Guerlain • Cherry Blossom • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This review is for the Cherry blossom scent, that has newly been launched as a part of the exclusive Les Parisiennes line.
This is a weird, hard to describe, slightly astringent, lightly powdery scent, rather light, not sweet! My best comparison: it reminds me of the smell of fruit-flavoured grape-sugar-drops, that can be bought from pharmacies (the scent has a very slight, but not unpleasant almost-pharmaceutical note to it too). Undecided on this one, it's not bad, somehow interesting/unusual, - i like the fact that it is not sweet and girlie at all, but on the other hand i guess, it might somehow probably not be very thrilling in the long run..Adorable bottles though!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I reaally wanted to like this one more. The cost in no way justifies the juice. Too expensive. I tried the parfum, and it wears like an EDT, if that. Maybe an EDC. Soooo fleeting, and not even so great.
The initial smell is very lemony. It's kind of acrid. I don't enjoy citrus in a fragrance at all, especially not lemons. It reminds me of furniture cleaner. About 5 minutes into the wear, I get a very nice, powdery, slightly musky cherry blossom scent-- beautiful. However, it lasts all of 10 minutes, 15 minutes max!!
I exaggerate not. And I have very dry skin which does not "eat up" fragrances. Then comes the soapy side. It's the kind of soapiness you'd get from a french milled soap. Just a little sweetish, powdered soap, a scent I'm not especially fond of at all. So far, for a note of cherry blossom, I much more adore Kenzo's Amour Indian Holi.
Something about this, my criticizing aside, I still like, though.. it is one of those great undecideds. I like it more than I do not, who knows, maybe I will buy a FB anyway. I want to like it enough that I may actually like it. Still, it's too expensive for what you're getting, and not true to the powdery sakura blossom smell for a long enough period of time.
However, I'm still on the hunt.... perhaps Hanami by Ayala Moriel will be better.... that's the next in line after Art by Masaki Matsushima for its sakura note.
EDIT: I have purchased Cherry Blossom Fruity, (couldn't find a sample) because it doesn't contain the lemon note, and I do like red berries-- hope I like that one better!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This didn't smell like cherry blossoms to me: I have yet to smell a perfume that actually smells like cherry or apple blossoms instead of cherries or apples: The two things are very different. I would love to smell that incense-like yellow pollen smell of spring in a fragrance. This isn't it. What this is is a light pleasant floral with a pink tint and a high price tag. There are much better Guerlain's to try, so I'd say skip this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Smells a lot like the green perfume by Bvlgari. I feel neutral about this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i bought this unsniffed and i was dissappointed by the sourness i detected in this. i have never seen a cherry blossom tree upclose let alone smell the flowers so yeah the bottle is really pretty but to me even without the sourness it smelled girlie and no-character. just a light and ordinary perfume. will probably use the rest of the 1oz bottle but thats it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I have the parfum. Starts out with bright lemony note plus sakura, a sweet flora. The combination is sparkling, a sparkle like Chanel Gardenia. It never goes powdery, instead the drydown is a woodsy floral with brightness unparalleled. If this were a wine it would be a pink champagne. It's a very happy fragrance, not sultry or sexy but rather girlish and friendly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I prefer Guerlain's lighter florals to the stronger orientals and Cherry Blossom is a definite keeper. It does smell of cherries, but a light floral air, with chypre notes and a green tea base. The overall effect is lemony, but too light to be really citrus. The Sakura top notes make it very unlike your trypical rose/lily/muguet combination, smelling a little less sweet and more dry. CB is soft, lovely and definitely feminine
The packaging is also very feminine. The original limited edition came in a pale pink box with a 'suede' feeling and a Lous XVI flacon similar to the Apres L'Ondee bottle. The new bottle is very pale pink frosted glass and an elongated, slimmer version of the Louis XVI bottle. Very pretty, just like the perfume
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Guerlain created many versions of Cherry Blossom. The first one was the Louis XVI glass stopper bottle which came out in 1999. Then came a spray version the next year. There was also one called Cherry Blossom 2001. But I am to talk about the elongated light pink Louis XVI bottle version launched in 2002-3. This Cherry Blossom represents the initial stage of the flower, whereas Lovely Cherry Blossom the fully bloomed flower, and therefore it is fresher and a bit acidic while the latter rounder.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really like this. It's a pleasant mild tea slightly floral scent. The general effect is a bit citrusy but more feminine than most citruses. I don't smell any cherry though, so I like to layer it over a cherry scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I saw this perfume being advertised at Kansai duty free. There were two versions available - Lovely, the normal edition (I was told) and Glitter, the limited edition which came with glittering box and glittering fragrance. I didn't like Glitter, so I chosed Lovely. Part of the reasons I bought it was because I was leaving Japan and the name Cherry Blossom would remind me of Japan. I love the sweet fragrant and I'll definitely buy it again but so far I haven't found it sold in Malaysia.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am sooo disappointed!! When I saw the name the bottle and the glittering pink stuff inside it I just wanted to love it...
