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    Default Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    I'm a Guerlain modernist - I love they way that they've transformed the old house ethic into new things that please my mainstream tastes, but with Guerlain's classic feel.

    Vetiver Pour Elle - a bit like Vetiver reformatted in an older feminine - this won me over, where the men's Vetiver didn't

    Shanghai - complex but subtle, modern yet old-fashioned - this one just appeals to me personally

    Guerlain Homme EDP Intense - like a strong, green, herbal version of L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extrême - also a great fragrance

    Shalimar Parfum Initial - pink Shalimar that is strangely guy-friendly - this fragrance is so wrong, it's right - and I'm a big fan

    Boisé Torride - best boozy, sweet-tooth gourmand ever made - like some sinful dessert that you wear in a bar

    L'Heure de Nuit - almost antithetical to L'Heure Bleue in its modernity, yet it feels like it understands the original fully. It's not me, but it's great.

    Still, I respect the older stuff. Vol de Nuit, Shalimar, Coriolan, EDC Imperiale are all things I admire or own.
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    Vintage Shalimar (1980 back) i

    Shalimar is my absolute favorite and I must own multiple bottles of various years both the EDT, EDP, Extrait, powder, bath gel, and cream.

    Also have Shalimar Ode a la Vanille, Eau de Shalimar, Samsara, Mitsouko, Jicky, and Champs-Elysees.

    My next Guerlain purchase will be Mayotte.
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    I'd settle with Jicky Extrait (current is just perfect), L'Heure Bleue (vintage EdP, PdT and Extrait) and Sous le Vent. It would be tough to leave behind Vol de Nuit, Vega and Shalimar though.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    Favourite will always be vintage L'Heure Bleue extrait, though Vol de Nuit extrait runs it close and the current version is wonderful (unlike L'Heure Bleue). Also own and love Shalimar, Mitsouko, Heritage, Eau de Guerlain, and L'Instant.
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    Vintage L'Heure Bleue extrait for me, too. Honestly the most beautiful perfume I have ever smelt.
    And Jicky extrait. I agree with Larimar that the current version is quite fine (though I do wish the mega civetty PdT were still available!).

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    Derby
    Habit Rouge edt
    Sous le Vent
    Shalimar edp
    Eau de Guerlain
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Vol de Nuit edt
    Heritage edp
    Mitsouko edt
    Vetiver
    Coriolan
    Eau du Coq
    Attrape Coeur
    Cuir Beluga
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    Impossible to pick just one. I feel like a little boy in a candy shop! There are simply too many good stuff! But the all time favorite classic Guerlain for me will have to be Mitsouko (vintage extrait/ EDT/EDC and current EDP).

    Probably much easier to pick your least favourite Guerlain.

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    My want list grows and grows. So many beautiful scents to be found in this house. And to think that at the start of my journey I snubbed them!

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    Vintage Shalimar (edt) but I have a love affair with:



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    (80´s) Habit Rouge EDT

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    Vintage only, Shalimar from the 60's and 70's, Nahema vintage from the 70's and 80's, L'Heure Bleue any, but best is vintage. Always and ever, L'Heure Bleue is tops. Have not sniffed the moderns, I guess I prefer any vintage to the stuff they spit out now.

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    Vintage Mitsouko EDT and modern EDP, love them and at this point is my favourite Guerlain. I also love Tonka Imperiale among many others.

    I have yet to try many from Guerlain and have to try older formulations of scents before they disappear forever to get a good idea of how they originally were and get a true sense of their actual selves. Vintage Guerlains is a hobby itself as one put it before and is quite intimidating (and costly) but hopefully luck will be on my side once I delve more into it and cannot wait to try many modern, readily available Guerlains too.

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    Yes Canuck21, it really does get to be a hobby doesn't it!

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    All of the following are ranked quite highly and equally among my favorites: Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Guerlain Homme EDP and Eau Boisee, Heritage, LIDGE.
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    Gourmand Coquin

    Double Vanille

    Oriental Brulant

    Tonka Imperiale

    Chypre Fatale

    Boise Torride

    Shalimar

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighHeeledOne View Post
    Gourmand Coquin

    Double Vanille

    Oriental Brulant

    Tonka Imperiale

    Chypre Fatale

    Boise Torride

    Shalimar
    Of your list, I am unfamiliar with all but Shalimar and Chypre Fatale, will have to have a look-see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Of your list, I am unfamiliar with all but Shalimar and Chypre Fatale, will have to have a look-see.
    Most of these are on the sweeter side since I like gourmands and oriental scents.

