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Guerlain · My Top 5
Back by popular request, today’s post features Guerlain, one of my absolute favourite brands, but I confess that trying to focus on just 5 products was definitely challenging. That said, I decided to go for the pieces that have either completely stolen my heart and/or are the ones I’ve turned to the most … but let’s just say that there’s still so much more I love. (more…)
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Guerlain Blush Beige & Brick Red Rouge G Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches now on the blog! https://www.temptalia.com/guerlain-blush-beige-brick-red-rouge-g-velvet-lipsticks-reviews-swatches/
Here's a question: what, to you, is a smell that means 'home'? These are the answers that @aliceduparcq and I came up with -- Top 10 Scents Of Home - With Alice Du Parcq #perfume
Home is a feeling. And sure enough, feelings were high on the agenda the other day when I broadcast a very special, home-centred episode of Love At First Scent with award-winning journalist, Alice Du Parcq. The idea was simple: each of us had to come up with our Top 5 perfumes that in some way represent the concept of ‘home’. The result was far more emotional than we had anticipated, with the two…
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Guerlain · L’Art & La Matière Haute Parfumerie Collection
“L’Art & La Matière is a collection of olfactory masterpieces for true lovers of all things beautiful, crafted by the hands of the House of Guerlain Perfumers” Guerlain began with perfume and continues dominating in that field to this day; to rebrand their Haute Parfumerie Collection for 2021, the House drew inspiration from within their own archives and in the process created a beautiful…
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Guerlain Berry Pink & Wine Red Rouge G Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches now on the blog! https://www.temptalia.com/guerlain-berry-pink-wine-red-rouge-g-velvet-lipsticks-reviews-swatches/
scent of the day: l'heure bleue EDP (guerlain)
l'heure bleue starts with a clear and cool blue note that goes into resinous smoke on the skin, perhaps from the vetiver, which my skin tends to amplify. there's a soft powderiness to the scent from afar, which, much like most classic guerlain fragrances, reminds me a little of baby wipes, but does effectively create a calm, comfortable and clean scent aura (this one's sillage is a lot stronger than yesterday's, since it is an EDP and not EDT). at the heart of the fragrance, there's the warm heliotropin with its almond-meal scent, alongside faint hints of iris and violet, but not enough to make this a floral scent. benzoin and sandalwood linger closer to the skin; there's an almost leathery effect and a slightly spicy smell that reminds me of witchy shops: eugenol, or cloves, like wisps of smoke curling around cooling embers at sundown. this smoky-leathery base makes it a wonderful unisex scent; i would find it attractive on just about anyone.
if aprés l'ondée was gauzy sky-blue, this is opaque grey-blue velvet, the foggy autumnal twilight to après l'ondée's rainy spring morning. it's equally pensive and comforting, but denser, darker, a little more old-fashioned, less florid. i am as of yet undecided as to which one i prefer. i think this one will be more appropriate for the colder months we're headed towards, but, being a sucker for them, i can't help but wish the violet notes were more evident.
scent of the day: après l'ondée EDT (guerlain)
après l'ondée (lit.: 'after the rain-shower') opens vegetable-like and green upon first spritz, with the anisic-herbal character advertised in the top notes. on the skin, it settles and blossoms beautifully: a warm, almond-like heliotropin note mingles with very delicate violets (just a hint; not all-out parma violet territory, but a watercolour painting of a springtime bouquet). the anise keeps it verdant, the powdery woods and vanilla make it comforting (almost old-paper-like, like an antique bookshop), and the flowers give it a very soft elegance without sweetness: instead they feel more clean, newly-washed by rain. this is the EDT, so it sits quite close to the skin even right after application, so it's not likely to offend any sensibilities. as the fragrance wears on, a startlingly spicy and crisp carnation cuts through, a welcome change of pace that adds to the scent's dimensionality even as it fades amidst swirls of sandalwood.
luca turin's comparison of après l'ondée to the "watery piano chords" of debussy is very illustrative: this smells like the concept of a rainy april morning, beautiful in its melancholy, or the pastel haze of a monet. i've seen it describes as 'un parfum poétique', and i am inclined to agree.
Guerlain Rosewood Beige & Milky Beige Rouge G Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches now on the blog! https://www.temptalia.com/guerlain-rosewood-beige-milky-beige-rouge-g-velvet-lipsticks-reviews-swatches/
Who'd like another sweet rose? -- my review of Guerlain Rose Cherie by Delphine Jelk -- #perfume
As a sort of follow-up to the previous post, this is a mention of a recent episode of Love At First Scent in which I talked about Guerlain‘s L’Art Et La Matiere reissue, and focussed on one of the new releases — Rose Cherie, by Delphine Jelk. Here’s a link: Guerlain Rose Cherie review. (more…)
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Scented Saturday : Guerlain : La Petit Robe Noire : EDP : Nectar : It’s a rainy dark day and this is lifting my spirits. That this wasn’t released in the US baffles me. I particularly like the honey and darker patchouli in the base of this version. The patchouli hides, but lurks brilliantly.
Clearly, I adore Guerlain’s Abeille Royale range and the Youth Watety Oil has been a staple in my routine since it launched in 2013 but now there’s a new version: introducing Advanced Youth Watery Oil, which also includes honey from my beloved Greece! Plus a formula that’s now made of 95% naturally derived ingredients. All I know is that I didn’t think it would be possible to improve on perfection, but here we are! And then there’s their amazing Bee Protection Inititiave — how sweet is that? 🐝🍯 . . . . . #AbeilleRoyale #Guerlain #skincare #faceoil #healthyskin #glow #ommorphia #sponsored #skincareroutine #myskincare #glowingskin #fotd #bees https://www.instagram.com/p/CUZ5n-lA3vF/?utm_medium=tumblr