Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder ($95.00 for 0.61 oz.) is described as a “silky halo of a golden shimmer.” It’s a fine misting of gold shimmer, just as described. Guerlain says it can be used to “illuminat[e] hair, face, shoulders, and the top of the decollete.” It is a scented powder, which the brand says is a “chypre composition based on bergamot, rose, jasmine, and patchouli.” It’s very subtle when I tried wearing it all-over arms–it’s no substitute for perfume–and I only get a hint of a scent when I have my nose to my skin. It’s warm, sweet, and slightly woody with a little earthiness.

Guerlain’s holiday Shimmer Powders are no doubt a luxury item, and it is most likely going to appeal to collectors. It adds a gorgeous sparkle–that’s finer than glitter but more noticeable than shimmer–to the skin that dances in the light as one moves. I can only imagine that one bottle has many, many uses out of it, as one “spritz” has a fair amount of sparkle (enough for both arms). It’s best applied about six to twelve inches away, and you may want to turn the nozzle, because of the wide, bow-like bottle, the way it arrives means that a lot of the sparkle settles on top of the bottle (instead of on you!). I would also recommend applying a body lotion or moisturizer first, and then spritzing the powder on just before it finishes drying.

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Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Guerlain Coque d'Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder
Guerlain Coque d’Or Perfumed Shimmer Powder

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Alex Avatar

Hmm…I’m not too sure about the whole sparkle situation… I think that I would really have to love the perfume to make myself buy it, considering the price. I’d rather get the Meteorite pearls from this edition, I’ve swatched them in person and I’m in love! They feel like velvet!

deathbyjava Avatar

Oh my goodness – for what it is, I probably wouldn’t use it as I’m not big on body shimmer powders. However, the PACKAGING. I love it! It’s so luxe looking.

The gold bow as well as the red atomizer ball reminds me strongly of Hello Kitty. This is definitely going onto my lemming list.

ceebee_eebee Avatar

They are only releasing a few bottles and they are THOUSANDS of dollars each. It kills me because this is one of the few vintage Guerlain scents I’ve never been able to find a sample of.

Gaiya Avatar

This is one of those things I envision on my vanity as I fancy myself a sophisticated and elegant lady getting ready for a classy evening. Mmmmmm but considering the reality of me being a poor graduate student… Ehhhhhh…. I’d have to try it out when it comes out in counters, but the packaging for sure is gorgeous. If it ends up bringing me a piece of heaven, I might save up for it. Thanks always for the review!

Rachel R. Avatar

I don’t find anything about this appealing. I don’t care for patchouli scent, I think the bottle is ugly, and it sounds like a messy delivery method for sparkle. It seems more of a collector’s item to me.

Denise Avatar

I’m very intrigued by this I must say. If this comes to NZ (and the price isn’t out of this world ridiculous) I just might be tempted …..
(Am agog with horror at the possible prices of the actual perfume- THOUSANDS of dollars?? Pass me the smelling salts)

Irene Avatar

It’s stunning, but I know I’d make no use of it 🙁 Wish that they had released it as a perfume instead (or rather, a more affordable one than the super-limited super-expensive one!).

Megan Avatar

This is such a pretty collection! I just haven’t been all that tempted by the holiday collections this year – but I think this spray, the meteorites,and maybe the red lipstick are going on my wish list!

Lotus Avatar

It’s all about the fragrance which seems a miss.. But if you have a really fancy hello kitty.. Could work. I’m disappointed because the pre-show seemed so promising. Tsk.. 🙂

zainab Avatar

I’d be all over this if it were the perfume, because I don’t believe you can buy that anymore, but I don’t think I’d use the shimmer. I’m always glad to see Guerlain do these though because it’s such a cool and luxurious concept.

Lydia Avatar

Did you get yours in store or mailed? I received mine and its beautiful! But it has a layer in the box and on the bottle of the powder and not sure to exchange in store for a new one for fear i didn’t get my full value amount of powder.

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