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Guerlain has launched a new perfume called Eau de Lingerie. Being the Guerlain perfume fanatic that I am, I *had* to have this and bought it without even trying it, as I knew I would love it. And love it, I do. Here is what Guerlain says:

“Close to the skin, in the very place where fragrance settles, our lingerie lies… and this inspired Guerlain to conceive of an innovative beauty ritual. A delicate new fragrance to spray onto lingerie, creating a special moment of sensuality in which women are invited to indulge…”

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Eau de Lingerie is soft and stays close to the skin, as it was meant to blend beautifully with any other perfume or fragrance you might be wearing. I suppose I’d call it a skin scent, like a soft musk or along the lines of Prada L’Eau Ambrée. These are the kind of scents I love to layer – by doing this, I feel like I am creating a personal and unique fragrance that is only mine. Guerlain Eau de Lingerie could be described as a floral, powdery and musky scent, if one had to categorize it. It contains notes of iris, rose, vanilla, sandalwood, white musk and ambrette. Ambrette is an interesting note – it is an aromatic plant from India, known for it’s unusual scent, and it is now used to replace animal musks (not used due to the cruel methods of extracting musk oil from animals) in perfume. It has a subtle musk scent, softer than traditional “musk” perfumes, and I would even describe it as an innocent scent. Le Labo perfume house has a perfume called Ambrette, based mostly on that note and intended for babies. It does have a sweet skin scent to it, but don’t think baby powder. Frankly, Eau de Guerlain is what I wanted Le Labo Ambrette to be- the Le Labo is singular and is literally gone from my skin in less than 30 minutes. It’s ethereal and almost sparkling, like drops of rain in the sunshine. The sandalwood lingers in this perfume, and it is the stunning sandalwood of Guerlain that I recognize here. It’s almost like the it’s the spirit of the sandalwood in Guerlain Samsara but dialed way back. I know that lavender isn’t listed in Eau de Guerlain, but I would be amiss if I didn’t say Eau de Lingerie reminded me of Chanel Jersey, which I’ve been hemming and hawing about buying. Funny, as the thing I love the most about Chanel Jersey is that it reminds me of a Guerlain perfume. They share iris and musk notes so perhaps that is what I am picking up.

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Guerlain Eau de Lingerie was love at first sniff. It is a quiet gentle perfume, and would be easy to wear anywhere without being offensive. I love it’s skin scent quality and while I might indeed spray some on my lingerie, for now I am enjoying wearing it on warm, bare skin.

Eau de Lingerie will be a 125ml limited edition, available at Harrods in London, and Printemps in Paris. I had a special shopper bring it back from Paris for me. Yes, I have a perfume mule.

 

  • http://www.rolasfountainofyouth.blogspot.com Rola

    That’s great that you have a perfume mule! Is this available in North America?

  • http://theacquisitor87 Joan

    This looks amazing. It’s also a great marketing technique by Guerlain: this is a lot more trendy than their usual work.

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  • http://twitter.com/beautyhuile Beauty Huile

    Been eyeing this since you posted! It’s lightness might be just right for my nightly wear.

  • http://twitter.com/PerfumedDandy The Perfumed Dandy

    Dear Daly
    This does sound delightful – The Dandy is a fan of skin skins as a foundation on which to build a fragrance profile throughout the day.
    Ambrette to is, as you say, an interesting note and one that has yet to be realised to its full potential – though this sounds like a step in the right direction.
    One final thought, this does sound as though it could be the most luxurious, nay decadent and sensuous and linen smells ever – satin sheets anyone?
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

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  • Jutta Manzfeld

    Hallo ich möchte gern das Parfüm Guerlain Cherry Blossom – Sweet Cherry Green Tea kaufen. Über eine Antwort wäre ich dankbar!!
    Viele Grüße
    Jutta

  • http://twitter.com/daydream_beauty Amber MacDonald

    Lucky girl, a perfume mule!! I’m jealous! This sounds lovely! :)