Guerlain Eau de Cashmere : New Perfume

Guerlain has launched a new fragrance in its  l’Art & la Matière collection, called Eau de Cashmere. It’s designed to be sprayed on cashmere or wool for a soft, cocooning effect, although it can be worn on skin, like any other perfume. Eau de Cashmere is unisex and is based around powdery notes. It’s also meant to be layered with any other fragrance in the l’Art & la Matière collection, which includes perfumes like Angélique NoireCruel GardéniaMyrrhe et Délires, and Bois d’Arménie.

eau cashmere

“Fresh notes of bergamot and mandarin are mixed with soft and powdery notes of iris and lavender . Then comes the elegant sillage of woody notes of cedar , vetiver and musk.”

Available at Guerlain boutiques and counters. 125ml/72 €

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30 Comments

  • Marie: The bottle looks like Eau de Lit and the note descriptions. March 4, 2014 at 7:43am Reply

    • Victoria: I haven’t tried it yet, but a friend who did said that they’re very different. Eau de Cashmere is much more woody and less floral, while Eau de Lit is musky, sweet, vanilla-like. I’m curious to try it not so much for the perfume but to see how it might layer with some other Guerlain perfumes. March 4, 2014 at 8:17am Reply

  • Aisha: I LOVE THE BOTTLE! 🙂

    If I see it, I’ll have to test it. March 4, 2014 at 8:51am Reply

    • Victoria: All of these rounded bottle from Guerlain are so pretty, and the color combinations really catch my eye. The last thing I need is another soft, cozy perfume (I have enough!), but the idea of Eau de Cashmere sounds charming. I’ll definitely have to try it. March 4, 2014 at 9:18am Reply

  • Sandra: Great bottle! Guerlain does some of the best bottles. They are their own work of art! Beautiful..
    Like you I have a lot of soft and cozy perfumes. Today I am wearing vintage samsara which is sandalwood sandalwood and more sandalwood , cozy and comforting on this bitter cold day. March 4, 2014 at 10:11am Reply

    • Victoria: I was wearing Diptyque Tam Dao, but I must have underapplied, because I can’t smell it anymore. On the other hand, your mention of Samsara reminded me how soft and cozy it feels, so I put it on over Tam Dao. Sandalwood+more sandalwood=bliss. 🙂 March 4, 2014 at 10:15am Reply

      • maja: I’ve made quite a blasphemous layering experiment today. Very simple Vanille Molinard and some divine L’Heure Bleue. It is actually sooo good. March 4, 2014 at 11:27am Reply

        • Victoria: Ha! I also have Roses de Chloe on another arm (couldn’t resist after reading Elisa’s review). 🙂

          But Vanille + L’Heure Bleue sound like a terrific combination. Vanille must amplify the vanilla-almond marshmallow layer in L’Heure Bleue and make it more gourmand but not sticky. March 4, 2014 at 11:53am Reply

          • maja: Exactly! I bought Vanille thinking it could work on its own as a simple vanilla I was looking for but it doesn’t. Not at least until the drydown. But layering is another story. 🙂 March 4, 2014 at 12:08pm Reply

  • maja: The bottle is fantastic, can’t resist similar colours. 🙂 I’d love to try it. March 4, 2014 at 11:22am Reply

    • Victoria: The grey and muted pink is such a great combo. I have a scarf in that shade of pink, and it brightens up just about any dark outfit. March 4, 2014 at 11:48am Reply

  • Nicola Stephens: Love the sound of this – those notes sound so appealing! And the thought that my jumpers had their own perfume just cracks me up! March 4, 2014 at 12:20pm Reply

    • Victoria: “My sweater wears Guerlain, daaaarling.” 🙂 March 4, 2014 at 12:30pm Reply

  • george: I assume one sprays on a cashmere jumper and then WEARS the jumper, and it’s not a perfume for one’s jumper to enjoy like sometimes you get perfumes for babies and dogs…… I like the bottle, but individually specified accessorising of one’s accessories- scarf or perfumes- is far too rococo a concept. I mean: will there be a perfume for layering with perfumes for clothes for childrens’ doll’s dolls pets’ fleas? Despite being a fabric wearer myself- regardless of any perfumer’s intent- we must stop this madness now! March 4, 2014 at 12:47pm Reply

