Beluga. Although the name stands for the white whale, it reminds me of something completely different. Something that's even fictional. Namely Beruga, a character from a video game that I had played more than 15 years ago and that has remained in my head until today, because of the great story and because of the happy moments of success in the game, which just grabbed me back then. (For those who are interested, the game was Terranigma on Super Nintendo,... what a feeling it was to get your own ship at some point, with which you could travel the whole game world,... I digress...).
There you see again, what for memories certain smells can release already due to a name in one... however while all the others think of other things like the love or something else, I remember of course of a video game... because I am such a stupid freak, oh no *sore without end*
Well... The term Beluga was chosen here only because the fragrance is supposed to reflect the softness of white velour, or something similar, if I understood correctly... and because it is also a Guerlain fragrance, I am as always especially curious :)
The fragrance begins immediately leathery, but also slightly citric and vanilla-sweet at the same time. The mandarin has certain difficulties in perceiving it correctly, but it can still be sniffed in the ascending scent, at least for a short time. The aldehydes seemed to me to be even shorter, and they seemed to have evaporated again immediately. The leather and the vanilla smell immediately and also quite intensively.
Later there are some flowery notes in the background, but I can't identify them. Fortunately, they don't smell stuffy, even if a strawflower should sound dry somehow, if you can smell it at all.
Even later, the scent continues to smell sweetish vanilla, while the leather becomes a little weaker. In addition, there is a little amber and, if you are sniffing concentrated, some heliotrope, whose fragrance reminds a little of almonds.
The radiation and the durability:
The Sillage is only good at the beginning, but it falls off quickly, so that it is more above average. Even if he can be sniffed at one of them, I think he is a bit too weak for the winter, but well, as I said, it's still okay.
But the durability is quite high, because it lasts more than twelve hours.
The bottle is rectangular and has gold metal plaques on the sides. The name of the fragrance is written on it and you can see the logo of Guerlain. The front and back of the bottle are transparent so that you can see the golden scent liquid. The name Guerlain is written at the bottom of the thick glass. The fragrances are delivered with a golden spray head and a nice pump ball, although I think I was recently told that the pump balls had been abolished... Anyway, a beautiful and nobly made bottle.
So, this fragrance is very beautiful and pleasantly soft. You can almost feel the velvety surface of a suede leather. But since you can also smell quite intense vanilla, it is not necessarily as if you were sitting on a leather couch, for example. Or it's like sitting on a leather couch, but you spilled a whole bucket of vanilla ice cream on it and the cat licks it partially, while you panically and hectically get things to clean... :D
Like all L'Art et la Matière fragrances, this fragrance cuts a very good figure here, smells good, but is unfortunately a bit weaker in its charisma, at least for the fact that its fragrance is more in autumn and winter. But because it is not so strong, I call it an all-rounder, so that it could also be used in low doses in spring.
Anyway, it lies very nicely on the skin, is as said very soft and could also be used as something like a cuddly smell... well, if you have someone to cuddle, waaaah, of course not me... *sigh* Well then I grab the hangover, which is also warm and just cuddly :)
In any case, I recommend to test it (the scent :D) in any case, especially if you like leathery scents