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    Default Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Has anyone had a chance to sample this yet?

    One thing is really turning me off....that white paper label on the front.

    I've been reading about other's reactions, exclamations of the white label's intense beauty and delicacy. At first I thought these comments were a joke, but no. Perhaps it's the quality of the photo on the computer screen (I haven't seen the bottle in person) and perhaps it looks dramatically different in real life.

    On the other hand, the descriptions of the fragrance sound lovely!

    Is anyone considering a purchase of Muguet 2013?

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    I try it every year but haven't bought one simply because it's not one I would wear a great deal. I had a Guerlain sample of the 2010 or 2011 and enjoyed that a lot - Spring in a bottle, basically. Despite the restrictions on creating a Muguet these days I think Guerlain have managed to consistently deliver - I haven't come across any others that even come close. Will report back as soon as the 2013 arrives here.

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    The SA said she had a sneak peak bottle but couldn't find it at the time.

    Maybe one day I'll come round to liking Muguet like I did with tuberose.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    I've smelled the 2011 and 2012 (which basically smelled the same) but found there was too little muguet and too much jasmine for my taste, but that is no fault of Guerlain's-- the IFRA restrictions are responsible. I will not be traveling to smell the 2013, but if I get a chance to sample it, I will.

    Annick Goutal's Muguet has been altered as well, and is now grassier.


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    I have not smelled the Guerlains, but I agree with 30roses. I have not found a decent muguet in recent years. IFRA restrictions, lack of civet, and who knows what other reasons seem to have made it impossible. Most muguets nowadays smell either functional, or flat - I can see hedonist's dislike.

    I'll keep cherishing my vintage Diorissimo.

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    Can't wait to smell this one. I don't usually hang with the collectors especially the Guerlain collectors, but the Muguet is always irresistible to me. A spring tradition in a world with ever fewer traditions. image.jpg I can't wait to add 2013 to my Muguet & Lily hoard. I love them all, cannot compare them.

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    Beautiful, Fleurine!

    Myself, I'll be content with the muguets that have multiplied around the foundation of the house. Three sprigs can scent a room.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Sounds gorgeous! I grew up with them in my yard! The real ones are strong, and so lovely. But so delicate they cannot be distilled.

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    Beautiful collection, fleurine!

    You are missing the Tauer (which I don't like, but if you like muguet). And in lily territory, Lys Mediterranee (whose marine note I dislike, but I love all the rest).

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    Default Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Thank you!!!Carillon Pour un Ange by Tauer and I got off on the wrong foot when I ordered a sample and the vial broke in the mail. I couldn't really get into it, sort of off smelling to me. But I do need to give it another chance. There is a new Fragonard Muguet 2013, as well as a Galimard Muguet EdC (both from Grasse) and I imagine that they are both probably nice, as the Molinard Muguet is, and QUITE close to the Guerlain (and costs 30 bucks). I have the Malle Lys Mediteranee in the travel spray as well as my absolute favorite the Huile a Toute Faire, sadly discontinued. Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley is more (the most) butch, as it has geranium etc in it.

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    I hadn't noticed the Malles. The Tauer definitely doesn't smell off, to the contrary, it's quite functional. But it's true that, unlike what one usually expects from a muguet, the feel is very dark and somber - an angel of death, perhaps.

    Is that Diorissimo a parfum? I have a couple of ml of vintage parfum, and it is sensational, up there with my top 3 best ever, perhaps.

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    It is Parfum. And that little bottle is heavenly. But vintage Diorissimo is a bit like vintage Joy, lots of batch variation and lots of bottles are turned and smell like paint thinner etc. Is hard as heck to know what is what. I have bought opened bottles that smell great, and sealed bottles that have turned. Some smell like Muguet some smell more jasminey. And the top note can go go go. It is more of a real modern composed perfume than the Muguet, which is a 100+ year old one day only soliflore. I actually like the modern Diorissimo EdT, and I need to smell the modern Parfum.

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    I got lucky with my vintage parfum then. Wonderful, the top is still perfect, green, floral, even rosy, like running in a flower meadow in the spring. Then it becomes richer and deep with civet. I did notice however some batch variation with vintage edc or edt. Some are sharper than others, though not as sharp as the current edt.

