Three-fer Monday: Perfume Fairy Godmother, I’ll take Guerlain

godmotherHappy March, dear Posse folks!! Weather and an unexpected speed bump in my life have conspired to keep me from sniffing anything new (or old) to share. So I’m pulling out an oldie-goldie feature that I’ve run before. Once in a while, it’s fun to play those “what if?” games. So for today: What if a generous perfume fairy godmother showed up on your doorstep and offered to give you three bottles of scent. The only catch? All three have to be from the same house.

Today, let’s play with Guerlain, shall we?

Right off the bat, I know I (and many of you) would have to request vintage Mitsouko parfum, pretty please, Fairy Godmother. This Guerlain grande dame has been a fragrance pillar for ages and ages, and its gorgeous, powerful, take-no-prisoners vibe (waves to Musette) is addictive and timeless.

My other choices reflect more recent scents of the house. Iris Ganache, although sadly discontinued, continues to be a favorite of mine with its delicate floral and white chocolate-y goodness. I have a decent decant and I swoon every time I use it. My third choice is a dead heat between the haunting sweetness of Attrape Couer/Guet Apens and the deep, dark delights of incense-rich Encens Mythique d’ Orient. But since I’m getting enough dessert from Iris Ganache, I’ll have to go with the Mythique.

So what about you? What three scents from Guerlain would request from the perfume fairy godmother?


  1. 180 Ans de Créations or any of the four Le Bolshoi fragrances

  2. Shalimar, Mitsouko, and Encens Mythique d’ Orient. I have all three though, so I feel pretty set. The only one I don’t have and want with all my heart is the unobtainable-here-in-America Ne m’Oubliez Pas. It’s sold at one boutique in France–so yeah, that one is the Fairy godmother one. As a back-up extra something nice, Mon Precieux Nectar Guerlain, not to be confused by the other Mon.

  3. I’m a big Guerlain fan. I would like a Fairy Godmother to bring me vintage Shalimar…Mitsouko and Samsara. I own all 3 but not vintage .

  4. I’ll have 3 bottles of Iris Ganache so I can spritz with wild abandon. 🙂

  5. Dear Fairy Godmother, if you would like to rest in my fairy garden you are most welcome. If it wouldn’t be too difficult to fly with, I can’t get enough of Guerlain Encens Mythique. Careful landing!

  6. Apres L’Ondee, Vol de Nuit, and one of these – Shalimar/Metallica/Liu/Mitsouko/Djedi. I should add that the perfumes have to be the original formulations and must have been created by or in collaboration with a member of the Guerlain family.

  7. Vintage formulations of Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, and either Vetiver pour Elle or else Coque d’Or! Pretty please?

  8. I will keep it simple and ask for three bottles of Parure, cursing IFRA as I do so.

  9. Shalimar, lheure bleue extrait and Samsara extrait…..all vintage.

  10. Sous le Vent, Vol de Nuit, Vetiver pour Elle, or maybe Vol de Nuit Evasion or Angelique Noire…hard to choose just 3!

  11. I would have to go with a bottle of SDV or the sadly discontinued Liu that has been sadly discontinued. Or a back up bottle of L’Heure de Nuit.

  12. Ooh it’s been such a long while! Fun, I’ll play. I’m tempted to say vintage Shamilar parfum because I can never say no to vintage Shalimar, though I do have a couple bottles, but I would love some vintage Shalimar from the 1940s (to replace a 1940s bottle that I lost that smelled quite glorious).. the second would be the discontinued Nahema which I have never actually sniffed but there’s no way I wouldn’t love it and I dreamed about it just last night. The third, either vintage mitsouko or vintage L’Heure Blue extrait.

    • Lavanya, if you’re in the US, I’d be happy to send you some Nahema to try. (My post office says I can no longer send perfume outside the US, though I am sure that is not true) It is NOT vintage, I bought it about three years ago, I think.

      Reply here if you’re interested, and we will work it out!

  13. Full-fledged Guerlainiac here. I’d go with vintage extrait Mitsouko, Shalimar, and Sous le Vent.

  14. Guerlain isn’t exactly My House, but one doesn’t say no to a Fairy Godmother! I’d go with Vetiver Pour Elle, AA Ylang et Vanille and Jicky. And be grateful!

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