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Mayotte Guerlain for women

Mayotte Guerlain for women
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Mayotte by Guerlain is a Floral fragrance for women. Mayotte was launched in 2006. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Paul Guerlain. Top notes are neroli and frangipani; middle notes are tuberose, indian jasmine and ylang-ylang; base notes are sandalwood, vanilla and vetiver.

Perfume rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 82 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Neroli Frangipani

Middle Notes
Tuberose Indian Jasmine Ylang-Ylang

Base Notes
Sandalwood Vanilla Vetiver

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Mayotte Fragrance Reviews


Quite right, Rue - I was using some duplicate content in C&P when tagging the Parisiennes that are former Allegorias (etc.) and missed changing one of the names in the Mayotte entry. Fixed now!

I can't understand what the hell LVMH is getting up to. All the talent and all the money, and they can't do any better than to recycle old vats in heavy, heavy dilution? All these poor people who think they're going "anosmic" to Mayotte when in reality: good luck smelling something that has been watered down to cologne strength, kids. That's not anosmia or habituation, that's "you done got ripped off."


@Archivist, you are correct that Mayonette is watered down Mahora, but Mademoiselle Guerlain is La Petite Robe Noire 2 rebottled. It's sad that we no longer can cross check things via Monsieur Guerlain. I wished I had saved his pages, they were quite handy.

Oh well, I have a bit of Mahora from back when it was first launched. I have La Petite Robe Noire 2 which btw, was way over priced, I paid $150 for a 1.7oz then the following year they discontinue it and relaunch another La Petite Robe Noire for under $100, what was the retail price, $90? Ugh. Do you know how much that chapped my behind? I don't care if they're different scents, I still felt like I was ripped off. That's when things began to go south with my opinion of Guerlain.

Now they shut down Monsieur Guerlain. I got all my info about new launches, discontinuations, and whatever else from him. Shame on you, Guerlain, I've had enough for your sales antics. Ok, rant over.


This appears to be a rebottled Mahora in cologne concentration rather than EDT.

Mahora was discontinued to make way for the significantly more spendy Mayotte. Same juice, lower concentration, major markup. You can still buy Mahora on ebay for significantly less than Mayotte; reduce it by adding another 10-20% in liquid (10 to EDT, 20 to EDP) using everclear and 1-2% water. Empty bee bottle, gold sticker, white ribbon, blam. Mayotte.

LVMH went after and shut down a prominent blogger named Monsieur Guerlain to keep these sleight-of-hand gimmicks from getting out.


I couldn't wait to leave a review on Guerlain Mayotte. This minds me of Samsara when it dries down. It's probably the Ylang-ylang. This is a pleasant scent. Tuberose, Jasmine and ylang-ylang are very noticeable. It does last and the silage is quite good. I noticed other reviewers claim that it does last very long. I guess mine does because I tried a sample from the Guerlain boutique. Apparently, this is going to be discontinued.


I love the bottle and smells, the only sad..thing is I don't feel it after 5-7 min I have on myself...maybe people around do ....Love all of Guerlain


With great anticipation, I tried this at Saks today. Meh. It was nice, but I like Mahora better. Mayotte is more refined, but no staying power. It didn't last much past an hour or so. No one part of it stands out. Mahora is much more interesting, complex and intense, and lasting. I was never a Guerlain fan and Mahora was the first Guerlain scent I liked. After wearing Mahora, I learned to appreciate Shalimar and Samsara. But chances are I won't buy them.
On edit many months later: I am now a huge Shalimar fan. Bought a 3.3 oz bottle and can't wear it often enough. Never thought a spray of leather scent would be so convincing and real. Still love Mahora, too.


Mayotte is the re-edition of Mahora according to blogger Perfume Shrine. And it's named after the island where Jean-Paul Guerlain has his Ylang Ylang plantations. Mahora was an unfortunate flop probably due to the impolite associations the name had in english speaking peoples minds according to her. So I guess that if you alredy know Mahora you don't need to get aquainted with Mayotte.


OK, I "like" Mayotte, but for what I paid, I should love it. The smell is lovely, but I become anosmic to it in minutes it seems. Can't smell it on my wrist at all, but it lingers under my shirt. Unfortunately, sticking one's nose down the neck of one's own top to get a sniff would be considered horrendously bad manners.

I got the "bee bottle" with no atomizer, along with a "complimentary" refillable purse spray bottle. I find dabbing some straight from the bottle onto a half a wad of cotton and tucking it into my bra does give the fragrance a little more presence.

Lesson learned: stay away from those scary sales assocs at Bergdorf's, and get a decant of anything pricey from The Perfumed Court and live with it for a few days before deciding on a purchase.

In some ways, Mayotte reminds me of Panthére de cartier, tho a bit creamier, plus PdC has better sillage and staying power. Maybe I'll layer and see what happens.

Follow-up: My nose seems to be getting educated (I love tuberose!) so I can detect this tropical floral on me for hours now. Summer's coming and this will fit in with my floral dresses.


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