Summary: I've tried a few Guerlain perfumes over the years namely Shalimar, Samsara, L'Heure Bleue and Idylle. Samsara and Idylle smell divine on me but the rest (even though they smell good in the bottle) end up smelling putrid on me. I guess there's something in my DNA that just doesn't mesh well with Guerlain perfumes.
Summary: Fun fact: Jean Harlow, in addition to Ingrid Bergman, wore this fragrance as well! I was so excited to get my hands on a small sample vial of Mitsouko EDP. The notes in this vintage fragrance sounded fascinating and Im a big fan of chypres. On me it smells warm, herbal and a bit dirty. The peach in it is not sweet at all, but a dry, subtle peach. I like the oakmoss base but unfortunately, at least on me, it smells like my hair if I didnt wash it for a week.
Summary: This is a perfume I have worn since the '70's, but this particular scent from this distributor is lacking some suble deep notes that the old parfum had and that lingered for many, many hours. This perfume is much lighter in fragrance. I don't know whether Guerlain has changed their old formula, but this certainly is not the perfume I have always remembered. And I saved the old bottles, so I know its not the same.
Summary: Guerlain is undoubtedly one of the greatest perfume houses in the world. However, some EU regs in the 80's caused them to change the ingredients and formulations of some of their older perfumes, including this one. This doesn't smell the same as vintage Mitsouko. I re-sold it.
Summary: Ok,I dont really like it.*wincing* Call in the firing squad! Seriously, I've smelled it twice and there was a note that smelled "off" to me. However, this is definitely one that I will try a couple more times before I throw in the towel. **update** Ok, I've had an epiphany. Mitsouko for a novice takes several tries to fully appreciate and, like with any good melody, the hearer has to develop a love for the tune. Wow .
Summary: I rushed out and bought Mitsouko after reading reviews and months of gravitating towards more 'grown up' scents. I used to really like heavy florals and now I am more of a oriental/woodsy type of person in scents, and really crave a good woody oriental musk/classic scent that I can call a signature scent. I also like fresh/green scents for reference, but usually ones that are in conjunction with something else. I have liked and used in the past: Chanel no.
Summary: A guy bought this for me 30 years ago and I used it up, but eh...no big deal. Not really into the scent at all. Understand this is a really old scent, tho, so someone must love it...just not me.
Summary: Hello - I am new to this website and to blogs in general, so please bear with me - I have a question - and that is: has anyone noticed that Mitsouko has changed over the last 5/6 years? I have bought and worn it regularly over 30 years, but some years ago I noticed it didn't smell quite the same, and faded very quickly, the scent disappearing within 3/4 hours.
Summary: There is no point in writing a new review of the bad reformulations. Instead, I'll share my story: My Ugly Divorce from Mitsouko Upon draining the last drop of my beautiful 3.1oz gold-encased bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko, I reached immediately for my back-up 2.5oz bottle containing, I naïvely thought at the time, the same precious elixir. Not so, I was devastated to discover.
Excerpt: I read somewhere Mitsouko had change.Guerlain´s house did it with the perfume. Now I bought my bottle I agree> It is not anymore the same intense and unique fragrance I used to smell and admire.