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NEW YORK CUSTOMERS ONLY - We can no longer ship Guerlain products to New York State.  If purchased by a New York State customer, we will refund all Guerlain items and cannot ship them.

 

 

Mahora was released in 2000 and discontinued in 2002. It features top notes of orange blossom, almond blossom and green accords; middle notes of ylang-ylang, neroli, tuberose and jasmine; and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and vetiver.  There are also a couple of sites which list frangipani as one of the notes. In 2006, it was relaunched as part of the Les Parisiennes (bee bottle) collection and renamed Mayotte after the island where Guerlain owns a plantation. In 2016, it was discontinued once again. It is a feminine white floral fragrance and was the last fragrance designed by Jean Paul Guerlain.  

An excerpt from The Sounds of Scent

Mahora is a loudish, creamy white floral. And although you won’t find the famed Guerlinade here, the vanilla/ylang combo still feels so trés Guerlain. Created in 2000 by Jean-Paul Guerlain, Mahora was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Along with the anorexic juices of the 1990s, Mahora was just not trendy. It’s a big bold sunny perfume with notes of tuberose, tropical ylang-ylang and a touch of coconut. The added sugarcane sweetness from a triumvirate of orange blossom, vanilla and sandalwood makes Mahora a sweet hedonistic dream under the tropical sun.

An excerpt from Daly Beauty

Mahora is named after the island near Madagascar where Guerlain owns an ylang ylang plantation, with the intended effect being to mirror that feeling when you step off a plane in a lush tropical paradise and the ripe fragrant flora of the island hits you smack in the nose. The predominant notes of Mahora, to my nose, are tuberose, frangipani, ylang ylang and sandalwood. There’s a green stemmy accord, along with vetiver, and seriously it transports me to a rainforest. The green notes add another level of weirdness but in the best way. It’s ripe and every note is dialed right up to maximum levels. There is no coconut but this particular combination of tropical flowers always smells sweet and milky, with a coconut-tanning oil vibe, along with a banana-like note. It has been released again under a new name, Mayotte in a bee bottle. I’ve tried the new version and it’s not EXACTLY the same. Close, but not as bombastic. 

An excerpt from a review by Kafkaesque

Mahora is the beleaguered, endlessly trashed, and notorious last fragrance of Jean-Paul Guerlain. It is also the least Guerlain-like fragrance imaginable! Quietly discontinued just two years or so after its debut, Mahora was later re-released in 2006 with a name change. It was called Mayotte and became part of the Les Parisiennes collection.

What almost none of the official notes include — but which almost everyone can detect — is frangipani. It has a very heavy, heady, lushly ripe, extremely sweet scent similar to magnolia, gardenia and tuberose. It can also bring to mind coconuts.

This is a perfume known to be a powerhouse. It’s been compared to such notoriously heady 80s blockbusters as Poison and Giorgio, or other infamously strong scents like Amarige and Opium. What I got was not the expected orange notes I’d read about but, rather, green notes. Ripe, not crisply fresh, but most definitely green notes. The smell of filthy, murky, green, vase water was soon joined by coconut, sandalwood and what seemed to be almond tree. Not almond tree blossoms, but rather, the woody notes of a slightly moist, aged, possibly decaying tree bark. This too was…. unexpected and off-kilter. And it lasted a good 10 minutes or so, until it turned to a coconut sunscreen effect (mixed with the slightly brackish, rotten vegetal water scent) over a smell of buttered white flowers. Yes, buttered. As in buttered popcorn mixed with very heady tuberose and white flowers. And, yet, it’s not Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion, it’s not even Bain de Soleil because of those blasted almond tree, wood, vetiver and green notes!

It’s perplexing. This is nothing like what I expected — which was a giant white floral with tropical elements. The initial scent is off-putting, unconventional and disorienting in the way of niche houses, like Serge Lutens. Just as his Tubéreuse Criminelle turns things upside down and on their head with a camphorous green note to the tuberose, Mahora is very far from a mainstream, white tuberose scent in its initial opening bouts. 

An hour in, and Mahora is all big white flowers. As the frangipani/coconut recedes and the other, softer white flowers come more to the foreground, Mahora starts to become less brash and heady. It’s calmer now, though I still smell the coconut. Three hours in, the coconut has finally left the building and the Guerlain signature has entered. Mahora has unfurled into a creamy, vanilla with sandalwood and only a hint of the white flowers. One thing is clear, however, Mahora has turned into a Guerlain oriental. 

 

Mahora/Mayotte has been discontinued. We are decanting out of an original bottle of Mahora of eau de parfum, edp from 2000.


