In my most recent Surrender to Chance order, I picked up a small decant of Guerlain’s Ne M’oubliez Pas based on the description of “skank with some plummy (leaning boozy) top notes“. Sure….it will be a fun scent to try, since I love Guerlain anyway, I couldn’t go wrong, right?
Well, I definitely didn’t go wrong, but I can’t say I went completely right, either, because of just one small issue.
First, all that is right with this scent:
When I opened it for the first time, it hit me with the feelings in all the right places. There was definitely the boozy and sweet scents, but also a bit of dirt and sweat, plus a touch of spice. I hate patchouli on its own, but in a good mixture, it works, and this is one of those scents where it absolutely works.
The color is exactly as it looks here in the photo from the Guerlain site, a deep rosy pink…even in the tiny decant. I typically love pink perfumes (YSL’s Black Opium, Guerlain’s Insolence, Chanel’s Coco, Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb) so that was a good start right off the bat.
The scent was so dramatic in the tiny little bottle, that I had to put it on immediately, even though I had just walked in the door from a long day at work, it was Friday, and I had no plans for anything other than staying in and being lazy. As the scent mixed with my own skin and sweat, I became energized! I was sexy! I felt FANTASTIC. I can’t even describe it. It was like a transformation scene from a Lifetime movie – the mousey girl turns bombshell with the smallest change.
The hubby and I still stayed in that night, but it was a lot more exciting than we had planned. He also thought the Guerlain was amazing, and absolute perfection on my skin.
So – what’s the catch? Why isn’t it a perfect score awesome, amazing thing that I want and need to be obsessed about?
Well, it is. It is everything I want and need – and unless I get to Paris any time soon (not likely) – I won’t be getting it. The 125 mL extrait formula is $500+, and only available at the flagship store on the Champs-Elysees. SAD FACE!! So, my second option is to forego the amazingly beautiful bottle and packaging, and get with my favorite people over at Surrender to Chance to pick up more of my newest obsession.