Guerlain • Guerlinade • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Guerlinade is a beautifully made floral with a little powder . It is quite a refreshing fragrance, and it manages to have depth without any of the heaviness that I often associate with powdery florals. Strangely enough, it is not typical Guerlain -in spite of its name. It doesn't have the dark complexity of the classic Guerlains, but is certainly not lacking in character.
Even though I am not a particular fan of powdery florals, I will make an exception for Guerlinade. Perhaps the important thing is how nice something smells, and not what category it fits into...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I think I am more and more convinced that many classic fragrances are not my thing.
I realize that I am more attracted to newer scents (notice I don't say "trendy").
Also, please note that this review comes from someone who does not in particular appreciate scents that are straight floral, so please take my review with a grain of salt.
Although Guerlinade is not an old fragrance per se, in my opinion it is well qualified to be in the classics category, with other old-fashioned florals.
A sweet friend sent me a sample of Guerlinade to try. At first I thought it was a very heady, heavy floral scent. As it starts to set on my skin I still think it is very heady heavy floral and same goes for the dry down.
I get mostly jasmine and other sweet flower (checked, it's lilac). Very prominent.
While I can't see myself wearing this scent, I can still appreciate the fragrance.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I agree 100% with Mayra's review below.Let me just add that the notes are SUBTLE and well-blended, so that a single note does not jump out at you. It is soft,and SEEMS as though it does not last long, but it is there.This is the unifier and the essence of all things Guerlain, if that house means much to you.It is very hard to come by, and the packaging is amazing. It is worth having in your collection even if you don't like the fragrance.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love almost all Guerlain perfumes. I have not tried this one because I can't find it anywhere, but if it is the base for most of their great scents it is probably lovely. Can anyone tell me who sells it presently? Neiman Marcus said they last carried it in 1999...
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a must try for those who love any of the classic Guerlain fragrances.This is Shalimar,Mitsouko,L'Heure Bleue,Nahema deconstructed and stripped to their core. As others have noted, this mixture is heady with the rose,jasmin,tonka etc, that form the base to all the classic Guerlains.I would add that this scent also contains the alluring feminine magic that IS Guerlain.The packaging is delightful and the bottle is charming.I understand that Guerlain will be re-releasing this scent. I hope many more fragrance lovers get a chance to sample it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Starts out smelling like Vic's VapoRub. Then it settles into a metallic green/citrus smell. I can't believe this is the base for Guerlain's masterpieces.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I nearly gave this a "5," until I hit the late drydown. As others have noted, this is the essence of Guerlain, and it's both elusive and gorgeous. It's a beautiful floral. The rose, jasmine, and subtler white flowers are stunning against a soft vanilla-tonka backdrop; the initial bergamot adds a little zing. Contrary to Mayra's impression, I actually got more jasmine and less rose in the drydown, which is what I think I disliked---I'm a little wary around most jasmine, so this may just be par for the course, and jasmine lovers should not falter. The vanilla is softer, more relaxed and integrated (and to me, more beautiful) than in some other Guerlain florals. Truly beautiful---I'm so grateful to the Guerlain devotee who sent me this sample, because I look forward to savoring every drop of the sample (jasmine and all!). It lasted 7-8 hours on my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
To my nose, Guerlinade smells like a watery base note of Metallica. It is less vanillic and not flowery at all. I would say quite unisex. However, it does not last long.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It is such a shame that this fragrance is limited edition. Warm and sensual, the accords of rose, jasmine and tonka bean gently enveloped me, like a thick silk wrap. Whilst jasmine lingers, a soft note of iris renders a soft powdery note, executed with perfection. Truly worth seeking out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Guerlinade perplexes me because I am a lover of Guerlain perfumes, yet I don't care for Guerlinade, even though it's the basis of most Guerlain fragrances! I think it's because in Guerlinade, the lilac note becomes prominent while in the more complex Guerlain perfumes, other notes take center stage. I don't wear most lilac notes well.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
If Guerlinade were readily available on the retail market, if it was not so expensive on the auction market, and if I were not so fickle about fragrance, it (along with L'Artisan's Passage d'Enfer) would be my signature fragrance. Mary (msp12) introduced me to this fragrant swirl of scents, and I have been swooning ever since. Now I understand why Guerlain fragrances have that timeless, modern feel to them. Guerlinade is very floral, yet fresh and never cloying. I just wish it weren't so dang hard to obtain! Note to the Guerlains and LVMH: Please, please re-release the Guerlinade so that other fragrance fanatics, like myself, can engage in a joyous group "swoon!"
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
"Guerlinade" is Guerlain's trademark in fragrance. A unique olfactory accord, a sort of cocktail, if you will, of jasmine, rose, vanilla and tonka. Guerlinade, the fragrance, is perhaps Guerlain's best, a secretly guarded formula 170 years in the making. Finally "released" 1998 as an "édition limitée" to mark the bicentennial of the birth of the house's founder. Parfum as a true work of art. Limited edition, elusive, expensive and absolutely stunning.According to chez.com: "La "Guerlinade", le sceau olfactif de Guerlain-On dit souvent que les parfums Guerlain ont un air de famille, une touche inimitable qui les différencie de tous les autres. La clé de l'énigme, c'est un accord olfactif unique présent dans chacune des créations Guerlain et appelé "Guerlinade". Un secret jalousement gardé depuis 170 ans par les parfumeurs Guerlain. Sans tout dévoiler de ce secret, on peut dire que l'on retrouve dans cet accord le jasmin rehaussé de rose, la vanille et la fève tonka." A favorite of Catherine Deneuve, Guerlinade is familiar, old -fashioned, refined and lasting. A fabulous symphony of Jasmine, Bergamot, Linden, Lilac, Rose, Iris, Tonka Bean and Vanillic.Starts heavy on the flowers. Powdery too. But as it dries down it loses that powdery characteristic that i stay away from in fragrance and it becomes a lot more subdued. Less jasmine and lilac. More vanilla, iris and rose. Not so much so the linden or tonka. It very sexy and ultra-feminine. Comes is a gorgeous bottle that is truly a collectible. Although Guerlinade is not going to appeal to all perfume mayvens out there, especially fiends of unisex, citrus, oceanic and more modern fragrances it will be a welcomed addition to any Guerlain lover's collection. There is comfort in the familiar.