    I find the current edt (at least what I smelled a couple of years ago) too sharp. In constrast, the edp (whose reformulation I believe is more recent) smells too flat for me. In both cases, there's no civet, which, as perfumeshrine suggested, gave the depth and richness to the vintage.

    cacio

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    Mmmm, my name. My whole life, people have bought me lily of the valley products, and the funny thing is, I never liked them - too sharp. Maybe I'd be the one person who likes a muguet fragrance with the new restrictions?!

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    Believe that the 2011 version was one of the best of the last 10-15 yrs, but this was as told by a few Guerlain boutique SA's and MGR's, and a friend of mine.

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    ^^^I think so too. Really airy and blustery. 1999 is incredibly good too. In a more suffocating and thick style.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Well, let's get this party started.


    Je vous offre un brin de muguet.


    Juste un petit brin de muguet avec ses clochettes,
    Un petit peu d'amitié et beaucoup de bonheur
    C'est ce que veut vous dire cette petite fleur
    A qui aujourd'hui, la coutume donne la vedette.

    Mais ce brin de muguet, voudrait vous dire plus.
    Vous dire, que quelqu'un a pour vous une pensée,
    Et qui veut vous dire comme vous êtes aimée,
    Et pour vous l'offrir, il ne faut pas être crésus.

    Un fleur qui apporte le bonheur et annonce l'été,
    Dont les clochettes blanches sont parfum et senteur.
    Une fleur simple que l'on offre avec son coeur,
    Par amitié, sans jamais tomber dans la banalité.

    Fleur d'amour, d'amitié que j'ai plaisir d' offrir
    Un geste simple, un geste de belle sympathie,
    Des petites clochettes blanches en symphonie,
    Pour nous proposer autant d' espoir que de plaisirs.

    Sa vie est éphémère, son parfum est délicat.
    Le premier mai, j'irai sur la route en acheter,
    Car comme chaque année, je voudrai mugueter
    Autour de moi, des dames dans l'anonymat.

    Et comme pas loin de chez moi, il y a un bois
    Où ont déjà fleurit, à foison, des jonquilles
    Que sont allées cueillir des jeunes filles
    Qui n'oublient pas que mai, du muguet, est le mois.

    Alors, acceptez ce brin muguet de l'amitié
    Et avec lui un peu de joie et de bonheur.
    Un brin de muguet sans aucune odeur,
    Qu'en mots, pour vous, j'ai transformé.
    Last edited by Fleurine; 30th April 2013 at 09:08 PM.

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    The time is now - thanks for the beautiful poem!

    I was in Paris last week - some of the Guerlain stores I stopped by didn't have the muguet, but I did not stop by the main Champs Elysees one. But most chocolate stores had chocolates decorated with muguets, and I bought some for my relatives here. So tomorrow we'll eat little chocolate pots with (fake) muguets.

    My diorissimo is in the States and will be worn when I get back.

    cacio

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    It sounds lovely, Seattlelight
    I would be happy to read a Guerlain Muguet review by you! Really, the only overtly Lily of the Valley scent I'm aware of is Dior Diorissimo. I guess with the new restrictions you wrote about, now would be a good time to hunt some vintage bottles of THAT.

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    More like plain gardenia with a nasty lily aldehyde. Get vintage Diorissimo.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    I have a bottle on my shelf waiting until I get home from work for the first whiff. Heaven.

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    Beautiful poem, Fleurine! Yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleurine View Post
    I have a bottle on my shelf waiting until I get home from work for the first whiff. Heaven.
    Heaven must be a subjective string of fantasies, then.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Thanks TWOLF, Not my poem. I found it on a blog. But it really sums up the feeling. Gorgeous weather here! I just went out for a walk and spritzed a little of the 1999 on (I bought a backup of that one yesterday). I seriously wish they still did the May Pole dance.

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    Great. I still have a little wee of 1999 left and in my book it is the best. I have not tried this year's Muguet yet. Weather-wise, we got about 4" of snow accumulation in our Wonderland.

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