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Today is Friday, September 23, and I am planning a trip to Las Vegas! My husband is going for work, and I will go with him. Vegas isn’t really my scene, and I’ve only been there once before, but I’m really looking forward to it — for three reasons. One, spending several days in a nice hotel with my nice husband is a treat in itself. Two, we have tickets to see the Cirque du Soleil show The Beatles Love, which we saw on my only prior trip and thought was fabulous. Three, I plan to visit the Guerlain boutique, which I’ve never done before!
One my last trip to Las Vegas, I hadn’t yet gone down the perfume rabbit-hole, so Guerlain wasn’t on my must-see list. When I did get interested in Guerlain fragrances, I used to be able to try them at a Guerlain counter at nearby department stores, but then Guerlain closed those. I’ve visited mini-boutiques in duty-free areas of airports. But this will be my first visit to an actual Guerlain Boutique, and I’ve heard that some of the new versions of the classic fragrances are big improvements over the prior reformulations.
So, fragrance friends, what do you recommend I try, and possibly buy??
I am so out of date with what’s available at Guerlain. A bunch of years ago I visited the boutique in Toronto. Bought a bottle of Apres l’Ondee which I had wanted forever. I think I’d let my nose and budget decide! I’m being boring again today and wearing Stash; it’s Friday and game day, and now I’m trying to thunk the bottle (I do have a backup!) It’s finally “football weather” here – 57 degrees at kickoff. Very excited to not be sweating through my shirt! Have a fantastic trip!
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Thanks! Good luck to your team!
Your trip sounds wonderful, enjoy! I would probably try the new fragrances in the L’Arts et Materieres collection. If you don’t own them yet, I recommend Iris Torreife and also Neroli Outrenoir for FB purchases. Have a wonderful trip 🤗🤩
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