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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.)
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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.
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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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    Default Re: Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    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.)
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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.
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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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    Default Re: Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    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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