Summary: A thing of beauty... is a joy forever. L'Heure Bleue is really a perfume unlike any other. You sometimes have to ask yourself if a perfume is still being made over a century after it was first launched then it really must be quite something, in order to still be able to captivate hearts & minds.
Summary: The truth is that it does remind me of bathroom freshener or something like that, like other reviewers commented...but it is a wonderful smell. Romantic, deep, different. I have the Edt edition and I love it, but it's not an everyday perfume for me. I don't find it melancholic, not at all, but I do find it old-fashioned, which means that I'm still searching for a way...to wear it and feel absolutely comfortable with it! I'm very glad to have it anyway. It's unique.
Summary: This starts out with a expanse of heliotrope that's flanked by powdery peach-like chords strung up over a balmy vanilla base. It’s politely proportioned for heliotrope—a note that can smother you without batting an eye. Here, it’s attenuated by dabs of saffron and violet with any remaining space filled in by docile resins.
Summary: This fragrance like Mitsouko, Nahema, Chamade... is so complex and unique that those who haven't learned to appreciate it will probably find it quite off-putting. I've heard bathroom freshener, old lady, and just plain yuck, which I suppose is understandable to a degree, ingredients in classics have been used widely and consistently in detergents, air fresheners, personal hygiene products BECAUSE THEY SMELL GOOD. Having said that, I love this fragrance.
Summary: I have an edt version. If melancholy could be smelled, it would smell like l'heure bleue. The one reason why I am not wearing this every day is because I find it too mature for me. The second reason is that melancholy could be my second name, as my nickname here, on this site. I don't want it to became my first one.
Summary: This is dreamy, very definitely Paris at dusk. I try to think of something more original to compare it to, but there is nothing else. The first time I put it on I said "I feel like I'm living in the most beautiful dream". I have heard the vintage formula is better which I can believe as this one is very powdery & has room to be more complex, but I love it anyway. It's the perfect scent for softness...
Summary: I missed my chance with this perfume. I should have had a bottle when I was single and wild on the streets of New Orleans. It smells like Cafe du Monde's beignet's covered in powdered sugar mixed with a blooming Garden District yard. Or a bakery next to a flower shop. One sniff and I am transported back to my grandmother's dressing table where I would sneak sniffs of her perfumed powder leaving me with a telltale white tipped nose.
Summary: Being a Guerlain fan and having the upmost respect for the Guerlain House, I have been waiting for months in anticipation to buy this perfume masterpiece to complement my Guerlain collection: Shalimar, Shalimar Parfum Initial and Mitsouko. I have no interest in the Guerlain male versions, as I find them too linear and lacking of mystery (maybe apart from Habit Rouge).