other soft flower, this scent is predominated by these very odd, very srtangely captivating "child/baby notes". Think baby-oil mixed with rapeseed oil and a dash of pure animal fat, and you`ll get the picture. It`s very strange smell, and it definitely leads me to the losted memories of childhood; it`s so weirdly familiar, but I just cannot put my finger on it exactly. Petit also has this baby-like note (yes, the smell of a baby!), which is obvious and IMO very much weird to experience.

    After the initial burst this scent seems to fade rather quickly from the skin, but it shows up to be very much false prediction: It`s almost frightening how well this scent lingers on skin, how long it lasts, to consider this scent`s charachter.
    And, this is the scent, which I can detect from many hours after application, often much better than scents which are consumed to be stronger with huge sillages. I guess it`s just because it`s such a odd scent, that it hits my nose very obviously.
    It lasts overall about the whole day, and to be honest, it can be quite disturbing. This is the scent which at it`s best calms me the most, but sometimes it makes me really nervous - Partially just because I can detect it so well, so long time.

    It wears close to skin, doesn`t have that much of sillage, but still it`s so clearly there. Late hour drydown seems to make this scent even better, and to me this is suprisingly complex scent with smooth developing quality.

    I don`t wear this so often, and almost only during the spring/summer. I haven`t got any comments, but I am hunread percent sure that if someone smells this scent on me, it will leave him/her wondering, even confused. This scent is anything like you would expect to smell on adult man like me. Perhaps, that`s the main reason I love this scent, among it`s stunningly soothing qualities.

    Finally, let me quote perfumeworld - the site I truly admire. This description is very accurate imo. See the strange, and completely unique notes; fatty and baby (!)


    Petit Guerlain (Baby/Children) : Picture 1994 Guerlain(L.V.M.H.) France

    Olfactive family:Fresh Natural

    Olfactive description:Citrus Fruity Fatty Floral Spicy Powdery Baby




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    Default Re: Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    Delightful read! I think I'll...hold off on this one....forever...!
    Please, spritz responsibly.

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    Default Re: Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigeon Murderer
    Petit Guerlain (1994)

    I thought I`ll give this scent a general view here, because I know some of you are intersted about it, and it`s a quite rare scent anyway.
    Rare? It's pretty easy to find here...


    @ Mods: I accidentally clicked "Report this post" instead of "Quote". Nothing unusual to report, sorry for the hassle.

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    Default Re: Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    ^I assume by 'rare' he means uncommon.

    Intriguing review PM... I'll file this under tentative.
    "He was some kind of a man... What does it matter what you say about people?"

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    Default Re: Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    ^^^ Yes, Hobo`s right: I meant uncommon rather that "rare". I`m not even sure, but I guess this scent is quite easily available for anyone. And that`s great.

    The reason for this writing was simple: I`m the only one who has reviewed this scent, and that is extremely short review. (ridicilously so, I know that) I thought I tell you guys a bit more, in case if someone is interested to try this blindly, for instance.
    For the people who are looking for something different, this is hopefully relevant information.

    ps. Rashkae, be carefull with those buttons. (hopefully you don`t work at the nuclear power plant, or something like that...)

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    Default Re: Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    Interesting review indeed. I have the Eau de Senteur, and I really got a lemon-y note as well as the quality you have described. There is also a powdery note, which reminds me of Johnson's baby powder. I don't know if I'd classify it as especially weird, but it is different from most things I have access to. Thanks!


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    Default Re: Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigeon Murderer

    ps. Rashkae, be carefull with those buttons. (hopefully you don`t work at the nuclear power plant, or something like that...)
    No, just an underground bunker with really big tubes dug into the ground. My boss says they're big fireworks.

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    Default Re: Petit Guerlain - The weirdest scent I own

    Nice review PigMur. It does last quite some time for such a delicate fragrance. Soft and powdery with lots of mimosa as you said. It's really quite nice. I wonder if they still make the liquid soap in the teddybear bottle.

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    Default I really like the sound of this

    Now, I just have to see if it is findable in Denmark, or if I'm going to have to run all over NYC trying to find and try it, when I'm there for 2 days in December!

    PigeonMurderer, thanks for the "heads up"!

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    Default Re: I really like the sound of this

    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriousmongoose
    Now, I just have to see if it is findable in Denmark, or if I'm going to have to run all over NYC trying to find and try it, when I'm there for 2 days in December!

    PigeonMurderer, thanks for the "heads up"!

    Heh. Just make sure it is Eau de Toilette, and not that less concentrated version.

    You know, this is quite an old thread, and since then I have experienced many new scents which could be called somewhat obscure and weird, more or less.
    And yet, I have never met anything as I find as strange to wear as this.

    I think that Perfumeworld`s description is right on : Citrus Fruity Fatty Floral Spicy Powdery Baby

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