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    Default Guerlain: Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin

    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?

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    Default Re: Guerlain: Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin

    Quote Originally Posted by thegoon24 View Post
    I smelled this one and I was floored from the very start. Lush dark chocolate with rum, I felt like biting my arm off
    Strong endorsement, I'd say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Strong endorsement, I'd say!
    Hednic, it smells edible!

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    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.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djron91 View Post
    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.
    Is it really being discontinued? I need to contact Guerlain immediately to verify this. Don't want to miss this liquid chocolate.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    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 noticed the sillage was quite low as well. It's honestly between this one and Spiriteuse Double Vanille.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoon24 View Post
    I noticed the sillage was quite low as well. It's honestly between this one and Spiriteuse Double Vanille.
    I would go for the SDV. This lasts a long time and the vanilla blends with the florals.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I would go for the SDV. This lasts a long time and the vanilla blends with the florals.
    Agreed.

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    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.
    Evenstar

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    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.
    I called the Guerlain Boutique in Canada and the SA told me it is not being discontinued. Fear not, my friends!

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    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 .

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