Monday, January 26, 2009

Guerlain Spring Perfume Releases

Spring heralds many new releases from the House of Guerlain. As a lover of their perfumes( well anything Guerlain , really) I am excited to try all of these. As of yet, I haven't sampled, but plan to when I get to the in store boutique at Bergdorfs next month.

The Muguet I can say is lovely as I have a tiny sample from last year. The most intriguing to me is the new version of Mistsouko.

A good fragrance is an investment and they can be pricey. In these times we all think harder about what we buy. A beautiful bottle of perfume will last forever and always be in style. If you want to treat yourself, this may be the way to do it. No harm either in sampling and adding to your wishlist. Thats what I will do-for now.

March :
La Petite Robe Noire is a celebration of contrasts, between the spiciness of black liquorice and the delicate nature of rose. Sexy, and light as a champagne bubble, the scent features melt-in-your-mouth macaroon, the tang of the Sicilian lemon, a tender almond kiss, and a touch of licorice. An armful of roses adds elegance, while smoked tea and patchouli give it character. And for a soft velvety touch, a caress of Musk and Vanilla. Created by Sylvaine Delacourte & Delphine Jelk.
50 ML EDP. Retail Price: $150.

Shalimar EDP Flower and Eau de Shalimar EDT Flower are limited edition versions of the legendary Shalimar, created to celebrate the most bewitching and sensual note of the classic fragrance: vanilla blossom. Protective of its own rarity, it only blossoms for a few hours at sunrise. In awe of this quiet, intimate moment with vanilla flowers Guerlain set out to capture a second of eternity, etching its blossoms on the Shalimar bottle for two limited editions.
Shalimar EDP Flower Limited Edition- The vanilla blossom on the voluptuous neck of the bottle underscores the perfume’s intensity, then appears in a precious, radiant hallmark - first in midnight blue on the glass of the bottle, then in gold on the packaging which shields its mysterious blossoming from observation. Fragrance created by Jacques Guerlain.

(Edit: there has been some confusion over whether these are new scents or a new bottle. I believe it's just a new special bottle. I have seen a pic but not one that I was able to post here.)

Shalimar Flower EDP 75 ML- Retail Price: $123
Eau de Shalimar EDT Flower- 75 ML EDT. Retail Price: $97


May signals the advent of one of Guerlain’s most anticipated annual scents. Featuring an extraction of the essence of lily of the valley for a lively and capricious fragrance, this delicate and penetrating note is immersed in a symphonic heart of jasmine, Turkish rose, lemon and sandalwood.

Created by Jean-Paul Guerlain. 60 ML EDT. Retail Price: $350

Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus
Mitsouko by Guerlain was initially launched in 1919 after the First World War and is one of the most loved fragrances around.
The original masterpiece of fragrant balance created by Jacques Guerlain, subtly unveils its fruity chypre and is renowned in the industry for its short, simple and refined formula.

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of its creation, Jean Paul Guerlain has developed Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus, a fresh reinterpretation of the fragrance with a special fleur de lotus note.

Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus 60 ML EDT. Retail Price : $100.

All perfumes available at Guerlain boutiques:
- The Shoppes at the Palazzo, Las Vegas – 1-866-409-6110.
-Saks Fifth Avenue / Bergdorf Goodman( ask for Jason)/ Waldorf-Astoria, New York City
-Neiman Marcus, San Francisco
-The Bellagio, Las Vegas
-Epcot Center, Orlando
-The Breakers, Palm Beach


Anonymous said...

Well, these all sound very ambitious.
Shalimar and Mitsouko flankers.
Its come to that, has it?

That said, I'm quite interested to smell everything here except Muguet b/c I've smelled it.

Thanks Dartzie!

Anonymous said...

I bought Muguet two year agos from BG in a Baccarat bottle. I believe the price was close to $400 for just 20ml of EDT, yep that's a big T. Even though outrageous, it is probably one of (if not the) most treasured item in my collection. It's LoV done in perfect harmony.

Does anyone know if they reformulate the Muguet each year? My bottle seemed softer and sweeter than the Muguet I sampled in the 4 Four Seasons coffret. I also got a sample from 1999 and that version was more dry and less bright than mine.


Beauty Alchemist said...

Hi Anon, not sure about the Muguet formula. I would guess they don't redo it each year, but thats strictly a guess.
Maybe one of our other readers knows, and I will try and find out.

I remember that expensive EDT. This is a much better price

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