Muguet Porcelain by Hermès 2016


Post by Portia


Hello Fragrant Friends,

Sandra did a great review for Muguet Porcelain recently. You might like to trot back and read a more in depth review. Special thanks must go to Gene at Sydney City Hermès who always makes sure I get a sample of the latest offerings. Ask for her if you’re in shopping, nobody knows the products better or is more charming.

Muguet Porcelain by Hermès 2016

Muguet Porcelain by Jean Claude Ellena

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Lily of the valley, green notes

So, I really like Lily of the Valley (LotV) even though it can sometimes skew bathroom deodoriser from my childhood, it was my mum’s favourite. So I’m always happy to read that there’s a new one on the market. We’ve had a small bunch of them lately: Miu Miu, Jessica Mauboy (Australian songstress) and every year for May 1st Guerlain produces a new and glam LotV frag.

Now, when I first smelled Muguet Porcelaine I thought it was a dead ringer for Jessica Mauboy’s Be Beautiful. Now I have them on side by side and while they do share some similarities they are not exactly the same. They both seem to be a combination of melon and LotV, both are green and crisp though Hermès has that famous JCE oily petrol slick note that I adore, both of them are cologne like in their longevity though Muguet Porcelaine does last longer.

An hour in and they are very similar to my nose, Muguet Porcelaine is a little dryer, packed with some extra LotV and galbanum, a hairs breath more nuanced but to the average nose it’s pretty much the same. Better noses than mine, of which most of you are, will probably pick up details I miss but as a price comparison Jessica Mauboy’s Be Beautiful is AUD$20 and Muguet Porcelaine AUD$325. I will buy a 15ml travel though because I love to have a couple of the Hermès in my just in case travel kit.

Further reading: Australian Perfume Junkies and Now Smell This
All Hermès stores have Muguet Porcelaine so go spritz yourself

AllSteele giveaway 1


Muguet Porcelain GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x Muguet Porcelain by Hermès manufacturers sample (my blogging sample)
1 x sample Be Beautiful by Jessica Mauboy (from my bottle)
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Tell us a fragrance that is springlike for you


Entries Close TOMORROW Saturday 25th June 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Wednesday 29th June 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

31 comments on “Muguet Porcelain by Hermès 2016

  1. Benjamin Yusupov says:

    Hi, and thank you for the giveaway. I follow via email and a fragrance that I think is Spring like would be Allure Pour Homme Sport, it just reeks (right word?) of freshness. Once again, thanks for the giveaway

  2. AnnieA says:

    Dioressimo forever! Following on the bog.

  3. willa says:

    Funny you should ask this question because I’ve been sneaking into Sephora and DJ’s during my lunch break and spraying myself silly with happy, light, fragrances that remind me of spring. Today, I wore Atelier Grand Neroli.


  4. Jaybee says:

    I had a sniff of Be Beautiful recently and was impressed. It’s very springlike, and reminded me of Coty’s Monsoon. I’d love to try Muguet Porcelaine too! Follow by email. 🙂

  5. Sandra says:

    Hi Portia! So happy to hear that you like Muguet Porcelaine. No dirty bits for you?
    Sandra xo

  6. Gina Tabasso says:

    via Facebook and email

    Yes, lily is springlike for me. I have many lily scents: Bernard Lalande, Dior, Caron, Coty, DSH, Evyan, Jessica McClintock, Penhaligon.

  7. Jo Fryer says:

    My favourite Spring fragrance is Chloe Eau de Fleurs Capucine. Jean Claude Elena is one of my favourite creators, I can’t wait to try this out!

    I follow via email (

  8. Neva says:

    Hi Portia, my typical spring scent since my college years is Clinique’s Wrappings. Its green herbal note is the best I can imagine and there’s always a bit left in the bottle till I buy the next one 🙂
    I follow APJ by email.

  9. Kandice says:

    Hi Portia. I follow via email. Florals always mean spring and summer scents to me. Right now I’m craving FM’s Eau de Magnolia and Magnolia Grandiflora Michel, sadly neither of which I have. Orange blossom fragrances also signal spring for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Kane Salanoa says:

    Hey everyone, Im a follower by facebook. 🙂

    Now my spring like fragrance I would like to mention is Guerlain Ideal homme created by Thierry Wasser.

    I COMPLETELY fell in love with it when smelling it for the first time in Singapore Airports duty free. It really took to me right then and there, almost like it had woven into the fabric of my inner being- i just HAD to have this fragrance!!

    So i bought it online a few weeks later and it arrived with great fanfare- everyone around me knew i was waiting for this fragrance!

    And wow- we had a great wee fling- day and night, night and day- we were inseperable. I was energised by each and every spray- this naughty little fling was all of my hopes and dreams come true.

