Hi there Posse! Guerlain! The house that has meant so much to me over the decades. My first Squirt Bitch job was for a few brands including Guerlain. Where I learned that Shalimar wasn’t the only choice from the house. Mitsouko, Samsara and L’Heure Bleu are the ones I remember. It was Christmas work so there were loads of Gift Packs. Many of you will remember how lavish it all seemed. We had to give a couple of samples with every purchase and big shoppers would get terrific Gift With Purchase stuff. Which brings me to their latest release, Météorites Le Parfum.
Météorites Le Parfum by Guerlain 2018
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, Apple, Green notes
Heart: Rose, Violet
Base: White musk, Woody notes
The opening in an interesting apple, tart and crisp. Like you’re smelling the skin and not the flesh. A clean, fresh, fruit sweet fragrance that would not be out of place i the Aqua Allegoria line. So lovely, it smells like spring. I’m reminded of those Victoria’s Secret body spray colognes in the enormous bottles. Imagine those done with what smells like much more luxurious ingredients.
The apple stays for much longer than expected and could be named as a heart note too. The rose and violet don’t really show themselves for me. It’s a shame because I think they would have added a deeper, more interesting ride. There is something there that could be counted as peony maybe? Basically my wearings become a twiggy green wood backed by fluffy laundry musks.
If you are looking buy something very pretty and obviously of the teen years of the 21st century then Météorites Le Parfum is an excellent choice. With Gift Giving Season upon us so soon I can see thousands of sweet 16s being gifted their first grown up, Guerlain fragrance gift pack. This pretty fragrance will forever become lodged in their hearts as sophisticated and worldly. In 30 years time they, like us, will be searching for vintage bottles to give them a burst of nostalgia and will spend hours searching on eBay and chatting on the fragrance boards about it.
Surrender To Chance has samples from $3/ml
Is there a Guerlain you’re hoping for this holidays?