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    Re: EU regulation and lavender

    Um...I think if you swallowed a bottle of eau de parfum, the ethanol will cause you to go into toxic shock before that few % of lavender oil does. Btw, I,m a doctor and I don't smoke. But I do know...
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    EU regulation and lavender

    So, they have started again, this time, with lavender. French lavender farmers are up in arms! The EU wants to re-classify lavender oil as a chemical toxin and include warning labels ....I wonder if...
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    Re: Vintage Samsara

    Um....you should really know what you post. Where does the magic numbers 25-50 come from? When talking "vintage" it is simple : vintage is
    something from the past of high quality, especially...
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    Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    Original santal or samsara
  5. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Perfume making should be like art - creative, emotional, provocative, imaginative and a treat for the senses. Guerlain used to have it....:-(
  6. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    I have never seen this. It can't be a manufacturing defect either. Maybe email Guerlain with the photo and see what they say.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I'm not surprised. I think we all had very lofty expectations for this new release from the house of Guerlain. I was quite surprised that they opted for this genre. I was hoping for a modern...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I personally think it will be a waste of money promoting in the US because the market is already saturated with fragrances that are quite similar in style and scent like your 1Millions, your Gucci...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Perfume can bring forth a rush of vivid memories. The smell of incense burning might remind you of temples you visited when you were a small child. The scent of a particular perfume might remind you...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    'From the bottle, L'Homme Idéal has a somewhat unorthodox flight... a zesty citrus note interwoven with oily aromats that are slightly sour in nature. A cursory moment of coniferous berries and...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I was actually hoping that Mr Wasser would be offering something different, less foodie. A masculine chypre would have been a nice change. I fear this release is going to be yet another LPRN, TI,...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain

    I just hope it won't be creme brûlée with extra,extra caramel...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain

    Could this be poor-man's Tonka Imperiale?
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    L'homme Ideal de Guerlain

    Top notes : citrus, rosemary, neroli
    Middle notes : Amaretto
    Base : Tonka, leather, vetiver and cedar
  15. Re: Obsession for men - Vintage or fake bottle?

    Vintage
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    Re: Karl Lagerfeld New Men's fragrance

    Smells like the stuff Gucci has been churning out lately. No ground-breaking here.
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    Guerlain L'homme Ideal

    Apparently, this new release is coming in June and is classified as woody/spicy.....very spicy, along the same line as YSL La Nuit DL and Bang.
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme is BACK!

    not to worry, I just reported him.
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme is BACK!

    "Haven't noticed. Glad you are happy. But, for those of us who really know, your post is rather insulting to our intelligence. Do you even know the original? How is your marketing job at D&G? Still...
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    Re: Marzipan / cherry recommendation

    Thanks guys. I've been doing a little research and they say YSL Body is quite marzipan. But no cherry though...
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    Marzipan / cherry recommendation

    Any suggestions?
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    Guerlain l'homme Ideal bottle.

    Juice looks rich...
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    Re: 6 new Creed scents available this June

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Creed-Acqua-Originale-Asian-Green-Tea-Cedre-Blanc-Aberdeen-Lavander-Geranium-Vetiver-Iris-Tuberose-5305.html
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Shower gel?
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Didn't somebody say it's meant to partner or mirror LPRN? So spicy/sweet perhaps? The logo is a departure from traditional guerlain though...
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    L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    So monsieur guerlain spotted an item on eBay of apparently the shower gel of the new guerlain for men. Looks authentic enough. Supposedly it is called L'homme Ideal. Anyone has any additional info?
  27. Thread: French Sushi

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    French Sushi

    Can't help but recall a sushi roll or nori when smelling the opening of Malle's French Lover. That aside, this is a beautiful spicy woody chypre with an extremely pronounced oakmoss note. This really...
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    I prefer Dior homme reformulated

    Gosh, I recall all the panic when the house of Dior announced that they were reformulating this one. It was like mass hysteria..people stocking up on soon-to-be vintage versions, buying them at ...
  29. Thread: Erolfa!

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    Erolfa!

    Wow! Can't believe I avoided this little gem for so long. Perfect for hot summer nights. There is something in the opening that recalls the candied top of original santal but just for a fleeting...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    Original santal is my winter staple. Opens with candied citrus and spicey juniper but dries down to a warm, sexy and smooth sandalwood vanilla cream. Just amazing !
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    Re: wow! you smell nice...

