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Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant Guerlain for women

Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant Guerlain for women
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Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant by Guerlain is a Oriental fragrance for women. Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant was launched in 2008. Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant was created by Christine Nagel and Sylvaine Delacourte. Top note is tangerine; middle note is almond; base notes are tonka bean, styrax and vanilla.

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Tangerine

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Almond

Base Notes
Tonka Bean Styrax Vanilla

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Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant Fragrance Reviews

rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

L'Oriental Brulant is a very lovely scent, but in my opinion not groundbreaking or spectacular in any way. This fragrance is stripped down to the base that is so familiar in all the famous Guerlains- the tonka, vanilla and almond notes. It is, to me, the essence of the "Guerlainade." The candied tangerine notes give this scent a bit of difference, and there are definitely spices there as well, but the drydown still reminds me very much of the bases of Shalimar and L'Heure Bleue. This is very nice layered with L'Heure Bleue.

Dec
22
2013
LittleMsCharming
LittleMsCharming

Oriental Brulant is one of my naughtiest fragrances ;) It's sweet, but not too sweet, it's musky, creamy, resinous, a little salty, a little boozy and very very warm. A come hither fragrance for sure (at least on my skin). I'd go further than that, I'd call it a gourmand version of Boudoir!

Nov
26
2013
miss mills
miss mills

Thank you to xrayer for this lovely swag of samples! This is softly musky, spicy and warm. The sweet spices waft in after the initial balsamic, slightly smoky wave. This one stays in the background on me - beautiful and alluring but not really my thing - smells like Christmas cake on me!

Nov
15
2013
majestic mammy
majestic mammy

A positive emotional scent. There is something very evocative about this wonderful scent. Smells amazing on its own or can also be layered with Cuir Beluga. Very romatic and comforting scent. Sillage is smooth. This composition was formulated with care and that is very clear on the top,heart and base notes. Well done my beloved Guerlain. XOXOXOX Guerlain my true love. This is not similar to another fragrance. Just the right sillage and so beautiful.
Update: I have received more compliments then on most any other perfume. Some perfumes a lot of ladies will praise. However, This little tiger, Oriental Brulant is captivating by gentlemen ,politly asking what am I wearing. OB is a true masterpiece that can be praised. Nicely done and a rarity to find such a winning scent that is not unisex.

Guerlain my hero, Oriental Brulant, more powerful than botox . My dearest confidant has become the Guerlain counter : )

Sep
21
2013
thecapn
thecapn

I can see this being a nice scent- just not on me. It starts out balmy, sweet, and spicy, which is pretty nice, but with my chemistry it quickly turns to something very sweet and plasticy, with only a hint of spices, and it reminded me immensely of something from my childhood. Well, I finally figured it out! It reminds me of trips to the lake with my family! I know, that sounds odd, but it smells just like some sunscreen I used to use, mixed with a hint my mom's perfume. I can't believe how spot on this is but it really does smell exactly like those lake trips! Anyway, I guess that isn't bad per say, but I'm not too eager to spend over $200 to smell like whichever cheap sunscreen it was I used to use. Keep in mind that this is a chemistry thing though, my skin does tend to make vanilla super sweet and turn amber and tonka into sweet play-doh. Not all perfumes with those notes end up like that, but this one does, so if your skin chemistry is like mine definitely sample before you buy.

Aug
07
2013
gettheetoanunnery
gettheetoanunnery

Oh I'm really enjoying this one - I'm finding it silky and opulent.
Compared to other posters, I'm not getting much almond, hints only, getting more a balmy, spicy vanilla carried by the sweet tart tangerine. Over two hours, powder peeking through these notes.
I agree with previous post - sedated Shalimar through rose tinted glasses.

Apr
03
2013
Puddy Cat
Puddy Cat

OMG OMG OMG, recieved this yesterday as a blind buy & it is so delicious I am totally in love with this frag & the bottle is just beautiful xxxx really happy :-)

Mar
22
2013
Smelly beast
Smelly beast

Oriental Brulant is a great vanilla fragrance, leathery, powdery and soft. It also has a creamy orange note that brings a freshness to the composition. Its not a straight forward gourmand cause it has a woody ambery note that gives an animalic almost salty edge, like if there was a beast lurking behind the vanilla pods. That's what makes it great to me because I don't wanna smell like a pastry shop.

I like to think that this is the grand daughter of Shalimar

4 out of 5

Mar
21
2013
finanna
finanna

This is my favourite of the Elixir Charnel series. A sweet vanilla gourmand fragrance that isn’t too powerful for everyday use. It has some complexicity but still feels effortless and easy to wear. My overall impression was crème brulee&vanilla pods with Grand Marnièr.

It lasts about 6h on me, if I put my nose on my wrist I can still smell it 8h after application. It feels quite powerful when applied but the projection decreases quickly. Similar to other modern vanilla Guerlains (with the exception of Shalimar Ode a la Vanille flankers), this leans more to the comfort than opulence side.

I had a 4ml decant and don’t feel the urgent need to buy the full bottle as my sweet oriental shelf is quite full already. I would recommend this to other sweet gourmand/oriental fans, especially those who love Guerlain and prefer Shalimar Parfum Initial to the original.

