Liquid -Guerlain -Terracotta Joli Teint

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Ohh boy..I finally found it! I found my holy grail foundation! Yey! I tried almost everything..from drugstores to high ends! I had Chanel, Dior, Nars, Estee Lauder, Lancome /air de teint is pretty good/, Armani, MAC, MUFE and BB creams, etc..every high ends foundations are so expensive and some of these are ok, but ok is not good enough for me..I wanted to something special for that price! My last foundation was Nars sheer glow..Lady in Sephora put it on to my face and I was like YEY that is it! Such nice finish! So I bought it..when I got home i looked in the mirror and I was horrified..Sheer glow? It's not glowy at all..looks very matte and clings to dry patches! OMG, I was so said! I wanted to something light, something glowy and nice.. What now? It must exist! So I´ve decided to search the internet properly! And I found Guerlain..I never tried it before..The most of the reviews of every each products from Guerlain were positive...so I chose Terracota Joli Teint..I must say that this is the best foundation I have ever tried! I use my fingers to application..I have combo skin and it lasts all day, it's not matte but isn't glowy too..no streaking or patchiness, does not settle into pores or fine lines..this foundation does not feel heavy at all on the face, feeling very lightweight It's your skin but better..I can not explain in words what Terracota Joli Teint do in my skin...it's just perfect! It is pricey, but definetely worth it! I will definitely buy this again.

For references: I'm around NC20-25 and I wear Terracota Joli Teint in light/clear, NARS Deauville, Chanel vitalumiere in 20 beige, Armani lasting silk 4, Lancome air de teint in 01 beige albatre, Estee Lauder in 1w2 sand or 2w1 dawn..


Fragrances -Guerlain -L'Heure Bleue

on 2/16/2018 8:54:00 PM

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Love it! It does remind me of Oscar del a Renta a lot but it is a deeper and richer scent. My husband likes this one way better than the Oscar scents. It last forever on myself and the dry down is very warming and not synthetic at all. I have many Guerlain perfumes and this is another I have recently added to my collection.

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

on 2/8/2018 9:40:00 PM

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I actually really like this perfume. I wish though that it wasn’t under the Shalimar name because if this was made in a different bottle and named something else I think people would love this scent more. I think it being compared to Shalimar so strongly is kinda unfair imo. But I’m the type who just loves to wear a good perfume names don’t matter too much to me. Onto to the scent I really love the citrus opening if the bergamot was stronger it would probably be a touch more Shalimar like. But I love the citrus opening of this it smells so fresh but not clean just fresh and citrusy. Then as it goes on I get the beautiful Jasmine with the orange blossom it’s lovely. Finally I like the vanillas and I’m a musk lover so I enjoy this a lot!

What I love is that the white musk is not laundry like at all. To me it’s a smooth sweet musk that pairs well with the vanillas. As I type this I catch whiffs of the vanilla and I really adore it. I bought this on a blind buy due to my love of white florals so I’m super happy! I purchased the 3oz bottle and I adore the bottle..... so pretty! I would buy this again it’s wonderful. But I would also like Pafume initial brought back I just wanted to throw that out as that was very Shalimar like so why it was d/c’d is beyond me?!? I want to get this in the intense as I do wish this was a bit stronger. Still this is a lovely scent so I’m a happy girl. :)


Fragrances -Guerlain -Shalimar

on 2/3/2018 7:08:00 PM

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I am so sorry but this is a no no for me. Smells of baby powder and on my skin stays barely an hour. Is this really the most loved perfume around? 😱


Fragrances -Guerlain -Vetiver

on 2/3/2018 10:18:00 AM

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Guerlain VÉTIVER. [1959; nose: Jean-Paul Guerlain]. Aromatic-Spicy-Woody Type.

TÊTE: sparkling aldehydes, grass notes, coriander, lemon, lime, menthol, mandarin;
COEUR: clove, nutmeg, pepper, jasmine, tobacco;
FOND: vetiver, coumarin/hay, cedar

The classic masculine and definitive vetiver scent for decades. Dapper, crisp, refined, professional, sober. Grassy, vernal, outdoorsy in feel; smells like a warm green meadow or sunlit golf course in late-May. Clove confers its only hint of sweetness; the rest is sharp lawn-y vibrance. Modern reformulation has pruned it of the meatier tobacco brûle it had, pre-1990, and most noticeably, the chalky orris concavity that used to bind the whole scent together, most noticeably in the rooty drydown. But it's still a joy and a marvel. Jean-Paul Guerlain formulated this when he was just a very young man, and the whole perfume world was blown away that the kid, and heir to the Guerlain dynasty, was already such a great talent.

