Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Guerlain Vega

I have had the pleasure and blessing of being able to wear a generous decant from a perfume friend, and now have the vintage parfum before me. This is a very lovely, exquisite scent, a lot like Chanel No.5, an Aldehydic Floral, but sweeter, and very soft, like Guerlain Liu, with a very sheer vanillic base. It's just a little fizzy and dries down with a sweet, evanescent tone. It's like a powdery gossamer scent woven with vanilla lace thread. I like this one a lot. Born in 1936, it smells more like a 1920s creation to me.

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