Reviews and Problems with Guerlain Apres L'Ondee
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1 March 2013
Summary: After all those great reviews I had such high hopes for loving this perfume and I bought it unsniffed (it's rare to find and there was no possability to spray this in a shop). Oh how disappointed I was when my package arrived.... Apres l'ondee (edt) has a sort of medicinal smell on my skin and it's very longlasting on me (4-5h). Just like Prada Infusion d'Iris, which I don't like either. So get a chance to try this on your skin before buying.
Summary: I bought this Perfume after reading the Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez book Perfume The Guide. They judged this to be one of the best 20 all time greats of perfume. Sadly I have been bitterly disappointed. It smells absolutely foul on my skin and even on my clothes !! It reminds me of a musty,stale damp room. It was the first time I had bought a perfume without smelling it beforehand and it will be the last.
Summary: The opening is harsh and disturbing—like burned plastic-coated violet and ylang, all with a peppermint and rancid ocean water overtone. However, the formula does mellow in a few minutes, but unfortunately, it never loses that nasty burned plastic/vinyl/leather aspect. Projection, sillage, and longevity are all decent to good.
Summary: Oh, dear. This had such raves from Turin and Sanchez, as well as everyone here on Basenotes, that I feel like the ugly stepsister when I say that, within minutes of spraying myself with Apres l'Ondee, I was transformed into an elderly woman wearing a chubby and stone martins. Then again, I don't love much of Guerlain (no, not even Vetiver pour Elle), so I guess my reaction to this should come as no surprise.
Summary: Sweet bandaids. This is what the EDT smells like on me. I SO want to love Guerlain frangrances but they just don't seem to work on me, and Apres l'Ondee is no exception. Perhaps it's just my chemistry, as this seems to be an exquisite scent for so many others (as is Mitsouko & Shalimar, which just smell mothbally & 'old' on me). Unfortunately, Apres l'Ondee gives me the feeling that I should be wheeled into the emergency room right away.
Summary: I feel bad rating this one low, given its reputation and my relative lack of experience with fragrance. But I like to think it is not merely let-down after reading the myriad glowing reviews. It certainly sounds for all the world like something I would like. But my nose does not tell me "melancholy" when I smell this cloying, powdery foo foo. It absolutely does not tell me "rain showers," nor "twilight." My nose tells me "Pampers.
Summary: i have been trying to find a guerlain that works with my skin chemistry. i am not a fan of their 'newer' stuff, so this was my latest endeavor. i have liked other iris based fragrances, although i would not consider it one of my favorite florals. the iris in this is too old fashioned and bordering on medicinal. i tried the edt and it became very faint after about 15 minutes. the bottle is gorgeous, but just not for me!
Summary: Boring. A generic kind of powdery floral that wouldn't be out of place at Yardley. Like many a Guerlain, its starts off all promising complexity but dries flat as a pancake. Thin, watery and one dimensional, especially as it is only available in the EDT, from what I can gather. Can't imagine the sort of woman who would want to wear this - its very ageing.
Summary: I was so looking forward to trying this one after all the wonderful reviews but I should've thought that a fragrance created in 1906 just won't work for me. If not dated, at least it's not a fragrance for the young. I wish it'd worked for me.But alas...
Summary: I was looking forward to trying this as it's a violet frag and I love some violets. It doesn't work for me at all and smells like nothing. It's not offensive so it gets a "2". Sour, and that's it. No violets or any other flowers.