Where on your body should you wear fragrance? As Coco Chanel famously said, "Wherever you want to be kissed!" In fact, the best spots are those where the circulatory system warms your skin up: your cleavage, the inside of your wrists, the base of your neck, behind your ears or in the crook of your elbow... And knowing that smells rise, you can also put a touch of scent on behind your knees or even around your belly button! Scarves and hair also hold scents well.
Quand vient la pluie
An opening of bergamot and orange blossom, with a touch of rosemary. The heart is a floral-powdery melody of heliotrope, jasmine and violet. The eau de parfum’s trail blends patchouli, praline and musks. In the extract, the trail is enriched with ambry notes. Designed by: Thierry Wasser, Firmenich.
At a glance
A rare perfume in a luxurious bottle evoking a sculpted raindrop
Quand vient la pluie (“When the Rain Comes”) is a landscape of a scent in a sculptural bottle. Its name is reminiscent of one of the house’s bygone classics, Après l’Ondée (“After the Rainstorm”). Composed like a prose poem, it is the work of Thierry Wasser in collaboration with Sylvaine Delacourte. A fragrance that evokes an aromatic herb garden under a sky of ‘a pure and intense blue that is suddenly dotted with dark, heavy clouds.’ In selected Guerlain boutiques. For more information: + 33 (0)1 45 62 52 57.
Eau de Parfum 7,5 ml (refillable, with a 1.7-fl.-oz. supply) ; Extract 1/3 fl. oz. (refillable, with a 16-fl.-oz. supply 490 ml
The bottle is a raindrop set on a base that echoes the veins of a leaf. It also comes in an extract version, which is hand encrusted with Swarovski crystals. By designer Serge Mansau.