Terracotta Le Parfum 2014

Terracotta Le Parfum by Guerlain
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Terracotta Le Parfum is a popular limited perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2014. The scent is sweet-floral. It is still in production. Pronunciation Limited Edition
Scent goes well with Virgin Island Water
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Perfumer

Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Coconut, Tiaré, Orange blossom, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Vanilla, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (344 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (264 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (270 Ratings)

Bottle

8.6 (280 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 18.09.2020.
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8
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7
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8
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Sweetsusan
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Sweetsusan
Very helpful Review    5  
Quick-change artist!
Wow, I'm in love! The fragrance starts with a lot of jasmine and bergamot.what is probably too much for others here and starts little summery,is a dream for me.i smell very expensive and cultivated,so i always want to smell like this.
But wait, what happened now? Half an hour later, the beguiling scent turns into a summer fairy tale.orange,tiare and very subtle coconut emerge and beam me into the south tropical realm.
I feel warm and soft and secure, the sillage and durability could be even stronger for me, I would even wish for an Intense version For me, a fragrance for every day, even if it were to slay others, I wouldn't care, I think I have found my signature fragrance.
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TiBe
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TiBe
Helpful Review    3  
No summer scent, but a scent for the summer
Wow, so mysterious in the headline.
The explanation: a summer scent is fresh, preferably citric, but definitely fruity. Not too strong (heat and exhalations and so on) and cool in sensation.
Terracotta is none of that. No trace of citrusy fresh, no fruit, no light, no delicate.
And still great.
It's unsweet coconut, a little green it is still - where the tongue contracts a little bit when you get something like that in your mouth (the fruit, not the perfume) - almost soapy on the skin. There are slightly bitter substances in it- very pleasant in the heat and replaces the fresh and tropical flowers, which are completely unsweet and unbullient. The feeling in the nose is dry as dust, like dried sun oil.
Terracotta lasts a long time, does not change unpleasantly with the onset of sweat, and is a surprising occasion for compliments from colleagues, especially in hot weather.
In winter on the other hand - a disappointment ;-)
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8
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6
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8
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Mozart1756

43 Reviews
Mozart1756
Mozart1756
   1  
Wonderful summer night combo!
This scent made me amazed from 1st try. Soo magical, suitable for all seasons. Feeling yourself in a tropical holiday. This has lots of hearts in fragrantica. It really deserves this. Im coconut hater but in here its really little pinch of so doesnt annoy you. Wonderful tiare, jasmine, ylang ylang, coconut combo. I dont find it suntan lotion but with affect of ???? coconut and tiare I find it tropical. Best occasion= romantic night with your darling hand in hand light windy /warm cool summer nights. It cant be limited. Please :( and + doesnt have any relate with MONOİ serie from Yves rocher(this one is so MONOİ OİLY + HEAVY COCONUTTY)
7.5
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9
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9
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Sniffsniff
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Very helpful Review    16  
Once Matron has sat out...
I had my first encounter with terracotta at the beginning of December in a Husum perfumery. It was the bottle that captivated me with its Mediterranean feel and slightly antique reminiscences. But maybe it was just the longing for a little sunshine in the wet and cold winter in northern Germany that made me ask the saleswoman to have me spray terracotta on a test strip. Who knows? When I held the paper under my nose, the decision was quickly made in favour of the scent. Much too heavy and only then this concentrated floweriness. No. Check. Thanks Two weeks later, in a Kiel branch of the Türkisen (the weather conditions were similarly desolate), I again encounter the sunny bottle. This time he stands in gripping height and allows me a second test without the expectant look of a saleswoman. Why I had to challenge a scent I didn't like at all in the first test a second time can probably not be explained rationally. It's a Guerlain, so he can't be all that terrible. And then there's this bottle again. This sun, this golden glowing content. And after all, some other fragrances had already taught me that sometimes it is time and not the first intuition that can turn aversion into favor. And paper is not skin, so I had to introduce the scent to my wrist. The first five minutes were truly no joy. Flowers. An impenetrable thicket of flowers. Sweet, crunchy flashy, intense. A massive matron, an opera diva in a floor-length satin dress, appears before my inner eye. One can hardly imagine how much strength and how many helping hands were needed to close the long zipper on her back. In her opulent décolleté there is an all the more opulent bouquet of white flowers. Jasmine, neroli, tiaré. And she comes closer and closer, wants to take me in her arms, crush me. No, this is really too much for me. I switch off the head cinema and instead devote myself to Guerlain's Insolence, which I spray on the remaining wrist.
During the drive back to the flat land, I am met again and again by a warm and inviting scent, which is carried by a pinch of coconut and a touch of vanilla. I feel comfortable and secure. My wrist wanders towards my nose and I notice with benevolence that the matron and her flower tourage have left. But it does not leave a battlefield, but a piazza. Somewhere in southern Tuscany, on a beautiful evening in August. Not Siena, this place would be too big and too open. But maybe Montepulciano. It's busy, but not full anymore. The old stones reflect the warmth of the roaring hot summer day and you treat yourself to a small aperitif. The flowers on my skin have interwoven with the other components of the fragrance to form a wonderful unity from which not a single ingredient stands out dominantly or even unpleasantly. What initially seemed to me to be violently sweet and exuberantly flowery has now turned into a creamy soft and incredibly flattering veil.
If I had to capture this fragrance in just two words, it would be warm and solar. I have never been able to experience another fragrance that could have so aptly captured the concept of a warming ray of sunlight olfactorically as terracotta. That is why this fragrance is not a summer scent for me. If I sat on this very piazza in Montepulciano, scented with terracotta, I would probably die of heat exhaustion. But on this sunny January day in the middle of the northern German nowhere, terracotta is my summery straw that makes me dream of the August evening in Montepulciano. By the way, this also works very well in drizzle and stormy wind. As soon as I wear terracotta, this scent seems to manipulate something at my synapses, suppressing my sensation of cold. Terracotta is therefore for me the scent of the tired of winter, longing for the light of summer.
As far as durability and silage are concerned, you have to admit that terracotta simply performs well. In contrast to me, he survives an eight-hour working day without signs of fatigue and is still clearly visible on my scarf even after three days. As far as Sillage is concerned, less here means more. With three sprays you are clearly noticed, if you overdose it, you run the risk that the matron and her bosom bouquet will be back at the door very quickly.
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Bcars10

