Mitsouko Eau de Parfum

Mitsouko (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain
Bottle Design Baccarat
We may earn a commission when you buy from links on our site, including the eBay Partner Network and Amazon.
Ranked 41 in Women's Perfume
8.0 / 10 770 Ratings
A popular perfume by Guerlain for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is chypreartig-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH.
Pronunciation
We may earn a commission when you buy from links on our site, including the eBay Partner Network and Amazon.

Main accords

Chypre
Spicy
Floral
Woody
Fruity

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits JasmineJasmine RoseRose
Heart Notes Heart Notes
PeachPeach Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang LilacLilac
Base Notes Base Notes
OakmossOakmoss SpicesSpices AmbergrisAmbergris VetiverVetiver CinnamonCinnamon

Perfumer

Videos
Ratings
Scent
8.0770 Ratings
Longevity
8.4559 Ratings
Sillage
7.6550 Ratings
Bottle
8.7534 Ratings
Value for money
7.6138 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 09.06.2024.

Smells similar

What the fragrance is similar to
Mitsouko (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette
Mitsouko (Extrait) by Guerlain
Mitsouko Extrait
Mitsouko (Eau de Cologne) by Guerlain
Mitsouko Eau de Cologne
Diaghilev (Parfum) by Roja Parfums
Diaghilev Parfum
Shangri La (2014) by Hiram Green
Shangri La (2014)
The Palace by Jazeel
The Palace

Reviews

40 in-depth fragrance descriptions
10
Bottle
9
Sillage
9
Longevity
10
Scent
Setterliebe

3 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
Setterliebe
Setterliebe
Top Review 56  
Revelation
Perfect beauty
through shadow and light
pierce my soul
flows into the sea of tears

Blurred in the distance
To see your radiance
You carried me for a long time
i would like to go there

Once again I would like to take you with me for a little while, to times long past.
-Back then I was a young girl.
One day, I started an internship in a retirement home where time seemed to stand still.
The wooden, creaking floors took me into a world I had never known before.
There was a count to whom we bowed reverently, and only selected staff were allowed to enter his room.
There was also the old hatter, who happily twirled his two canes, and a prompter whose lipstick and rouge were always applied a little askew.
-And then I met Miss S.. A charming old lady with shiny, snow-white, long hair that always smelled a little spicy.
She radiated an incredible calmness when she sat at her table in front of her old sewing machine.
She still decorated the old chapel with roses, jasmine and lilacs. Sometimes she made beautiful moss arrangements.
I spent every spare second with her. Sometimes we just sat there holding hands and were silent. A close bond developed between us and she always called me "my dear child".
A whole time passed like that.
One day I was on late shift. There was a lot of commotion on our ward and the older nurses tried to stop me from going to Miss S.
She was in a coma and it was clear that she was going to die.
But no one could hold me back.
I sat at her deathbed for hours, crying. I couldn't understand that my favorite person was dying.
I prayed all the time and felt lonely and lost.
At one point I laid my head on her bed.
Then something happened that changed my life forever.
A gentle hand stroked my head. Miss S. had woken up once again.
She whispered softly: "My dear child, let me go to the castle over the golden bridge."
A warm shiver ran through my whole body.
The sun shone brightly into the room. I was overcome with a feeling of happiness that I had never known before
I knew that she was going to a place where she was happy.
I myself was filled with love and confidence
This experience has accompanied my whole life.

For me, Mitsouko is the scent of that time. It reminds me of the smells in old people's homes.
At the same time, it has an incredible depth. The interplay of happiness and melancholy is what makes it so perfect for me.
67 Comments
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
10
Longevity
10
Scent
BelAmi

