Pierre Guillaume Perfumes: What should I try?

Hiya Perfume Posse,

I have a small collection of beautiful fragrances from Pierre Guillaume. There is something rich and luscious in his treatment of scent that regularly works with my chemistry. Also, to be completely honest, I think he is very handsome and always looks kind of friendly, even in the most ridiculously serious sexy shots. As a bit of a fan boy I thought I could turn over to you all and find out which in his line I should try. As you lot at the Perfume Posse have tried just about EVERYTHING I bet with myself that if I left the floor open to you all you would help me pick my next 3 samples from the Pierre Guillaume lines. So go on, give me a hand please.

Pierre Guillaume Perfumes

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From Parfumerie Generale site: In 2002, aged just 25, he launched his first composition baptised “Cozé”, which the American perfume critic Chandler Burr (New York Times & GQ USA) described as “the coolest of new European fragrances from a young French chemist”, and created his own perfume house Parfumerie Generale

My FB list is:

Parfumerie Generale

Cozé
Tubereuse Couture
Praline de Santal
Indochine
Felanilla

Huitieme Art Parfums

Ambre Ceruleen
Liqueur Charnelle

I have tried and liked a few more than this and have a few Pierre Guillaume Perfumes on my To Buy List but what would you recommend I try from his lines and why? Perfumerie Generale, Huitieme Art, Pierre Guillaume Croisiere Collection or Phaedon I’m open to testing them all. What I want to know is which ones move you? Which ones make your heart sing, and why?
Portia xx

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37 Comments
Brooke July 4, 2015

I love and own a fb of L'Ombre Fauve. I feel like a sexy furry kitty when I wear it! Also love Bois Blond too

Neva July 3, 2015

I love Grand Siecle Intense. It's such a lovely and well rounded citrus scent. ...and Pierre Guillaume looks fabulous - I agree!

Dina C. July 3, 2015

Portia, I have and enjoy PG Papyrus de Ciane, which is unisex and full of galbanum. I've also got PG Iris Oriental. It's a heavier, sweet, oriental iris. Good for winter.

Suzy Q July 3, 2015

Hi Portia! Yes, he is gorgeous--and yet approachable. I own a bottle of Bois Naufrage, a woody fig that is intriguing because it smells slightly different every time I wear it. Harmatan Noir shares a similar sensibility but it is a tea scent. I only have a sample of that one but I'd like more! The new cruise (?) line--I can't remember what it's called--sounds good. Maybe you can get it in Australia. I don't think it's available in the US yet.

carole July 2, 2015

Why note try Mangue Metisse, or vohina? I bet you would suit either of these fragrances really well. And if you do try some, I look forward to hearing your thoughts. these two are a bit on the feminine side of things-I gave my brother the Peaf fragrance-ciel, I think it was-and another brother the Aube Pashminafragrance. Both of those a good choices, too-the marigold in AP is truly fabulous. Carole

Ann July 2, 2015

Howdy, Portia! I'm seconding Glannys above on the Cadjmere, although I think I love Indochine just a wee bit more. Also, I only have a sample of Huitieme Art Myrrhiad, but it's so beautiful in chilly weather!

BarbaraJ July 2, 2015

Hi Portia, I have but one of PG's fragrances, but your post as well as the others here, are encouraging me to try some more. I'm really echoing Nancysg' comments, as, to me, I am reminded of those hot summer days in the Midwest when I wear Bois Blonde. This year up in the Washington Peninsula we are experiencing unusually hot weather not unlike my earlier years in Oklahoma when the grass turned brown and the winds (if we had any at all) were hot and dry. This perfume evokes that feeling. Back then, it meant time to hit the city pools. Up here, though, there's but one pool - indoors - and no one has their own because it normally doesn't get hot enough. Barbara

Inês July 2, 2015

Hi Portia! If you like fig, you have to try Jardin de Kerylos. It's wonderful! Picture a dry hot day, and you're under a fig tree, just enjoying it's shadow and that lingering smell. For me, it's so nostalgic. It brings me back to my childhood!

Barbara B July 2, 2015

Have never tried a PG fragrance , even though Coze and Indochine have been on my to-try list forever. Will have to remedy this based on your post!

Figuier July 2, 2015

Great question! - I *love* PG's aesthetic, but haven't actually tried the 8e art or Phaedon scents so am eagerly taking notes! I have a FB of Indochine and also really enjoy Bois Blond, which smells of late summer fields to me, and L'Ombre Fauve, outrageousy rich & wonderfully shadowy; also L'Oiseau de Nuit and Bois Naufrage...

Michele42 July 2, 2015

One of my favorites is Cuir d'Iris. If you love leather, this is a great one. And it's so beautiful with the iris! I think it can be worn year 'round too. For me, it seems to smell different in cold weather and warm.

Janice July 2, 2015

Hi Portia, I like a lot of Pierre Guillaume’s fragrances too. He does so many perfumes for so many different lines that it’s hard to keep up with them all. If you haven’t tried Aomassai I’d recommend it just because it’s so unusual (and the vetiver drydown is very different from the hazelnutty opening). Another of my favorites is Daimiris, which he did for Laboratorio Olfattivo—boozy iris and saffron. And I keep meaning to get more of Djhenne, which is a sort of odd, foody lavender scent.

Nancysg July 2, 2015

Bois Blonde is a green, but dry grain scent with a wood drydown. I like it In August. Reminds me of wheat harvest from my childhood.

Cyndi Hunter July 2, 2015

Portia! Thanks for highlighting my Favorite Perfumer EVER! If I had a ka-jillion dollars I would buy, without hesitation, every offering of his. But I live in the real (working class) world, so I own L'Ombre Fauve, Cadjmere, Liqueur Charnelle and Poudre de Riz- all masterpieces IMO!

Glannys July 2, 2015

I like his Cadjmere - a warm woody scent, slightly milky. And a touch of coconut. And though I cannot make up my mind whether I like or dislike the following two, but they are worth trying anyway - Harmatan Noir and Querelle. I guess I need to try them again myself. Harmatan Noir is an unusual combination of fresh, spicy and saly notes. Querelle is spicy, smoky and a little animalic.

Somia July 2, 2015

I love Rouge Avignon . Something about it is very seductive- incense, temptation- wonderful.

jillie July 2, 2015

Hi Portia! Pierre is indeed very handsome and talented ...... sigh. My favourite of his is Ilang Ivohibe which starts off with a burst of orangey citrus, then blooms with white tropical flowers enveloped in a soft vanilla. It's sort of sweet and sort of isn't. It's a very happy fragrance and I defy anyone not to feel uplifted when they smell it! Brulure de Rose is simple but attractive - my nose smells rose dusted with very fine cocoa.