Les Deserts d’Orient by Guerlain LIVE Video Sniff

YIPEE! Welcome back to the POSSE,

You’re with Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies, EmmaKate and I are back in front of the camera proving to one and all that we love perfume but know only the outer edges of anything important relating to it. This time under our microscope

Les Deserts d’Orient by Guerlain LIVE Video Sniff

Yes, we know that bois means wood, now! Ha Ha Ha what a pair of dunderheads. Doesn’t matter. Enjoy this for what it is. Two mates having a sniff after work and a couple of bevvies, you are supposed to feel like you’re sitting at the table with us having a crisp, dry white/scotch/coffee/sparkling mineral water and we are all having a first go together. If it was perfect it wouldn’t be so much fun.

As always special thanks need to go out to Kath for filming and editing, EmmaKate for being a good sport and Jin for making it blog ready. Thanks gang!!

Photo Stolen aromamore

Here is a short featured accords list for each from 1000Flowers:
Rose Nacrée du Désert: Ispahan rose, saffron, patchouli, oudh, benzoin.
Songe d’un Bois d’été: cedar, jasmine, saffron, cardamom, leather, laurel leaf, oudh, myrrh, patchouli, leather.
Encens Mythique d’Orient: frankincense, musk, neroli, moss, saffron, Ispahan rose, amber

For further reading see 1000Flowers and OlfactoriasTravels

SurrenderToChance has a pack of all 3 at $13/.5ml of each

Whatever you do between now and tomorrow when you come back, make sure you take the time to do something YOU love. Even though you may be shit at it, like we are at doing perfume videos sometimes.
Portia xx

  • elise says:

    Dahling, I’m so loving Portia’s reviews! I can’t do without them and love the real response to the frags! Keep up the good work. This one sounds lovely….

  • Musette says:

    You crack me UP! Encens Mythique is my babe-o-licious. I love that one and actually get the Guerlinade base therein. I have a question, though. It’s in the dead of summer over there, innit? Why is EmmaKate in a parka? Is she not feeling well? I hope that’s not the case? Give her my love, lovey!! xoxoxoA

  • solanace says:

    Hi Portia,

    Your videos are always a delight! I love rose nacrée and encens mystique, they are so rich and full, something that gives me hope in the future of perfumery!

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia! Thanks for another cool video. I really liked this batch of Guerlains, thanks to a very sweet and generous Posse perfumista who shared them with me. Are you guys back home yet? Or still globe-trotting, ha!

  • Eva S says:

    Thanks for another great video! I love these, and have actually bought FB of both Encense and Rose Nacree. Songe was interesting as well but perhaps a bit masculine for me.

  • Oh I loved it!!! 😀 You are delicious Portia!

  • tammy says:

    With God as my witness, my life is no longer complete without these APJ vids. I just can’t tell you how much I enjoy them!

    Bonus points this go-round for learning how to properly pronounce so many things…especially Guerlain (I always read it as ger-LANE), ambergris ( how did I never notice that second “r” ?!) and decants (I always say DEE-cants; yes, I’m a redneck)

  • Sandra says:

    I love Encens Mythique d’Orient! Which was your favorite?

  • Matt says:

    Ha! That would translate to ”A midsummer wood’s dream” 😉

    Love what you do!


  • eldarwen22 says:

    Since I have finally come around to Guerlain, I will try these.