I am very curious about this extrait version too, anyone has tried?
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I am very curious about this extrait version too, anyone has tried?
Soleil de Capri is fresh and citrusy, slightly fruity, that's the most "light" Montale I can remember. Your wife's friend may want to try Musk to Musk, Ginger Musk or White Musk, haven't tried any of...
Don't feed the trolling comments...
Apparently there will be a second part coming out tomorrow.
From my experience, the batch code consists of two letters + 2 numbers + 1 letter, the second number is indicating the production year. This only applies to those perfumes produced after the...
It feels a bit unfinished. I'm wondering why they reused the whole Catherine Deneuve idea, it was great then, but could definitely be more creative this time.
Totally agree that Velvet Gardenia smells a lot of tuberose, I find it close to EL Tuberose Gardenia. Anyway, I still like it.
As for Une Voix Noire, it reminds me of compositions from Isabey,...
The price was posted in the Une Voix Noire thread, apparently 90€.
Here you are.
I think it is said that more will come in this packaging.
Amouage - Homage
Chanel - 31 Rue Cambon
Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady
Guerlain - Attrape-Coeur (1999)
Guerlain - Quand Vient la Pluie
Hermes - Hermessence as a collection
This bottle was introduced in the 50'. Shalimar was indeed named No. 90 for export but I'm not sure that this name was only used during the late 20'.
QVLP smells like rain/water in the same sense as L'Eau d'Hiver, definitely no calone, it's more like the fresh and cool air after the rain.
Haven't tried Mon Precieux Nectar properly, only knows QVLP to some extent. I see the relation between QVLP and Apres l'Ondee, mostly due to the heliotrope and violet. QVLP is pretty heavy on...
It's difficult to believe that even the SA:s are kept in the dark, the training usually takes place a long time in advance. My bet is on them being secretive.
I agree with this, though it's only this year that zero information has leaked out so close to the release, probably they are trying a new policy this year.
I see you mentioning an unofficial preview above, so someone must have tried already...
Still waiting for the reviews to appear, it's September soon, why is everyone so tight-lipped.
Iunx has a frangipani candle which smells wonderful.
I was there last spring, as others have said I enjoyed the Museum of Perfumery the most, it has a very nice collection of perfume bottles. Other than the museum, I also visited Fragonard which is...
"Without warning, two of our previously trusted vendors left the The Perfumed Court and did not fulfill of all their orders for which they (NOT The Perfumed Court) received payment via your credit...
Would like to hear a review of this book.
Maybe you already got the answer from Guerlain, in any case, they used this kind of boxes between 1950 and 1967.
Cartier is more or less "safe" (at least from LVMH), as it is the crown jewel of the Richemont group...
I think the version with SDV only exists in 1400 copies (not 100% sure though), so you might want to check with Guerlain to reserve one.
Bumping up the thread with a photo from today.
PS, I am not the lady on the photo.
Hehe, I guess I should hang around more...
I was at Les Salons du Palais Royal last Saturday, according to an SA there the next Christmas scent will be Cuir Mauresque.
My favorites are Cuir de Russie, Doblis and Tabac Blond.
It smells very much cedar to me, and I agree that the drydown is reminding me of MKK.
JAR is an experience as well, unless you have already been to the NYC counter.
I think I have Barille's book in English, so it definitely exists. Actually you can find reviews of most Guerlain books on Mr. Guerlain's website:...
From what I understand the concentration of the JARs is extrait, most of them retails for around €300 for a bottle of 30ml, it's not terribly much more expensive comparing to what Chanel and Guerlain...
Those of you who got signed copies, does the numbers in the corner mean the number of the actual copy out of the total number of signed ones, or was it just the date when it was signed?
SL did officially change the formula at some point, this I got in an email directly from SL. One can of course speculate that the reason they changed the formula was that the old formula had a...
It looks like a recap of what IFRA is is in place:
"IFRA, the International Fragrance Association, is the official representative body of the fragrance industry worldwide."
And I have still not...
Inux can be found in Hotel Costes, at least last year I was able to.
There are slightly more info on 1000fragrances:
Three kits are available for the first round, and forewords are...
I don't seem to be able to find the relevent info about how EU is going to follow IFRA's recommendations, could someone point me to an official source? In IFRA's documents it only says:
"It is the...
The thing is that it's the big fishes that are behind IFRA, and their motives are up to anyone to guess.
I believe Gardenia is also still made in parfum concentration.
Very good question, in the case of sandalwood there is the tradition in India to use pure sandalwood oils, so in a sense it is a perfume, but the blending work is probably not very much perfumery, as...
Haven't tested Santalum, Santal de Mysore is very nutty, so creamy that one could think it is vanilla, but no sugar though.
Unfortunately I have never tested santal absolute, but I do have sampled Montale's Santal de Mysore (long time ago I actually managed to get a sample from Montale). It is very very creamy, not like...
According to Montale these are pure oil blends with the absolutes, at least jasmine, rose, saffron and santal. Highness Rose is indeed very good, a friend recommended me to layer it with MKK, a real...
The bottle + the base could have been placed inside MoMA without slightest problem :D.
