Querelle by Pierre Guillaume
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Querelle is a popular perfume by Pierre Guillaume for men and was released in 2006. The scent is spicy-woody. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlack carawayBlack caraway MyrrhMyrrh CinnamonCinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesRoseRose VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base NotesTonka beanTonka bean AmbergrisAmbergris OakmossOakmoss FrankincenseFrankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.645 Ratings

Longevity

7.635 Ratings

Sillage

5.829 Ratings

Bottle

6.933 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 19.06.2021.
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
6
Pricing
Ludomat
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Ludomat
Helpful Review    4  
Resistant partner
After the exciting comments here, expectations were naturally raised in me when I bought it. The favor to fulfill them, he has not quite done me.

The black cumin is original as an ingredient, instantly recognizable but not always easy to stomach (just like the same fresh-pressed oil I got from the market, which dominates every meal, is so distinct and exotic that it doesn't like to fit into any recipe - maybe that's the querulousness of the title).

Together with myrrh, moss and frankincense here anyway quite pungent, somehow metallic. Even when slightly overdosed, Querelle gives me a headache with this bite. Then in the drydown, the spiciness is almost gone. Soothing tonka and amber also take a lot of time and appear late, for me only after 60-90 minutes, but then the really nice finish lingers for some time, tw. until the next morning. Since Q. then sucks in again something.

Find the name, despite Querkümmel, generally not really hit, disreputable harbor pubs and Schmuddel-Matrosen reminds here now really nothing. Too clear, strict, arrogant, clean he comes along, so also rather unerotisch, but that may also be because I'm always a little strained at the beginning and can relax with him not so good.

On hot days it comes better: a fresh, wake-up kick in the nose-butt. In fact, also not a bad office fragrance, because he does not oppress anyone, but still brings a small, unusual spice extra.

Have him since January, we had no easy relationship start, I had Monsieur already sent to the souk desert, but I try it every now and then, just currently whether the heat.
And as Eefje van Dampen says: relationship is work, work, work.

So I'm still working a little further on us - because ne really cool sock he is yes.
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Augusto
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Augusto
Top Review    14  
Quarrelling on the meadow or: romping under fir trees
A blow to the nose, so green and peppery, herbaceous and dust-dry. But a beat of the enjoyable kind.

Lavender, thyme, laurel, a soapy blossom. The green shines for Augustas nose in aldehydes, but remains very spicy. That must be good old oakmoss by now. The good!

This Querele - also known as wrangling, quarreling and everything else - tends to be an outdoor activity among men. Also from freedom- and outdoor-loving ladies of course.
One is in any case in the forest and on the meadow.

A hint of aftershave finally mixes with herbs from Provence. It's getting dusky little by little, blue-green. The romping among fir trees.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
7
Pricing
Stanze
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Stanze
Top Review    23  
Rehabilitation of oak moss
As the previous commentators have already mentioned, Querelle is a homage to the book Querelle by Jean Genet. I can't remember the book. In my youth I read Jean Genet, especially Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs was very good. I remember that, too. Well, whatever, I have some kind of picture of Jean Genet's imagination and this perfume doesn't fit into it. Querelle the perfume appears noble and reasonable, not loud, not animalistic, not dirty. That is why Peter Wilhelm (Pierre Guillaume) missed the point here. I'll still give him a 1 or 8, because Querelle smells great. If it smelled like the sailor Querelle in the book, I wouldn't like the perfume. All right, Verlangen already triggers the perfume in me, but not a sexual one. I'm gonna have to buy Querelle.

Querelle smells resinous. Myrrh, vetiver and frankincense are the main players but then the oakmoss steps by their side... and it's also great. I don't hate oakmoss much, it just doesn't smell good most of the time. In my opinion the fans of oldschool scents are exaggerating a lot about the beauty of oakmoss. Perhaps in the past the concentration of oakmoss was increased until it became disgusting. There's no other way to explain this. I don't know how a not so good smelling fabric could become one of the most popular fragrances. At least I didn't know until I smelled Querelle. For the first time, oakmoss looks great to me. I don't think I'm gonna love every perfume with oakmoss in the future. I'm sure I haven't become an oakmoss junkie. (Then the punch runs into the forest and sniffs at the oak trees.?)

I'm gonna have to buy Querelle. Apicius was kind enough to tell you where to get it. Querelle can probably be worn all year round, all day, as a woman, man and even if you do not want to commit yourself gender-specifically
9 Replies
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Apicius

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Apicius
Apicius
Very helpful Review    5  
The Scent Of Murder And Holiness
At the age of 9, Jean Genet was falsely accused of theft. As a half-orphan growing up in 1920's France under depressive circumstances, he was submitted to various church and state institutions: orphanages and detention centres - dark places where catholic priests and secular wardens enlaced the young inmates into an ideology of sin and guilt. Being falsely accused had a traumatic effect on the child. In an act of self-defending his inner integrity, he deliberately accepted the accusation. He turned the tables. From now on, society and the bourgeois world was no longer something to aspire. He fully accepted the place he was put at and equipped it with his own values. In his universe of counter-moral and aestheticism, any criminal act had a glorious nimbus. When he became an author much later in his life, he enfolded an anti-bourgeois world where thieves, homosexuals and most of all, murderers were praised and glorified with religious fervency.

Querelle de Brest is the title and the protagonist of his most famous novel, congenially adapted for the movies by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Querelle is a physically attractive ordinary sailor. He lingers in the masculine enclave of the Brest harbour, a world supercharged by suppressed homo-eroticism. Apparently with no reason, he kills one of his comrades. This act makes the author transfigure Querelle, idolising him as a saint within his negative aestheticism.

How can murder be praised by the means of a perfume?

In Jean Genet's world, murder is the ultimate act to set an individual apart from society – just as the catholic church separates their saints from the ordinary. A saint's clause and the death row may have a lot in common, and both saints and murderers are exposed to transfiguration. So much relation to catholic beliefs can only be expressed by the main fragrant ingredients of the mass: frankincense and myrrh.

Frankincense and myrrh, representatives of holiness, are surrounded by the carnal and physical temptations that Genet's harbour of Brest may have. The perfumer chose a warm and sweetish but masculine ambergris base, and vibrant, only slightly citric top notes. Spices like black cumin, pepper and cardamom may symbolise the Brest harbour in general or, more presumably, the sweat-laden physical presence and the sexuality of the working sailors. Some oak moss may be responsible for the vibrant or blurring effect that the perfume Querelle enfolds. Rainer Werner Fassbinder used a lot of red, orange, yellow and brown in his colour set, and a threatening, never ending evening glow over the harbour of Brest. For me, these expressive colours are also enclosed in the perfume Querelle, so all fits together well! I suppose, the perfumer Pierre Guillaume has a rather deep knowledge of the work of Jean Genet.

Querelle is a disturbingly well done interpretation, and this perfume becomes even more attractive if you know the backgrounds. I find it suitable for a night out at raunchy bars – especially quayside bars of course. My recommendation: read the book, see the movie and wear the perfume!
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