Guerlain Apres L’ondee: Embrace Melancholy

Apres L'ondee Guerlain Review

Apres l’ondee Perfume by Guerlain is an iris-based floral, created by Jacques Guerlain himself in 1906. If you have the luck to sample it, don’t miss the opening, because that’s where earth breaks loose after the rain-shower, releasing all sorts of things, creating an incredible smell that is hard to describe: minty, plastic, warm, fresh, sweaty. At times it’s also indolic (fecal, that is), with the memory of a childhood in the countryside right there (cowshed smell, anyone?).   All […] Read more »

Guerlain Idylle Perfume Review

This Parfum Guerlain is a quiet but determined character, a calm fragrance on the verge of being loud. It’s the quality of rose, I think: delicate, gentle, but always smouldering under the ashes.   It was created in 2009 by Thierry Wasser – Guerlain’s perfumer and official successor of Jean-Paul Guerlain as head of the house, when still a succedeer, one year before the founder had to step down before time because of his deep reflections about black people and […] Read more »

Le Petit Robe Noir Guerlain Review

Guerlain made a serious effort to confuse people here: they launched the first La Petit Robe Noir in February 2009, then number 2 in 2011, and finally a new edition of the original in early 2012. The similar bottles won’t help much to tell one from the other (although the original is black and the other two are cherry-red), so the only serious clue to follow will be the black dress on the front, as it’s different in all three. […] Read more »