Guerlain Champs-Elysees EDT reminds me of a champagne cocktail sipped during an outdoor brunch. And depending on who you talk to, you may only be able to wear this outdoors! Champs-Elysees has a rep for being a loud fragrance. Maybe this is why I like this fruity-floral 🙂
I think of Guerlain Champs-Elysées as being like a mimosa version of YSL Paris. Both perfumes are “power” floral perfumes. They are floral, feminine, and yes, a little loud depending on who you ask. I have a higher tolerance for loud and I find neither too loud. Champs-Elysées opens up as a bubbly cocktail of champagne like fruits and girly violets. I get powdery violet and mimosa with a wee bit of anise spice that reminds me of Caron Aimez-Moi – a blend of violet and anise. The heart of Champs-Elysées is a powedery fruity-floral. I get heliotrope almond-like dust with cassis liqueur enhanced sparkling wine. I get a little tipsy from it all. The dry-down is a soft ambrette musk with heliotrope sweetness. This is a fragrance that I love to wear in the spring. It’s sunny and pretty.
The bottle is supposed to be a homage to the female form, a strong silhouette, “triangle of life”, blah, blah, blah, according to the Guerlain website. I just know that it is a hefty glass bottle. It reminds me of of an 80’s silhouette, complete with should pads. Because of this, the bottle completely fits the fragrance. However, this formula was relaunched in the 90’s, but I remember shoulder pads still being chic on the runways then!
Champs-Elysées is long-wearing, especially for an EDT. I can smell it on myself all day. That being said, I’m generous with sprays, about 5… Beware of the trail that I leave!
Notes listed include: peach, melon, violet, anise, mimosa, rose, peony, lily of the valley, cassis berry, vanilla, almond blossom, and hibiscus seed. I must add my disclaimer than I can’t find from anybody that I trust a complete list of notes. So, I just kind of went by a few different sources and “guessed”. I can see how these notes are in this fragrance.
Give Champs-Elysées a try if you like feminine florals or perfumes like Annick Goutal Mimosa, L’Artisan Parfumeur Mimosa Pour Moi, YSL Paris, Bvlgari Pour Femme, Estee Lauder Beautiful Sheer, and/or the original Paris Hilton (yeah, I went there).
*DRAWING* Is Closed!
Winner is Elisa! I will be emailing you soon 🙂
I’m doing a drawing for a 1 ml sample of this EDT, decanted from my collection. To be entered, please leave a comment below telling me about your favorite “loud” fragrance or even your least favorite “loud” fragrance.
A random winner will be chosen on 9:00 PM PST on May 1st, 2011. I will contact you and hope to hear from you within 72 hours or I will select another winner. I will send this sample internationally, so international friends feel free to enter 🙂
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