Mon Guerlain by Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk for Guerlain 2017




Hey Hey Frag Heads,

Well, hasn’t there been uproar on the scentbloggosphere around this one? Guerlain’s first stand alone pillar fragrance since the Limited Edition turned regular range Terracotta Le Parfum and L’Homme Ideal, both arriving in 2014. It seems though that this one was to be launched in the grandest of old styles like back in the 20th century. All over Europe and Australia the bus stations, buses, cinema ads and TV showed Mon Guerlain. They picked a controversial celebrity, Angelina Jolie, to be the face of it and then made her a silhouette. It all seemed like we had returned to the golden age of fragrance and because of all the hype, it being a Guerlain and the strange lack of hype for anything else they’ve done except those fun cartoon ads for La Petit Robe Noire (how CHANEL didn’t think of that I’ll never know) we were all expecting a masterpiece, a stroke of genius. Could it be the new Jicky, Shalimar, Mitsouko or Samsara? How could anything live up to such wild expectation?

Mon Guerlain by Guerlain 2017

Mon Guerlain by Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk

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Parfumo gives thee featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, Provençal lavender
Heart: Paradisone®, Jasmine sambac, Coumarin
Base: Iris, Tahitian vanilla, White sandalwood

OK, I need to tell you that I bought my bottle of Mon Guerlain 100% for the bottle. I had sniffed it in passing and found it to be a fairly predictable rehash of most of what is on the market currently. Sweet, candy like cordial with little to help it rise above the celebuscented fairy floss storm except the bottle, which I adore. So, while in a small corner perfumery across the road from Luxembourg’s central station earlier in the year they had a 20% off Guerlain sale. Could I resist? No I could not. With my purchase I was also gifted a 5ml Boxed mini of Mon Guerlain EdP and a 30ml Mon Guerlain Body Lotion. Both of which are up for grabs in our giveaway tonight.

Once I had bought it I was able to wear it on my own, had time to really enjoy it and get to know the personality buried under the uninspiring scent it feels like in the mall or airport. Suddenly I found myself not only enjoying wearing Mon Guerlain but choosing it over other favourites.

I am reminded strongly of recently D/Cd Guerlain beauty Oriental Brulant with added Lavender. Mon Guerlain sparkles with lavender and it makes the whole fragrances gourmand-ness less stickily sweet and adds a historical linkage to one of its all time most popular scents Jicky. Not the same as Jicky but a passing reference to Guerlains history. The dry down is a 21st century Guerlinade reinvention with the same or similar vanilla in pride of place, cooled by iris and creamed by sandalwood.

Is Mon Guerlain a masterpiece? No, not in my opinion. Is it a modern LVMH money making adaptation of a Guerlain? Yes. Some of the heart has been removed but the soul remains.

Further reading: Scenthurdle and I Scent You A Day
David Jones Australia has $102/30ml
Surrender To Chance has samples from $4.25/ml

Want to try it? Now’s your chance.

Mon Guerlain GIVEAWAY


This week there will be 1 winner who will receive:
1 x 5ml Mon Guerlain EdP Boxed Mini
1 x 30ml Mon Guerlain Body Lotion

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


Please tell us in the comments which Guerlain fragrance is your favourite?


Entries Close Wednesday 17th May 2017 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Wednesday 24th May 2017 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

43 thoughts on “Mon Guerlain by Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk for Guerlain 2017

  1. I follow via FB and email.

    My fave…hmmm…that probably would have to be the one that I wear most often and was my FIRST EVER expensive frag purchase and first Guerlain about 25 years ago: Le Jardin de Bagatelle.


  2. Hard to pick a favourite but I’d nominate Le Petite Robe Noire EdP because it was the fragrance that first brought me to Guerlain and ultimately led me down this fragrant rabbit hole. It is still a favourite comfort/sleep scent of mine – particularly in the body lotion.

    Lil Xx


  3. I remember being asked once whether I was a Chanel girl or a Guerlie girl, and I couldn’t really decide. Some years later I think my best loved scents are Guerlain. I have many, including vintage. I love them all and cannot answer…oh, OK maybe Shalimar, or Cuir Beluga.
    Have not tried Mon Guerlain. I follow by email


  4. The Guerlain I’ve worn most is Champs-Elysees, though I never fell in love with it. I do like the sound of the lavender in this one. And the pretty bottle! Thanks for the giveaway. Follow by email. 🙂


  5. I had Imperiale EDC for women. It was oh so light a skin scent and I sprayed so much each time from the decant in order to smell anything! Very citrus. I follow on email and the WordPress.


  6. Hi Portia! My fave, absolute fave is Cuir Beluga. It is also my first and most expensive (for me) bottle. I wear it on special occasions and sometimes to bed, if I’m feeling a little down. I follow via email. Thanks!


  7. Being very new to the perfume world I recently bought the Surrender to Chance Guerlain sampler!

    I can’t believe how quickly Mitsuoko has grown on me! It makes me feel very elegant, feminine and refined… which is peculiar as I’m very much a dirty jeans, spilled coffee & dog hair kind of person.

    I follow via email & FB.


  8. i follow by email..oh my do you pick a favourite guerlain..that is insane talk..i would have to say the first masterpiece i smelt and purchased l’heure is incredible.
    the bottle for mon guerlain is amazing..i really hope i can smell the lavender in this…thanks for the giveaway : )


  9. I follow by email. i suppose My favorite Guerlain would be Jicky. I hope Mon Guerlain will be a new Guerlain to care about. Thanks for the draw.


