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Mouchoir de Monsieur (1904)
by Guerlain


Mouchoir de Monsieur information

Year of Launch1904
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 283 votes)

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PerfumerJacques Guerlain
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Parent Company at launchGuerlain

About Mouchoir de Monsieur

Mouchoir de Monsieur is a masculine fragrance by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 1904 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Guerlain

Mouchoir de Monsieur fragrance notes

Reviews of Mouchoir de Monsieur

This is one of the frags that I bought, but didn't like enough to keep using-- I just dug it out of storage and I'm using it again. I mainly get a root beer/ sassafras note, which is pleasant enough- but worth it? Not sure.
17th February, 2020
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening is an array of time-honoured of tow couples of olfactory delights: the refreshing dyads of bergamot and verbena, and of geranium and lavender. This is traditional in concept, but the verbena adds a refreshing twist.

The drydown adds the traditional vein by adding jasmine to the lavender, and then the floral plot really thickens: a lovely rose develops, virtually all blossom with a touch of green but no major stem and wood component at this stage. On top of that a tuberose is added on. Is is rather a bright tuberose, more elegant than heavy and without and significant waxy or indolic components. A light and smooth patchouli together with a uplifting neroli keep up the cheery brightness; the neroli again lacks and major woodsiness.

Later, in the base however, wood notes finally arrive, a sort of blond wood impression. A rather gentrified and domesticated musk-civet note adds sone darker edge, but all this is counterbalanced with a smooth sweetness courtesy of a vanilla with some tonka. The vanilla is unusually transparent and is never thick or cloying; there is a bit of playfulness in its character. Towards the and I get whiffs of caramel at times, as well as an undertone of cinnamon.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and a tremendous longevity of thirteen hours on my skin.

This is a classic spilling and autumn scent in the traditional way, whose hallmark is a certain youthful freshness in all its herbal-floral glory. It reminds me of Monsieur Couturier or Torrente Pour Homme. Never stuffy, confident and not at all prone to flattering sweetness: a scent for grown-ups young at heart. The ingredients are of superb quality, and the blending is sublime. 4/5.

07th February, 2020
Highest quality, sheer sexy magnetism, plus nice historical context.It all adds up to a wildly sophisticated effect. You’ll love Mouchoir de Monsieur more and more with each wear. Go slow on the trigger until you get a sense of how it works with your skin chemistry. It’s pretty close to recent formulations of Jicky EdP, which you should toss into the shopping cart while you’re at it. Black tie events, an evening at the symphony, formal weddings, or maybe just t-shirt and jeans on a Saturday afternoon — you can be confident your fragrance selection is correct with Mouchoir de Monsieur. An incredible delight.
08th September, 2019
I remember trying this one before, and it smelled like some 1800's decadent dandy bar of soap. After some years I can tell there's a lot of jasmine mixed with rose, and herbal notes. I can see why I thought this was a soap. It reminds me of some expensive hotel soap I showered with on vacation. It smells very classic with Jicky's civet and vanilla on the dry down.
22nd January, 2019
Zowiee Show all reviews
United States
BELLISSIMO! I guarantee no one else will smell as good as one wearing MdM.
13th January, 2019 (last edited: 07th March, 2020)
Prince Don Fabrizio Salina ( Burt Lancaster ) in The Leopard (Luchino Visconti) 1963
22nd July, 2018

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