8 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
BelAmi
BelAmi
Top Review 49  
Once Mitsouko, always Mitsouko.
Mitsouko has been with me for almost a decade. Sprayed on in a perfumery, because just sniffing the bottle was so wonderful. Spending an evening at the theatre with the fragrance on my wrist - always fine clouds of scent - fruity, woody, melancholic, deep and yet full of warmth. Not a bit old-fashioned for my nose. Since that evening Mitsouko accompanied me. Around the clock, whereby one sprayer is sufficient for a good 10 hours. He brought me the most beautiful scent compliments. It was one of the few fragrances I could wear during pregnancy. A splash under the sweater is enough. Mitsouko works his way through clothes. In summer I wore the eau de toilette, on cooler and colder days the eau de perfume. Then I came across perfume. Since then, I've fallen in love with all kinds of perfumes countless times. They came and went. Only a few stayed. And even fewer made it into my private "Heart's Fragrances" category. In the course of the last few years, all my bottles changed. Except for one. Mitsouko stayed. It's been a long time since I wore it. But to give him away, no, it was always obvious it would be wrong. I gave away other fragrances and thought that if I ever asked for it again, I would get a new one - that would certainly affect a handful of fragrances in my collection. With Mitsouko this question never arose. Whenever I passed the Guerlain counter here in my city and went on a fragrance journey with new scents, Mitsouko always came up with something new. Then the consultant said very calmly and as if it was the most normal thing in the world (she has certainly been working for Guerlain for over 20 years) "once Mitsouko, always Mitsouko. Once you love him, you'll never stop loving him." And she tells me, a perfume!

Recently, and this is a very special time, my Mitsouko bottle fell into my hands again. A spray on my wrist and since then, despite the spring sun, I can't seem to get away from it. In the meantime, if I have followed it correctly, it has had 1-2 reformulations. And my perfume heart was very curious about the new version. Today it arrived. Tensely I unpacked it. A white instead of gold-colored cardboard. The flacon unchanged. And the scent. It's definitely Mitsouko. A bit more austere and masculine than the other contents of my bottle. A little more transparent, less dense, less fruity. After two or three hours, I can hardly tell the difference and it lasts just as long. This version, too, works its way through your clothes and exudes its melancholic warmth. What I am glad that there is this wonderful scent. And if I had money, a lot of money, I would love to have one of these beautiful, though hopelessly impractical bee flacons. Or a big bottle of the Extract. As Guerlain's advisor said so beautifully "30 ml of Extrait you can dare - once you love Mitsouko, you will always love him".
16 Comments
9
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
9
Scent
Schwälbchen

21 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
Schwälbchen
Schwälbchen
Top Review 37  
The Return of Longing
Finally, the days are getting longer again. The last snowballs hide in shady corners. Warming sunbeams tickle my skin. And also the birds want to greet the approaching spring. It is her friendly singing that awakens in me the longing for airy green, for richly moist earth. After the peace and originality of the forests. And it is precisely this longing that makes me choose Mitsouko today. Already a few days I creep around the bottle, place it in my hand, take off the cap and suck the scent deep into it. This year it will rain Mitsouko - comments from the sky. 100 years. Milestone. Icon. Role model. Grand Dame and Diva.

Diva, if I make the mistake of putting her on the wrong job. Sprayed too close to the skin and it lifts the strict index finger, looks disgruntled, almost displeased.

Then rather by wasteful gesture put some sprayers into ether. Slowly the fine fog trickles down on my skin. So generously applied, Mitsouko now adheres to nothing at all bärbeißiges more. Friendly bergamot and light citrus fruits greet me. They are of natural freshness and neither harsh nor scratchy for me. They meet up with well-meaning jasmine and fragile-looking lilac. The appearance of the peach in this wonderful composition intoxicates every time anew. It has not yet developed its full sweetness, is still young and tender and yet can be perceived authentically as a fruit. A dream. But the most beautiful is yet to come. In the drydown Mitsouko - the serious, the silence - becomes incredibly cuddly. The almost shy flowers and the discreet fruitiness slowly give off the sceptre to a warm cinnamon note - for their endurance is fantastic. This takes all the rigour out of the oak moss and gives this masterpiece a golden shimmer.

There may be countless aspects that have made Mitsouko successful over so many generations. For me it symbolizes like no other fragrance the perfect symbiosis between the last icy breeze and the warming sunbeams of an early spring day. And exactly then she accompanies me on long hikes through the deep green silence of the forests. Mitsouko. The return of longing
16 Comments
9
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
8.5
Scent
Serenissima

631 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review 31  
the scent of the abandoned lover
Already before the I. Jacques Guerlain had delighted the fragrance world: 1906 with "Après l'ondée" and 1912 with "L'Heure bleue".
But his world was also in ruins in 1919; the reconstruction of the company was to be crowned with a fragrance adapted to the times.
Women had changed: they were fresh and slim, suddenly wearing bobbed heads and daring bell hats: they smoked and drove cars!

