It's just one fragrance, different bottle colors for boy or girl.
They have been specifically created for children and will retail at £215 a bottle in Harrods
The name will be 'Petit Guerlain'
That's all I know at the moment. I think there maybe some sweetness involved.
Any more info or comments? Will you be treating your young?
It's just one fragrance, different bottle colors for boy or girl.
Last edited by JiveHippo; 11th February 2014 at 04:07 PM.
At that price..
Just get em some Superman or NBA cologne..
Burberry Tender Touch maybe..
Crazy that someone would buy their small child a $350 fragrance, when the kid will probably end up spritzing it on the cat.
The bottles are pretty. Without knowing anything about it, that design doesn't seem intended to appeal to children, but rather to be aimed at the high-end baby gift market. Those gifts you give to new parents -- in this case, to new parents who have everything. It's much prettier, if less practical, than a "Diaper Genie."
I feel the whole thing is utterly tasteless, and am surprised that a company as sophisticated as Guerlain would ever think of doing such a thing. Above all else, and never mind the smell (which is the same?) never forget it MUST be blue for a boy and pink for a girl. Never too soon to enforce those artificial stereotypes. And if you don't love your child enough to pay such an inflated price; you deserve to die in agony.
That's $353! Holy cardboard that's a lot of money for something that's probably very light and barely noticeable. For the kid who has everything and the doting parents who have too much money.
If I lived in Downton Abbey then a half a dozen of those new Guerlains would go down well with his Lordship & family.
At least the target market will be too young to complain about projection, longevity, etc.
Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.
Good point, zatarain
The best part of this fragrance is the creation of this thread. I lol'd. Cats and the captive target market...my kids at 3 would've loved one with a top note of mac and cheese, heart of gummy bears, and a soothing base of root beer. All their favorite weekend foods as a comforting week day spritz ritual. Only worthwhile if it comes in a box with a cheap toy which this one clearly does not. Probably a Tiffany rattle or some such nonsense.
Somehow, I suspect this will be a repurposed Eau de Lingerie (or, as zatarain points out, reformulated!)
I don't know the sales of EdL, but I suspect the intended audience of wealthy, Pratesi linen owners didn't bite (either because they were more anglophones than francophone, or because it's the maid who washes and folds linens, or both).
Is this just a repackaging of the old Petit Guerlain (circa 1994) into bee bottles? I think I have a decant of this somewhere. You can probably still find it here and there for much less (and no pink and blue).
It's a relaunch of Petit Guerlain, which was available in eau de toilette and alcohol free eau de senteur. I guess this is just the EdT, sold at a much higher price.
That bottle is just the standard oval bee atomizer that all the colognes, Après L'Ondee, Chant d'Aromes, Mouchoir de Monsieur, etc come in.
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Personally, I don't think children should wear scent. Grown-up things should remain a rite of passage to be anticipated. I also object to the pink/blue gender stereotyping. Not a fan at all.
I'm horrified. It's distressing, to say the least. I thought they had abolished this sort of thing years back. I may faint.
See, there, I did. I'm okay now, I think. Still feeling a bit shaky though. Who do I sue?
The way I understand it a lot of people have consistently asked Guerlain for this kind of stuff. I guess they got tired of hearing about it and decided to make it available to those who want it. A little perfume on a kid is harmless. Most of the storage and application will likely be done by discerning adults who frequent Guerlain boutiques, etc.
Yes -- tacky was the first adjective that crossed my mind and not a little exploitative at £215
However, If the price had been around £30-40 it might have been quite cute
I liked Petit Guerlain when I first smelled it years ago.
It was done by Olivia Giacobetti, if I remember correctly.
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"
-- Jack Kerouac
Prefer my children to smell powdery and a tad dirty.
Pink/blue for girls/boys is offensive (to toddlers?) now or why the outrage?
Last edited by Rüssel; 12th February 2014 at 02:48 PM.
Man, that's about the same price as a new bottle of Derby..... Wow...
I don't agree with children having fragrance but if you are going to do it what's wrong with the pink/blue thing. No boy wants a pink fragrance bottle and vice versa.
So why do they need to be either blue or pink?
They could all be red, or green or something
Here in America, blue is for a boy and pink is for a girl. What are the standard colors for children in England, lpp?
The trend for some years has been to avoid compliance with stereotyping via standard colours, mossyoakpen - free choice is quite commonly accepted here these days.
Post 14 confirms this.
Last edited by lpp; 12th February 2014 at 07:55 PM.
In the nineteenth century pink was for boys and blue was for girls, Pink was considered way too strong a color for girls, far more suitable for boys, and the light blue was a nice soft delicate color for girls.
These things are all arbitrary.
Except perhaps the mistaken idea that girls are more ''delicate'' than boys.
''Do unto others 20% better than you'd expect them to do unto you to correct for subjective error.''
It seems like Guerlain could've been more creative than to use the pink/blue color scheme. If, as lpp says, in England the pink/blue gender typing is not popular, then I suppose the market is U.S. Just a guess. I don't know about customs in other countries. I avoid the pink and blue trap when I buy baby accessories for my friends. As far as children wearing perfume? Hmmm, I don't know. Most children are perfumed in some way starting when they are infants with scented powders, soaps, shampoos, and salves. I like the idea of designating perfume as a grown-up grooming product.
I'm guessing that the target audience is well-to-do, conservative, bourgeois Parisians - who are not exactly known for breaking out of the mould.
(I've just gone in for a bit of stereotyping myself, of course - but that's entirely different ...)
Captain, is pink and blue popular in Canada?
Good one, hedonist!
On that note, not long ago I bought a little jacket for my dog. It was a hurried purchase one evening because I wanted to get it before our current cold snap set in the next day. The only garment that fit her was an item that came in either navy blue with a baby blue "bone" appliqué, or dark magenta with a light pink appliqué. I was at a loss because I didn't like the pink/blue scheme, but ultimately I bought the blue one. Of course, my dog had no say in the matter, but she's always preferred function over form anyway.
Some things in this world are what they are for many great reasons and its best left that way.....
Well, on to actual discussion about perfume. Has anybody smelled this fragrance? It seems as though a few posters have smelled Petit Guerlain - how does that one smell?
Although there seems to be more releases along this line lately, It's hardly a new concept: http://tinyurl.com/babiesstink
I have no interest in trying Petit Guerlain. If there was a fragrance that captured the scent of a baby's head, I'd be very interested though. Maybe Brosius will come up with something.
Eeek, don't give them any ideas! Don't want any nuts trying to make an enfleurage like in that awful book.
Hopefully nobody actually sees these as gifts for toddlers - they're obviously for adults. Just imagine the little kid who gets this instead of, say, a Tonka dump truck. I'd have been crushed. My truck was green, by the way
For that amount of money you could get a nice dog or just donate to the animal shelter.
Last edited by Captain; 14th February 2014 at 05:00 AM.
That is assuming the shampoo has the same scent as the powder, I'm not sure it does. At the very least, it's more soapy.
Judging by all the attention these new Guerlains are getting here I think they are going to sell quite well.