Reviews and Problems with Guerlain Apres L'Ondee
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11 March 2014
Summary: Are you old enough to have smelt a leather lace-up rugby or soccer ball that has deflated and dried up somewhat? Or perhaps the way the sports equipment cupboard at school smelt? Another reviewer said 'wet dog's ass' It's all true; those expecting the opening of Apres L'Ondee to wow them at first sniff may be disappointed, but as with a creaking wooden door complete with iron hinges that opens into a secret garden you have to wait for her beauty to unfold.
Summary: I want to love this - I really do. Everyone I know raves about it; the reviews on this blog are almost uniformly enthusiastic. But the vanilla-violet accord has the wan period feel of one of those old round boxes of dusting powder, the kind that used to come with a sort of feather-boa of a powder puff, for ladies of the 1950s and earlier.
Summary: Light floral melange relying on violet, orris and mimosa for depth This is a very nice, very light and cool confection created in 1906, that has a great deal more to do with the 19th century tradition of floral perfumes than the burgeoning 20th with its bold statements and blends. There are 13 ingredients: bergamot, lemon, carnation, violet, heliotrope, anise, orris root, neroli, mimosa, jasmine, rose, hawthorn and vanilla.
Summary: Aprés l'Ondée is my favourite rainy weather scent. I don't know why I came to chose this violet-iris-powder lovely blend as my rainy-day companion, but I happen to love rainy days more than sunny days (especially the fresh spring and fall rains that are interspersed with shy sun-rays now and then), so I cherish the fragrance. And the bottle, to die for!
Summary: Edt hardly there on me and disappeared in a few minutes- sprayed it into unfragranced body lotion before putting the lotion on and it was still happily doing it's thing after 4 hours. So, good tip from the Guerlain rep there. Unfortunately once I could actually experience it I realised it was not for me. Such a pity, I so wanted to like it.
Summary: This isn't bad, but it pretty much just comes out smelling like licorice/anise on me. I'm not really getting the powdery floral notes it's supposed to have. I don't really dislike it, but I definitely prefer Shalimar and Mitsouko. Also, my mom says she doesn't think this perfume smells that great on me. She actually thinks it smells pretty much like the air in a hospital waiting room (air freshener?
Summary: Bright and happy smell to me. Fades quick. Not the type of heliotrope I was looking for, to me it smells more like a garden in bloom. Which is not a bad thing, not what I was searching for, but my wrist will be up in my face for the next 30 min until this goes.
Summary: I tried a sample from Perfumed Court, and I am a little heartbroken that the EDP is not available. I can barely smell the EDT after a couple of hours. That said, the scent is so gorgeous that I will buy as much EDT as I need to keep it smellable every day that clouds are in the forecast from April 1 to Sept. 31. Don't worry, I live in the desert. A cloudy day is a special occasion here. Perfect for a beauty such as this.
Summary: I like it right off the bat, it speaks volumes about the morning I awoke to. The kind of morning where, curtains drawn and blinds lowered, you have no idea what kind of light awaits you outside...is it sunny? Typically overcast? Or...has it just rained... Well it had. A warm unusual rain for the season, a sprinkling misty subtropical rain...a southern hemisphere rain that you don't really see around these parts but on a summer morning (which it IS NOT). I kid you not.
Summary: This is a delicate, transparent fragrance; I agree with those of you who described it in terms of being a "watercolor." It reminds me of a sidewalk chalk drawing streaked by the rain and I choose this childlike image because to me it evokes gumdrops (from the anise) and bubble stuff. It is expensive (too expensive, I would say) and hard to find so I was very happy to receive it as a gift; after reading Luca Turin's praise I was intensely curious.