BBC documentary “Guerlain; The Next Generation”, Terracotta Voile d’Ete Review

Hi Fume Heads, Stink Whores, Perfume Junkies and all others,

Just had the most wonderful lunch with friends down at Blue Fish, Darling Harbour off Sydney Harbour, chatting away to a girl who I’ve met a couple of times and liked very much. Had NO IDEA that she was the girl to set up Le Labo bar here in Sydney, has met most of the world’s most recognisable perfumers and many noses, and wants to be my scent mother. Helping, teaching, exploring!! She has even offered to do some guest spots here on AustralianPerfumeJunkies. OMFG! I am blowing kisses to the universe and to my BFF Kath who started the conversation about AustralianPerfumeJunkies today over the most ENORMOUS seafood platter.

It’s Sunday and I’m dropping this in early to give Sydneysiders a chance to read and watch before dinner. Instead of writing about a perfume I thought we could all watch a story about a perfume house. In honour of it being a Guerlain documentary I am wearing Terracotta Voile d’Ete and if you want to know what it is like Denyse Baeulieu from Grain de Musc does history, scent and wearability. All I will say about Terracotta Voile d’Ete by Guerlain is that it is a soft spicy floriental with moderate sillage and lasting power, works all year round and is pretty cheap online at $50-$90 100ml EdT. Being a 1999 limited edition you will be the only guy/girl wearing it and it’s modern but not as you know it AND, the bottle is beyond fabulous, the most deliciously retro chic. Imagine this little beauty on your vanity, huh? I got mine from FragranceNet.com with 15% off for about $43.


Photo Stolen from Fragrantica

Denyse is also the author of “The Perfume Lover” which I am currently enthralled in. It’s a page turner about a memory of a magical night turned into a fragrance by one of the world’s most talented perfumers, Bertrand Duchaufour of L’Artisan Parfumeur. Quite a plot, that also happens to be based on the real life events that led to the creation of Séville à l’aube, the new perfume from L’Artisan Parfumeur. I hope we get a movie with Lucy Liu, Maggie Smith, Angela Bassett, George Clooney, Eric Bana, Zac Efron, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith too. That would be AWESOME!

Go to with abandon!!

Portia xx

Guerlain, The Next Generation

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9 comments on “BBC documentary “Guerlain; The Next Generation”, Terracotta Voile d’Ete Review

  1. kathwaples says:

    I love my perfume addicted friends! I am so pleased to be a part of being you both together. K xxx

  2. sujaan212 says:

    That Guerlain bbc documentary was quite interesting. Thanks for posting it.

  3. Undina says:

    I really like the carnation note in Terracotta Voile d’Ete but I do not see myself buying a bottle once my sample is gone.

    Congratulations on meeting your scent mother!

    • Thanks Undina,
      I love Teracotta VdE. Is it the carnation that glitters in it? If your decant runs dry and you need another, just yell.
      Is that what you call your guide, a scent Mother? I think it fits.

      • Undina says:

        Since I’m not religious, I call them “Perfume Godmother”. But Scent Mother works too 🙂

        Thank you for the offer. Next year I might take you up on it.

  4. Dionne says:

    How cool to have found a Scent Mother! I’m excited for you. And congratulations on a great find, that Teracotta sounds wonderful.

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