"Mitsouko", with its stylized bell-hat cap and very special flacon shape, was in keeping with the new times when it was launched as late as 1919.
And yet Jacques Guerlain took a step back in the creation; he remembered the general enthusiasm at the turn of the century for all things Japanese.
Of the tears that flowed to Giacomo Puccini's music around the fate of the geisha Cio-Cio-San/"Madama Butterfly".
And to the novel "La Bataille" by Claude Farrère, whose heroine Mitsouko, wife of an admiral, falls in love with a British naval attaché during the Russo-Japanese War.
("How the images resemble each other!" to stay with Puccini.)

From the beginning, "Mitsouko" embodied the new way of life and heartfelt stories.
So it's really no wonder that Serge Diaghilev was delighted and declared "Mitsouko" his favorite perfume.

I have "Mitsouko" only recently got to know and love.
There was a time when everything was just too much for me: too much Chanel, too much Dior and also too much Guerlain.
I felt probably overwhelmed, wanted to read, hear and smell no more of it!
Only when I saw the stylish and so lovingly arranged photos of my facebook friend Jessica with "Mitsouko" as a focal point (large and small crystal flacon, painted vials of porcelain - all with hat closure, plus mirrors, flowers and candles - just gorgeous), I was ready to approach this fragrance lady. I became curious!
Luckily, I was allowed to choose some fragrance samples from Floramalia's collection, and since the first fragrance letter was a bit of a waste, I even got a second bottling.
Many thanks for this, so I could really get involved with "Mitsouko" Eau de Parfum.

"Mitsouko" has an aura all of its own; that of a sophisticated floral chypres against an amber background: very classy, but composed or great detours.
The top note was arranged without frills from the classic fragrance notes of citrus and flowers:
Bergamot and a pleasantly fresh citrus note meet the beauty of rose and jasmine right at the beginning. Both generously exude their noble aroma.
Lilac and ylang ylang complete, together with ripe peach aroma, the feeling of a summer garden; its luxurious security, of lingering there.
Summer noble flower gardens and ripe fruits are not uncommon in precious fragrance fabrics.
But the fresh scent of oak moss, wood and spices, stored on a precious amber base, make the difference here: si make "Mitsouko" something very special.

How grateful I am that this door to the opulent world of Guerlain's fragrances, which I had closed, has been opened again by these beautiful photos.
"Mitsouko" EdP does not yet have a permanent place on my Guerlain fragrance scale; the classics are all so extraordinary that it is almost impossible for me to categorize them.
Today it's "Shalimar," tomorrow it'll be "Mitsouko," and the day after? - Who knows!

The "fragrance kindergarten" of this company from the last decade certainly also still holds many nice surprises. Some I was already allowed to test and also comment.
The classic fragrances play in their own league and will continue to do so; whereby I am very happy about the recent acquaintance with "L'Heure bleue" and "Mitsouko".
They are all one thing: a daily enrichment!
11 Comments
10
Pricing
10
Bottle
6
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
Tradescantia

54 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
Tradescantia
Tradescantia
Top Review 22  
A classic fragrance, just a little daring-A legend
I miss Mitsouko very much.

It has been lost to me through a very annoying circumstance, which I will not go into.

Meanwhile I am calmly facing it again and can dedicate a comment to Mitsouko.

If I do get another Guerlain besides L'Heure Bleue, it will be this one or Shalimar as an edt. Both are so wonderful. And until that decision is made, I'm happy to wait.

Mitsouko is soft, a bit melancholic, but it doesn't get lost in melancholy, it's strong and radiant. Almost a little rosy.

And rose is in there too, as a great secondary accord.

Right next door, the citrus announce themselves, which together with the bergamot provide fresh clear air.
Both notes remain very soft. Nothing bites here. Very nice.

