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    Default Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    I am sampling this and would like to hear your impressions.

    Personally, I like this but it's not the wardrobe staple as are Shalimar, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit or Jicky.

    Still, it was gently sweet and enjoyable. I wish it had more longevity and sillage on me.

    (It reminded me of a more amped-up Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea.)
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

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    Hello Primrose - I own Idylle EDP and indeed you can not compare it with the magnificence of its predecessors e.g Shalimar, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit or Jicky.
    So far after 7 months I have not found any trace of the famous guerlinade on Ydylle, I like its friendly elegant, Rose approach, however it is to shy and pale, compare to the classics, it won't harm you, but also won't deliver you much....

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    Thank you for the quick reply, Bonoanimoes. I really like the Idylle with its impression of rose and peach. My heart still prefers the older classics.
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

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    I have found Idylle to be simply "meh". Dull rose. Then I sniffed Idylle Duet Rose Patchouli and OMG! Fell in love with this limited edition so much I bought every bottle I could locally.

    The rose is amped up and the patch is woody not woozy. Beautiful work. Have a look around for some near you.

    There is another Idylle LE out this year called Idylle Duet Jasmin-Lilas which will amp up those two aspects of Idylle. I can't wait! Will be very different to 2011 Duet but hopefully equally s goof

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    Idylle and I met and parted ways with no bad words between us. I gave her to a friend who appreciates quieter, nicer fragrances. I thought the scent nice, but just nice. It is a pale cousin to others in its lineage.

    But now I would love to try Alityke's suggestion of Idylle Duet Rose Pathcouli. Sigh. So many perfumes so little time on earth!
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    Default Re: Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    I quite like Idylle EDP it's still got that Guerlain touch to it . It actually reminds me of a softer ,more gentle Gucci by Gucci in the brown bottle.
    I prefer the EDT which is gorgeous and rosey .
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    I actually liked this too, surprisingly, because I wasn't expecting LOTV, and if I weren't hooked on their monstrously overpriced Muguet, I might get it.
    But I HATE the gold bottle.
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    Fleurine- I love that golden teardrop bottle ! Anyone try out the extrait yet ?
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    Thank you all for the kind, honest replies. It looks like I will have to try the EDT and the Duet. (They have a new Lilas version flanker.)
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

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    Primrose let us know your thoughts on the new Idylle Duet Jasmin-Lilas. My local SA knew nothing about I which embarrassed her, I have no idea when it will be release in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alityke View Post
    Primrose let us know your thoughts on the new Idylle Duet Jasmin-Lilas. My local SA knew nothing about I which embarrassed her, I have no idea when it will be release in the UK
    Alityke, I have not tried the Lilas flanker yet, an the Guerlain boutique in Las Vegas as of March did not have it. And now I need to sample the Duet.

    Maybe someone who first tries this can chime in.
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

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    Default Re: Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    Hi!

    I'm soo late to join this thread but I hope you still remember these scents as I'm dying to know what you all thought about the Idylle Jasmin lilas?
    Finding a good lilac scent has proven to be very difficult as it seemingly invariably manifests itself as synthetic , sharp and head ache inducing.
    I have hopes that the house like Guerlain would be able to master in to perfection but I have no way to sampling the perfume myself.

    Also , does anybody know how the Flora Nymphea compares to the La Chasse aux papillon by L'artisan Perfumuer?
    I'm chasing after scents with a pronounced Linden blossom note and La CAP is the closest I get alas, the longevity is just ridiculous.
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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    Default Re: Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    I have the Idylle Lilas duet and it is pretty and very spring-ish. Unfortunately, lilac will always be synthetic as I believe it is not a scent that can be extracted naturally.

    For linden blossom try Zeta by Tauer Perfumes. Flora Nymphea is nice, but suffers from poor longevity as well. It is also a more honied floral than the freshness from La Chasse.
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    Double post
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    Default Re: Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    Hi!

    I'm soo late to join this thread but I hope you still remember these scents as I'm dying to know what you all thought about the Idylle Jasmin lilas?
    Finding a good lilac scent has proven to be very difficult as it seemingly invariably manifests itself as synthetic , sharp and head ache inducing.
    I have hopes that the house like Guerlain would be able to master in to perfection but I have no way to sampling the perfume myself.

    Also , does anybody know how the Flora Nymphea compares to the La Chasse aux papillon by L'artisan Perfumuer?
    I'm chasing after scents with a pronounced Linden blossom note and La CAP is the closest I get alas, the longevity is just ridiculous.
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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    Pardon the duplicate posting, entirely unintentional.
    Thank you Iris&Oud!
    I had high hopes for the Lilas and Jasmine as it is a Guerlain, but lilac is so fickle,

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    You are the third person suggesting the Zeta by Tauer today.

    I have to ask , is the lilac sharp on the nose or a soft lilac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Fleurine- I love that golden teardrop bottle ! Anyone try out the extrait yet ?
    Reviving this thread which has been revived once already last year!

    Yes, I have been wearing the extrait and love it. The somewhat plummy litchi note is accentuated and the drydown does evoke a chypre-like sensibility, making their claim to channeling chypre understandable. The chypre reference is not ao evident in the edp or edt. I would say the parfum has a more sophisticated, less "girly" vibe. With the dabbed parfum I also wear a faint mist of the more floral edp as "background effect." The extrait is intense without being heavy. It only comes in an 11 ml bottle. I just bought a second bottle and I wish it came in a larger size. If a 30 or 50 ml bottle were available I would buy it today.
    Last edited by FiveoaksBouquet; 27th June 2015 at 03:13 PM.
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