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Beauty and charmlessness
A fragrance that has been on everyone's lips for a while - of course I can't test it. Again and again I met people who wore this fragrance and stated that they wear it almost every day. I had to find out how it affects me intimately, how the scent progresses. Here is my very personal, honest impression.
I hope you enjoy reading and that I succeed in describing.
The first sniffer:
Hello Mon Guerlain, you are very offensive. Tart citrusy bergamot paired with freshly picked lavender sprigs show me what they can do here. The top note, which comes across as lush, sets itself massively apart from anything I've had the pleasure of sniffing up to this point. The top of the pyramid also differs from the rest of the fragrance with this statement, because by the withdrawal of the lavender in the ongoing development, the fragrance becomes creamier and leaves more and more room for the sandalwood. I also hear the latter from the start, which I really like. I just welcome it when you already know what goal is being worked towards and what to expect. Then you feel safe and bask in well-being.
What runs through the whole fragrance is the pleasing sweetness that comes along, which gives Mon Guerlain a femininity that you expect from feminine Guerlain fragrances. I suspect the vanilla is behind it and it gets sweeter by the hour. However, the heart of the fragrance is also marked by iris, which comes across as very frugal but perceptible here. She dims the sweetness down and gives Mon Guerlain a powdery fresh sweetness - powdered sugar!
Jasmine I then also recognize and here Mon Guerlain gets me also best. It doesn't overpower the other notes, but holds them together protectively- very well done. Sandalwood remains further present and forms the creamy foundation.
How does it feel now to wear Mon Guerlain?
One thing is clear, it smells likeable and therefore it is no surprise that many wear Mon Guerlain as their signature. Even though the start was pleasantly foreign to me, I would describe the fragrance DNA as familiar and classic. There's something about the fragrance that you're happy to know. You can count on it to be there for you, to not let you down. Despite these qualities sounding rather old/parental, I can easily imagine 20-somethings wearing it.
The fact that the fragrance is beautiful and attractive to many ladies, I can understand. To me, unfortunately, he is too normal, too clean (by that I mean too well-behaved and innocent) and just unfortunately no surprise for my nose. In addition, he reminds me of many teachers whom I liked, but smell like them? No, I would like to stand out then but a little from the crowd.
Tell me with pleasure whether you like Mon Guerlain :)