GUERLAIN L'Heure Bleue Pure Parfum Extract Bottle 30ml is rated out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inventress from Guerlain L'Heure Bleue Parfum My first sniff of L'Heure Bleue made me wonder what was so special about it. I wore it anyway to see how my perception changed. Generally, even if I like a perfume at first, on my third day of testing I am bored and sick of it. L'Heure Bleue however, on its third day, seemed to me like a masterpiece. I may not be an expert, but I see quality. L'Heure Bleue is a grand quality fragrance. What I smelled on day one was the same as day two and three, but my understanding of it changed. It smelled sparkling, yet substantial. L'Heure Bleue is a warm, spicy, powdery floral fragrance with a woody base. The anisic topnotes sparkle into spicy heliotrope and carnation, followed by a decadent base of iris and vanilla. A perfume for the winter and autumn nights, for a grand ball, or a decadent festivity. It lasts about 10 hours, trails the wearer and is noticeable to people standing nearby (approximately 1 metre). The parfum is luxurious. It melds with the skin. I prefer the slightly ligher eau de parfum versions and will definitely be trying L'Heure Bleue's in the future. The only caution I think that I should give is that the scent is of a different time, and clashes mightily with today's fruity floral market. Explorers should be pleased, but it may not appeal to all of the audience.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by maryjayne from Absolutely gorgeous If you are familiar with L'heure bleue then you will already know what a beautiful fragrance this is. The extrait is simply divine, even more rich, deep and nuanced then the edt or edp formulations. Longevity is great, lasting easily 10-12 hours. Sillage/projection is moderate - you will leave a gentle trail of aroma but this isn't overpowering at all. My bottle is so lovely to look at, it is the same shape as the edt and edp scroll bottle, only with a glass stopper instead of a spray, and comes in a delightful presentation box. The smell itself is hard to describe as it is unlike any other scent I know. Soft, feminine, classic to me it smells of expensive scented wood, iris and violet, powder and soft spice with the traditional guerlain undertones. This is worth saving up for!
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by svp from L'Heure Bleue is simply art in a bottle. It is so complicated, so generous in it's notes, that you can spend an entire day being entertained by the changing nature o the scent. One moment, you are standing in a flower garden after the rain, the next you are being served creme burlee. I often wear it to bed, because it's so magical and peaceful.
Date published: 2010-11-29