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    Default Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    I recently met up with Guerlain Master Perfumer, Thierry Wasser at the Guerlain Boutique, Toronto, Canada, to explore the back story and fragrance notes for the launch of, Mon Guerlain and subsequent relationship with actress, Angelina Jolie.

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    Thanks for this.
    I know I'm being pernickety, but the piece would benefit from proofreading.

    For example:
    Its = possessive, not it's nor its'.
    The genus is Santalum not Santalom (thrice).
    The verb meaning 'to plant seeds' is 'sow' not 'sew'.
    The word 'Trees' is unnecessarily capitalised in paragraph 10.

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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Thanks for this.
    I know I'm being pernickety, but the piece would benefit from proofreading.

    For example:
    Its = possessive, not it's nor its'.
    The genus is Santalum not Santalom (thrice).
    The verb meaning 'to plant seeds' is 'sow' not 'sew'.
    The word 'Trees' is unnecessarily capitalised in paragraph 10.
    Not to mention the bizarre punctuation. It needs a proper edit. (This is no way intended to do down the content, but the piece would be so much easier to digest if properly presented.)
    Last edited by saminlondon; 21st March 2017 at 04:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    More underwhelming nonsense from Guerlain. A sales associate noted my eye-rolling when sampling.

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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    I think they bought the algorithm from Dior. They just ask machine to make a fragrance that would sell.
    I am sure this will be a hit like Sauvage and house of Guerlain will be officially done (if not already).

    Garland of Jasmine and Sandalwood from India. Really??? If Thierry has ever been to India and bought a Garland of jasmine or SW - Mon is not what he would make.
    Maternal Notes!!

    This is a great example of Emperor's New Clothes. And unfortunately, it will work.

    /rant

    Thanks for the article Marian. Sorry for the rant

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    I think they bought the algorithm from Dior. They just ask machine to make a fragrance that would sell.
    I am sure this will be a hit like Sauvage and house of Guerlain will be officially done (if not already).

    Garland of Jasmine and Sandalwood from India. Really??? If Thierry has ever been to India and bought a Garland of jasmine or SW - Mon is not what he would make.
    Maternal Notes!!

    This is a great example of Emperor's New Clothes. And unfortunately, it will work.

    /rant

    Thanks for the article Marian. Sorry for the rant
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    My fault for not editing properly. will fix

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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    I had a quick sniff the other day. It reminded me of l'Homme Ideal.

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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    I think they bought the algorithm from Dior. They just ask machine to make a fragrance that would sell.
    I am sure this will be a hit like Sauvage and house of Guerlain will be officially done (if not already).

    Garland of Jasmine and Sandalwood from India. Really??? If Thierry has ever been to India and bought a Garland of jasmine or SW - Mon is not what he would make.
    Maternal Notes!!

    This is a great example of Emperor's New Clothes. And unfortunately, it will work.

    /rant

    Thanks for the article Marian. Sorry for the rant
    Yes - agreed - big thanks. There is a very interesting contrast with Marian's prior Guerlain/Wasser interview that I loved. I will be re-reading this one to wrap my head around it, because I think it says something important - perhaps about this launch in particular, but perhaps also about Guerlain in general at this point.

    While I am pretty sure I'll like this one, I get your point about the jasmine. The last scandalously Indian jasmine I smelled was Sikkim Girls. Admittedly that sort of thing is way out of bounds for Guerlain, but it really does make me yearn for Guerlain to simply do something "Guerlain scandalous". Even if just a flanker bone thrown to us yapping dogs. "Credibility flanker"! Yes - there's a concept! ;-)

    A very insightful article, too. It's fascinating to see how Guerlain uses the kid gloves with a star as big as Jolie.
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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Funwithfrags View Post
    I had a quick sniff the other day. It reminded me of l'Homme Ideal.
    Whoa. THAT is totally up my alley.
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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    It reminds me of L'homme ideal too, but I like this better, it's actually quite nice but I wish the sweetness had been dialed down a good few notches.
    Quite unisex to my nose

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    I thought they would cover-up all her tattoos. Hahaha. The ad makes we believe the work of a perfumer is like that. I used to think about it imagining Jean-Claude Ellena making perfumes in a summer bungalow in the garden of his house during a cool spring day, surrounded by flasks of essential oils, pipettes, vats, containers, pencil, notepads, atomizers, tester strips... LOL. The reality has nothing to do with this. If it had I guess I would become a perfumer.
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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    "Oriental Fresh"? I'm not biting.
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    Had a chat with the manager of my local House of Fraser about it last week.

    He said its selling like mad, over 50 bottles in the first week of release and no sign of slowing down.

    I find it harmless(I don't hate it or love it. But might wear it), so all I am saying the flankers are already lining up.
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    Default Re: Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Had a chat with the manager of my local House of Fraser about it last week.

    He said its selling like mad, over 50 bottles in the first week of release and no sign of slowing down.

    I find it harmless(I don't hate it or love it. But might wear it), so all I am saying the flankers are already lining up.
    Not surprised that it is selling well. It seems crowd pleasing and quality might be orthogonal these days

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