Mitsouko is graceful, like a geisha.
She would not make a mistake and would never be rude, even if she were offended.
Mitsouko is too proud for that.
She is sublime. Without any arrogance.

Lilac and ylang ylang are perceptible to me. Both fragrance notes give me basically pleasure.

And lilac is now rare to smell and reminds me of childhood. Have been able to admire lilacs so often in nature and partly picked and put in a vase in my room.

Also here a nostalgic feeling announces itself, which creeps me only rarely, however, is quite immanent to the classics.
Mitsouko Edp is a soft delight for me, but what makes it so special for me is that it awakens my wanderlust. Wanderlust. Curiosity in a practical sense is aroused.
Drive.

I travel very seldom. Theoretical matters I acquire quickly, but I do not feel the urge to act as quickly as the need to think in peace. Silence at the desk.
Only the ticking of the clock, which at some point no longer disturbs, is to be heard. Concentration. The focus is just where it should be.

Mitsouko is a little daring, but not too much. Something bolder may be the Eau de Toilette, which I also very much appreciate.
It just doesn't develop as well on my skin as the Eau de Parfum.

The famous peach note, which is very authentic, is better on my skin when I use the edp.

I often think about the modern classic "On the road", a book that shaped the beatnik subculture.
Mitsouko is much older and by far more classic and tender, but in the novel my wanderlust is equally awakened, the desire to travel and also spontaneity is a theme of the novel.

While Mitsouko is a masterpiece that is very thoughtful, it still feels lively and sweet.
However, not too lovely, there is a bit of adventurousness in the bottle.

Oak moss is also the basic building block here.
Mitsouko is for me a woodier, deeper and more full-bodied No. 19.
While the scents don't have a lot in common, aside from the fact that they touch me a lot. And I like both of them better as edp.

Mitsouko is really lovely, but not sweet.
She is an adult. However, a gentle nature. Green, woodsy, mossy.
Warm. Mitsouko would manage to give a Steppenwolf a sense of security.

Woodiness is not a theme of the perfume, but vetiver works very well placed here.
Cinnamon I hear, but only quietly and other spices I can not detect.
For me, really pleasant

Mitsouko will again find a place on my secretary.
I'm sure it will.

Have fun with this extraordinary perfume.
10 Comments
More reviews

Statements

12 short views on the fragrance
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 3 years ago
9
Bottle
8
Sillage
7
Longevity
9
Scent
An eternal masterpiece. I will never get bored of the drydown of this fragrance. I don't care what people say: this is THE CHYPRE!
0 Comments
DenisGrailsDenisGrails 1 year ago
9
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Mitsouko EDP (vintage) - All i ever wanted a chypre to be ! Earthy , woody , spicy , dry , a bit aromatic , citrusy , peachy ! Timeless !
0 Comments
BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
9
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
8
Scent
Beautiful chypre, smooth, elegant. Typical J Guerlain opening with bergamot, jasmine, rose. Then a perfect blend o peach, oakmoss and spices
0 Comments
JeanbpdxJeanbpdx 7 months ago
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
7
Longevity
9
Scent
I can’t stop smelling my arm! Beautiful and fascinating. I had a dozen samples and saved this one for last, and I’m so glad I did! Just wonderful.
0 Comments
FreshKatsuFreshKatsu 1 year ago
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
8
Scent
Love at first sniff. Mossy, powdery, sunscreeny, cinnamony, a bit old fashioned but so addictive
0 Comments
More statements

Charts

This is how the community classifies the fragrance.
Pie Chart Radar Chart

Images

149 fragrance photos of the community
More images

Popular by Guerlain

L'Homme Idéal (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain Angélique Noire by Guerlain Cuir Béluga by Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain Tonka Impériale by Guerlain Mon Guerlain (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain Shalimar (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain L'Instant Magic (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain Habit Rouge (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain L'Heure Bleue (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain Vetiver (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain Bois d'Arménie by Guerlain Santal Royal (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain L'Homme Idéal Extrême by Guerlain Mon Guerlain (Eau de Parfum Intense) by Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic by Guerlain Héritage (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain L'Homme Idéal Cologne by Guerlain