When Thierry Wasser created this fragrance, he created in the image of the woman whom he admires; someone who embodies modern femininity. She’s fearless yet gentle, strong yet delicate, sensual yet loving, free yet inspired by compassion for others. ✨ Doesn’t that remind us of Angelina Jolie? What more, like a true kind soul that she is, Angelina’s entire salary from this campaign will be going towards charity! 💖
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum ($138 SGD / $94 USD for 50ml) is said to be “a tribute to today’s femininity – a strong, free and sensual femininity.” Now, read on to hear my thoughts on this exciting new addition to the Guerlain perfume family.
My previous experience with Guerlain’s fragrances before this was Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Intense which I love but if you are familiar with that one, let me start by saying, this is completely different.
Opening with notes of lavender and bergamot, Mon Guerlain blossoms like a fragrance unlike any other. It’s certainly one of the most exquisite perfumes I have ever smelled. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a fragrance similar to Mon Guerlain. The middle phase is all about jasmine sambac specially sourced from India. Lastly, the base notes album sandalwood and tahitian vanilla provided a tad muskiness in a pleasant way. It keeps the perfume from being overly floral and gives it a cozy warmth. It’s blended with just the right balance of everything and if the numerous modern mediocre fruity fragrances put you off, be reassured knowing that this could not be more different. Mon Guerlain is a class of its own.
The longevity is amazing, as with all Guerlain perfumes. They last for hours without ever fading. I realized that sometimes even after I stopped smelling my perfume, my friends can still smell it! Also, with this perfume, a little goes a long way. I just need one to two sprays and I’m good to go!
Guerlain Mon Guerlain is available in 30, 50 or 100ml and is housed in their classic quadrilobe bottle, but given a modern twist with a luxurious glass weight and a golden adornment. I had my bottle engraved with my initials, RC. It’s my first engraved perfume bottle! 🙂
I predict this will be a big seller, so if you haven’t yet got around to trying Mon Guerlain, I strongly recommend you do. Go to a counter and try it. To sum up Mon Guerlain, it has some warmth, a little creaminess, and just a slight bit powdery. It sophisticated yet quite wearable. Wear this, put on your favourite dress and be fearless.
“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.” – Angelina Jolie
Here’s the ad that Angelina did for this video. I was told a little background story about this video, how it was shot just days before the split. But Angelina remained totally professional during the shooting and no one had a clue that their separation would soon happen.
Mon Guerlain is also available as a body lotion ($88 SGD / $52 USD) and shower gel ($68 SGD / $52 USD). They smells very much like the perfume so if you are in love with the scent, why not complete your collection? 😉
Mon Guerlain is now available at Tangs and all Guerlain counters.
Product was provided for consideration. This review contains my honest and true opinions.