The 1st of March marked the launch of Mon Guerlain, the epic beauty brand's latest perfume, I felt very lucky to be invited down to John Lewis with a couple of my blogging buddies to have a sneak peek of this fabulous perfume. It was a very early start for me having to be out in public looking half decent at 8.30 in the morning but luckily I managed it.
I’ll be very honest, until Wednesday I didn’t know much about the French brand, it's alway dangerous for me to learn about a new brand because I end up wanting to buy everything they make.
It was so interesting to learn about this fantastic history of a perfumer, the brand has been around since the early 1800’s but became popular in 1853 with the creation of Eau de Cologne Impériale which was made especially for Napoleon's wife.
Guerlain later became the royal perfumer, he created a perfume for royalty across the world and then focused on making his scents accessible for the general public. They still sell Eau de Cologne Impériale in store today and it smells like lemon and happiness.
But let's get back to the main event, guys! Stop getting me so distracted! Mon Guerlain, ugh it's gorgeous. It was created for their gorgeous muse, Miss Angelina Jolie. Angelina really wanted this perfume to be accessible for all, so for her the lowered their prices so us mere muggle can smell like her too.
This is the first campaign that Angelina has done like this before, as she feels a very personal connection with Guerlain.
The perfume itself smells like falling in love. It's gorgeous, sweet but not sickly, strong but not overpowering. It's a concoction of Carla Lavender, Vanilla Tahitensis, Sambac Jasmine and Album Sandalwood, it is just so perfectly balanced. Which is beautiful for the spring and summer, it's ideal for everyday use but it would even be lovely for an evening out!
The bottle matches the beauty of the scent inside, its light, beautiful and pink. The lip is a clover esque mold, wearing a gold necklace. It's truly beautiful, I think this perfume will become a hit! I love it and I’m sure you will do too!
*Please note the perfume was gifted to me to review however all opinions are my own