    Original Santal doesn't work in hot humid weather. Its more of a fall/winter fragrance. People who test OS often get put off by the initial cinnamon/Juniper blast which can be quite sweet when...
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    wow! you smell nice...

    Just got a 'wow! You smell nice' compliment from a guy at work. He asked me what it was and I said Original Santal.
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    Re: Buttery note in Original Vetiver

    The buttery note present in both Original Santal and Vetiver. Some basenoters call this the 'corn chip' note. it smells more popcorn to me.
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    Buttery note in Original Vetiver

    I detect a buttery note in Original Vetiver along with something smokey. Can someone tell me what it is?
  35. Re: Creed GIT or Aventus for upcoming Australian winter?

    Aventus is more spring/summer. I personally wear mine on summer nights. GIT is more a winter frag. Have you tried original santal or acier Aluminium? They are perfect for oz winter.
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    Re: Best Creed for the Summer?

    For me, GIT is way too heavy for a hot and humid summer, if it's like that where you live. Even himalaya would be too warm for that. I would say Virgin island water, or spring flower which for me at...
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    Original Santal - what my nose tells me

    Opening - BLAST of coriander, cinnamon, cherries and a strange buttery popcorn note
    I'm not getting much citrus. This is my favorite part of OS, reminds me of candied cherries and...
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    Re: Creed Aventus: My final opinion enclosed

    I agree with you.

    NS - neroli + pineapple + birch = Aventus

    When A dries down, it's almost identical to NS
  39. Chanel Pour Monsieur is no longer a chypre I remember

    When CPM was reformulated, Mr. Polge took much of the oakmoss out of the scent and replaced it with a musky-powdery base that is most pronounced in his concentree version. I can hardly detect any...
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    habit rouge reformulated again!

    Just tested Habit Rouge in the new bottles with the silver borders on the label and can verify they have tweaked the formula again. The top notes contain this synthetic medicinal smell that recalls...
  41. Re: What creates that bone dry, "chalky" effect in Habit Rouge?

    Your first guess is correct. Habit Rouge is loaded with iris. It is also loaded with lavender but somehow both these ingredients do not appear on the pyramid. For me, this chalky iris note is most...
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    Re: Acier Aluminum

    Absolutely spot on Jack. Boogie Nights complete with wide-collared shirts and ruffles. I'm really digging the ambergris as well.
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    Acier Aluminum

    How God damn good is this?! Perfect for fall. Lots been said already about this apparent banana note. On my skin, it smells much like the peach in Mitsouko with a little melon. This banana accord is...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - quick question

    Oh..I should stress that the new version is the one with the silver cap, pre-2000 or vintage comes in the same bottle but with a gold cap.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - quick question

    The latest version is in the tall habit rouge bottle but with a green sticker. It is the same bottle they used pre-2000. The juice in the new bottle is different to Vetiver 2000. It is crisper,...
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'eau

    Yes, I got it from Paris. HR legere was basically the original with a enhanced fizzy-lemon topnote. The rest of the composition as I recall was similar to the edc. With L'eau, there is no leather ,...
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    Habit Rouge L'eau

    Just purchased this today. Bottle is reminiscent of Legere with a red ring around its neck and a silver label. The juice opens with a strong and lasting neroli note that reminds me of L'instant...
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    Re: Guerlain's "new" Vetiver

    Yes. Vetiver 2011 is very different to the vintage. Its also much better than vetiver post 2000. The problem with the frosted-glassed vetivers for me was the tobacco, which was too intense. This...
  49. Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    The scent is definately different to the vintage but I attribute that to age.
    BTW Hey.its.me, being a mature retired man, I think you should go take some english classes at night school in your...
  50. Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Actually,

    Habit Rouge has also had a facelift. The sides of the label on the bottle is now silver and the 200 ml square is no longer available. It now follows the same design as the 100 and 50 ml...
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    Yatagan de Caron

    Just revisited Yatagan after some years. Have to disagree with reviews that say how it lacks any sweetness, how its as dry as a desert etc. To my nose there is sweetness in Yatagan from both the...
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue for men too?

    I have all concentrations of LB and a 60ml bottle of extrait from the 1960s. The latter would be my choice. Unlike the EDP and Edt, extrait of LB is a chypre/floriental and is more masculine than...
  53. Re: Do you think that HABIT ROUGE is good for summer days?

