Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été 
Guerlain (2012)

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Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été by Guerlain

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Thierry Wasser
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Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été is a shared scent launched in 2012 by Guerlain

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There are 25 reviews of Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été by Guerlain.


Orientalist pastiche; with bizarrely, a mock Shakespearean name based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream : le Songe d'une nuit d'Été.
Saffron myrrh and woods, with a powdery undercurrent and some kind of fake oud effect; it’s all very pleasant, but feels a bit like watching blue eyed Alec Guinness play Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia, you get the sense it ain’t the real thing.


Dark, oiled leather and oud, laced with saffron, and awoken by the smoldering of ancient incense. A medieval time capsule. The scent of a thousand and one nights.


Spicy saffron

Piercing saffron and myrrh over a Tuscan leather base. Medicinal and astringent. I don't find it overly skanky. Well blended and interesting. This is a wrist sniffer for sure. Its complicated, and enticing. Has "top ten smelled" potential for some, but not all. Getting hard to find. This is a big thumbs up for me personally. The only problem would be that it is potentially overly powerful, and hence unwearable. But at this much beauty that can be overlooked.


The opening is softer than I expected and mostly centered on spicy saffron with a bitter, soft, balsamic oud. Then it starts to evolve and the myrrh with a subtle sweet jasmine and provide a slightly pissy aroma; but it's all so warm, balsamic and bitter sweet, that works marvelously together. It's much tamer than I thought, it's very well done and balanced.


Start with Shalimar Parfum and make it more heavy using incense notes and you end up with this perfume.

Too far from old Guerlain spirit, but is a very comforting and carefree fragrance in its own right.


If I had been blindfolded while testing this scent I never would have guessed it was by Guerlain. Tiny Jasmine and cardamom. The patchouli, cedar, oud, and myrrh are dry - windswept even. Saffron comes and goes. This mellows on my skin after a couple of hours into an Almost mellow sweetness. Guerlain has succeeded in creating a desert scent. I believe this would smell better on a man. Overall -- not bad.

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