I am in the mood for a quite sadistic question today…
You have to choose between the houses of Guerlain and Chanel for the rest of your life, you can only have one houses’ perfumes. If you cannot choose, you will get neither.
Who do you pick?
Which house wins and why?
What would you miss the most?
I was childishly happy about the perfidity of this question until I realized, I’d have to answer it myself (somehow I manage to ignore that basic fact when thinking about questions, or I would never be able to come up with anything!).
So, which house is it for me?
Argh, what an impossible question, and surely one I’d answer differently every day.
But for what it is worth, I choose Chanel for the one reason that I think their perfumes are in safer hands. Chanel reformulations are not as devastating as many Guerlain ones have been.
And while I was disappointed with recent releases like Bleu, N°19 Poudre and Jersey, I still feel the Les Exclusifs line is one of the best out there. The exclusive Guerlains have highlights among them, but are not as comprehensive as a whole. And the Guerlain mainstream releases are mostly duds for me, sorry.
The day to day wearability point goes to Chanel as well. I just find more occasion to wear 31 RC or N°19 than Shalimar or L’Heure Bleue.
I am a Guerlain girl at heart, so it pains me to say this, but today I choose Chanel.
What about you?