In the opening, the citruses are sparkling; a mix of bergamot, mandarin, orange and a hint of lemon. Delightful. Very quickly does the fragrance morph on the skin. Iris makes an appearance and there, a powdery citrusy floral medley begins. The petitgrain, rosemary and sage maintain a verdant airy atmosphere. It really makes the scent emanating off your skin feel green, and growing,and evermore alive. The Guerlinade is perfect in Eau de Cologne du 68. It’s a light, powdery vanilla that has a fluffy texture to the nose, hugging you softly. Linden blossom, orange blossom, frangipani, jasmine, rose, and ylang ylang are the feat of florals that will charm you throughout. The florals are subtly sweet and are reminiscent of the yellow pollen that bees collect in springtime. Overall the fragrance grows on the skin beautifully, always changing with wafts of sunny florals, citrus and vanilla.
I write this review as a testament to my recent and remarkable discovery with Eau de Cologne du 68. Only yesterday afternoon was I surprised just how sweet and honeyed the white florals and citrus smells in the summer heat. The citruses no longer felt bracing and bitter as I found in the wintertime. The vanillary Guerlinade really blooms in the heat as it completely accentuates the rest of the cast. Bravo! This is an underrated Guerlain that also happens to be discontinued. It is of my highest recommendation to experience Eau de Cologne du 68 while you can!