Beauty ‘n Fashion: Perfume – Guerlain – L’Heure Bleue

Now the way I got to know this fragrance is quite bizarre… I read an article about the royals and their favourite fragrances. When Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite fragrance was described, I immediately was drawn to the description… was it the fact that it was the favourite of the Queen of England or was it the actual description? Let’s not go into that… I was curious and I wanted to smell this perfume… L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain!

I went to my local beauty shop and they could tell me that it was very exclusive (read expensive) and a little bottle would cost me about 300 EUR. They could always order it for me? But I thanked them for the information and left the shop without ordering it as I thought it was a tad expensive 🙂

But it all really made me curious… I went looking on the worldwide web. And there I found out that there was an ‘extrait’ from L’Heure Bleue, which indeed cost about 300 EUR for 30 ml… BUT, there was also an eau de parfum which was about 80 EUR for a 75 ml bottle… I decided to buy it, even though I wasn’t able to smell it. I relied on the article and the information I read about it on the internet. I know… I’m a daredevil…

When the bottle arrived, I was so curious. I couldn’t wait to rip open the package to smell the perfume. The first note that hit me was the sweet scent of vanilla… and honestly I was a bit disappointed as I usually don’t like vanilla in perfume. But I very soon changed my mind…

This isn’t just an ordinary perfume, but it is quite complex if you ask me. It is so much more than vanilla! It is spicy, sweet, oriental and mysterious. It’s powdery, floral and it also has a hint of bergamot and aniseed. The scent grew on me and it soon became one of my favourite perfumes.

L’Heure Bleue was first made in 1912 and even though this scent was developed more than a century ago, it still is loved by many women today, which actually makes it a timeless classic.

I don’t change perfumes easily, but I am glad that this one is a new addition to my alltime favourites!

Do you know this perfume? Which is your favourite scent?

Love, Kathleen

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