If there’s one task I’m sure not to forget doing each morning, it’s spraying perfume, and in the rare occasion that I do leave the house forgetting to cover myself in my favourite scents, I feel pretty bare. I’m quite stuck in my ways when it comes to fragrances, sticking to my few favourites starting with my ultimate favourite fragrance… Jimmy Choo, followed by Marc Jacobs, Armani or Paco Rabanne, it’s unlikely that I’ll wear any other perfume if it’s not mentioned in that list.
Mon Guerlain was a perfume I had not only come across through other bloggers, but at the Girls Day Out Show too. After speaking with the lovely Harriet at the event, we met up for a quick coffee the next day to discuss Guerlain and the history behind this fantastic name. Guerlain is a French skincare, cosmetics and perfume house, actually it’s one of the oldest in the world, so here’s some fun facts…Guerlain was founded in 1828, and they made the first ever lipstick back in 1871. If you know this already then you’re doing well, but I was pretty shocked to not know this already, so not only did my senses get to enjoy the scent of the perfume but I learned some quite interesting information too.
The latest perfume from Guerlain is that of Mon Guerlain, a perfume dedicated to femininity, representing strength, freedom and glamour, with Angelina Jolie being the lucky face of the fragrance. I was kindly gifted a 30ml, 100ml, as well as the most amazing smelling candle too. Its packaging is simply gorgeous and sophisticated, with the use of the famous ‘quadrilobe‘ bottle created back in 1908, making this the perfect addition to any dressing table. The bottle itself is supposed to depict a combination of curves and strength, it’s all about empowerment. Presentation is key, and although we buy perfumes based on how they smell, a large part of our decision-making is definitely down to marketing. We’re all guilty of buying a perfume because of the brand name, take for example Tiffany & Co, or we’ll choose a perfume based on the design of the bottle, but really we should be paying more attention to the scent behind the perfume, making sure 1) it’s of high quality and 2) it’s long lasting. Its ingredients include Lavender, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Vanilla, with each ingredient sourced from a different country within the world. I’m completely obsessed with this perfume, I’ll admit, it’s very different from the fragrances I’m used to, but that makes it all the more positive in my eyes as it’s pulled me out of my perfume habits and encouraged me to try new scents.
One thing I’m bad for is spraying so much perfume all over myself because I feel like one spray isn’t enough and doesn’t allow the scent to truly come through, which as a result means I go through perfume like no one’s business. That’s another positive about Mon Guerlain, one spray really is enough, it’s not overpowering but you can smell it straight away, and it’s a much longer lasting fragrance meaning that there’s no need to dig through your handbag to top up throughout the day. It’s a pricey fragrance looking at it from a shopper’s point of view, with a 30ml costing £45, 50ml £68, and 100ml £96, however in my eyes when I think about it, it’s not actually that pricey, why? Because you don’t go through the bottle as quickly, meaning you don’t have to continuously replace it every couple of months, whereas with any other fragrance you can be paying £30 or £40 BUT you need to replace it 2 months later. You are as well paying that little bit extra for a perfume that not only smells amazing but keeps you company for that little bit longer. Mon Guerlain has now been added to my list of favourite fragrances, what’s your favourite fragrances?