90 Reviews
Bcars10
Bcars10
Helpful Review    5  
A lovely and refined tropical blend
I really like this. It is sort of what I expected, but then not. What do I mean by that, you ask?! Well, I expected the scents I am smelling, but I did not expect them to smell so refined and elegant. I did get some tangy bergamot at the very top, but it only lasted for a couple of minutes. It's primarily tiare with the coconut holding it back from becoming too heady--and headache-inducing! In turn, the tiare helps the coconut avoid veering into suntan lotion territory. Vanilla and musk round out the base without reducing the lovely synergy of the tiare-coconut combo. Yes, I am very pleased with this perfume. I just wish I could smell it on me for longer than an hour or two. The longevity is definitely a problem, and for this price, it should perform better.
Thank you to Exciter76 who graciously sent me a decant! What a gal!
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Kxnaiades

50 Reviews
Kxnaiades
Kxnaiades
Very helpful Review    6  
tropical holiday
I'm a fan of tropical flowers done right and Thierry Wasser has done it well. It opens nice and bright with the bergamot but straight away I smell tropical flowers true to their natural scent (I pick out jasmine and fragipani which grow everywhere here). There's a creamy coconut in the background, less creamy than in CSP's Vanille Coco but more creamy than Sensuous Nude. It doesn't have a big sillage, it's more discreet but not difficult to smell it through the hot days we are having here. The vanilla is not overwhelming here, it just adds a little sweetness to the mixture and I don't get any musk actually. So this is great if you like tropical flowers and vibes without the sunscreen lotion effect. After comparing it to Annick Goutal's Songes EDT and L'Erbolario's Tiare, I would say this wins over Tiare which has a artificial saccharine note in comparison. I prefer this to Songes EDT which was a lovely concoction of white flowers but did not last long on my skin. Price point for me, Terracotta wins over Songes. So all in all, I'm very pleased.
7.5
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Mujo

48 Reviews
Mujo
Mujo
Top Review    8  
A warm weather fragrance
Today I'm wearing Terracotta Le Parfum from a sample I received from a friend. I hate to be the one to rain on the parade, but it's not love for me. It is nice, but there is just too much jasmine in here for me. Maybe my nose or my skin enhances the jasmine, but it's not a favorite note. All I can smell is a huge indolic jasmine, unfortunately no other notes. I think jasmine lovers should be smitten by it.