    Habit Rouge will not work in warm/hot weather. Its simply way too cloying and powdery. Most orientals are quite heady and strong and Habit Rouge is just one. HR is more of an Autumn/winter scent. My...
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    Shalimar and Mitsouko reformulations

    Having worn only vintage Shalimar pre 1970's over the last year, I went to the Guerlain store and tested Shalimar ode a la vanille and Shalimar eau de Parfum. Boy! The difference is quite noticable...
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    Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    I bought both the original and absolue versions. To me, Absolue is quite different not just in strength but in composition. Pour le soir barely qualifies as a oriental as it is the lightest of all...
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    Updated Habit Rouge bottle 200ml

    Was @ Guerlain store and noticed they have stopped using the sqaure 200ml bottles. The new ones are the same style as the 100/50 ml glass bottle, only bigger. The Guerlain logo is now the one being...
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    Annick Goutal's Ninfeo Mio

    Just tested this relatively new release and had to get it. IMO the best fig scent so far. The only other fig I ever cared for is PF by L'artisan Parfumeurs. This one starts off citrus, then a milky...
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    Maison Frnacis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire

    Wow! I'm impressed by this. Highly original and authentic. Opens with sweet honeysuckle, cumin and rose. The dry down is smooth and reminds me of Her by NR. This stuff is seamlessly blended and the...
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    Re: New Shalimar EDP Flacon

    Bonjour!

    I think the iconic Art Deco flacon that was inspired by the gardens in Lahore in modern day Pakistan is indeed a hard act to follow. However, I do like the new bottle. If anything, the...
  60. Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    Most certainly. I normally wait for cold damp autumn days before wearing the Parfum de Toilette. I find this version to be the most 'masculine' of the other formulations. In fact, masculine is...
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    has Guerlain been scrimping lately?

    Just done a side by side of classic Samsara EDP in the clear glass bottle of the 90's to the later edition in the red glass flacon post 2000. It is obvious that the original has a very strong...
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    Re: My L'heure Bleue purchase.

    I'm jealous too Mike. Don't you wish you could just get your hands on Mr. G's gigantic bottle of Shaliamr extrait...what is it, a 250ml Baccarat flacon?
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    Re: My L'heure Bleue purchase.

    Thanks to everybody that responded. For just over $300US, I thought it was a real steal. BTW, I just tried Mitsouko Parfum de Toilette that I got from ebay from the 80's. I think that is how Mitsouko...
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    My L'heure Bleue purchase.

    Hi!

    Just bought an 80ml LB extrait over the net from a trusted buyer. I haven't received it as I just bought it today. I have never smelled the extrait version of LB and I do believe this is a...
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    Re: Shalimar appreciation thread

    I have been wearing Shalimar vintage extrait and think is the the one most suitable for a man to wear. I love the smokiness, milky vanilla and the intense bergamot. I have the EDP and is no way as...
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    Re: Vetiver Guerlain (Thank you basenoters)

    I wore Vetiver alot in the 'cologneguy' days(pre-2000). However, the tobacco is now just too harsh for me. I have gone off it totally! I haven't worn it in the last 5 years. BTW, is the original...
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    Re: Why Do I Hate Guerlain??

    hmmm....interesting. Most of the Guerlains you have mentioned fall into the oriental category. Perhaps that's the problem. Guerlains can be too sweet, heady and heavy for some. Maybe think of some of...
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    Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    Interesting about the association with Dr. Pepper. I have always thought that Gucci Pour Hoome smelled alot like A&W root beer due to the orris. Perhaps with the right mix of other ingredients, we...
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    Re: What makes Dior Homme smell like lipstick?

    The scent that you are experiencing is orris. This smell has been described as fruity-floral, oily, voilet-like, ethereal.
    If somebody were to ask me what it 'actually' smells like, I would tell...
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    Re: Habit Rouge EdC has been discontinued

    RIP Habit Rouge edc......
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    Mitsouko Parfum de Toilette vs extrait

    Hey all,

    Received a bottle of Mitsouko PDT yesterday. This should not be confused with the EDP as they differ in their concentrations with the PDT slightly stronger than the EDP.
    The PDT is...
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    Re: Two new Guerlain Flankers

    Yes and no. Ardant fans of the house of Guerlain may buy it as a collector's item for themselves. I think Guerlain also hopes to infuse the range with a more modern look that will capture a new...
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    Re: Two new Guerlain Flankers

