Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar

Notes:

petit grain, bitter almond, orange blossom, jasmine, sandalwood, gaiac wood, vanilla, white musks, & frankincense

Subtle, sweet, enveloping.
Image from: guerlain.com


Bzzzzzzzzz. A very cosmopolitan Queen Bee would take up rulership in a ritzy bee town, with streams of glorious, sweet, pale yellow liquid running throughout. She'd rule worker bees to secure their high-class bee town with walls of thick honeycomb, tossing them in little bee prison cells if they dare take one sip from her precious nectar streams. Oh little worker bees, they've had enough. One day, they'd overthrow their nectar-lush of a queen and bzzzzzzz all the way to Thierry Wasser's home. Bzzzz, bzzz, bzz-ing in his ear. "Follow us," they'd say. "We've got your next work of art."

There are not enough descriptive words in the english dictionary that could accurately portray the beauty that exudes from this exquisite aroma. This perfume simply exists in a way that requires no words; but imma give you a few anyway, because that's how I do. Take another peek at the note list, you will see no honey listed. However, the notes have been combined in such a way that they give the illusion of a stem-full of orange blossom flowers, dripping with thick, golden honey.

Some fragrances crave and plead to be doted on, so I run their aroma through my olfactory system, and kick out words through my fingertips. I love that process. And honestly, in the case of Mon Precieux Nectar, I could take you on a verbose adventure which details the comings and goings of each note, but it'd all be pretend. What you see is what you get, errrr, what you spray is what you smell. From beginning to end. Stunning. Honeyed orange blossom. Sophisticated marzipan. Luxurious milk bath.


CAUTION: Wear outdoors at your own risk. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz… 


Mon Precieux Nectar retails at $280 for a 125ml bottle, the creator is Thierry Wasser

Longevity: 3/5
Projection: 2/5

WEAR THIS: to feel like an actual bee, spring, summer, but not (under any circumstances) to a garden

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