Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Inside Guerlain

 Visiting Guerlain is quite charmante.Bring on the Champagne!
You can wander and sniff Les touchesabundant at good old Guerlain.
More purfs reside then in any most other domains
This joint does contain,
Some 700 purfumes
At almighty Guerlain Go try to make up a poem about Guerlain
I'd rather wear a ball and chain.
I'd rather wear some L'heure Bleu
Then keep up with this inane refrain
This idiotic so-called poem Is far too mundane
To encompass the merveilleux Guerlain
I'll cease and desist
And leave you free rein
To wonder les etages at Guerlain
An awful lot of words
Rhyme with Guerlain...
Go and spritz to your hearts content...
68 avenue des Champs-Elysées


Rick Tulka said...

My wife's choice, the best!

Chris Bonney said...

My first long-term girlfriend was big on Shalimar. My wife can't stand it. Do you think there's a connection?

Busy York said...

The dog looks ever so patient. His mistress, on the other hand, looks ever so chic!

Simony said...

Carol, I loved the colors on the watercolor! I wish I were that girl!
Guerlain is my favorite French brand, and I used Shalimar for a very long time. Now it was replaced by Prada. But still love the old one. I should try that Heur Bleu, just to see how it smells.
The weather here is terrible right now! Just noir tout le temp! Rain and rain!How's your NY?

The Armchair Parisian said...

Love those entrance doors.

Justine said...

Like a museum this shop is..
Dreamy and free too unless you succomb to the divine perfs...

Ilva said...


Cezar and Léia said...

wow this place is "charming", isn't it?
Congratulations, your blog is very beautiful , full of amazing pictures and cretive ideas! :)
By the way, I'm not sure about Luxembourg words and culture, as I'm from Brazil et je suis ici depuis de juillet/2009.
Thanks a lot for your kind visit!

sue said...

I love the bottles and the beautiful grillwork on the entryway there.

Great watercolors, Carol!!

Misha in Paris said...

l'heure bleuE...
Yes I know, I'm ze frenchie boring ...

robinita said...

That is a beautiful shop. We spent some happy time in there sniffing.

Merisi said...

The lady who sniffs and the stairways are stand-outs, but the whole store is so elegant, hard to chose which view is prettier than the next!

Love your Paris Watercolor Still Life at the end of yesterday's post. I truly miss them.

The Liberty Belle said...

Thanks for sharing!

Giulia said...

To Chris asking about Shalimar - yes to connection. (I know you asked Carol but I'm weighing in here having had similar experiences...not necessarily with Shalimar.)

My mother was a Shalimar & L'Heure Bleue carrier. Alas, I cannot wear them but do like on others.

The painting is very charming, Carol. GG wants me to send her to Paris. She needs to get a job first. Ahem.


Parisbreakfasts said...

Does GG, la CHAT paint?
I have a job or two for her!

Brian said...

Hey Carol, I just saw my picture on your blog.
That is very cool.
I'm very excited.
Going to be tough to wait until late June to give it to her.

Thanks, Brian

Christine said...

Thanks for reminding me of how I loved the time I spent in the store, Carol!

Nikon said...

What the poem lacks, the photos make up for :)

Joan said...

At one time I saw the cute macaron sneakers that you make and sell at Etsy….but I can’t find them. Am I still able to purchase a pair? Size 8 Thanks,
Joan….mother of Poodle Diego. P.S.
I’m still looking for the perfect frame….
I do love it !

Parisbreakfasts said...

The Macaron shoes are on Zazzle Joan, not Etsy.
I've always wanted to get a pair...

angie Brooksby-Arcangioli said...

Hi Carol, I missed meeting with you when you were in Paris but you were so busy. My gallery in Cannes is going to host a huge show with Madame Guerlain and her perfume bottle collection for the summer. They're going to make a catalog. I'll email the address and event when it happens... We are going to be in Oyster Bay for the summer. IT would be cool to meet up.

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

Guerlain is right up my lane - I mean alley.

Guerlain is so expensively insane - yet necessary.

Guerlain is great when beauty does wane - to revive.

Guerlain is to some better than fame.

Guerlain ... I don't have any.
What a shame!!

Valéria e Sandra said...

I've been to Paris once in my life and it has been exactly 3 years! My Guerlain is everything to me! lol.
Got the special bottle and I keep it as a special jewelry! LOVE THE WATERCOLORS! LOVE YOUR BLOG!

J.S. said...

Just want you to know how much I enjoy your Paris Breakfast website.
I visit it everyday.
If I can’t be in Paris,
it’s a close second.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Today I perused your post again-
And found the lovely topic Guerlain.
From scene to scene I couldn't refrain -
Each photo was so very germane!

Shelley said...

Under your first picture, there was such an irresistible slogan for your portraits in front of Parisian shops: "Send yourself or your spouse to Paris." Who could could say no to that?

M said...

Carol! -- What a gorgeous post. I didn't get to the Guerlain shop on the Champs Elysees, but I did get to their little Marais shop, and to Galeries Lafayette, both of which stock Guerlain frags which you'll only get in Paris. A treat! But clearly I need to get to the flagship store; a real experience, from what I can gather. (Another recommendable experience which you've surely long since known about: The Serge Lutens Studio in the Palais Royals Gardens. I was too timid to take photos of the drop-dead gorgeous purple-and-baroque interior, but maybe you could one of these days.... Just an idea!)
All the best,

Sonya said...

I didnt go into Guerlain on my last visit, too intimidated!!
But now that ive seen how gorgeous it is, i will definitly go in next time

PeterParis said...

So, you also made it! A fantastic shop as well seen from outside as inside! I hope for your bank account that you did not bring two bags full as the lady on the painting!

Parisbreakfasts said...

They let ME in the place?!

No PETER I did not buy BAGS of Guerlain. It was day #2 of my trip and I wanted there to be a day #3-17.

"ARTIST", I don't recall NOT meeting you in Paris or evenyour name? Mystery person???

Thank you Jeanette & Je m'apelle for writing equally silly poems!
I love inspiring ppl. to new heights or lows, however you see it.

MICHAEL-I don't know what a Guerlain frag is but Ithink I can imagine. Serge Lutens is altogether too intimidating and very dark, which means I should give it another whirl next trip. Will do.

Supporting our soldiers overseas said...

I love paris.Well I like the stairs inside the Guerlain.


I love the painting.Good job!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

What a gorgeous shop...everything from Guerlain is so magnificent...and I just purchased Flora Nymphea from the Aqua Allegoria series...it smells heavenly.

Gorgeous post dear Carol!

Unknown said...

love and cherish Guerlain! But have always pronounced it like sein, a woman's breast...

Heloisa said...


Guerlain, eternal.

jend'isère said...

You've captured a rare boutique with the style only Leslie Caron could reappear with Gene Kelly.