I smelled this one and I was floored from the very start. Lush dark chocolate with rum, I felt like biting my arm off
Which one of you lucky BN'ers owns this juice? What can you tell me about the projection and longevity?
LOngevity is superior - I get more than 8 hours on my skin.. but for a fragrance at this price point (~$260), you have to skin test it.
I've heard this one is being discontinued.
IT's funny because I've been craving chocolate lately so I've reviewed Gourmand Coquin and Montale Chocolate Greedy. I compare them to car.. the Guerlain is a Bentley, the Montale is a Lexus. In addition to rum at the top, I get cherry as well.. but the the true star is the amazing milky chocolate.
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Very good scents, but not for the price commanded by Guerlain. And I am a Guerlain fan.
"There is no accessory greater, nor more intimate, than scent." --Tim Gunn
I really fell in love with Gourmand Coquin, when I first sampled it a few years ago, and even sung its praises on the forum. However, I ended up not buying a bottle at the 11th hour. Yes, it's utterly lovely and lasts for quite a while but its sillage is very low and that irritated me after a while.
Before springing for a bottle, I would advise you to sample Mazzolari's Lei beforehand - I find it a fraction better than the Guerlain. And, if you're really on a tight budget, try Al-Rehab's Choco Musk (it's the only Al-Rehab I've tried that smells like a quality niche fragrance, as opposed to a rip-off of something else).
Although I'm currently in a position to buy both the Mazzolari and Guerlain, if I wanted to, I settled for the Al-Rehab - it's just as good, lasts 48 hours easily and the sillage is very satisfying.
I love Gourmand Coquin. I think it has adequate sillage and it certainly lasts over 8 hours. It is so delicious and comforting too. I can't believe this is going to be discontinued. I found this to be one of the best Elixirs. I guess I need to find out for sure whether it will be discontinued because I will buy a back up bottle.
Neither do I have any info about it being discontinued from a lady who has close contact with La MAison Guerlain in Paris. it is a real relief, as I would have to buy a bottle immediately .