GUERLAIN Mitsouko Perfume

£79.20 - £189.00

The perfume of mystery.

Her name was Mitsouko. It means "mystery", a mystery of tenderness and softness.

She is this enigmatic, disarming and determined woman who accepts her destiny with the courage of the greatest heroines in literature.

A masterpiece of balance, this mysterious perfume is made of spices and wood with subtly fruity accents.

Its tonality is warm and sensual, it makes its presence known softly and embarks on a long story...

One look at the Mitsouko bottle and more than ever one is struck by the modernity of its shape and the acuity of its lines.

Each part that makes it up is cut in such a way as to possess its own beauty.

Initially designed for L'Heure Bleue by Georges Chevalier and Baccarat, this beautifully pure bottle echoes the scrolls that are typical of Art Nouveau.

The bottle's graceful arabesques faithfully illustrate.

Fragrance Description.

Fruity chypre Mysterious, Balanced, Velvety. A masterpiece of balance and originality, Mitsouko marries a fruity note of peach with jasmine flowers and May rose.

The mysterious dry-down of the fragrance blends spicy notes with those of underbrush and vetiver.

Perfumer's Secret.

Perfume, which is also called an Extract, is the most concentrated and therefore the most faithful version of a perfume.

Created to be in osmosis with the skin, an Extract creates a unique alchemy upon contact with the skin and expresses itself differently on every woman.

A few drops applied on the inside of the wrists and elbows, at the base of the neck, at the roots of the hair or in the hollow of the décolleté will reveal their presence with the movements of their wearer and the passage of time without ever becoming overpowering.

Shipping Restriction: Can only ship to European (EEA) destinations.

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7.5ml
Item# Z005041

£79.20
(£1,056.00/100ml)
158 Pretty Pennies
3 in stock


30ml
Item# Z005044

£189.00
(£630.00/100ml)
378 Pretty Pennies
1 in stock
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Mitsouko Perfume 5 5 1 1
Guerlain Mitsouko Parfum When I was first introduced into the world of perfume, I found very few scents I truly liked. With time, I learned to appreciate the simpler compositions, fruity florals first, then florals, then florientals, and after that - the rest. Chypres, however, were always difficult for me. After having experienced several scents and taken them apart in my head, the many-layered compositions were the ones that I appreciated the most. When I became confident in my ability to discern quality, I went to test older fragrances and came to the chypre genre. What I didn't like in chypres before is what I appreciate in them now. They can be bitter, moody, melancholic, heavy, sharp or even piercing. They are an acquired taste. Enter Mitsouko. A fragrance with all of the chypre attributes. It is sharp at first, heavy until the drydown, and melancholic and bitter throughout. It is like a full-bodied, dry peach Chardonnay. The scent is woody, earthy, and chilly, like a winter wind through taiga. The progression retains these qualities, but the peach, oakmoss, and vetiver combine with spices for warmth. The scent is a bit too dark for spring and summer, but will be complementary to the cold of winter and autumn, leaning more towards the latter. It is suitable for both day and night. Mitsouko lasts about 10 hours and hangs around the wearer, but not too close to the skin. Once the parfum softens in the drydown, I feel very at home with this scent. It brings to mind the change of season between autumn and winter, when almost all of the red and gold leaves have been ripped off the branches by the biting wind and there's frost on the grass in the mornings. I feel like the parfum concentration Guerlains that I have tried so far are generally too heavy, and I will be looking forward to trying Mitsouko Eau de Parfum, as well as that of L'Heure Bleue. Actually, I can't wait. March 23, 2014