Right now, stocks of discontinued Guerlain's Coriolan are very affordable, my question: It worth the price or is just a failed Guerlain?
Why Guerlain discontinued the frag ? (the causes of the poor sales) no caracter? indefinition?
I agree with the esteemed foetidus. A very fine chypre. Check out the fragrance review directory for more info.
Guerlain has apparently re-issued Coriolan as L'Âme d'Un Héros (The Heart of a Hero):
Here is the French osMoz page for L'Âme d'Un Héros:
Here is the Babel Fish Translation website, to translate the osMoz page from French to English:
Last edited by Rockford; 23rd February 2008 at 04:16 AM.
$205 for a bottle of the new version!
Here's what I found most interesting (from Scented Salamander):
"It is a re-take on a former fragrance by Guerlain, Coriolan; as can be expected it will be probably inspired significantly by it but modified somewhat too and made more upscale thanks to more luxurious ingredients..."
Wonder how noticeable the difference will be. Will it be worth the up-charge?
Last edited by robyogi; 23rd February 2008 at 05:52 AM.
It is excellent fragrance. Get it while you can.
Coriolan - woody chypre
L'Ame d'un Héros - woody aromatic
I already have stocked up on Coriolan, because I love it more than any other Guerlain masculine except Derby. If they are going to be cheap in the heart of Europe also, I may just get a third bottle (love it's shape ).
Last edited by narcus; 23rd February 2008 at 09:25 AM.
'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
As I wrote in an earlier thread, Guerlain's PR-worker Isabelle Rousseau herself explains in an e-mail that Coriolan was discontinued because of commercial reasons (i.e. it sold badly) and that L'Âme d'un Héros is simply a reissue of the exact same fragrance as Coriolan.
£10.50 for 50ml EdT and Deo stick.
Bought unsniffed, if I don't like it, i'll store it and sell it off for a whole lot more later
Pluran, you are so right - emails from Guerlain are often full of rubbish. But so are many olfactory pyramids and fragrance classifications.
My logic has been: why admit it's the same juice if you want to sell it again?
Yet, I agree that we won't really solve the mystery before we try it and compare it side by side...
$ 48.75 Coriolan + (Sligthly reformuled + new bottle) = $ 205 L'Âme d'un Héros
...Sometimes I feel Perfume Houses treat us as aspirational stupids.
While my view of Coriolan has mellowed since writing my review, I still can't help but comparing it to Baie de Genièvre, which cuts through all the fuss to deliver its finely honed message of juniper and cinnamon succinctly and brilliantly. That perfume is worthy of a Roman war hero's name, while Coriolan is more of a De Bello Mellow Yellow....
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.