  10. Hi Portia Johnny bought me a bottle of Samsara, the gold one when it first came out, the first fragrance he actually chose himself, and also a small vintage Mitsouko that a certain someone graciously gifted me. Two very beautiful perfumes in my collection. Thanks for letting me have a sniff at your place of Mon G, it was nice, but loved the Santal BIG time….


  11. Hi! I follow via facebook. Shalimar, Shalimar and Shalimar 🙂 Thank you so much for the drawing – very curious about the body lotion.


  12. Hhmm my fav would be Mitsouko. I only recently finally understood and liked Shalimar.. it took a while but I finally like it.

    My first introduction to mon guerlain was at Myer with someone squirting it onto a card and thursting it at me. Rude. So I declined and decided to try it on my own accord at another time.
    I love layering with body lotions so I wish more niche scents came with body lotions in gift sets or even to purchase separately. It’s not very common.
    That’s for the giveaway darling! x


  13. Hi, I follow via email and Facebook. My favorite Guerlain is Guet apens. Guerlain is not easily found where I live anymore. They removed their cosmetic counters from our department stores. So I have been quite curious about this one.


  14. Hi Portia,
    I follow by email and my #1 favourite is the dearly-departed Auntie Mame of Guerlains: Mahora.

    Of more recent Guerlains, I love Lys Soleia, and have a lifetime supply of it. (I hope.)


  15. My two favorites are Shalimar vintage only, followed, okay perhaps succeeded, by Ne m’Oubliez Pas (“forget me not”) recently released. My only wish for NOP is that they had released it with a simpler name for us English speakers. Then there is L’heure Bleu, well…. Mitsouko is tops too along with vintage Samsara. I’m definitely more a Guerlain gal then a Chanel one though I have favs from both houses, but Shalinar and “NOP” are the zenith.
    I have tried the new Mon Guerlain, and just was so bored. I hunted for that Lavender, a note I love, and never found it.
    I follow by email!


  16. I have sniffed Mon Guerlain and your review is so perfectly on point but darn it that mini is the cutest. I’m not a fan of the bottle but the mini…. so cuuuuute!

    Har to pick a favorite as always… but the ultimate has to be Chamade!

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! I follow via e-mail and facebook! Wish you all the best!


  17. I confess I hated Mon Guerlain. I wanted to hate it the minute mention was made of Jicky and sweet in reference to it. All the ‘buts’ came in….

    It began with Sui-vez Moi by Fragonard and a bar of Coco Mademoiselle soap. The soap accustomed me to sweetness and I began to crave the scent at night. Sui-vez Moi introduced me to lavender and vanilla.

    So, last week, I bought a 50ml Mon Guerlain. It will never be a deep love, but it scratches an inner itch. I may need to buy a 100 ml by the end of the year. It brings comfort and a little femininity.


  18. I follow via email.

    My fave Guerlain (so far) is L’Instant Magic. I can’t believe they discontinued it, but I think they might be bringing it back? Fongers crossed!!


  19. I follow via Feedly RSS 😀

    My fave Guerlain is maybe Idylle – because its the only one I have? It’s such a great straight up floral – Its all lilac and jasmine on me and makes me think of spring.
    I also really like Champ Elysee if it’s anything like I recall it from sniffing at a counter a while ago. It’s on my To Buy list thats for sure.


  20. That mini is super-cute too 🙂 I follow by e-mail. My favorite Guerlain is probably Cuir Beluga! But that entire line is pretty fabulous. I’m glad you’re mostly enjoying the scent! It’s sad to hear the heart is gone, but then, I’ve never been a fan of most of the Shalimars or the other Guerlain classics.


  21. I enjoy Guerlain fragrances. My favourite will have to be vintage Mitsi. Such a beauty. I follow via email. I have a fear of lavender in perfumes so it would be great to try it.


  22. Hey Potria,

    I really love Shalimar and dream to try vanilla ones. My second choice would be Samsara.

    I follow you via email.


  23. Hmmm, I’m not sure I have a favourite because Guerlain isn’t a brand I’ve bought before. Pretty sure my mum had some when I was little but I certainly can’t remember which one!

    I follow by email, bloglovin & RSS.


  24. As I mentioned in a post not long ago, my favorite Guerlain is vintage shalimar. I follow APJ through email and Facebook. Thanks for the generous draw.


  25. Hi Portia.

    I follow via email. My all-time favorite Guerlain is Spiriteuse Double Vanille. In fact it’s one of my all-time favorites period. But the rest of the house I’ve had a lot of trouble with and have yet to find one I like. Maybe this will be it? I doubt it 🙂 but it would be fun to try. Thanks for the chance!


  26. Woo hoo, throwing my hat in the ring! My favorite Guerlain? Oh boy, I’ll pick Cuir Beluga but 2 others are close — Mon Precieux Nectar and Neroli Outrenoir! I follow via email and bloglovin’


  27. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I follow by email.

    My favourite Guerlain? I can not possibly choose one, but if forced I’ll go with LHB. Or maybe Shalimar.


  28. This is an impossible question for me to answer! I can’t decide between L’ heure Bleue, Samsara, Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, Champs Elysees, Chamade, Nahema…
    Thanks for the draw; I follow by email 🙂


  29. Chiming in late to say thanks for the musings on Mon Guerlain. Have not sniffed yet, but I adore lavender and hope this might be one to love. Also glad that there is something to counter the sweetness. Hope the jasmine is soft, some jasmine notes are spiky to my nose. It’s hard to name a favorite Guerlain because Terracotta, L’Heure Bleue, Eau de Guerlain, Vol de Nuit, and Jardins de Bagatelle all make me happy. Be well and be fragrant, Guerlain-o-philes! 🙂


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