Guerlain Mahora EDP - Discontinued

NEW YORK CUSTOMERS ONLY - We can no longer ship Guerlain products to New York State.  If purchased by a New York State customer, we will refund all Guerlain items and cannot ship them.

 

 

Mahora was released in 2000 and discontinued in 2002. It features top notes of orange blossom, almond blossom and green accords; middle notes of ylang-ylang, neroli, tuberose and jasmine; and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and vetiver.  There are also a couple of sites which list frangipani as one of the notes. In 2006, it was relaunched as part of the Les Parisiennes (bee bottle) collection and renamed Mayotte after the island where Guerlain owns a plantation. In 2016, it was discontinued once again. It is a feminine white floral fragrance and was the last fragrance designed by Jean Paul Guerlain.  

An excerpt from The Sounds of Scent

Mahora is a loudish, creamy white floral. And although you won’t find the famed Guerlinade here, the vanilla/ylang combo still feels so trés Guerlain. Created in 2000 by Jean-Paul Guerlain, Mahora was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Along with the anorexic juices of the 1990s, Mahora was just not trendy. It’s a big bold sunny perfume with notes of tuberose, tropical ylang-ylang and a touch of coconut. The added sugarcane sweetness from a triumvirate of orange blossom, vanilla and sandalwood makes Mahora a sweet hedonistic dream under the tropical sun.

An excerpt from Daly Beauty

Mahora is named after the island near Madagascar where Guerlain owns an ylang ylang plantation, with the intended effect being to mirror that feeling when you step off a plane in a lush tropical paradise and the ripe fragrant flora of the island hits you smack in the nose. The predominant notes of Mahora, to my nose, are tuberose, frangipani, ylang ylang and sandalwood. There’s a green stemmy accord, along with vetiver, and seriously it transports me to a rainforest. The green notes add another level of weirdness but in the best way. It’s ripe and every note is dialed right up to maximum levels. There is no coconut but this particular combination of tropical flowers always smells sweet and milky, with a coconut-tanning oil vibe, along with a banana-like note. It has been released again under a new name, Mayotte in a bee bottle. I’ve tried the new version and it’s not EXACTLY the same. Close, but not as bombastic. 

An excerpt from a review by Kafkaesque

Mahora is the beleaguered, endlessly trashed, and notorious last fragrance of Jean-Paul Guerlain. It is also the least Guerlain-like fragrance imaginable! Quietly discontinued just two years or so after its debut, Mahora was later re-released in 2006 with a name change. It was called Mayotte and became part of the Les Parisiennes collection.

What almost none of the official notes include — but which almost everyone can detect — is frangipani. It has a very heavy, heady, lushly ripe, extremely sweet scent similar to magnolia, gardenia and tuberose. It can also bring to mind coconuts.

This is a perfume known to be a powerhouse. It’s been compared to such notoriously heady 80s blockbusters as Poison and Giorgio, or other infamously strong scents like Amarige and Opium. What I got was not the expected orange notes I’d read about but, rather, green notes. Ripe, not crisply fresh, but most definitely green notes. The smell of filthy, murky, green, vase water was soon joined by coconut, sandalwood and what seemed to be almond tree. Not almond tree blossoms, but rather, the woody notes of a slightly moist, aged, possibly decaying tree bark. This too was…. unexpected and off-kilter. And it lasted a good 10 minutes or so, until it turned to a coconut sunscreen effect (mixed with the slightly brackish, rotten vegetal water scent) over a smell of buttered white flowers. Yes, buttered. As in buttered popcorn mixed with very heady tuberose and white flowers. And, yet, it’s not Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion, it’s not even Bain de Soleil because of those blasted almond tree, wood, vetiver and green notes!

It’s perplexing. This is nothing like what I expected — which was a giant white floral with tropical elements. The initial scent is off-putting, unconventional and disorienting in the way of niche houses, like Serge Lutens. Just as his Tubéreuse Criminelle turns things upside down and on their head with a camphorous green note to the tuberose, Mahora is very far from a mainstream, white tuberose scent in its initial opening bouts. 

An hour in, and Mahora is all big white flowers. As the frangipani/coconut recedes and the other, softer white flowers come more to the foreground, Mahora starts to become less brash and heady. It’s calmer now, though I still smell the coconut. Three hours in, the coconut has finally left the building and the Guerlain signature has entered. Mahora has unfurled into a creamy, vanilla with sandalwood and only a hint of the white flowers. One thing is clear, however, Mahora has turned into a Guerlain oriental. 

 

Mahora/Mayotte has been discontinued. We are decanting out of an original bottle of Mahora of eau de parfum, edp from 2000.

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