Guerlinade 1998

Version from 1998
Guerlinade (1998) by Guerlain
Bottle Design Robert Granai
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Guerlinade (1998) is a popular limited perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 1998. The scent is floral-powdery. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation Limited Edition
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Floral
Powdery
Oriental
Fresh
Woody

Fragrance Notes

BergamotBergamot LilacLilac Linden blossomLinden blossom RoseRose IrisIris JasmineJasmine Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla

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8.140 Ratings
Longevity
8.236 Ratings
Sillage
6.636 Ratings
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8.746 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 04.09.2022.
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GoLeafsGo7

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GoLeafsGo7
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Celebrating Guerlain's 170th Anniversary with an Ode to Lilac
Guerlinade is a powdery floral with a fresh and clean persona. Bergamot and linden blossom give the fragrance a bright and citrusy start. On my skin, lilac is definitely the most prominent floral and it contributes to the fresh and powdery elements of the fragrance. The rose/jasmine combination works in harmony with lilac as the florals dominate the heart of the scent journey. The orris root further enhances the powdery aspect of the fragrance. In the dry down, Guerlain’s quintessential vanilla takes over, semi-sweet, rich and creamy, prolonging the life of the fragrance.

If I am not mistaken, Guerlinade was a limited-edition release in 1998 to commemorate Guerlain’s 170th anniversary. Guerlinade is also the famous signature accord present in numerous Guerlain fragrances, but this fragrance is much simpler compared to most of the classic Guerlain fragrances like Mitsuko, Shalimar and so on. It is quite soft and airy, reminiscent of a skin freshener in Victorian and Edwardian times as a previous reviewer also suggested. Nonetheless, it is rather elegant and undeniably classic in nature, possessing an old-world charm while still being an easy wear in modern times.

Since the perfume was released 24 years ago and only a specific number of bottles were distributed, it is not widely available these days, but you can still find this perfume on eBay occasionally (prices vary). In addition to providing a very pleasant olfactory experience, the antique/vintage flacon and the picturesque full presentation (along with the scroll) take us on a journey back to late 19th century and/or early 20th century. I really enjoy wearing Guerlinade in late spring and summer and it holds a special place in my modest collection.
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LovingTheAlien

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Delicious Lilac Lemonade!
Guerlinade is quite the rarity, and I am lucky to have obtained a bottle at all. It is a shame it is so rare; it is really one of the best lilac fragrances I've ever tested.

The opening is juicy, delicious bergamot, citrus, and linden blossom. I have never smelled a fragrance that literally made my mouth water until this one. The lilac begins to show itself, fresh and joyous! It's a great rendition of the note - not too rubbery or smokey, and not at all reminiscent of floor cleaner. Just a delicately powdery, juicy dewy lilac. As the scent wears longer, the lilac begins to shift into Guerlinade territory (Which is good, considering the name!). Sweet woody undertones come to the fore with a delicate amber, resting on a delightfully light finish.

It's really quite a lovely and refreshing experience - the opening is almost drinkable in its juicy delicious wonder. As with many other Guerlain limited editions, the quality is immediately recognizable. It's a tragedy this didn't stay around longer, but at least I have enough to delight in whenever I please. As an EDP, it is very tenacious and has the delicate, perfect sillage I've learned to expect from Guerlain. The only con is the obvious rarity and the associated expense.
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