L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain Eau de Parfum Spray / 2.5 fl.oz. 75ml

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L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain Eau de Parfum Spray / 2.5 fl.oz. 75ml

L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain Eau de Parfum Spray / 2.5 fl.oz. 75ml

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The base is rich and undulating, touching the skin like a fine piece of lace combining powdery Iris and Musk, with elegant Vetiver and dry woody elements of Benzoin, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean, with a dark river of rich Vanilla for longevity and sensuality. And I think this idea is well represented here, in this olfactory orchestration of life and death as two necessary sides of the same human experience. It has some powdery notes, but do not let that fool you because there is definitely something in here that gives it a playful bite (maybe the aniseed). No matter, I never knew the original, so the pretty stranger might yet become my new love with no prior comparisons to contend with.

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes,I breathe the fragrance myself and know that velvety warm feeling. When it comes to l'heure bleue, all the parameters related to a fragrance, whether it should be worn in summer or in winter, longevity, projection, it all becomes irrelevant. I enjoy it, and I guess this is one of the accords that make people think of old, rich ladies when they smell this. Many will tell you this is a melancholic elixir, to them I say, "All things beautiful have a little sadness to them, for it is from this sadness they derive their beauty".It opens with a potent dose of anise, but immediately there's this spicy and powdery flower explosion; this is potent and with a lot of character.

If Mitsouko is the mysterious, aloof sister, L'Heure Bleue is the slightly more approachable, warm one. It could be described as "sad" in a way that is not bleak, gloomy or self-abjecting, in the very dignified, private old-school manner they used to carry sadness , the way an aristocratic hostess type would keep mementos from people she has loved and lost in her life and save them inside violet pastille boxes in her boudoir to look at them fondly and smile. Granted, I am only a year or so into my obsession with fragrance, but this is the first perfume I've had that's given me whiplash. Here, instead of the ambiance of opulence of the inner rooms of a palace or the deep, sensual majesty of an old temple, full of woods and incense, I feel the warm hug of a morning (for some reason to me this smells like an early spring or late winter morning, not evening) spent in a boudoir taking some time to pamper myself.After sniffing a few other Guerlains, I blind-bought this, thinking I had an idea of what I was in for. Sadly I could only lay my hands on a contemporary bottle with the juice In a startling radioactive shade of yellow, so I expected this incarnation to align more with Sanchez’s updated review on the current formulation of it being a ‘pretty stranger’ who, though in no way resembling the girl I once loved, nonetheless has dementedly waltzed into my life trying to convince me that It is indeed her. L'Heure Bleue opens with a medicinal blast of anise, coriander - and like another reviewer mentioned - carrot seed.



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