    But then as spring turned into summer, and summer in turn gave way to autumn…. the love affair grew stale. I fell out of touch with Ideal- we weren’t seeing eye to eye anymore. We tried here and there to work things out but it was useless, the love had slowly…..grown…dimmer…. what went wrong? had I grown tired of it all?

    I think about Ideal every now and then… wondering if we could ever make things work again… id be keen? i think?

    Perhaps next spring?

    • Kane Salanoa says:

      actually…. perhaps the Cologne is what I should be looking for for next spring? Sometimes the one you NEED is right there all along…. right under your nose…. 😛

  11. Claudia S. says:

    By email-L’Air du Temps is springlike to me. Thanks!

  12. Ellen M. says:

    I follow by email. I like Ostara and Sideris for the summer. Passage d’Enfer is fairly light on me also. The funny thing is that I don’t usually change my fragrance with the season so much as with the situation. I sing in a choir and there are two people there who swear that they are allergic to everything that I have worn. As sad as that makes me, I now try to not wear fragrance when I am there. I love LoV, so this Giveaway sounds terrific. Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    I follow by e-mail and Bloglovin’. Lily of the valley and iris blooming along with that earthy, let’s get growing fresh thing, that happens as winter is on its way out, are my favorite springtime fragrances. I wish someone could bottle that combination. Many have tried. That being said, Diorissimo is probably my favorite springtime/LotV scent.
    Azar xx

  14. Susan says:

    Hi I follow by email. What reminds me of spring is Cuir De Gardenia,

  15. *sophi* says:

    A spring time favored is Miss Dior edt originalle!Following via email.Thank you 🙂

  16. Hazel says:

    Penhaligion, Dior, Katy Perry are my typical Spring scents….Lily of the Valley. This changes with summer heat….wish Spring lasted longer. I follow the blog and email.

  17. rickyrebarco says:

    Hi Portia, I follow APJ through WordPress subscription. My spring go to is Caron’s Aimez-Moi

    I am very interested in the Jessica M fragrance- they both sound lovely.

  18. Tatiana says:

    So many spring time scents. Chanel Bel Respiro and No. 19. Jacomo Silences and the newer Silence Eau de Sublime. Nicolai Weekend and Le Temps d’une Fete. Bascially, anything green and loaded with galbanum says spring for me.
    I follow you via bloglovin’ and email.

  19. Latai says:

    For me it’s Frederic Malle Lys Mediterranee. Also Serge Lutens Un Lys. Gorgeous and a soft welcoming into spring!

    Follow by blog and email

  20. Lovely, thank you for doing this! I follow on WordPress. Anything with LOTV says “spring” to me. A new love is Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Lilia Bella, but I also love L.I.L.Y. by Stella McCartney, Diorissimo, and other muguets. Another spring fragrance for me is Ostara, by Penhaligon’s.

  21. Ingeborg says:

    I follow via e-mail. I could nearly have written the same as Tatiana. Chamade edp and Ostara are two scents I find are good in spring, but many green scents are excellent in spring but not necessarily good in summer.

  22. ChrisB says:

    This is the first time I have entered one of your give aways – could not resist a lily of the valley one! I follow by email. For spring, I am a Diorissimo fan, but I have also fallen quite heavily for Penhaligon’s Ostara.

  23. Lindaloo says:

    Any lily of the valley perfume smells like spring to me — Diorissimo, Yardley talcum powder, etc. I love the lily of the valley note of Gucci Envy, but also its other spring floral notes like narcissus.
    I recently sampled Malle’s Eau de Magnolia. Yup, that would work very well for spring, and summer too so I can amortize its cost.
    I follow by email.

  24. Ellen Covey says:

    I haven’t been following anything all spring, but now that school’s out I have a little time to look at a few choice blogs. I follow APJ by logging on from the list on my own blog. Maybe that doesn’t count, but it’s simple and easy.

  25. Fazal says:

    Chanel 19, Cristall, and Catherine Deneuve are some of the fragrances that are springlike to me. I follow APJ through email and FB.

  26. flowergirlbee! says:

    i follow by email.en passant is the first one i reach for in spring and others that smell pale green or lilac.i have been wondering about the hermes travel size and if you always need to buy them in sets of 4.any one know? thanks for the giveaway : )

  27. Nemo says:

    I follow by email, and I have been wearing Cuir d’Ange a lot this spring! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  28. Bernadette Winfield-Gray says:

    I follow via email. My grandmother had a bottle of something shaped like a lily flower that I Think was by Coty and was Lily of the Valley scent. And I loved Diorissimo on my mother, though too much for me. I still love L’Air du Temps.0…….

  29. lena says:

    It has to be Diorissimo! Thanks so much for the draw; I follow by email.

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