Mar
06
2013
Marco Chau
Marco Chau

Oriental Brulant has an opening resembling some aged preserved Chinese tangerine peels with soothing, slightly savory sweet and balmy accords. It's sweet, balmy and vanilla base notes made me feel calm and relax for hours.

Feb
22
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Gourmand, a unique vanilla, with the dna Guerlain, a vanilla differentiated.
With a touch powdery, also almond, and finally resinous, half balsamic, a true elixir for men and women.

Jan
02
2013
Francouzka
Francouzka

Beuatiful warm, luxurious perfume with long lasting sillage for dreaming, relaxing and well being. I bought without hesitation a bottle of this beauty when first time "tasting" it. If you want to have more pleasure with Oriental Brulant you can combine it when applying a unique product by Guerlain Délice de Peau à Parfumer (Cream to Perfume) - it is practically a moisturizing no scented body cream, you can put it on neck, décolleté, wrist, arms,etc. . . and you can enhance its already long lasting sillage, olfactory power and pleasure of your senses. it is worth to buy it!!!!

Apr
29
2012
zapling
zapling

Interestingly layered. Balmy and powdery, a cloud of slightly greased soft pink. The funny thing is that the scent is getting stronger, after sitting close to my skin for the first half hour. I appreciate Floofs comparison to Shalimar and I agree. This is like pink coloured Shalimar with rounded, fluffy edges. Maybe Shalimar for ballerina :-)

Jan
19
2012
westmorelandlawyer
westmorelandlawyer

Pity I am all the way in Jamaica, sounds like a gorgeous scent.

Dec
03
2011
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

Powdery, incensey, slightly spicey vanilla-amber...makes me weak in the knees. A very sexy scent!

Oct
19
2011
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

At first you get a rather strong dose of benzoine which smells sort of "chemical" but not unpleasant. Just strange.
Almonds (or tonka ?) mingle from the beginning, too. A delicious perfume, really !
It is sweet, pleasing and seductive. Perfect if you are on a date with certain plans of spending the night :-) He/She will not be able to resist.

OB develops softer, milder in the drydown but still sweet and almondy.
The name truefully suggests something smoky.
OB overall reminds me of a harem with lovely women eating delicious sweets and the room is perfumed with smoke.

Oriental Brulant is not as smoky as Fumerie Turque/Serge Lutens, not as sweet as Loukhoum Parfum Du Soir/Keiko Mecheri and not as almondy as Baiser Du Dragon/Cartier but having less of each superbly mixed a big "more" was the result.
OB is a gorgeous oriental-gourmand scent.

Longevity is great, I applied it in the morning and still noticed whiffs of it on me at about 5 in the afternoon.
Sillage is medium, it is not a loud scent.

Unfortunately, OB is part of the exclusive "Les Elixirs Charnel" collection. The price is a true nightmare (around EUR 170-175 for 75ml).

Feb
10
2011
floof
floof

An almost unpleasant laquer scent starts this fragrance (maybe the styrax?), or so I thought at first, I love that this site lets you edit reviews. This has really grown on me, and I think it is pretty much the ideal Shalimar for me. I have tried and tried, but I love this more than the classic Shalimar, it is just frankly more lovely. The alcohol-y beginning lasts about 5 minutes until the scent settles into something amazing and warm and subtle. Shalimar-like without the lemon/citrus and heavy powder, more similar to the drydown of Shalimar, the wearable aspects of Shalimar- Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant is a very guerlain smelling smoky tonka bean/vanilla fragrance. I don't like it as much as the Guerlain Gourmand Elixir but it still is an honor to have in my collection, and I really enjoy wearing it! Not sure I would repurchase, but its just keeps growing on me the longer I have it.... A very subtle, light and pretty powder here for me with a very dark vanilla. I love these Guerlain Elixirs beyond words- it sounds dramatic but it's totally true! As for it not being unique, I disagree; I haven't smelled anything like this besides the already mentioned vague resemblance to the drydown of Shalimar. This is much more wearable than Shalimar in my book and I reach for it MUCH more often, but if you love that scent I would suggest a sample of this one.
Lasting power 24+
Shalimar lovers who hate the citrus opening will go nuts Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant...
I have found the new, more expensive guerlains beat the crap out of their cheaper older counterparts. For me, this is the perfect shalimar and Angelique Noire is much better than Champs Elysees. I don't know if I can go back...

If anyone wants to get this fragrance off their hands, i would gladly trade for it. Go through my 200ish perfumes and tell me what you want samples/bottles/decants of for trade. Just send me a message if you're interested!

Jan
02
2010
frederica
frederica

this scent is warm and sensational. I feel almond , vanilla and iris. I like it. It sweet and luxurious gourmet perfum

Aug
31
2010
yvashche
yvashche

The second best of this line of four: spicy, not shocking, very wearable. Similar to many other scents so not something to splurge on. Tends to end up powdery.

Aug
27
2010
judith
judith

This is an easy to wear oriental. It is not dramatic nor groundbreaking,but easy enough to wear everyday.

Sep
22
2008

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Elixir Charnel Oriental Brulant by Guerlain 4.25 out of 5 based on 148 ratings and 20 user reviews

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