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    Default What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    I still consider myself a newbie and I have found it be Shalimar......so far! I've still got some testing to do, so, I'd better be getting some samples!
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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    L'Heure Bleue
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    With current Guerlains, one gets into the dangerous territory of reformulations. My favorite Guerlain seems to be constantly switching. Currently perhaps Heure Bleue vintage, but then there was Chamade, Derby, Jicky, etc etc

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    L'Heure Bleue - but it ain't what it used to be

    I wear Sous le Vent more than any other single Guerlain, but I do wear a lot of others . . . Vetiver Pour Elle, Derby, Tonka Imperiale, Vol de Nuit, Jicky, les Eaux it's never-ending, really.

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    Shalimar. And now my Vol de Nuit.
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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Of the modern Guerlains, Shalimar in parfum is just right. Excellent work.

    The vintages are a minefield, but I smelled vintage Parure EDT that is by far my favorite Guerlain.

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    I love all vintage Guerlain classics, but Mitsouko the least (I also much prefer the PdT over the Extrait).
    Today Jicky is perfect for me in EdP and Extrait with a slight tendency towards the EdP. The current Vol de Nuit Extrait is perfectly fine, too. Other than that, the classic Guerlains today are a shadow of their former self or destroyed (L'Heure Bleue).

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    Samsara. And unlike most, l actually prefer the modern formulation to the vintage; on my skin it is much more diffusive.

    Followed by L'Heure Bleue, Shalimar & L'Instant.
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    Oh!!!!

    Mitsouko
    Shalimar pre 2000
    Jicky pdt
    Vol de Nuit
    Monchoir de Monsieur
    Chamade
    Apres L'Ondee(has to be vintage though)
    L'Heure Bleu
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    My favorite perfume from Guerlain is Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
    I bought this perfume,when i had time range of vanella's perfumes. I think it is the best vanilla's fragrance.
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    Sous le Vent

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    I prefer the more modern offerings to most of the classic Guerlains, and the ones I like I really like; I've given most on my list 5 stars, and they're among my favorite perfumes regardless of house.

    My favorites are -

    Iris Ganache
    Shalimar Parfum Initial
    Chamade
    L'Instant
    Samsara
    Parure
    Rose Barbare
    Insolence
    Oriental Brulant
    L'Heure Bleue
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    I think if the Guerlinade base works for you, you will probably find many you love, sniff them all. If it doesn't work on you, then try the Aqua Allegorias - I love A A Pampelune and wish they still made A A Gentiana.

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    I adore Guerlain fragrances. I am lucky enough to have acquired formulations of L'Heure Bleue edp and Mitsouko edp/parfum that smell wonderful to me. I have some vintage-ish Samsara, Vol de Nuit, and some Parure pdt which is incredibly lovely also.

    To me, there simply is not a Guerlain I don't at least 'like', and most are 'love'. The Guerlinade base works for me so I am usually happy with what they make.

    I am an equal-opportunity Guerlain lover --- I love the classics, but many of the more recent creations appeal strongly to me.

    Favorites:
    L'Instant edp
    L'Instant Magic - I am a 'powder' fiend....and this is such a gorgeous, powdery/almondy fragrance. A Back-up bottle was a must
    Shalimar Parfum Initial
    Insolence edp - I like the edp much more than the edt.
    My Insolence - doesn't get much love with many Perfumistas, but it wears wonderfully on me (!)
    Purple Fantasy - " " " " " " "......."
    Chant d'Aromes edt

    I saved and saved to buy a bottle of Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Love it
    I WISH I could afford Iris Ganache, Oriental Brûlant

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    Vintage Shalimar

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    So many !
    Jicky ( extrait, but EdP is nice too )
    l'heure bleue (extrait, but not the current version)
    mitsouko ( vintage extrait, but the enjoy the current EdP too)
    mouchoir de monsieur
    the eaux ( de Guerlain, du coq etc) in summer
    véga
    and so on and so forth.

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    Samsara
    Insolence edp
    L'Instant Magique
    Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin
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    Vol de Nuit is my deepest love. It is quite unlike anything else I have ever experienced and I find it deeply pleasing and satisfying in a way that nothing else comes close to. I also love vintage Nahema and Chamade.

    I have just purchased a L'Heure Bleu in a blue box with an Art Deco style of decoration on it, in silver I think. Can anyone tell me how old this particular EDT would be?

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    bois d'armenie
    My current favourites Chanel Bois des Iles & Frederic Malle Iris Poudre

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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by MorganFay View Post
    Vintage Shalimar
    +1

    Let me also say that Djedi is also something VERY special, but because it's so rare and expensive I've never owned enough to see if I'd like it 'better' than Shalimar.

    Also, I wear vintage Shalimar Eau de Cologne, the most. But the one I think it the best (overall) is vintage Extrait from the 1960's era. Just jaw dropping amazingly beautiful. If you've never smelled this then you still haven't really experienced Shalimar in it's full force. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiliB View Post
    ...I have just purchased a L'Heure Bleu in a blue box with an Art Deco style of decoration on it, in silver I think. Can anyone tell me how old this particular EDT would be?
    Can you post a photo of the box, that would help me understand your description? Does it look like the below?

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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    How is the longevity on the vintage Shalimar Eau de Cologne?
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    Hi Mike
    That's the one. Can you tell me anything about it?

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    My vintage Shalimar edc wears so well. It is one of my favorites.
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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    How is the longevity on the vintage Shalimar Eau de Cologne?
    Fantastic. Of course, everyone's skin chemistry/experiences are subjective but I find it very satisfying. 'Newer' EdC will do the job but it's not as rich, deep and plush as the vintage (1960's) juice in the black and white zig zag pattern. My round disc shaped bottle that I recently got (as a backup, so I haven't opened it up) looks like this:



    And in case you're wondering, IMO Shalimar tends to age very well. Not sure if its the ingredients (vintage Shalimar has real Mysore sandalwood in it), etc but I've bought so many bottles of it and I've never bought a 'bad' bottle.
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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Vintage Shalimar parfum. The black/white zigzag box one I have is the most amazing perfume I've ever smelled.

    If we limit it to current production, I'd say Vol de Nuit parfum, followed by Jicky EdP.

    Looking at only the masculines, vintage Habit Rouge EdT or current extrait followed by Derby. I've never smelled vintage Derby, though, so this may not be a fair comparison.
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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Impossible to list just one favorite - it's Guerlain we're talking about!

    My love affairs:-

    vintage Shalimar pdt
    vintage Mitsouko edc
    vintage Vol de Nuit
    Jicky edp + extrait
    Derby
    vintage Samsara
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Sous le Vent

    ...likely more once I finally get round to wearing them. Amazing house...consider yourself, warned.
    Currently wearing: 31 rue Cambon by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiliB View Post
    Hi Mike
    That's the one. Can you tell me anything about it?
    Apologies if I'm stepping on Mike's toes.
    I remembered reading an article about these bottles here: http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.co.uk/...-not-fake.html

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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    My favorites are My Insolence (when applied lightly--otherwise too powdery) and Gourmand Coquin (a nice chocolate rum).

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    Default Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Vintage Shalimar EDC - mesmerizing stuff!

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    Mitsouko
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