I love Guerlain but I’ve never been interested in The Voyage Collection. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s their size and price point that keeps me from trying them. *I seriously do not want 8.3 oz. of any perfume. But, I do want about 1.7 oz of Guerlain Paris-Moscow or Moscou, whatever it is called.
Moscou opens as a cherry floral gourmand. The cherry and cranberry are tart and over a rich cherry-almond-vanilla tonka bean. I absolutely love the fruity cherry in this. Florals peek through but they aren’t bright, light or dewy. It almost appears that the florals are there as a filler to connect the fruit to the sweet tonka base. The dry down is a sweet almond, tonka bean, and vanilla with a hint of woods. With more wear, this base gets creamier.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but I agree. Moscou is like a high-quality version of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb. Moscou is everything that I wanted Flowerbomb to be and then some.
Notes listed include pine needle, absinthe, plum, cranberry, bergamot, jasmine, tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla and white musk.
Give Moscou a try if you like floral ambers or perfumes like Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Cartier Délices EDP, Sula Vanilla Blossom, Lolita Lempicka, and/or La Prairie Silver Rain. If you are looking for a good cherry perfume, try this. I think it’s very well done.
This perfume has above average longevity and projection for an EDT. It wears more like an EDP. And as an EDP it has above average longevity.
An 8.3 oz bottle retails for $225 and is available at Nordstrom. Why don’t they offer these in smaller, more affordable sizes? * Update – I’m wrong. There has been a change. The scent is now in 3.4 oz bottles for $215.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Bing cherry-almond-vanilla-tonka bean floral. It’s a better, high quality Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb.
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