Founded by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain, French perfume house Guerlain has been producing chic feminine fragrances since 1828. As several Viora London Youtube subscribers have asked for a Mon Guerlain vs Mon Guerlain Intense comparison, we decided to put both fragrances to the test.
I am comparing Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum (2017) with Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense (2019). Both fragrances share the main notes of lavender, iris and vanilla, but whereas Mon Guerlain EDP is floral, vanilla and slightly woody, Mon Guerlain EDP Intense provides additional intensity and depth.
Mon Guerlain vs Mon Guerlain Intense
Armed with official samples of Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum and Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intens, it’s time to review, test and compare. I have also included my full video review too!
1. Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum
The oriental woody Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum is the first fragrance within the range, composed as a tribute to the modern day’s femininity.
Perfumers Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk aimed to create a scent that would encapsulate the dreamy and affectionate nature of the woman. This radiant scent, launched at the beginning of 2017, is composed using the best quality raw ingredients.
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum opens with an aromatic odour of lavender entwined with a dazzling citrusy note of bergamot. It is soon enriched by the opulent heart of enticing florals, adding a subtle, powdery sweetness to the blend.
The composition dries down to a warming earthiness of woods and resin, mixed with the distinctive sweetness of coumarin and creamy vanilla notes.
This daring, fresh scent is beautiful all year round and is perfect for either day or evening wear. The fragrance has a reasonably moderate sillage.
Subtly spiced oriental perfume nestles inside the house’s iconic, quadrilobe bottle, the design of which was created back in 1908. Simple, yet luxurious flacon features a transparent topper and an ornamented metallic collar in champagne gold around the neck.
The beautifully sophisticated and perfectly balanced daytime fragrance is like a lazy afternoon in a French province, with a lavender aroma softly lingering in the air. Simply heavenly.
Vanilla, Sandalwood, Coumarin, Benzoin, Liquorice, Patchouli
Seasons & Longevity
Benefits & Drawbacks
|Pros||A beautiful combination of vanilla, lavender and iris that turns heads|
|Cons||Does not project quite as well as the Intense version|
2. Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense is an oriental woody fragrance, launched by the house in 2019. Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk, the genius noses behind this remarkable scent, celebrate the uniqueness, freedom and sensuality of the woman being. Addictive in its intensity, this fragrance will not go unnoticed.
The first spray of this fragrance fills the room with the aromatic blend of lavender and citrus fruits. This dazzling sweetness is soon overtaken by the delightful heart of jasmine and vanilla, mixed with accords of rose and iris flower.
The rich, musky-woody base, lead by patchouli and coumarin, ground the composition, adding a subtle spicy sweetness to it. Eventually, the perfume dries into a very prominent and beautifully pleasant sweet vanilla and lavender scent.
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense is incredibly long-lasting. It is noticeable on the skin for good 8 hours, leaving a beautiful trail of scent behind.
Suitable for autumn and winter wear this intense, sexy fragrance is more of an evening perfume. It is no doubt a very pleasurable and easy to wear scent.
The deep rose colour liquid comes presented inside the luxurious glass weighty bottle decorated in deep copper-gold.
Beautiful and empowering, this perfume is worth the goddess! Uplift your spirits and reveal your personality through this unique oriental woody elixir.
Lavender, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange
Iris, Rose, Jasmine, Vanilla
Patchouli, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Musk, Licorice
Seasons & Longevity
Benefits & Drawbacks
|Pros||More intense than the original and gets lots of compliments|
|Cons||Not an any-season fragrance|
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|Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum||Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense|
|Viora Says… Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum blends bright lavender, sweet vanilla and hints of powdery iris to create a versatile any-season feminine fragrance.||Viora Says… Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense is a deeper interpretation of the original scent that’s ideal for eveningwear.|
Our Top Pick
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense is my pick of the two. I love the depth of the lavender and iris that is sweetened by vanilla and a touch of wood. Perfect for any slightly dressy occasion.
Mon Guerlain vs Mon Guerlain Intense (Video Review)
Overall, Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum and Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense are both incredibly pretty fragrances that perform well. I would say that are quite similar so you only need to purchase one of them in my personal opinion. I went for Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum.
I recommend you try both fragrances in-store and remember to let them both settle for an hour as the vanilla and woods in the intense version takes longer to fully develop than with the original EDP.
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Ingrid is an avid perfume collector, fragrance writer & reviewer, fragrance Youtuber and Friend member of the British Society of Perfumers who has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years.