Summary: I have two bottles of mitsouko: 1. mitsouko extrait, a modern rendition from a 2013 batch, which has gotten decent reviews perhaps due to re-engineered oak moss; 2. mitsouko parfum de toilette, vintage. Both make me very happy, and together, with all of my other bottles of perfumes, the mitsouko I own is a lifetime supply. When I spray the extrait, it seems very similar to vintage parfum de toilette spray.
Summary: Queen of Chypres There isn't much more to add to what has been said. We know it's significance. It has it's place in history of perfume, it's been called the best of all time etc. It's oakmoss and peach and rose and many other things, it's like a secluded garden in a forest full of flowers, with the smell of rain still in the air. Jacques Guerlain wanted to evoke with this "the smell of a womans skin". I understand what he was trying to do.
Summary: I kept thinking about this fragrance as it is so well reviewed and described on mua and one weekend I finally saw it at a large department store. I sprayed the little card with it and some managed to get on my little finger. I smelled it and then the card and put the card in my bag. Wow what a fragrance no wonder so many people think so highly of it, it is strong however the strength doesnt make a person go into spasms, what it does is have quite a lingering presence.
Summary: There isn't much more to add to what has been said. We know it's significance. It has it's place in history of perfume, it's been called the best of all time etc. It's oakmoss and peach and rose and many other things, it's like a secluded garden in a forest full of flowers, with the smell of rain still in the air. Jacques Guerlain wanted to evoke with this "the smell of a womans skin". I understand what he was trying to do.
Summary: Four wearings now. Today was the first day I could even detect any peach. The first wearing, the chypre was too much for me. It's so not-sweet, not easy. it's a heavy, serious smell. But I tried it again. The second time, I noticed that the drydown smelled an awful lot like horehound candy, or sarsaparilla. That was intriguing enough to keep me interested. So I wondered what part of Mitsouko was vetiver, and set out to Nordstrom and Surrender to Chance and did vetivers.
Summary: When I found and scored an unopened bottle of vintage Mitsouko, when I smelled it on arrival, I thought of the lyrics from that Julie Andrews song, "somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good." The original Mitsouko is an incredible perfume. Think of lying under a mossy oak, eating peaches, jasmine and other florals blooming near. Like all great fragrances, Mitsouko exceeds its notes. There's just no single word for this perfume.
Summary: This perfume was purchased for a friend on their request. Quite frankly, it stinks. It is definitely made for an older person, like in their 80s or 90s. The person who received this perfume loves it and wears it religiously.
Summary: When I was a child, my mother had a great friend who was an elderly White Russian aristocrat, a woman of great elegance and taste who'd lived in China, and had a house full of remarkable, rich furniture and impossibly deep wool carpets. This was her signature scent. I'd always been in thrall of it, but it seemed too complex for my palate - I tended as a younger woman toward simpler scents, white florals etc.
Summary: Fantastic masterpiece from the house of Guerlain that emanates intelligence and mystique with a hint of melancholy. It seemed quite striking at first, but after a few wears, it has quickly grown into a favorite!