Idylle 2009 Eau de Parfum

Idylle (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain
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Idylle (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2009. The scent is floral-powdery. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes FreesiaFreesia RaspberryRaspberry LycheeLychee RoseRose
Heart Notes Heart Notes LilacLilac JasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley PeonyPeony RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes PatchouliPatchouli White muskWhite musk
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7.0318 Ratings
Longevity
7.3232 Ratings
Sillage
6.6213 Ratings
Bottle
8.0215 Ratings
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7.220 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 16.08.2022.
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Very helpful Review 13  
Spring Promise
"Dear spring, do come again;
Dear spring, come again soon;
Bring and flowers, foliage, and songs.
Adorn field and wood again ..."
it says in a poem by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben.
This thought probably also Thierry water, when he composed for Guerlain "Idylle".

Easter with the bold spring bloomers is over. After their colorful courageous blooms and so slowly retreat into their bulbs, in long sleep to recharge fresh strength for the coming spring, there is no stopping nature.
You can almost watch everything explode: an almost transparent light green glow becomes fresh foliage; the buds thicken: everyone wants to be the first to venture into light and warmth.
"Just wait! By Pentecost, we'll be there!" they seem to shout.
The birds merrily join in this call.

And they are:
"Idylle" adorns herself with thick fragrant freesia blossoms in a green nest to start the season; the early roses are still preening a bit - typical woman! -but their delicate fragrance is already clearly perceptible. Why should they of all people stand back?
No! They accompany the nippy freesias. Or do the freesias accompany the roses?
You can't be quite sure!
The fact is, freesias, unlike roses, are ground-hugging. They are tied to their leaf nests to the earth; whereas even the early roses can float above it, dance in the light wind. - Ladies! All together!
But yet they get along harmoniously with the fruity freshness of raspberries and lychee.
They form a fragrant alliance against the beauties that now await.
And here they come: ripe, balsamic-scented lilac umbels, white golden-faced jasmine blossoms adorning their bushes.
In their shade likes to stay the also not exactly shy lily of the valley. Even if it has to stretch a little: it dances with the fragrance of the "big ones" - ha, that would be a laugh!
Lily of the valley can not be so easily underbuttern!
Peonies sway good-naturedly smiling their heavy freshly coiffed curly flower heads; no matter what color: they know that they and the noble rose are in a scent league all their own.
"Never mind the little screamers," they seem to think. "They smell so lovely!"
And so they are welcomed and embraced with smiles!
Of course, even in this "idyll" the earthy dark brown-golden charm of patchouli can not be missing. Always beautiful and flattering the senses and caressing them.
Together with white musk, he wraps all this vibrant floral splendor in a protective fragrance network: so much spring beauty must be protected in little.
Still the nights can be cold and biting.

Thus is born this fragrance dream, an "idyll" that becomes the center of the day, cozy warm and smiling tenderly.
A promise resonates, which the summer still has to keep.
"Idylle," on the other hand, has it easy: the promise of blooming, hopeful spring has succeeded.
Spring-like durability and sillage accompany unobtrusive yet present for several hours. Spring is not yet "infinitely long and far", he leaves that to the summer!
Guerlain's "Idylle" prepares light and floral scented the way into this summer; "Idylle" is a kind of "bridge builder" there.
Whoever crosses this scented bridge will gladly linger longer in this "Idylle", enjoying its delicate promising fragrance: spun in and well protected and full of hope!
So I try once again the Privy Councillor von Goethe:
"Augenblick verweile, Du bist so schön" (Wait a moment, you are so beautiful)
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K1

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Helpful Review 5  
Modern aldehyde
The difference of Guerlain with those which sit beside on a shelve in boutiques appears on such perfumes. Even a mediocre creation by Guerlain is much higher than a dozen of others. This is experience and prestige.

Idylle is a soft shampoo'ish floral pseudo-aldehyde with crispy and captivating yummy floral fresh powdery opening.
In the beginning it is so inviting and then play of lily of the valley begins. And finally it's musk that dominates the combination.

Longevity: 6/10
Projection: 6/10
Scent: it obviously is a good daily daytime perfumes, maybe a signature scent if you don't usually change perfumes. A good scent but not WOW!
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7.5
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review 4  
Typical of post-Y2K Guerlain
I reviewed Guerlain IDYLLE eau de parfum a while back and was decidedly unimpressed. With a fresh sample ready at hand, I decided to give this creation another try today. Conclusion: still mediocre.

I find a somewhat synthetic-smelling lily of the valley suspended in a somewhat sweet patchouli base very reminiscent of hundreds of fragrances in the post-ANGEL period. The fruit is quite a bit less prominent in this composition, but somehow the lily of the valley doesn't really pull its weight. I feel that lily of the valley may be too delicate to use in this sort of sweet patchouli fragrance. The tiny white bells seem to be muffled by the base, which is also too musky for my taste.

If I were to compare IDYLLE to another fragrance, it might be either JACOMO for her or Yves Rocher SO ELIXIR, both of which I find to be equally mediocre. One thing is for sure, as Miss K observes below, this is really nothing like classic Guerlain, and yet another reason why I no longer blind buy from this house, which was my favorite back in the twentieth century...
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7.5
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Missk

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Missk
Helpful Review 4  
A floral lacking in Guerlain's classic style
Idylle is pretty but not very memorable. After the scent had disappeared from my skin I found it hard to recall.

A nice and what I'd call, safe blend of predictable florals. I can't say that I got much in the way of a 'perfect rose fragrance', the rose was overshadowed by the lily and freesia notes. Its simplistic composition would smell wonderful as a bar of soap but in a fragrance this is far too linear and common.

I must agree that this a very classy floral, it certainly smells expensive, but I just can't help feeling disappointed and coming to the conclusion that Idylle lacks character. Nevertheless, the sillage and lasting strength is good, and although I don't think this will be an overly popular scent, I do appreciate it for all that it is.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 4 years ago
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7
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The scent of romantic love: a bouquet composed round a vibrant Jasmine and LOTV heart with warm musky notes at the base. Wonderful sillage
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