The big trick with vetiver is never allowing it to smell Goth or broodingly subterranean; Guerlain always keeps it bright, intriguing, dapper.

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Shalimar Souffle Intense

on 2/3/2018 10:15:00 AM

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I have a weak spot for Oriental Florals and Oriental Vanillas (one of my favourite perfumes is Dior Addict) and I've always liked Guerlain Shalimar but I didn't really care for Shalimar Souffle; too boring, weak and generic. So when Shalimar Souffle Intense EdP was released I didn't expect much but of course I had to get a sample. Much to my surprise I fell in love with it immediately and I've been wearing it daily for months now; it's that addictive. Souffle Intense just suits my personality & skin chemistry perfectly.

Shalimar Souffle Intense is deeper, richer, warmer and more complex than regular Souffle. More of a true Oriental, with the distinctive "Guerlinade" notes. It opens with citrus notes; not sharp but fresh and bright. You can also detect the orange blossom but it is subdued. Then I smell creamy Jasmine. Nothing overly sweet; a bit powdery and dewy. Balsamic creamy. The drydown is heavenly: milky, spicy vanilla, sweet benzoin and some smoky white musk. It leaves a very sensuous, feminine yet comforting trail. While it is more intense than original Souffle, it's perfectly fine to wear it during the day.
Shalimar Souffle Intense wears close to the skin; the sillage is moderate but longevity is +6 hours. I can still smell it on my clothes for days after wearing.

I would say this is a beautifully done perfume; a very well-balanced Oriental Floral. IMO one of Thierry Wasser's best creations. The cobalt blue bottle is gorgeous as well.
Shalimar Souffle Intense does have the typical Shalimar "vibe" but it's more easy to wear. If you like perfumes like Dior Addict, Givenchy Organza Indecence and/or Armani Code I highly recommend getting a sample. This is a flanker worth trying!

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle Intense EdP. Released: 2017. Notes: Green notes, White Flowers, India Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom Water Accord, Tahitian Vanilla, Madagascar Vanilla, Musk, Tolu Balsam, Benzoin.
Available in 50ml/1.6 oz. Price €107.





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Fragrances -Guerlain -Idylle

on 1/31/2018 7:07:00 AM

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I am quite surprisd by the harsh criticism of this perfume. I think most of the negative comments are because people expected to have something more...I can certainly understand that feeling. After all Guerlain has raised the bar of expectations with such classics like the voluptous Shalimar , the ever seductive Samsara and the weirldy wonderful Mitsouko. In comparison, Idylle seems like the boring step sister, in a house full of ingénues. However, when judged as a perfume on it's own merit, I can't help but love the fragrance for what it is. A warm, musky floral in the vein of Narciso Rodriguez For her and Sarah Jessica parker Lovely.
I compared Idylle on one hand and Narciso For Her on the other hand. They share that musky quality I love however Narciso rodriguez when compared to Idylle smelled more "spare". Like a beautifully furnished room that looks good but upon further inspection, the curtain fabric is cheap and the carpet is a Knock off. A good Knock off nevertheless. There's a clear difference in the quality of the ingredients used for both fragrances. Idylle's are definitely better.
Narciso had a sharper quality and Idylle is warm , rich, soft and deeeeeeepp. The florals in narciso were sharp while idylle's florals were smoooovve, the musky base was soft and encompassing. However it was at no point cloying. I adore this perfume. It's feminine, soft, musky and fresh. It's definitely not bombastic like Shalimar however, it's beautiful. If you like florals, and love musk you'll like this. It's a pretty, easy to wear feminine floral that as you'd expect from Guerlain is very well made and tenacious. I need a bottle!

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Mon Guerlain

on 1/27/2018 6:46:00 AM

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Love this scent. Unobtrusive, gentle, but with a lively kick. I needed a new fragrance and bought this based on the reviews from the lovely ladies posting their reviews. I am not disappointed. First Guerlain ever and it is a winner. People ask me every week what I am wearing. Love.

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Highlighters -Guerlain -Meteorites Perles Teint Dore

