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Who wears Guerlain Mitsouko perfume?

(62 Posts)
bigspender30 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:16:33

According to something I read recently, it is the most classic perfume ever created or something like that. I have never smelt it. Anyone enlighten me?

HelenMc1 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:24:12

I do have it but I think it is definitely an acquired taste! I tend to wear it if I am going somewhere particularly nice for the evening as it is quite 'sophisticated' - if you know what I mean?

Anyway, I am sure people either love it or hate it but it is one of those 'grande dame' perfumes that is a nice change from the ultra-modern stuff everyone seems to wear.

bigspender30 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:25:24

i think I will have a sniff the next time I am in town!

2loudboys Wed 03-Sep-08 19:47:07

It is a great classic, but if you are used to flowery or sweet-smelling perfumes, you are in for a shock. It is really woody & spicy rather than sweet, though it dries down to a warm, spicy, amber-y smell. 'Modern' perfumes just don't smell like this.

RubySlippers Wed 03-Sep-08 19:48:12

i used to wear it

i LOVED it

2loudboys is right about the smell

ilovemydog Wed 03-Sep-08 19:53:32

apparently it's mrs thatcher's favorite!

Dozymare Wed 03-Sep-08 19:57:36

My MIL wears it, along with Poison grin

Tutter Wed 03-Sep-08 19:59:21

it was in the sunday times

have to say that i read that article and thought "they're running out of material for articles"

and it was their lead article

Marina Wed 03-Sep-08 20:00:02

I wear it in the winter, I think it is too spicy and strong for summer.
I love it it smells real IYSWIM
Agree with HelenMc1 that it is probably a love-hate thing.

cheesesarnie Wed 03-Sep-08 20:00:41

never smelt it but sounds nice

JRocks Wed 03-Sep-08 20:16:29

I haven't treid that one, but I do have Guerlain's Mahora, which has now been discontinued sad It's quite powerful, they must specialise in blow your head off scents grin

JRocks Wed 03-Sep-08 20:17:08

tried blush

tissy Wed 03-Sep-08 20:19:51


DH gave me a humungous bottle for my birthday (salesgirl in JL persuaded him they have discontinued the small bottlesshock)

Was once given a bottle of Samsara, but to me it smelled like Mr Sheen!

Marina Wed 03-Sep-08 20:19:53

They have retained their best vintage ones - Jicky, Shalimar, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko. Those blends are 80 years old in some cases More about Guerlain

Marina Wed 03-Sep-08 20:21:19

I don't like Samsara either tissy. LOL at Mr Sheen, you can imagine it lifting the veneer off any polished/painted wood!
I wear their Mandarine Basilic Aqua Allegoria in the summer. Definitely my favourite parfumeur.

JulesJules Wed 03-Sep-08 20:41:59

I wear it! I love it. I have worn it for about 20 years, tried other perfumes, but tbh, 'new' perfumes all smell a bit synthetic to me.

I think it was created in 1919, so it's nearly as old as my grandma grin. It's quite unusual, quite a strong spicy scent when it first goes on (it's got bergamot in it - like Earl Grey tea) and it fades to a sort of warm woody, um, powdery sort of smell. Not a very good description, sorry. I wear it all the time, even in summer - sorry Marina! I am devastated pretty upset to hear that Mrs Thatcher wears it...shock

I'm not sure how you are supposed to pronounce it, I say Mit-SOO-ko. The first time DH bought some for me, before we were married, he got lost in John Lewis, grabbed an assistant and said "I've got to get some Mitsubishi for my girlfriend!' Luckily she knew what he meant...

Marina Wed 03-Sep-08 21:00:53

I am gutted about the Mrs T thing too Jules! Horrified in fact...

MrsMuddle Wed 03-Sep-08 21:25:07

Yeah, I wear it in the evening. I've worn it off and on for about 20 years, and it makes me really happy when I wear it. smile

FrannyandZooey Wed 03-Sep-08 21:26:10

my mum does

tissy Wed 03-Sep-08 21:27:56

I like the Lily of the Valley Acqua Allegoria, too, but haven't seen it recently.

miomaolalalalala Thu 04-Sep-08 12:05:38

my mother wears it..also opium and samsara....they are quite 'heavy' perfumes and suit an older person (eek! sorry) i dont' like them, they've been ruined by too many memories of my mother wafting out the front door in a cloud of perfume with her silver fox fur coat on in a cruella fashion.

bigspender30 Thu 04-Sep-08 13:02:55

I am intrigued now however not sure I want to smell like Mrs Thatcher!

JulesJules Thu 04-Sep-08 13:07:12

Blimey, Mio!! I promise I never wear it with fur, foxy or otherwise, I'm a vegetarian! Honestly though, I personally do not find Mitsouko heavy or oppressive in the way that Opium, for example, is. But of course, perfumes smell different on different people. My SIL tried some Mitsouko as she liked it on me, but said it was completely different on her and she didn't like it.

JulesJules Thu 04-Sep-08 13:09:52

Further to the Mrs Thatcher thing, not that I am obsessed by it or anything, I googled it and could only find her associated with Bluebell perfume. (Should that be True Blue bell?) So I feel reassured!

Katiekitty Thu 04-Sep-08 13:13:11

I wear it - dabble with others every now and again, but always come back to Mitsuko. When I put it on, I feel like me!
I love it so much, there's nothing like it and everytime I wear it, something interesting happens!
Am slightly worried because I am also partial to a Mrs T type handbag - it doesn't bode well...

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