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    Default Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    When I saw golden, hand painted Guerlain bee flacon I fell in love and decided I want to buy one.
    I love Guerlain Homme EdP, I like L'homme Ideal Cologne and Vetiver. That's it, my experience with the house is quite limited.
    I wander if there are any modern formulations worth to own and sold in golden bee flacon?
    Or should I buy just a flacon and fill it with my favorite Creed?!

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zizzy View Post
    Or should I buy just a flacon and fill it with my favorite Creed?!
    That's an idea!
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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    I am partial to Eau de Cologne Impériale.

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    I am partial to Eau de Cologne Impériale.
    Yes, I like this one too.

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    I don't think fragrances from Guerlain Homme or L'Homme Ideale line are good fit for this bottle. Mouchoir de Monsieur is and it's still very, very good in current formulation.
    Last edited by Johnny_Ludlow; 2nd June 2020 at 03:17 PM.

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    Seconding Mouchoir de Monsieur. Lemony-vanillic fougere, very classic.

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    I think you'd want to try them before spring for a whole litre, no?

    Otherwise I like the idea of one of the eau de colognes. I have a litre bottle of Eau de Cologne du Coq and love being able to splash it about generously, especially during hot weather.

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    As suggested in the above, given the five eaux de Cologne, each one by a different Guerlain nose, one possibility could be to pick the one best liked and fill 'er up.

    Eau de Cologne Impériale - Pierre-Françcois-Pascal Guerlain
    Eau du Coq - Aimé Guerlain
    Eau de Cédrat - Jacques Guerlain
    Eau de Guerlain - Jean-Paul Guerlain
    Cologne du Parfumeur - Thierry Wasser
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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    Go Derby or go home.
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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    Jicky of course.

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    Due to the volume, a bee bottle is a large commitment. So it would have to be a perfume that you have an enduring love for. You said you aren't familiar with the line so this would be my approach:

    1. When stores reopen, take a few trips to a Guerlain boutique/counter and try out as much of the range as you can, using carded samples to get a sense of the top, middle and basenotes. After a few trips make note of the ones you hate, like and love.
    2. Obtain decants of the likes and loves from step #1. Wear them until all the decants are empty. Once all are finished, make note of which ones really moved you.
    3. Of the ones that moved you from step #2, order the smallest bottles available. Wear them until empty. Make note of your favourite.
    4. Order your favourite from step #3 in the bee bottle.

    I estimate the above process will take 18-24 months. Enjoy the journey!

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    Default Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    How about Mitsouko?
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