I would guess that Octavian at 1000fragrances tested Champs-Elysees at the Guerlain boutique in Paris, can't imaging the boutique would make their only tester to be of bad quality.
The EdP is an LE as well, I think it was priced at €280 in Paris last fall, considering the price it seems probable that it is not sold out yet.
Sounds like you have had a fabulous time! You guys have to get more north next time ;).
Ironically the EdP actually turns out to be more expensive per ml than the parfum, the atomizer in the EdP presentation is 7,5ml as well, but no crystals just as bbBD observed. The two concentrations...
Beige should definitely be available in Germany and I think Cuir de Russie parfum as well (I got two bottles from Berlin last year), but the stock of the parfums can be unpredictable though, maybe...
Glad that I can be of some help. Many brands have several shops but I only took the largest one of them. I have not been to the Osmotheque but I know that you have to book an appointment well in...
Parfums of Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie, Gardenia and No. 22 are still available, not only in France but also (at least) in Germany. A 15ml bottle costs €145 and a 28/30ml bottle costs €215, prices...
What a gift, congratulations!
For a moment I thought you meant Shalini, the spelling is really close!
I am still waiting for my decant, it has taken almost two months now, Luckyscent should hurry up next time.
Unfortunately Bois des Iles is one of those scents where the parfum is much better than the EdT, as often is the case with Chanels.
There is a Guerlain for everyone :D.
There was a similar discussion on Perfume of Life recently, many interesting points were brought up on this subject:
Maybe you can try Cologne du 68 as well.
I have been wondering about this too, waiting for a definite answer.
I don't find much iris in 31 Rue Cambon, maybe you meant 28 La Pausa?
If you can find it, Tauer Orris.
Does anyone know how to read the SL batch numbers? I sort of figured out that the first letter has something to do with the production year, the following correspondence roughly works
I went to the Hermes shop in Berlin two days ago, the SA didn't have a clue about this.
I made a map of interesting shops in Paris for my visit this summer:
I was at The Corner one week ago, the correct prices are 105€ for the 50ml and 165€ for 100ml, so the prices in London are comparable.
I have missed this completely, do you have any info about this makeup line?
I think most often the SAs simply have no clue how to read the batch numbers, and thus do not even know when something has past the "expiration date".
The review by Mike Perez is out:
I am very curious about this one, waiting eagerly for the review.
It has been produced in several sizes in the past, but this particular one is 100ml (which, if I am not mistaken, hasn't appeared before).
One small mystery to me is the fact that I have almost...
Try Cologne du 68 from Guerlain as well, it's quite nice.
I like it a lot too, but the sillage is not very good on me.
Not only that, probably you will be worried and end up buying a few plane tickets back and forth to France to meet him just to be sure that you actually get something that feels like your scent.
I think Gardenia is the most feminine one among the Exclusifs, but these two are quite close.
I guess you meant Isvaraya? Tihota is more like pure condensed vanilla.
My guess is Eau de Ginza he made for Hermes.
It depends on what concentration you want, Escentual carries some:
Also Les Senteurs:...
I got No. 5 parfum, at last.
I just read about it too, cedar and patchouli:
I did try to find more info on HM's webpage, all I could find was the photo of the bottle, but no description of the scent itself.
It's the same in Sweden, when the online sale starts the whole server always crashes within minutes.
A bell jar retails in Paris for 105€, the size is 75ml.
Does anyone know anything about the coming scent CdG made for HM? Like what kind of scent, or who made it etc.?
I have no experiences with vintage Chanels, but with their new bottles one has to cut the wire, remove the wax seal and then take away the membrane, otherwise you will just get a mess out of...
If the formulas are weighted, they should know before blending how much perfume they will end up with right?
227 bottles can't be easy to get rid off...
The robbers surely had taste at least.
Mr. Guerlain, do you know why Guerlain's LEs are always produced in seemingly strange numbers? Is there any explanation to those numbers?
I read something similar in Roja Dove's book:
"Aldehydes with odd numbers (from C12 down) smell sparkling, and seem to make other ingredients shimmer or vibrate. A fragrance which contains a large...
I did try Highness Jasmine when I was in Paris last summer, as the name stated it is a jasmine soliflore, a tad more indolic than Jasmin Full, but it was really beautiful (except for the price).
I would probably be too curious to be able to keep the bottle sealed, anyway, enjoy your No. 46, sealed or opened ;).
Après L'Ondee is one of my favorites, I guess it's just as good that the current version is way way out of my range, sigh. The turtle bottle is indeed very beautiful!
I think the limited is 400€ now. So you got Champs-Elysees, wow, hope you will write more about it on your page.
Edit: I went to your homepage, the 60ml version is not available anymore at the...
Both Jicky and Sous le Vent from Guerlain are great lavender scents.
Great idea, thank you for sharing it.
I am also quite curious about why they included so many scents from the L'Art et la Matière line.
So they gave out a collection of minis after all, so beautiful, wow!
But what are the sizes of the bottles and in what concentration?
I think the most often it's a type of magnolia that is being sold on the street, the smell does however resemble jasmine and gardenia.
There are many vetiver scents that are lovely, my own favorite is however Chanel No. 19, which is more a vetiver in blend.