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THIS REVIEW IS FOR SHADE DORE 04 (First picture showing is not correct; the right shade is the picture with the pink balls in it)
Foreword: I have owned this in Beige Chic for years - I have 2 jars, one in each of my bathrooms.
I simply adore them, and I still have half of the contents, even after so many years. They last forever. Beige Chic has balls in champagne, light brown, yellow, pale fleshy pink, ivory white. All in all the color is perfect.
I am yellow undertoned and the very famous "Mythic 01" looks too "white" on my skin (due to the lilac and blue balls, that give a cold tone, while I am warm toned).
I ventured and bought this new shade just because: 1: it was on sale (37 euros instead of 54) 2. I love the jar, much more than the "cheapy" looking cardboard box.
Well, I got them and here are my thoughts on this shade.
They reformulated the stuff. it is still good but:
1. you get a smaller amount: 25 grams instead of 30 of the previous edition (I mean when it was stored in cardboard)
2. they get more "powdery", meaning that the balls release more powder - therefore they get used up faster;
3. shade is great, however it is loaded wiht pigments: you can use it as a bronzer, and that's exactly how I am using it right now. It is not really a highlighter, but a bronzer. The balls are in brown, beige, yellowish champagne, fleshy pink, a few lilac ones and.... vibrant rosy pink. I took the vibrant pink one off the container, as they were giving too much pink pigment to my face. I use them separately as a blusher... (I crushed them of course) and OMG... they work as a very pink blush!
It is SO pigmented. So beware when you buy it.....
it is totally different from my beloved Beige Chic.


Bronzers -Guerlain -Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder- Sun Brunettes 05

on 1/25/2018 9:12:00 AM

Gorgeous product. It’s very old-school luxurious, with the scented powder and elegant compact. I’m addition it blends perfectly and you really look better instantly.

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Habit Rouge

on 1/23/2018 9:09:00 PM

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This is for Vintage HR edt, new dead stock mini sample bottle. I assumed that I would love HR because I am fond of guerlains vintage fragrances and I have read reviews comparing it favorably with Shalimar. (My favorite Shalimar is vintage disc bottle edc which is less heavy bodied and less powdery than oth Shalimar versions). Sadly HR does not work for me. My skin chemistry does well with scents others find problematic, such as F Malles Fleur de Cassis, but does not do well with certain types of citrus (I can handle guerlains pamplelune, but Goutals Eau de Hadrian turns into a sickly candied furniture polish). Similarly HRs citrus starts out candied and loud on me, and it never softens. HR becomes rosier and Orange (think Tang orange drink) and sickly vanilla, and I never get any hint of leather, animalic notes or even much vanilla or other dusky elements of the dry down. I am a recent convert to rose perfumes and I like vintage. . .. There are elements of HR that echo Ungaro Diva (which does work on me) as well as more modern fragrancessimilar to Tauers rose vermeille or rose flash. . . My issues with HR are due to personal skin chemistry. Incidentally, I am prone to hives and felt that this might provoke a reaction, so removed it after a couple of hours. Staying power was otherwise good and the fragrance did not evolve on my skin. Incidentally, i wish I smelt pine needles and old books (I do smell that with Caron Alpona extrait or Perles de Lalique) like the reviewer below, but I don’t. My go to for an ambery men’s cologne (I am a woman who likes men’s fragrance) would be vintage 80’s Karl Lagerfeld for men.

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Mon Guerlain

on 1/19/2018 7:35:00 PM

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This fragrance isn't terrible-it's just not for me. At drydown, it's a sweet, strong vanilla fragrance with hints of lavender, flowers and powder. Unless you love vanilla and sweet fragrances, you likely won't love this, since the vanilla is very dominant in it. I don't find it to be particularly original, either, just another variation of vanilla fragrance.

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Mon Guerlain

on 1/17/2018 8:10:00 AM

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Got this as a sample from Sephora and I sprayed it on myself and was like WOW. My husband kept telling me how great I smelled. I am not a perfume expert at all but I love this and has to be to me the best fragrance for me. I get compliments wearing it, not too overpowering and it does stay. I wish it were less expensive but I have been buying the small bottles and samples on ebay to get me by until I can splurge on a big bottle.

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Liquid -Guerlain -meteorites baby glow light-revealing sheer makeup spf 25

on 1/15/2018 12:31:00 PM

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This product is AMAZING! Looks so natural and fresh on face with a nice glow. What else can I say?

The color range is very poor... I use the color 02 Clair for my NC25 skin and it is a little too light. I use 2-3 pumps of Nars Laguna Liquid bronzer to get a better color match and it works great!


Liquid -Guerlain -Lingerie De Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20

on 1/13/2018 12:01:00 PM

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I received a sample of this in Clair (02N), the shade for light skin. I’m fair, so this was darker than I would prefer my foundation to be. It also oxidized to a more orange tone, which made any uneven application very obvious. Applied properly over the right primer, this had a beautiful satin finish that made my foundation look like perfection (aside from the improper shade issue.) I can’t stress that enough- with the right skincare and primer underneath, this was breathtaking. But when I moisturized and threw this on in a hurry, I’d notice how uneven and splotchy (and orange) my face looked in car mirror. If you have the money, proper color match, and the time to figure out what works best under it for your skin, definitely get a sample and see how it works for you.


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