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Guet Apens by Guerlain is a Chypre Fruity fragrance for women. Guet Apens was launched in 1999. The nose behind this fragrance is Mathilde Laurent.

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This perfume reminds me of  
Vol de Nuit Evasion
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Burlesque
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Bois des Iles
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Guet Apens Fragrance Reviews

Coralmonkey
Coralmonkey

Great. I've worn Femme Rochas for years and this is in that family. Sometimes I wear Creed Vintage Tab and this may be the whiff between the two.

Sep
27
2014
julieekerr
julieekerr

I am fortunate enough to have the limited release called Royal Extract from harrods. believe it is the same perfume. It is beautiful. purchased in the summer 2014. On me it wears close to the skin but has reasonable longevity. I love Guerlain chypre fatal and rose nacre du desert. this is like the sweet dry down of these perfumes. beautifully blended sophisticated amber vanilla peach and oh so much more...balanced intoxicating. It conjures up a romantic Edwardian champagne party in the countryside by a river on a warm summers afternoon captured in a Monet painting

Sep
16
2014
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

Given what I have read on other blogging sites (basenotes) and judging from the ingredients list, you can still get this wonderful concotion under yet another new name, called ROYAL EXTRACT, currently sold as a store exclusive limited edition in London's most famous department store (hunting green with golden letters).

It is a fabulous fruity chypre with a boozy vanillic dry-down. The peachy 'compote' gourmand note is not cloyingly sweet, but golden and ambery, and the fir balsam, together with the other florals gives this an indulgent, rich, dense and fabulous aromatic explosion.

If you love CHANEL's "Bois des Iles", BOND No.9 "West Side", Roja Dove's "Outspoken", you will find this sits well in there amongst all of them as a fruity chypre.

Another peculiar aspect I would like to mention, and perhaps the reason I love this so much, is the warm pleasant plastic note, that is so glamorously captured here. To me it smells of warm shrink wrap plastic film from a brand new fresh off the press vinyl record. A scent that I truly miss, since there are hardly any brand new vinyls left in this world and the sensation of opening one, is just second to none.

Collector's value 10/10. Individuality 10/10. Exclusivity 10/10. Longevity 8.5/10 Overall Scent 9.5/10 NEAR MASTERPIECE!!

Sep
06
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

The opening is not exactly the best one out there, on my skin is a bit cloying and sticky like fresh pouring fir balsam, I smell a lot of sandalwood and resins (it suddenly reminded me of Lutens' Santal de Mysore in fact). Syrupy and sticky, and fairly sweet too. The base is nice, dark and thick like tar, almost animalic too, with an interesting dense mix of hay, moss, incense, and patchouli. The heart of the scent is however that warm, sticky dense blend of resins and flowers, mostly jasmin and heliotrope with just a hint of violet, which will eventually emerge better. Balsamic, oily and woody, with a syrupy heart of floral notes and a waxy/powdery feel, that's basically it for quite long – the evolution is pretty close to zero. It eventually just becomes a little more smoky and earthy on the very inner base. Thick and a bit monotone. After a while, as I said, the violet note emerges better, together with a waxy aftertaste, and it kind of comes closer some classic Guerlain's like Mitsouko, however the "tribute" is subtle and there is no real resemblance, just a faint echo. Not bad, but I see why they discontinued this.

6/10

Jun
13
2014
Capricious Capricorn
Capricious Capricorn

I got this several years ago, after it was renamed Attrape Coeur and changed to a bee bottle. I should have gotten two. How good is it? Well, my BIL criticizes just about everything I wear. Well, he gave me a compliment on this one. It personifies richness and elegance. It's so well blended that I don't detect any particular notes. Heady, sophisticated stuff. And, of course, I was stopped in my tracks by a stranger that had to know what it was. I gave this requestor the "rare, exquisite, discontinued, and expensive" spiel. Believe me, it's all of that.

Apr
10
2014
Deppaholic
Deppaholic

I still have mine from 2000. I am willing to trade. It's authentic. Hubby got for me when in France for a Pitt stop to the islands. I never did like it. I love Heliotrope, almonds, baby powder fragrances, and many other Guerlain. But this one, there's something not agreeing with me. I have tried it off and on. Yep, the bottle is expensive, collector's item in itself. It's the real juice too. Wonder why it doesn't work on me. I love L'Instant, L'Ondee, Samsara, Asian Brulant, Coquin Gourmand (which if they quit making, I would die) and I don't know, a few others they have out, both high end, and lower end. This though....not me at all....If somebody has to have it, message me.

