I generally don’t tend to go for floral fragrances, but if I do, they have to be the best in the market! Guerlain Idylle is one of the best floral fragrances that I have ever came across. My friend used to wear this a lot, it was kind of her signature fragrance, and I always used to wonder what was she wearing. She told me that it was Guerlain Idylle and on my next trip abroad, I managed to pick it from duty free.
Idylle is the latest creation by Guerlain for mainstream distribution, introduced in September 2009. It has been created by Thierry Wasser and it is the first fragrance he created in his position as the succeeder of Jean-Paul Guerlain. This is how Wasser describes this beautiful floral perfume:
“It started with a rose. The rose was a blend of Bulgarian roses, the 2008 harvest being fruity, with overtones of raspberry and litchee. To this blend was added the Plessis Robinson rose, created by Jean-Paul Guerlain out of love for the past – an old rose with fruity accents and a pungent fragrance. This, in turn, was mingled with a chypre harmony, emblematic of Guerlain, composed of patchouli and white musk, selected for its warmth. And lastly came the bouquet that complemented the roses to perfection: lily-of-the-valley, lilac, peony, freesia and jasmine. And so the fragrance was born: a shower of flowers, of petals, of subtle yet incisive freshness, balanced by sensuality. A nectar of flowers, an ode to life and love, in the warm light of radiant jasmine and the darker warmth of chypre, to express an ambiguity of feeling, and musk, like the scent of cashmere on the skin, a comfortable, intimate, physical sensation. In this combination of the personal, sensual, emotional facet of chypre, and the physical aspect of musk, and the declaration of love with the bouquet of flowers, the inexpressible idea was expressed, tender and ethereal, sensuous and romantic, fleeting and eternal.”
My Experience with Guerlain Idylle Eau De Parfum:
Guerlain Idylle comes housed in a very unique-shaped glass bottle, it look very elegant and antique. The gold detailing makes it look very classy and feminine. The name of the brand and fragrance is printed on the front of the bottle.
Guerlain Idylle is a gorgeous floral perfume that is quite modern and yet very classic. Idylle is a seductive, soft and very elegant fragrance. Upon the initial spray, it’s a blast of floral scent. You can smell peony, lilac, lily.
As soon as it dries, it turn a little musky with a hint of patchouli. It’s quite warm yet is best wearable in spring time. It’s more of a day-time fragrance. Idylle has a fresh clean scent and is marketed for women, which I totally agree to. When it comes to the lasting power of Idylle, it’s not the most long-lasting fragrance, but it lasts pretty well. Idylle lasted for 6 to 7 hours on me.
Pros of Guerlain Idylle Eau De Parfum:
- Good floral scent.
- Beautiful bottle.
- Staying power is good.
Cons of Guerlain Idylle Eau De Parfum:
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Guerlain Idylle Eau De Parfum?
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