I went to the Guerlain store in Paris (horrible enough, guy opens door, "Welcome!", salesperson approaches, "helloooo can I help you?") I sniffed the perfume on a paper it smelled like lemon I let it rest a sec and thought that I must be mistaken smelled again and asked if I could try it on myself, again it smelled like lemon, I said I'd let it rest and then come back if I liked it...
an hour later it smelled like pepper four hours later it smelled like powder and the next morning it smelled of cherry blossom but the smell wasn't strong enough.
Besides who would buy a perfume that smells what you want it to smell the next morning???
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this perfume! Many people have given me compliments and enquired where they could purchase it as well!I like the light flowery smell that dries to a woody scent.Most definitely would purchase it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The edt is beautiful. Very much a scent to wear when you need some cheering-up. Am hoping to one day have the parfum!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
After all the hype I was happy to be able to sample and even perhaps buy Chery Blossom while shopping at Saks Union Square in SF during a recent holiday. How disappointing it proved to be. Barely there scent that was almost as bland and weak and unsniffable as L'Artisan's new Jour De Fete. Does not belong on Guerlain shelves. Inferior. In bad form. The only redeemable quality is the cute, girly packaging. Otherwise its a waste of money and time in my not so humble opinion.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Killing time at a duty-free shop at JFK recently, I happened across this scent as well as its cousin (?),the "Lovely" version. They were both must-tries, since I am in love with cherry blossoms - specifically, the ones that line the reservoir in Central Park and that signal the arrival of spring every year in the most delicately beautiful, romantic way. In both cases, the initial bursts of floral sweetness were very nice, fresh and soft and as pretty as a tree plush with cherry-vanilla shaded blossoms. But later, once I had exited the DFS, boarded and taken my seat on the plane, I checked on the drydowns and found, in both cases, variations on Chanel Cristalle - citrusy-florally-green, with no "sugar" whatsoever. I love Cristalle, mind you, but already have plenty of it. And it's not a scent I asociate with the blossoms themselves...so I would have to take a pass on this.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have both the perfume and EDT. I love them both; but because scent is much more subjective than make up, it's hard to say for certain this one is for all foral-tea lovers. Also, I am partial to anything that has to do with cherry blossoms (sakura), so am in love with this line, not to mention the beautiful new packaging. I love the inital smell and the dry down of the product, but found that the mid-note to be a little too sweet. The base note does remind me very much of sakura in full bloom, which is the most important for me. Overall, I find the products very attractive, I will defintely repurchase the EDT again. I must say that the price is too high for the perfume, but since it was exclusive to Saks in America for a limited time (it was available for a short while throughout Japan), I just had to have it. The EDT and the other version, "Lovely Cherry Blossom" are available in some dutyfree stores especially ones in Asia.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My husband recently purchased this for me while traveling for business(what a sweetie!). I do like it, and the (little) bottle is darling, but I wish it was a more unique scent. It reminds me of something I have worn or sampled in the past, but I can't recall what. My biggest "complaint" is the price! .25oz. for $120....*ouch* For that amount of $$, I want this scent to knock my socks off! I *am* grateful for the gift, though and will use this fragrance to the last drop!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Well, I'm a person that can't stand tea-themed scents, so I give it one lipstick--as much as I wanted to like this Guerlain creation, it is UNwearable :-(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
My initial impression was "just another green tea fragrance" but the dry down is something wonderful! Subtle, not musky, not so 'green' and unlike anything I've ever experienced. You must try this if you like the more floral tea scents - try it before you buy it. Purchased via Nordstrom's beauty.com connection with their SF store.