1828-2018 Édition 190ème Anniversaire 2018 Absolu Parfum

1828-2018 Édition 190ème Anniversaire (Absolu Parfum) by Guerlain
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1828-2018 Édition 190ème Anniversaire (Absolu Parfum) is a popular limited perfume by Guerlain for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is sweet-floral. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation Limited Edition
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Perfumer

Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

OrangeOrange
Orange blossomOrange blossom
AlmondAlmond
BenzoinBenzoin
SandalwoodSandalwood
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang

Ratings

Scent

8.653 Ratings

Longevity

8.651 Ratings

Sillage

7.950 Ratings

Bottle

9.444 Ratings
Submitted by Maxi1000, last update on 13.09.2021.

Interesting Facts

The fragrance was created on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of the house Guerlain. 761 pieces were made.
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Heavenly juice celebrating Guerlain's 190 years of excellence
Released in 2018, 190 Ans Absolu in the iconic Bee bottle celebrates 190 years of Guerlain. If I recall correctly, this perfume is supposed to commemorate the various facets of Guerlain’s 21st century perfumes. Described in a few words, this perfume is a sweet and creamy orange blossom-almond-vanilla scent.

On me, Absolu opens up with a majestic blast of a very sweet orange blossom (clean and bright). I also smell a honey-like nectar in the opening. Shortly thereafter, it evolves into a more complex scent with floral notes of ylang-ylang, rose, and a touch of jasmine and iris, complimented by almond and benzoin. Sandalwood rounds out the fragrance. I also detect a sweet vanilla base, making the entire composition reminiscent of Guerlain’s famous Guerlinade.

The Absolu also performs incredibly well, with 10-12 hours of longevity on my skin and a very pleasant and extensive scent bubble. Overall, it is a beautiful and delicate floral fragrance with some deliciously sweet and almond-y features and a slightly woody-musky base. 190 Ans Absolu smells heavenly and it is one of the most cherished bottles in my small collection. It also happens to be my favorite Guerlain fragrance.
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Guerlain's new ways to the 190th
Guerlain looks back on 190 years and this fragrance is now supposed to be the one that duly describes the history of this company?
Probably not.
He's great, no doubt. I'm not just saying this because I've been walking around for months with the "version for the poor", the EdP, as a signature scent. But because it is top craftsmanship, modern - without copying! -is durable and portable.
But! Is he worthy? What do you want him to tell us? Why is he the way he is (almost pseudo-eco?)
I have to bring up a statement from Thierry Wasser, Guerlain's rock star perfumer. He said, mutatis mutandis, that he was paid by Guerlain to bring profits to the original French company. Refreshingly honest, a little cheeky and disillusioning towards the customer. We all want a little eyewash! Nevertheless, it is a fact that Guerlain is not the Salvation Army, but LVMH.
Before, when Guerlain was still Guerlain, the boss and head of the dynasty had almost driven the cart into the wall, because he created good but not saleable fragrances (e.g. Mahora, who actually has a lot in common with 190 Ans), and somehow lost touch, the clientele preferred new directions (Calvin Klein sends his regards!), but he could not successfully go in them (Secret Intention...).
Thierry had already created some groundbreaking fragrances when he set out to put Guerlain back on top, and LVMH had the penuns lying around.
CUT.
Recently, a new world order took place for Guerlain: a change in the French top management. And already another big cleaning under the scents began. This is not the subject here, but should explain why 190 Absolu (the refinement of 190 Ans) is just right to represent "Guerlain 190 years".
It reflects the current status of French fragrance art, and says with all the fragrance building blocks: "Guerlain"!
The top note, which is less sweet than the EdP, smells fresh and orange peel and a little almond. Orange is a big trend at Guerlain, and not only there.
Honey and everything else that the honeycomb produces is the trademark of Guerlain, and the blossom honey that is used here smells extremely natural and of high quality.
Almond and ylang ylang carry the scent and are at the same time something like the "new guerlinade", i.e. you can find them in numerous current fragrances, and Thierry is a big fan of them, as well as of benzoin. He practically never goes to the lab without it. Thierry = benzoin. Everything very finely balanced.
The iconic flacon is a no-brainer, only the bee on the neck I find a bit wanted but not skillful. But that's just the artistic demand for which I and Guerlain have been not quite at par in recent years. (JonOne! lol)
All in all: 190 Ans Absolu is the logical conclusion and exactly the fragrance that makes Guerlain "today".
He's 100%.
Love him or hate him.
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