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    Re: YSL KOUROS: The Complete Set Review

    Product extension is a classic marketing technique. Build on a known name to cut down on the expense of bringing a "new" item to the market. These are almost always products that could not stand on...
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    Re: What do you recommend for a 14yr old boy/lad?

    Please accept your lad for who he is - why try to change him? When he wants to attract the ladies (or maybe boys lol) he will quickly learn on his own what smells work for him.
  3. Re: New Hermes: Eau de Pamplemousse Rose and Eau de Gentiane Blanche

    The bottles are supposed to evoke the lanterns on the carriage that is in the Hermes logo.
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    Re: Encountered a very rude saleswoman today

    She knew you weren't going to buy anything - you go somewhere else to pay less and just use them to try things- so why should she bother?
  5. Re: Testing on paper is useless / Rive Gauche topnotes

    Most new fragrances are designed to smell good on the paper as a commercial sales technique. The top notes are almost always used for this purpose. Many "regular" buyers decide on a fragrance (for...
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    Re: Traveling to LA, taking a few scents

    For take on baggage the bottle size limit is 3 oz. - they can and do confiscate 100ml (or 3.4) size bottles. So only take decants or 50ml (1.7 oz) sizes unless you want to risk losing them. And all...
  7. Re: I Didn't Know That Costco Sells Creed Parfums??

    Fragrances are always available from their online store only -some Creed and a couple of others - Shipping 2nd day air included Probably the best prices around. You must be a member.

    Costco is...
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    Re: I need a LIME fragrance- desperately

    Inexpensive and easily available is Coconut Lime Verbena at Bath and Body Works. I know the name implies that all it needs is a shot of rum to make a tropical drink or perhaps it brings to mind a ...
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    Re: more NEW scents for fall!!!

    I am sure that I am not the only one who can add to this topic.

    Thanks for the compliments, but I don't think that I am that clever - my personal STD is Angel C*Men for the man who is not quite...
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    more NEW scents for fall!!!

    Thierry D'Hermes - Jean Claude Ellena unites two houses

    Tickets Please - by Usher

    Stool Water by Davidoff - a new Eau de Toilette

    Newark from Bond No. 9 - captures the romance of New Jersey...
  11. Re: The latest on the new fall scents from Hermes, Dior, Creed, etc.

    My BFF at IFF is off, but more inside scoops to come - I hope :)
  12. The latest on the new fall scents from Hermes, Dior, Creed, etc.

    Un Jardin Après L'inondation - using the great biblical flood for inspiration, Jean Claude Ellena's new masterpiece recalls the scent of a garden under 100 feet of water

    Habit Rouge et Merde -...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 31 May - JC Ellena SSD!

    day un jardin sur le nil

    night Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: your most UNDERpriced frags

    Grey Flannel - 10 bucks at Marshall's for 4 oz. - that's two bucks per Turin star! I really don't care if others wear it - I like it and always have
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    Re: Going shopping tomorow! Help me!

    Commercial fragrances made in the last several years are designed to smell great right off of the paper - that is how most people smell and then buy them. Instead, always spray some on your wrist and...
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    Re: Follow the rabbit! Drink tea!

    a tea bagging party sounds more fun
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    Re: Fragrance to wear for prom

    Whatever you wear get your date to approve it first
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    Re: Francis Kurkdjian's big bag of tricks..

    What a privilege to have this man come to your home and create a scent for oneself. I bet that after a bit of talking and looking around your home he could create a wonderful scent that would be...
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    Re: Suggest a Fragrance for a Concert?

    You seem so concerned about effecting the people around you at the concert (admiral) that you will probably be more comfortable not wearing anything (well maybe still your suit and tie). Just take a...
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    Re: Hermes Monster Deal?

    It's only $14.95
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    Re: Orange/orange blossom fragrance

    Yes. I grew up with an orange orchard and now that I live in a northern climate one smell of it and I am lying with the windows open on a warm spring night. I actually would fall asleep to that...
  22. New York Times article with nod to Basenotes

    I did not see this posted yet

    Check the very end of the article - "the rialto for perfume talk"
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    Re: The Vaporous, Airy Rose

    Rose Ikebana is really good. I tried it at the Hermes store (the only place it is available) along with the other Hermesessence fragrances and was just really impressed. Like so many Jean Claude...
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    Re: Just Back From my Trip to London

    Thank you fir the fun post - but your nose must gotten very tired!
  25. Re: Who Will Fill The Boots of the Mighty JP Guerlain

    Exactly correct. Just look at all of the other brands that have suffered - one product extension after another.
  26. Re: The perception of perfumes. Common knowledge but...

    I believe that similar blind tests were done with Chanel No. 5 (cited by Luca Turin), without being told that it was Chanel, and it does poorly.

    I think that there is a great deal of truth to...
  27. Re: sampled Guerlain Vetiver Extreme & Tom Ford for men

    Vetiver Extreme is just one more example of the setting sun that is Guerlain now that it is under LVMH. So sad.
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    Re: New version of Fleur de Male..la cologne

    Fleur de Male has been a complete sales disaster
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    Re: Pierre Cardin: An old friend comes home

    The penis bottle and disco cloud of fragrance is just too much for me
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    new fragrances for men

    Miroir des Vanités Thierry Mugler
    http://www.osmoz.com/encyclo/marques/parfums_fiche.asp?ID=4240&CATEGORIE=PARFUM&LANGUE=en

    8 88 by Comme Des Garcons...
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    Re: new: OPIUM Eau d'Orient Poésie de Chine - 08

    The Opium campaign still stands as one of the great marketing successes of all time. Those blissed out, rapturous women. That YSL has sustained and updated this brand for so long and even extended...
  32. Re: Best "Cost effective" male Sandalwood fragrance?

    In Cairo I watched them press the oil from pieces of Sandalwood (not sure which variety), then smelled and bought it right from the press. Absolutly beautiful and fairly inexpensive - of course you...
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    Re: Today while testing fragrances...

    In my years of purchasing and browsing I have never had a problem with a sales person. High end or low end store. (And I have been in some very high end fragrance shops and some real dumps).

    Why? ...
  34. Re: Hooray! Directory back (and better than ever).

    Thank you - it is so useful and well done
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    Someone I know has a very important and respected gallery in my city and several years ago he had a show called "Taboo". He covered the windows of the gallery so that you could not see inside and...
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    Why would anyone fall for this marketing crap?
  37. Re: Creed's Private Collection: For whom were they made?

    Royal English Leather, commissioned by King George III in 1781 and also worn by his son, King George IV
    Fleurs de Bulgarie, commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1845
    Jasmin Imperatrice Eugénie, for...
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    Re: Super Bowl Party

    stale beer and pretzels
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    Re: Scents with mega sillage

    sillage is the term used to describe the trail of the perfume (even after one has left the room) - not the longevity or strength of the perfume. The term for when someone overdoes a scent or wears a...
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    Poll: Re: What is it about Eau Sauvage?

    One of the great fragrances of all time, and a very important one historically.

    Incredibly well thought of by everyone who creates perfume. Most of the new fragrances are made by committee for a...
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    Re: Sillage problems with Rive Gauche?

    I'm not sure that you use the word sillage quite correctly. It is not the scent on your skin (or how long it lasts to you), but it is the french term for the trail of a scent left by the perfume. So...
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    Re: Question About TERRE D'HERMÉS

    Some fragrances say "Are you buying dinner?"

    Terre d'Hermes says "I am buying dinner, but I will make you work for it".
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