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  1. If Bal a Versailles is Dirty, then I Like Dirty

    by , 3rd August 2008 at 06:06 AM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles is one of my favorite fragrances. In fact, it and Guerlain Shalimar, are the greatest temptresses in my fragrance wardrobe. I have more "backup" bottles of Bal and Shalimar, always in vintage formulation, than I should ever have if love of fragrances was based on rational thought! Bal and Shalimar are famously rich fragrances targeted at women, but I love them and I think they work fabulously well on me. That makes them my favorite girls in my entire wardrobe... ...

    Updated 3rd August 2008 at 06:08 AM by echerub

  2. Guerlain news from the European Trademarks Database

    It seems that the name of the next instalment in the L'Art et la Matière series may be Bois Torride. Guerlain filed an application for a European Community trademark for this name on June 4, 2008. (For the record, their applications for the names of the Elixirs Charnels were filed on April 28.) They have also recently filed applications for the script logo which appears above their shop at 68, Champs-Elysées, and for the phrase Guerlain, Une Ville, Un Parfum.

    You will recall that ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:41 PM by kopah

    Guerlain , Fragrance News
  3. The honeymoon is over

    [This entry has been edited from its earlier, rather more vitriolic version. I really need to get in the "write an angry letter and don't send it" habit.]

    There comes a time in any relationship, after the initial infatuation is over, when you get ANGRY for the first time. This morning, perfume made me extremely angry. Well, okay—to be fair to perfume, I should perhaps clarify that it was actually a swapper on MakeupAlley who made me angry. Having recently developed an interest ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:43 PM by kopah

  4. Guerlain Week, Day 8: Véga and Sous Le Vent

    With apologies to the Beatles.

    Véga – This is a simply beautiful, classic aldehydic floral. Allow me to crib from Bois de Jasmin’s review in detailing the notes: it starts off with a spray of soapy aldehydes and ylang-ylang, progressing into a soft heart of white florals with a touch of rose, warmed from below with sandalwood and a little vanilla & amber. Like Plus Que Jamais, the top notes last about 15 minutes, and the heart maybe 45-60 after that. Thereafter, it's all about ...

    Updated 21st November 2009 at 04:09 AM by kopah

    Guerlain , Reviews
  5. I Smell. . . Anonymity

    Someone recently gave me the gift of a sample of something I'd never have been able to buy anywhere I live. It has no name. I don't even know what's really in it! ('Kinda dangerous actually, like accepting candy from strangers.) It's so lovely, and it's frustrating to like it so much, and to not be able to describe what it is so that someone else can say, "Ooh! I like that too!"

    It's kinda like seeing a community production of "Camelot," and knowing the actors ...

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