The Luxurious Scent of Mon Guerlain

The Luxurious Scent of Mon Guerlain

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?

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13 Comments

  1. January 13, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    I’m completely the same when it comes to perfume, I always make sure I spray it before I leave, I feel a bit naked if I don’t! My go to perfume has to be Vera Wang, Love Struck, but I’m also a sucker for the Marc Jacobs perfumes also! x

    Han | lifewithhan.blog

    • Holly
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Try out a tester if you come across it in a store!

  2. January 14, 2018 / 9:59 am

    I’m forever buying perfume because the bottle is beautiful! So much so I am in need of a real clearout! I will for sure have to have a smell of this one though! I do have a birthday wish list to write after all!!!

    • Holly
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 12:15 pm

      I’m guilty of it too, I’ll put my hands up. Definitely try out a tester and you’ll be surprised, it’s so lovely x

  3. lolitambonita
    January 14, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I have never tried this perfume before but I have my own mini collection! I love anything by Marc Jacobs and the new Elle Saab x

    • Holly
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      You should try it, even if there are testers are Debenhams. Marc Jacobs is amazing, what’s your favourite one? X

  4. January 14, 2018 / 10:50 am

    I am stuck in a perfume rut, been using the same one for years so need to have a look for some new ones. I am def going to have a look at this one 😊

    • Holly
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      I’m exactly like that, we get into a perfume habit and don’t like too much change. Definitely try it x

  5. January 14, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I’m the same, I can’t go anywhere without a spritz of perfume! Mon Guerlain is such a beautiful scent, I fell in love with it at their press launch.
    Anna x
    http://www.glass-shoes.com

    • Holly
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      I’m glad you’re the same, I feel naked without a dash of perfume. It’s a gorgeous scent, I’m glad I’ve come across it sooner rather than later x

  6. January 22, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    This flies for us at the Perfume Shop! However…. there is a new one called ‘Mon Guerlain Florale’ – which is in the middle of being released (we got the tester) l, & it’s a slightly lighter more spring into summer version of the original, it’s incredible! & definitely a store favourite at the moment, alongside the new AQUA Olympea! X

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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