I do love the drydown though, which is less jasmine, somewhat sweeter and muskier.

Before I received the sample I already blindbought the bottle, because Terracotta le Parfum is so hard to find and there were only a few left (which I found after a long search on the web). They are actually selling like hot buns. It's still on its way to me and I'm already thinking about selling it :)

Update 7th of June: it's 32 degrees over here and I get a totally different experience. It's much sweeter now with much more facets. I definitely get more flowers now, I can smell the tiare, orange blossom and ylang ylang. I think this is perfect in warm weather. Changing my rating from 70 to a staggering 90!!! And now I'm happy with my bottle (which just arrived).
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Belgwen

94 Reviews
Belgwen
Belgwen
Helpful Review    9  
Ecstasy on a Midsummer Night
Thanks to my dear thoughtful Valandria who’d sent me two generous vials of this precious juice, I am enjoying my second wearing of it so much so that I am inspired to write an ode to it too. As I was saying to Valandria though, how DO you verbally capture what you smell especially when it is elusive, exotic, and utterly moving? As I’m not as talented as most perfumistas on this site in describing a scent, please bear with me as I stumble and fall through my clumsy attempt.

Despite its name, Terracotta resembles nothing of “baked earth” to me. This beautiful fragrance opens with sweet, juicy Coconut and Tiare on my skin. This is a brief experience that lasts only a quarter of an hour before the most stunning Jasmine I have ever smelled hits my skin like a magical spell that knocks me out of my senses. In the heart phase, the Coconut and Tiare are wrestled into submission by this flower and bow out to be replaced by the Orange Blossom note that happily assumes a supporting role. For the next eight blissful hours I am transported to a Caribbean island where the night air is perfumed with the Orange Blossoms, where I dip into my secluded pool of night-blooming Jasmines and lose myself in this fairy liquid. Half a day passes by before the sensual encounter, though no less meaningful, begins to lessen in intensity and paves the way to a creamy, musky closure as it rests on my loving arms. This sultry perfume is no secret to anyone. Outstanding sillage and projection stayed with me all throughout its lifespan, only to be terminated by a thoroughly soapy shower.

I have had my share of Jasmine favorites such as Creed Jasmin Impératrice Eugénie and Montale Jasmin Full. But from this moment on nothing can even come close to the beauty of Terracotta. Guerlain described this scent as “The allure of the sun in a bottle”. I think I’d rather summarize it as “Ecstasy on a midsummer night”, for, to me, the erotic aroma of this juice recounts some epic tale of the lovers in the darkness, who ardently worship each other with an unrivalled volcanic passion that lasts a lifetime.

Thank you, Thierry Wasser, for creating this rapture in a bottle and, thank you, lovely Valandria, for introducing it to me.
valandria

30 Reviews
valandria
valandria
Very helpful Review    9  
An ode to Tiare and Orange blossom...
Here is another beautiful Guerlain limited edition scent in their Terracotta line-up. Definitely an ode to Tiare and orange blossoms - it's quite beautiful, and smells very tropical. The coconut doesn't make a big appearance on my skin and I do detect a bit of vanilla but it's not dominant. This is lovely. I'm sure this is what the ultra wealthy ladies smell like when at the French Riviera. Or at least I imagine they do! There isn't a suntan lotion vibe here really and yet I can completely see how this scent could be used in a high end after sun lotion as well. This was a blind buy for me based on how much I love Voile d' Ete - where VdE is about the spiciness of the carnation, Terracotta Le Parfum is about the tropics. Thank you Guerlain and Thierry Wasser for making my spring and summer just that much better!

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Jazzy76Jazzy76 18 months ago
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7
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6
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7
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Warm and sweet, but light as a veil,it's the magic of a summer night on your skin. Average sillage and nice bottle. High price
NinechatNinechat 18 months ago
Elegant coconut, tIare and vanilla
Bcars10Bcars10 3 years ago
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WOW! This smells tropical, lush, and expensive. My only complaint: I wish it lasted longer, as I only get an hour or two out of it.
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