Reviews and Problems with Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
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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: 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).
Summary: I appreciate this from a historical point of view but it doesn't seem very suitable either for work or romance. Perhaps for relaxation. It is certainly an interesting scent but just doesn't thrill me the way gourmands do.
Summary: Modern extrait, three stars. I arguably think modern. Caron Farnesiana does it better. Vintage, pre 1972 LHB eau de cologne, 4 stars. Fragrance notes listed in variety of reviews on line consist of some combination of the following: neroli and/or orange blossom, heliotrope, iris, incense, carnation, vanilla, coumarin, anise. Some accords include sandalwood. This is considered a floral oriental.
Summary: L'Heure Bleue is a classic. Because of that, I desparately wanted to like it. To my great disappointment, I don't, or at least not on me. The scent of the vial was intriguing, and yes, it smelled blue. However, on my skin, it was intense, overwhelming powder, and nothing else. I do appreciate the nostalgia of the scent, since it reminds me of playing with the powders on my nana's vanity table as a child, but that isn't something I want to wear out into the world.
Summary: I bought this fragrance as I had a bottle of Shalimar and I was fascinated by its smell after its dry down. I thought L'Heure Bleue would be the softer, woodier version but this is not the case. It has a very different profile and it is difficult to wear. It used to be in a beautiful bottle and it was very hard to find in Australia (around 15 years ago). It's a sentimental, talcum-powdery fragrance that would probably not work well for many women.
Summary: L'Heure de Blue to me is ,,, Oscar de la Renta !!!! A warm old school oriental vanilla. Nicely done. Great for evenings out , in fact it's almost identical to ESPRIT d'Oscar which for many years was one of my favourite perfumes. Musky, powdery vanilla dry down , floral heart,what more can I say. Its beautiful , but it has its place ! The place it has in my wardrobe is for evenings, fancy occasions, family gatherings , art shows and such.
Summary: I am a relatively new Guerlain fan, Shalimar being my absolute favourite. I received a bottle of L'heure bleue the other day and I have to say it is gorgeous. I get the aniseed opening if you spray liberally but the dry down is floral, spicy, vanilla and woody. Guerlain fragrances are so complex and change from minute to minute, that they are sheer luxury to wear.