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    I think I'm in the minority here, but I prefer Guerlain's more modern offerings to their older classics, except for L'Heure Bleue, which I really do love in all its graceful, serene and slightly dusty glory, but it just isn't quite *my* style ...though it was very much my grandmother's style and she wore it beautifully, but I believe that's the main reason I love it. My personal favorite is Chamade, which I've actually owned and loved since I was six years old, although I didn't really wear it very much back then, lol. My other Guerlain loves are Iris Ganache, my very favorite gourmand regardless of house and I just cannot believe I'm the first basenoter to mention it here, L'Instant which is my very favorite magnolia-dominant perfume, and Shalmiar Parfum Initial which I simply adore and it happens to be the only version of Shalimar I can stand. I also have a soft spot for Insolence, even the much maligned edt with all its sweet and sparkly violets and berries - so charming and vivacious! Nahema, Samsara and Parure are also up there, but they tend to be a bit temperamental, so I have to be in the right mood for them ...but when they're good they're wonderful.
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    Samsara. So far. The classic guerlains I've sampled are beautiful, high art, but I feel like I'm wearing someone else's perfume.
    My current favourites Chanel Bois des Iles & Frederic Malle Iris Poudre

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    Lots, but if push came to shove:

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    L'Heure Bleue Extrait
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    I have always liked Guerlains. My most favourite is L'Heure bleue EdP, followed by Shalimar EdP Charms Edition from 2010 (the new versions I smell in the shops don't do it). I also have Misouko EdP, the new version which I still have to get aquainted with, also L'Instant which is very likeable. Additionally I have Champs Elysées, which is nice and Acqua Allegoria Pivoine Magnifica, which I don't care that much for anymore (I got both as "buy 2 Guerlains for 50 Euro", but it was a limited selection).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    My only regret in seeing this is that I can't tell what's what, but I CAN tell that I'm envious! What a lovely collection! And sooo much L'Heure Bleue extrait. I think you must be broke by now! I've been searching and searching but I see I shall have to wait and save before I go in for such loveliness! Thank you so much for sharing your collection with us, it's beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Guerlains 2011.jpg

    Lots, but if push came to shove:

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    L'Heure Bleue Extrait

    May I start my Guerlain sampling with some of these? I kid, thanks for sharing, lovely indeed!
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    Agree with Danieq. Mr. Reasonable certainly has an impressive array of the good stuff there! It reminds me of when I acquired L'Heure Bleu I got some from Ebay. I wasn't even sure I liked it but I figured "why not?" Now I'm so glad I did. I have some of each strength. Just enough to last until I croak. It's certainly an acquired taste. And it's definitely a moody scent, unlike any other- except maybe Après L'Ondée or ​Iris Silver Mist.

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    I have neglected this house. I have remedied the situation by ordering six samples to try. Should be here by Saturday. I will let you know then.
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    Default Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia (jasmine and orange blossom)
    Aqua Allegoria Lilia Bella (lily of the valley, with lilac) is a distant second. Both are discontinued, but check eBay for occasional offerings.


    Most of the Guerlains don't work for me, sadly. I like the smell of Cuir Beluga but tire of it too fast to actually wear it.

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    I'm way behind the Basenotes curve when it comes to Guerlain. I own vintage VdN extrait and love, love, love it. And I've tried Mitsouko, but only in the EDT. It wasn't for me at the time, but I've since learned that the current EDP is very good so I'll take another run at it one of these days. I'd like to try L' Heure Bleue and it is on my short list. Oh yes, I have tried the Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca and really like it. Am looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear it again.

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    I apologise for the photos.

    Once upon a time I used photo bucket because that was the only option for posting on basenotes - you could post good sized pix in those days. I quit the account when basenotes switched to huddler because you didn't need it to post and I was a bit fed up with my pictures popping up on peoples websites and whathaveyou. Now basenotes seems to have some capacity for uploading direct from my computer but anything above a certain (rather small) sized jpg isn't accepted. I think if you click on the 'thumbnail' and then the little 'Previous / Next' thing at the bottom they open up a bit bigger . . .

    Basically I give up.

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    mr. reasonable - what is the scent in the 'dial bottle' on the top right? Vol de Nuit Eau de Cologne?
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