Guerlain Le Plus Beau Jour de ma Vie is the latest Guerlain release. It is the eau de parfum of Bouquet de la Mariee.
Made for the bride-to-be with notes of syrup, sugar, candy canes, cotton candy, jelly beans, vanilla, caramel and nougat. No, not really, but sorta. Real note list – angelica, pink pepper, citrus, sugared almonds, rose, orange blossom, patchouli, vanilla, white musk and incense. Okay, I think I’m closer.
I was expecting something floral and a little sweet. I do love (or at least don’t hate) most of Guerlain’s gourmands, and I don’t really even object to a sweet perfume. Guerlain Le Plus Beau Jour de ma Vie just want too far over the edge. And for a bride perfume? Yeah, some brides want something a little sweet, which is fine, but this is too much sweet without anything else very interesting. I wish I could even say it was over the top anything, but the only thing it excels at is being boring. Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve had to drag Guerlain, but this one deserves it.
Mystified how this came out. I was thinking about getting the parfum, Bouquet de la Mariee, but if it’s an even stronger version of this, Magic Eight Ball is saying “Maybenotnowaynonononono.” The price tag is the worst pain – EDP is $270 for 60 mls and parfum/extrait is $1,000 for 125 mls.
Two commenters who won last week’s Puredistance White samples – Ms Tong and katrin. Click on Drop Us a Note at the top of the blog, send me your address and remind me what you’ve won. I’ll send you a “got it” response so you know it didn’t get lost and then get it in the mail to you.
Listen, I know my taste may not be yours, and this could smell completely different on everyone/anyone else. So five lucky commenters will get to decide for themselves if it’s worthy to be worn on a matrimonial event or, well, ever. Drop a comment to be entered in the drawing. Let me know your fave Guerlain or fave wedding-type perfume or what classification of perfume you think fits best for a wedding. Mine is always and forever Puredistance I. It is the sum total of what any perfume should be for a wedding, it is perfection and beautiful and is one of very few perfumes I could settle down with for the rest of my life without cheating too much.