Eau de Guerlain (1974)

Eau de Guerlain by Guerlain
Bottle Design Robert Granai
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Eau de Guerlain is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and men and was released in 1974. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Bergamot, Caraway, Petitgrain, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Moss, Musk

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (151 Ratings)

Longevity

5.9 (110 Ratings)

Sillage

5.3 (104 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (104 Ratings)
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WildGardener

100 Reviews
WildGardener
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Eau de Cologne - Guerlainade style
Eau de Guerlain bursts out with a bright éclat of citrus and then transitions into a light EdT.

After the initial excitement of the citrus calms down the atmosphere becomes one of decorous restraint. But even if the feeling is rather conventional, the structure of this cologne is not ordinary at all.

Jean-Paul Guerlain wasn't trying to create something new however, he was attempting to conserve, for as along as possible, the fleeting effect of the cologne formula. He takes a similar approach to that of Acqua di Parma's Colonia (1916); but where they boost the heart accord right up with rose, he uses the fixative action of EdT base accords, including the trademark Guerlainade, to extend the basic cologne structure in a different direction.

In EdG the emphasis is very much on the opening, and then it runs straight down to the base at the expense of any distinct middle phase. The effect of this is to make EdG technically heartless. Not quite the void displayed by the much admired Jicky - which contains no heart notes at all, but the similarity is there, and I believe his grandfather's masterpiece may have influenced Jean-Paul when he composed this.

The transition from extrovert citrus to musky amber base with occluded neroli makes EdG coherent - its a managed decline rather than change of direction, but the price for this is the muted feeling the profile has for much of its life.

After the citrus hit (and on exposed skin this is fleeting,) Eau de Guerlain doesn't really shine. What you get is musk, amber and sandal, with a neroli overlay, and a touch of moss; the whole of which seems to go against the spirit of a citrus cologne.

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MasterLi

367 Reviews
MasterLi
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Invigorating! Fresh and Aromatic!
Jean-Paul Guerlain's Eau de Guerlain is yet another take on the fresh, citrus Eau de Cologne style of fragrances. These were typically used for a refreshing experience at the start to someone's day. The idea is you put on an Eau de Cologne after a shower or morning ritual, and you could go on with your day ahead.

Although Eau de Colognes came in many interpretations, they often followed a similar formula. Bright, zesty citrus at the top, light, sometimes sweet florals in the mid, and very little base (maybe some light musk). The examples are endless... 4711, Farina Cologne, and even Guerlain's own Eau de Cologne Impériale and Eau des Fluers de Cédrat.

With Eau de Guerlain, I feel like it stands out from the others. By including a few unique notes. Aromatic notes such as caraway and zesty spearmint. When I spray this, it reminds me of freshly cut herbs in the kitchen, coupled with fresh, ripe lemon. It has a bitterness and a freshness that is undeniable, and very unique. It's like a cool gin-and-tonic drink which has carbonated water and slices of fresh lemon & lime. It really lifts me up and refreshes me. Almost like hiking in the mountains where you find mountain streams where the water is pure and full of minerals. I would describe it as very "mineral" like. I really love it!

I think that out of all the Guerlain "Eaux", such as Impériale, Cédrat etc. This one is the most unique, has the strongest lasting power (it's in Eau de Toilette, whereas the others were Eau de Cologne), and ultimately... is the one worth your money. If you have to buy one, buy this one. Definitely worth trying out, especially in spring!
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