Reviews and Problems with Guerlain Apres L'Ondee
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9 August 2011
Summary: Terribly, terribly pretty in a delicate, fragile way. It's not your typical floral, so you can see how people would find it and think "That's the floral I've been waiting for" But after just a few hours wear? Can't smell it even with my wrist crammed up to my nose! Not worth it, tbh.
Summary: I have the EDT. I wanted to love this, but unfortunately it did not agree with my body chemistry... it did smell like wet violets with some powdery notes, but it was too light and to me it smelled melancholic, like a gray rainy day. beautiful bottle though. I might give it a shot again after some time. I wish they didn't discontinue the EDP.
Summary: I love the top notes of this; I agree w/ those who say it's like that fresh after a spring rain whiff. But I can't tolerate the drydown (helional?). On me it really does smell cheap, v. linear. Weirdly, what i think of as a cheap version of anice, if there is such a thing. And i love the older guerlains, generally speaking. However, I would very easily presume that this is because of my dry skin, and it's certainly worth trying.
Summary: Pale, impressionistic watercolor evoking the saddest damn song you ever heard, the one you keep playing over and over again because it puts you in such a good mood. I agree with whoever said that this smells much like bubble solution. It really does! Bubble solution, violets, carnation, iris. Fleeting and lovely, emotional and nostalgic, this is a fragrance for a woman who doesn't really mind being a little bit sad.
Summary: Oh, but this is sad. I can smell how this must be wonderful on some people -- the atmospheric scent, the powder, the spring flowers, the vague dreamy cloudiness of it. But on me, it turns into Eau de Urinal Cake, with just a soupcon of real urine for that realistic touch. I'm pretty sure it's me, not the perfume.
Summary: Top Notes: Aniseed, hesperidic notes, rose. Middle notes: violet, hawthorn. Base Notes: iris root. L'Ondee is a demure girl-child, a sad-eyed waif. She can be cool and aloof, but every once in a while you are rewarded with a small smile, as she smiles through her disappointments, which fleetingly warms you to the soles of your feet - and then she is gone. She was born in 1906, created by a master, and lives in a world of 'no time'.
Summary: This perfume is the friend who is nice and sweet and you guys hang out because you have a class or work together and have some shared interests, but although you do like her, after a while you feel like you just have to BREAK UP with her because although she's sweet, she's such a yawn. It's not just that she's proper or a little quiet, she has no SOUL or heart. She NEVER friggin comes out of her shell. So up for swap my sample goes.
Summary: Oh, how I wanted to love Apres l'Ondee after reading the stunningly poetic reviews. The notes are right up my alley (except for the anise), and the reviews made it sound like everything I want to feel when I wear a perfume. So I felt sure it would be safe to risk buying an expensive bottle sight-unseen (or unsmelled). Eagerly, I sprayed it on my wrist, and immediately, my throat began to constrict unpleasantly. Was it a reaction to the anise seed?
Summary: Airy is right, it smells like the interior of an airplane after a 6 hour flight upon first app. Needless to say it dries down nicely into the softness I was looking for but I need to assess this one more before I comment further. More to come ....
Summary: I am a big lover of violets and so I decided to give this a try, since I like the "old" Guerlains. First, yes, I smelled fantastic violets, but there was an other note that immediately reminded me of the smell in my dentist's waitingroom... I tried this scent several times, hoping that my dentist would disappear but no chance, this note is present from the beginnig till the end. I think it is the anise.