You know, the name Mon Précieux Nectar, "My precious nectar", is somehow totally appropriate to this fragrance, especially in this bee bottle. Because nectar is the sweetish liquid produced by many plant species in their flowers and consists of many different sugars. And what exactly attracts this sweet liquid? Exactly, insects, first and foremost bees and wasps etc.. And since Guerlain has been offering many fragrances in flacons with bee motifs for decades, I find the name somehow very appropriate here, especially if the fragrance should also have a sweet scent.
Oh yes, you would have to be an insect :D
Nah, I'd rather not, they usually have a short lifespan (even shorter if they are crushed by humans or eaten by my cat!), but they can all sip endlessly delicious sugar to the point without worrying that they would gain weight, which they also couldn't, since their endless flaps of wings require a lot of energy anyway.
Could it be transferred to humans? The next time I eat something sweet and high in calories, I'll wave my arms wildly to eat as few calories as possible (or burn calories at the same time). I wonder if that'll work Unfortunately not with certainty... What's for sure is that it should look extremely stupid... like a cousin of mine who jumped up and down in front of the TV all the time, with the reason that he had to lose weight... and of course held a huge banana in his hand and ate it too, argh... :D
The fragrance starts sweet with jasmine and slightly bitter with bitter almond. This may sound paradoxical, but it just smells lovely. Through this combination I even thought that the scent contains heliotrope, because this plant often smells almond and sweet, but not bitter. Only a few minutes later orange blossoms are added, which go well with the sweet scents. The orange blossoms also smell quite orange, but this could also be the petitgrain from the top note.
Soon the jasmine disappears a little into the background, because the sweetness of the fragrance now comes more from the musk and, a little later, from the vanilla, the latter also making the fragrance more soft and powdery.
In addition to the base, there is some incense, although frankly, the incense is not really recognized as such, but only as "slightly resinous", because the fragrance is very weak. You can still smell musk and vanilla in the base (later only vanilla), the orange blossoms gradually fade away, but the fragrance gets a light, woody note in the background. All in all at any time a very beautiful fragrance!
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is okay, not particularly strong, but also not exactly weak. He could have been a tick stronger to go out, but well, it's not that bad now. Like I said, it's okay. If necessary one sprays oneself again briefly :)
I thought the shelf life was okay, too. He held me for seven or eight hours or so before there was hardly anything left of the scent.
The bottle is cylindrical at the bottom and hemispherical at the top. It is "littered" with bees that have been worked into the glass and looks accordingly elaborately designed and really great. In the middle of the front there is a small indentation in which the shiny label is embedded. The lid is cylindrical at the bottom and bears a golden yellow bow, the upper part is spherical and patterned. A very nice bottle!
Soo... yeah, that's a lovely scent. And yes, that was a ladies' fragrance again. You know, the reason why I test so many women's fragrances is that (apart from the fact that the selection of women's fragrances is much larger) I'm occasionally provided with samples by loving perfumas, more than 90% of which are women's fragrances. And that's okay, too, because I'm describing a lot of scents here, and not just the ones I would wear myself. Unfortunately, some people just don't seem to check it out here and think I'm suspicious or something, because they think that I would only test women's fragrances without knowing that I get so many women's fragrance samples and like to describe fragrances in general here. But what the hell, it's bouncing off me now because I don't take these people seriously anymore and they are also unsympathetic to me if they rashly make a judgement about me without really knowing me. What's all this got to do with this scent? Not much, but I thought it would be time to make this clear for the idiots among you, because I have published a women's fragrance again (I think I should make that clear in a blog or something, hmmm.... let's see...) DD.
Pfft, let's go. Yeah, this scent here is dreamy for me. Or to come back to the above text and to formulate it more clearly: If I were a woman, I'd find the scent dreamy. That is, IF I were a woman, I would like to use the fragrance as well. But as a guy I do NOT use this fragrance, but would like to smell it on a WOMAN or recommend it to a woman. Uh... did you all check that? Well, I don't think all of them :DD
Anyway, the fragrance is very nice for me and I would definitely recommend it to you LADIES to try it, even if it unfortunately smells similar to other fragrances with similar scents. But I repeat here once again that this doesn't have to be bad, since there are now really 1 million fragrances, where it is somehow clear that many of them now resemble each other. But keep in mind that the Guerlain fragrance gives you the usual good quality, because the fragrance also smells good and comes in a great bottle :)
By the way, it is good for going out, but can also be used in general. Since it is not overwhelming despite the many sweet notes, it is almost an all-rounder, although in my opinion it fits best into spring and autumn