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    Default best fragrance from Guerlain?

    I noticed how cheap these fragrances are and was curious which ones are worth checking out

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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Shalimar
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    So many classics. For me Vetiver started my fragrance obsession.

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    Unsure whether the best, but some personal favorites (personally considering to be worth further exploring) include, in no particular order: Habit Rouge EDT and EDP, Vetiver, Heritage, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Guerlain Homme Intense, Songe d`un Bois d`Ete, Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde, L`Homme Ideal Cologne
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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    My favs are

    Cuir Beluga
    Habit Rouge extrait
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Shalimar
    Agreed. You MUST sniff this one, no matter what. It's like reading Romeo and Juliet. Roll your eyes, read it, and go "Damn. I get it now." It opens the doors to Guerlain's past, so you need to check it out until it speaks to you. Doesn't matter if it takes a hundred times.

    For me, the EDT is what clicked. It has a clarity that made me see the greatness. I also totally got the flanker Shalimar Parfum Initial, but would not have, without reference to the original.

    Beyond that, what sorts of fragrances do you like? There are classic Guerlains, and modern ones. I tend to love the modern ones, but there is a wide selection of styles there.

    My fave right now is probably L'Homme Ideal EDT. I already got a back-up bottle!
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    +1 for Shalimar

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    Jicky is one of their best, and has one of my favorite patchouli notes ever.

    Eau de Guerlain is a genius composition.

    L'Heure Bleue can make you melt.

    Obviously try Shalimar.

    You will be busy for a long time with Guerlain.
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    Mitsouko, while definitely feminine, is amazing. Definitely worth a sample.
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    Adding my vote for Shalimar. The first whiff of that intense and crazily luxurious vanilla + sandalwood was like pushing through the back of a wardrobe and discovering Narnia, Hogwarts and Discworld at the same time. I thought LHB was my OTP, but I made an even more visceral connection with Shalimar immediately (vintage extrait).

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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by calzim View Post
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    You will be busy for a long time with Guerlain.
    LOL

    That line needs a movie around it!
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    Songe d'un bois d'ete.
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    I think nominations should come together with their vintages.

    Among current ones, I'd vote for Derby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LOL

    That line needs a movie around it!

    And this entire fragrance house can be that good-especially from a general perspective, it would even deserve more documentaries, PhD theses, both fictional and non-fictional works etc. about it, without even becoming in the slightest boring, irrelevant and/or redundant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Songe d'un bois d'ete.
    This, but I'm not really into their classics and feminine marketed scents.
    I will revisit them as my tastes evolve, for educational purposes at the very least.
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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Heritage EDP
    Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Chamade Pour Homme
    Derby
    The Desert Series
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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Most of their classics and some of the new stuff.

    My favourites are Derby and Heritage.

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    Shalimar, with Jicky a micron after it, as the closest no. 2 in history. When it comes to the art, imagination, timelessness and emotional effect, these twp take the cake.
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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Derby is my favorite, but it is not cheap. Of the more reasonably priced options, I like Habit Rouge the most.

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    Shalimar is out of race, because Shalimar is not "a perfume" but "The Perfume".
    After, Mitsouko
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    Habit Rouge.
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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    And this entire fragrance house can be that good-especially from a general perspective, it would even deserve more documentaries, PhD theses, both fictional and non-fictional works etc. about it, without even becoming in the slightest boring, irrelevant and/or redundant.
    Totally. Guerlain - Paris - France - perfumery itself - they're inseparable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geco View Post
    Shalimar is out of race, because Shalimar is not "a perfume" but "The Perfume".
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    Heritage IMO.

    Vetiver is excellent, dignified and classy as well, but not an everybody scent.
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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    To name a few:
    L'Heure Bleue
    Eau de Guerlain
    Eau de Cologne Impťriale

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    I am confused about the different formulations, discontinuations, and pricing; but at various times Guerlain has produced some beauties. I have a bottle of Habit Rouge edc and here are four more I would love to have in a proper vintage in a proper sized bottle:

    Vega
    Sous le Vent
    Heritage
    Vetiver

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    Vetiver Pour Elle. Forgot that one. That's very likely MY personal best. Just love it.

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    Asking to pick one is unjust when it's Guerlain we're talking about...

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    Habit Rouge EDP

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    Chamade and l'Apres l'Ondee aren't getting enough love in this thread. Along with Jicky and Mouchoir de Monsieur, these are probably my fav Guerlains.

    Song d'Un Bois d'Ete is great (and I like Encens Mythique d'Orient too), but expensive. Derby is pricy too. Vetiver Pour Elle is great if you can find it.

    Among the less-expensive masculines, Vetiver, Heritage, and Habit Rouge.

    Almost all the old Guerlains are worth a sniff and some thought. The newer ones like L'Instant de Guerlain, Guerlain Homme, and L'Homme Ideal are probably easiest to instantly like if you're just getting your feet wet.
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    Default Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petrichor View Post
    Chamade and l'Apres l'Ondee aren't getting enough love in this thread. Along with Jicky and Mouchoir de Monsieur, these are probably my fav Guerlains.

    Song d'Un Bois d'Ete is great (and I like Encens Mythique d'Orient too), but expensive. Derby is pricy too. Vetiver Pour Elle is great if you can find it.

    Among the less-expensive masculines, Vetiver, Heritage, and Habit Rouge.

    Almost all the old Guerlains are worth a sniff and some thought. The newer ones like L'Instant de Guerlain, Guerlain Homme, and L'Homme Ideal are probably easiest to instantly like if you're just getting your feet wet.
    Thanks for putting in a good word about L'Instant and Homme!

    Another that I really like is Shanghai. Happy to have that one in my collection. It's an odd mix of mainstream and powdery girly elegance that's Chanel-like in wearability.

    BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE!!!

    Boisť Torride - amazing scent. Technically for the girls, but intentionally beyond androgynous - positively Amazonian! Easy guy pull-off.

    Too many wonderful Guerlains. Not enough time or money!
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