    • Victoria: 🙂 No, I think that you can wear it in any way you want, rather than just perfuming your sweaters and admiring them from afar. But while this particular perfume seems interesting, I understand what you mean about the whole gimmicky “perfume for perfume” thing. A good fragrance should smell good on its own, and that will be my test for Eau de Cashmere. March 4, 2014 at 3:34pm Reply

      • george: I look forward to the review! March 4, 2014 at 6:11pm Reply

    • Anne of Green Gables: george, you cracked me up again with “doll’s dolls and pet’s fleas”! 🙂 I actually didn’t know that there were perfumes for dogs. But since dogs have really sensitive sense of smell, would it be such a good idea to perfume them?? I only found out today that there’s a TV channel for dogs and thought that it was really funny. March 5, 2014 at 5:25am Reply

    • Ann: Ha! I totally agree. And when the same said sweater needs a workout, will we apply sweater deodorant? And when the wool begins to pill, will we test various sweater anti-aging applications? What about a sweater for the sweater when it gets cold?

      Although, I have always wondered about a fragrance designed to work with that barnyard funk that happens whenever I wear wool in the rain… So, I for one would be interest in a fragrance for wet wool, and if the marketing gurus insist, they can call it ‘Eau du Cashmere pour le Cashmere de L’eau’! March 5, 2014 at 12:35pm Reply

      • Victoria: I’m on the floor laughing. 🙂 March 5, 2014 at 12:45pm Reply

      • george: ‘L’eau du Cashmere pour le Cashmere de L’eau’ sounds great: I hope there’s a flanker! March 6, 2014 at 8:00am Reply

  • Clothilde: This could not sound any better! I’ve been perfuming my lingerie and my sheets almost on a daily basis, and a perfume for my most loved sweaters is just what I have been missing in my collection!
    Also, they really should launch a perfume for purses or bags, something leathery. Or even a perfume for hair, because I do love to put on some perfume in my hair, because it seems like it lasts much longer than on skin or even on fabrics!
    Anyway, another bottle on my to-scent list, and perhaps on my to-buy list. Thank you for this news! March 4, 2014 at 1:04pm Reply

    • Sandra: Maybe you could use this new one on your hair since you can use it on wool. Isn’t wool hair from a sheep?
      When I was little I remember my grandma you to use a little shampoo to hand wash her wool and cashmere sweaters..it seemed to work ok.
      I am no expert-so maybe don’t listen to me! March 4, 2014 at 2:16pm Reply

    • Victoria: There are a few lines that have special perfumes for hair, such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Aquolina, etc. But Sandra has a point, you can use any perfume at all. I usually don’t spray hair itself, but rather at the nape of my neck, close to the hairline. It makes perfume last really well and gives you a great sillage. March 4, 2014 at 3:40pm Reply

    • Rowanhill: Bottega Veneta should be the perfect handbag perfume, it smells of expensive leather and lipstick. 🙂 March 5, 2014 at 10:18am Reply

  • Lindsay: The only time my wonderful homeland is a disadvantage – too far from Guerlain gorgeousness! Love the description, love the bottle, always have room for more soft and cozy!… March 4, 2014 at 3:07pm Reply

    • Victoria: Belgium doesn’t boast that much as far as perfume goes, but there is a Guerlain boutique. It does take quite a drive to get there, but occasionally we go, because the area itself is charming and there is a very good brewery nearby. So, my husband and I combine our interests. 🙂 March 4, 2014 at 3:50pm Reply

  • Lynn Morgan: This sounds like heaven, but why release it in the Spring? It sounds like a natural for Fall/Winter. It’s almost time to put the cashmere away! March 4, 2014 at 3:56pm Reply

    • Victoria: Hmm, good point, but then again, the timing of most launches doesn’t make sense to me anymore. March 4, 2014 at 4:11pm Reply

  • monsieurguerlain: This scent does not belong to the L’Art & la Matière line, actually. March 7, 2014 at 7:20am Reply

    • Victoria: Guerlain lists it under the L’Art & la Matière line on their website and in the descriptions at the boutique. Ultimately, it’s probably more like Eau de Lingerie, etc., a light, sheer perfume. March 7, 2014 at 7:56am Reply

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