Today I'm wearing Guerlain's new Idylle and I might as well be wearing Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely. I guess this is one of those modern Guerlains meant for the masses. It's vaguely rosy, vaguely lily-ish, vaguely peony-y (peony-esque?), but mostly it's one of those sweet, light florals with lots of musk and gentle caresses. It's designed to make the wearer feel good. Superficially so, at least. (It told me it liked my new haircut.) It's pretty but oddly common and utilitarian for a Guerlain.
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