Fast forward 10/2014: I never could part with it because hubby bought it whilst passing through France in 2000. Well, I just put a dab on today, and I knew there was that little voice in my head always telling me, do not ever get rid of this! It is truly beautiful on me now. I guess our bodies do change with age. Especially women with all the hormones and all. Soft, floral powdery lushness. Guerlain top of the line bar none! Being that it was a limited release, I think I'll tape my lid down so that evaporation doesn't occur and only bring this out for special occasions! OMG WOW! I think my nose back then just wasn't ready for it! Now the hunt to find something similar!

Oct
03
2013
finanna
finanna

Not sure if it makes any sense to write a review of a discontinued, hard to find (and ridiculously expensive if you can find it) perfume, but maybe Guerlain execs will come back to their senses, find a way to replace those ifra-banned ingredients and bring this beauty back to market.

This is easily the best of modern Guerlains...or actually the best Guerlain I have ever tried. Gorgeous ambery heliotrope-violet sweetness that is instantly recognizable as a descendant of the Guerlain classics. It shares some similarities with l'Heure Bleue, Vol de Nuit and Apres Ondee, yet it is unique and sadly, none of the other Guerlains can ever fill the gap in my heart.

I was a bit disappointed by the longevity (6h in total, but the beautiful opening blast toned down much faster). Nevertheless, it is one of my all-time favourites and I dearly hope it would be re-issued. Until that, I'll be sniffing the gorgeous wafts from my empty bottle:(

If you can get a full authentic bottle, go for it. Not worth testing a sample because you'll very likely fall in love.

May
30
2013
Redpula
Redpula

Oh I was stunned and wouldn't know how to react because the moment i applied a spray at my back hand while i was walking, it was a fireball that heated up in a cold evening. It hits me so hard, beautifully done, super classic heavy mix of finest flowers with oakmoss and some fruit notes. I do not detect a specific flower dominating this edt of the classic but I can smell jasmine, rose and tuberose, perfectly balanced together yet heavy for the first minutes. This is only for mature women who possess a strong character. 3 sprays would definitely annoy those around you because this is amazingly too potent to trigger happy. To a wrong skin, it might be sour, to my skin, it made me miss my mom... This is the 60's and 70's alluring woman should smell on the first hour but after that, the 30's up modern woman would make heads turn due to its captivating aromatic, balmy, heart to dry down. A cold evening walk to a beautiful labyrinth filled with smelly flowers, woods, moss and be ready to go deeper, sniffing your path to no return. :)

Apr
03
2013
Lady Love
Lady Love

I don't feel a connection between Guet Apens and Mitsouko, either as a vintage fragrance. I find Guet Apens to be original and well made. Its cloying, sweet/ambery, and smoky/vanillic, with a beautiful violet note. Please! Go easy with this one, My only complaint is that I find this very strong. Complex scent so take your time to explore Guet Apens.

Mar
20
2013
glorious1
glorious1

No words can adequately describe Guet-Apen. I have Mitsouko extrait and edt, vintage yada yada.....not even close! Like I said Attrape Coeur was the later version but one in the same......sort of.....there still is a little difference but I would NOT turn down Attrape-Coeur.

Jul
18
2012
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

I am completely baffled by this scent. When I first put it on there was a blast of something, not sure, not unpleasant, but very different. And then it very quickly faded away to something soft and sweetish, maybe musky? I have no idea. Definitely have to try again and see.

Mar
26
2012
glorious1
glorious1

I will always be searching for Guet-Apens!! Attrape-Coeur has a plastic note in it but it's the next best thing!!

Feb
23
2012
sherapop
sherapop

The liquid in my sample vial (whose provenance was ultimately a decanter, by way of a fellow fragrance traveler) of Guerlain ATTRAPE COEUR smells suspiciously familiar to the dregs in the bottom of my now nearly empty bottle of YSL YVRESSE, which is so old that it actually bears the original name of that perfume, CHAMPAGNE.

Thick, somewhat gunky stewed peaches and parched vetiver? Hmmm... this seems very similar to the result which I might expect to derive from attempting a reduction of MITSOUKO over the stove. The flowers are really all stuck together in an amorphous blob in this composition. Eventually the drydown smells more like MITSOUKO than YVRESSE, but I never detect a single isolable flower petal anywhere: rose, violet, and iris are nowhere here to be sniffed. I do believe that my sample may simply be old.

