Well, well, well…
Pink juice, chocolate in the notes list – this could go horribly wrong. Is this Sephora or is it Guerlain? Again, let the nose have its say…
Gourmand Coquin was created by Christine Nagel and includes notes of black pepper, rose, rum and chocolate.
Upon first spray, Gourmand Coquin is indeed almost unbearably sweet and you can almost count the calories, but very quickly it morphs away from pure dessert towards delectable perfume. To be honest, I don’t get much of the black pepper in the beginning, there is chocolate, boozy chocolate and lots of it. I know, it sounds horrible, perfect for a date with Willy Wonka, but trust me, it is way better than it sounds.
The longer I wear it, the more the pepper seems to come into its own and forces the chocolate into a nice balanced state of equality. Sillage and longevity are very satisfying, and I love catching delicious wafts of it during the approximately six hours of wear time.
I may not wear this to the opera or a fancy dinner. For a day in the park or indoor playground though, there is nothing better, wear it and you’ll be the sensation among the 2-5 year old set. My boys adore this perfume (not entirely surprising, is it?) and regularly demand that I wear it.
The genius of Guerlain is that Gourmand Coquin is sophisticated and elegant enough, so I can happily comply with their wish.