Guerlain M’Oubliez Pas was barely on my perfume radar. Expensive, exclusive but… Quadrilobe bottle…
what the hell. I’m in Paris, let’s go smell it. Btw a thousand apologies for typing errors. I’m doing this on my iPad.
I spritz on the limited edition extrait and feel a wave of relief that it is only 500 euros instead of the several thousand these types of hard to find and expensive extraits have been running.
A nod to the dirty panty past of Guerlain with a fruited, boozy spiced candy confection swirl on top. I keep thinking this is what March had in mind when she used to talk about the perfume she would make called Candy Ass.
The inspiration is the old wax lipsticks Guerlain made in the 1800s, and I do get some of that. Notes listed are plum, cardamom, rose, immortelle, carnation, cinnamon, patchouli, amber notes, vanilla nd moss… And cumin. There is something a feral curled up in this lipstick tube that is a skanky waxy. Is that a thing? Well it is now. It seeeeeems like a Wasser sweet creation on the surface but it is deeply disturbing and erotic right under those frilly bloomers
I do want to bitch a little because this is only available at the Champs Elysses store, which makes it ridiculously difficult to get. I also assume it will only be available for a limited time too. I mean srsly?
Ok, bitching over because I really love Guerlain Ne m’Oubliez Pas. It is a weird marriage of the past with the present that works. I don’t like the exclusivity on it because this could be a great addition to the permanent line, winning fans from old school and new younger customers. Much as I’d like to pass it by I think it’s one of the best and most interesting things Guerlain has done in a while– years, to be honest. The fruits in it are rich and plump with spices and will make any fruity perfume hater rethink their hate. It’s done the way fruit should be done in a perfume. Grown up and more like rich wine than cute little immature sugar berries.
Complex and grown up Guerlain Ne M’Oubliez Pas is also accessible for a budding perfumista. I think I better snag another bottle before I leave Paris.
Of course there is a drawing. Four small samples to four commenters drawn randomly. Question of the day. Do you try to ignore these exclusive things or does the siren call make you care if it’s really great?