I never had a chance to try the 1999 launch of "this" perfume, GUET-APENS, but I am curious as to why it should have been totally renamed if in fact there was no significant reformulation for the 2005 launch of ATTRAPE COEUR. I also wonder why two extra perfumers should be given credit for a perfume originally composed by Mathilde Laurent, if in fact the two creations are really one and the same.

Dec
07
2011
glorious1
glorious1

Guet-Apen IS Attrape Coeur! My friend worked for Guerlain and they just remarketed it and changed the name.

This is probably my favorite perfume! I adore it. I do NOT get Mitsouko from this and I have the vintage Mitsouko and the parfum.
Anyway.........truly wonderful...........I think of this much more of an oriental also.
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! I save it for special!! I'd hate to think I'd run out! It's expensive......BUT

Nov
29
2011
flhterrie
flhterrie

As with many of my perfumes, I ordered this untried, and after decanting to a spray bottle and spraying on my wrist I gasped and said aloud, "Oh no, that was a waste of money!" The tuberose hit me in the face like a ton of bricks and I'm not a huge tuberose fan, but I am an experienced perfume fan and decided to give it some time and airing out before starting to scrub.

I am soooo glad I did. It immediately bagan calming on my skin. the tuberose subsided and the jasmine (one of my fave florals) and violet rose to the surface and I began to relax. I never got much rose, but that's alright. The peach wasn't that much present for me either, but when the drydown began in earnest I was in heaven. It was that vanilla, ambery, slightly musk Guerlain base I have come to call home with just the right amount of the floral balance hanging in to soften it and give it lightness and it's own character.

I don't see the resemblance to Mitsouko in Guet Apens. Mitsouko has a harshness on me that never goes away and is one of the only Guerlains I don't like. Guet Apens is what I wanted Mitsoukp to be. A sweet, yet soft oriental with great staying power and decent sillage.

Feb
15
2011
Kterhark
Kterhark

When I sampled this a year ago I was looking for a reason not to buy another Guerlain, but wanted to circle back to it now.

Guet Apens is a purple fragrance with a lot of ‘glass’. Upon the opening I want to compare it to Apres L’ondee, but this is not a wet, springtime fragrance. It is a windy, late fall fragrance; something you would wear as you walked through the open prairie as the first brisk breezes of winter were whistling down your neck.

The mood of this fragrance is introspective to me; something I would wear if I needed to be alone and contemplate something. A solitary wind-swept note.

This time of year I place it ahead of L’heure Bleue, and behind Apres L’ondee. I wouldn’t compare it to Mitsouko at all, as it is a dry, floral oriental and not a fat, luscious chypre.

Certainly one of the better fragrances to ever come from Guerlain.

Nov
03
2010
floriana
floriana

Never heard, never saw.....Exist in official Guerlain site??? I cannot find Guet Apens.

Sep
05
2009
F_A
F_A

That's true, Guet-Apens has something very similar to Mitsouko. It is old-fashioned in some way like tessture said but that's why I love it so much!
Mitsouko is somehow sharp and quite heavy, "dusty" fragrance compared to Guet-Apens. Guet-Apens is softer, fruitier and really creamy.
It makes me feel as if I was walking alone down the dusty countryside road on a very hot summer day, dust tickles my nose, the air is hot and dry but at the same time wind brings the smell of juicy ripe peaches from the garden which I cannot see. I love how Guet-Apens makes me feel! It is lovable, romantic fragrance with the edge to it.
Guet-Apens has the classic Guerlain base and a lovely sillage. Simply adorable!

Apr
20
2009
tessture
tessture

Not as different as Mitsouko, nor as interesting, even though Mitsouko doesn't quite work on me. Sadly, Guet Apens/Attrape Coer is basically a boring, old fashioned heavy floral on my skin. I wish it was more like what Mals86 has reviewed.

Mar
10
2009
Mals86
Mals86

Guet-Apens was renamed and rereleased (without obvious reformulation) in 2003 as Attrape-Coeur.

Notes include:
Top: Rose, jasmine, tuberose, violet
Heart: peach
Base: amber, musk, vanilla

Someone has described Attrape-Coeur (to give it its current name) as a "creamy Mitsouko." I'm not sure that's very clear, but it is certainly related to Mitsouko, with its peachy heart. I cannot wear Mitsouko; it smells of waxed floors and bitter herbs on me. I prefer this one, with its lovely violet and rich, textured rose. The ambery vanilla drydown is rich as brandy. A real asset in the Guerlain line, and a must-try if you like the classic Guerlains. Gorgeous.

I do not understand the chypre designation. This one is, to my nose, heavily ambery and more oriental than chypre.

Mar
09
2009

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