Idylle is a perfume for women introduced in September 2009 by the House of Guerlain that has all the premises to become a classic, because it is the first perfume designed by Thierry Wasser, since he took over from the famous Jean-Paul Guerlain the job of in-house perfumer. It is tough to fill the shoes of a legend, but Wasser has proved ambition, and the fact that he was adopted by Guerlain as if he was his son, surely made this task a little easier. And, according to the official site of Guerlain, “Thierry Wasser was inspired by Hector Berlioz’ «Les nuits d’été» melodies to create his new composition. «And every night my rose ghost/Will dance at your beside/This subtle perfume is my soul/And I have come from Paradise.»”
The composition of Idylle is simple, centered on “Bulgarian roses, the 2008 harvest being fruity, with overtones of raspberry and litchee” as described by the same Thierry Wasser. The beginning bursts with floral fruity freshness, from the accords of litchi, raspberry, tincture of rose and freesia. The heart spreads the warm flowers in a combination with lily, peony, Lilly-of-the-Valley and jasmine. And the final of this floral symphony belongs to the mixture from musk and patchouli, encountered in the base notes. The dominant notes in this chypre floral perfume come from Lilly-of-the-Valley and the tincture of rose.
The shape of the bottle brings to mind the flower petals and the feminine curves that are characteristic to this fragrance, beautiful like a flower. The golden opaque color exhibited by both bottle and stopper create the sensation of an essence valuable like the gold. Finishing with all these praises, I should tell you beforehand that my conclusion is that Idylle is a good perfume, however not memorable.
If you want to dive into a garden full of flowers, accept the provocation called Idylle and enter the world of Thierry Wasser’s first creation for Guerlain.
Idylle Guerlain Perfume Details
- Idylle Guerlain is available in 35, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 75 ml Body Lotion and 100 ml Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Chypre Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Perfumer: Thierry Wasser
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
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