    Sounds like Habit Rouge GD is not a reworking of Habit Rouge Sport. My guess is the juice is the same with a new bottle. A couple of years back, Guerlain released Vetiver frozen(2004) and later...
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    Re: Habit Rouge HAS lavender

    This is my last 'Habit Rouge HAS lavender' post I promiss. I don't think Shalimar has lavender. If I were to pick one, I would say L'herure Bleure most likely has lavender. LIke HR and PUH, it too...
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    Re: Habit Rouge HAS lavender

    Further to my previous post regarding the hypothsis of jasmine sambac in Habit rouge, I googled 'habit rouge jasmine' and was enlightened to learn that Habit Rouge Sport does contain a note of...
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    Re: Habit Rouge HAS lavender

    There's hardly any lavender in the drydown, Being quite volatile, it is one of the first to disappear. The lavender in Habit rouge gives the opening a citrus oily character, as opposed to a harsh...
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    Re: Habit Rouge HAS lavender

    Yes! Of course there's lavender!!!It's in the top notes. You can definately smell it in the EDC. I have said for years that Habit Rouge contains ounces of orris, yet it is not part of any fragrance...
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    Re: Hermes Formulations

    I am not a fan of Eau d'Hermes but love Eau d'Orange. Fans of the latter had better get hold of the old bottles of the juice. They have reformulated Eau d'Orange to make it last longer but in the...
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    Fans of Caron PUH

    Okay,

    I received a bottle of Pour Un Homme pre-1982, It comes in the original flacon design with a GOLD metallic cap and the sticker on the bottle reads 'Les Plus Belles Lavendes'(see pic).
    By...
  80. Trio D'Hermes and change of an old classic?

    So I noticed Hermes have released 3 colognes for summer 09. I am already familiar with Eau D'Orange Verte and sampled Eau de Pamplemousse Rose and Eau de Gentiane Blanche today. For men who like the...
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    Re: L'Impact Caron

    75ml of Caron L'Impact retails for 120euro. Not bad for a parfum.
    I am now convinced that they have added cinnamon in the making of L'extrait.
    The base of vanilla also resembles that of Shalimar...
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    Re: L'Impact Caron

    Yes, relatively new. It was released I think in 2005/6. It was touted as the first Pafrum/l'extraite for men. However strength-wise, it is much more like an EDP to me. Worn it for 10 minutes on my...
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    L'Impact Caron

    Bonjour!

    Just purcahsed L'Impact from Caron shop here in Paris. I must say I'm so happy with my purchase. Comes in a black box with a pouch. Bottle is same design as PUH. Juice is jade green....
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    Coriolan Conspiracy

    Trust me,

    I'm not big on conspiracy theories, but hell, I'll do this as food for thought.

    Coriolan Conspiracy Timeline :

    1998 - Guerlain releases Coriolan for Men - Fresh Citrus Fougere...
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    Re: Fans of original Guerlain Vetiver must-read

    I have to agree with HD that fragrance pyramids are a very basic guide. Perfumers do not like revealing all their secrets and I think it also creates an element of mystery in the scent. Also, a...
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    Re: Fans of original Guerlain Vetiver must-read

    Thanks for the link. After reading it, I found it quite interesting that member 'scentual' also experienced that leathery note in vintage vetiver. I have no doubt in my mind that oakmoss is the...
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    Re: Fans of original Guerlain Vetiver must-read

    Actually , Guerlain Vetiver has been classified by many as chypre, leather, woody. While this might sound odd at first, there is definately an element of leather in the original basenote.
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    Fans of original Guerlain Vetiver must-read

    Okay,

    It all started when I was flirting with my bottle of vintage Mitsouko pre-1990's when I discovered something quite astonishing. Vintage Vetiver fans will swear that the opening of the new...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme

    I tested Guerlain Homme a month ago in Paris and was not impressed at all. The bottle looks like something that's been spat out by a garbage truck. OMG! That cheap, cheap plastic cap, almost as...
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    Habit Rouge 2008

    Okay. For the 3rd day I have the new Habit de Metal(allegedly the same formula) on one wrist and the old formula(2000) on the other. I can honestly say they have done it once again.
    Here are my...
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    Spiritueues Double Vanille and more....

    It is not a wonder that the Guerlain have decided to extend SDV's availabilty as a limited edition indefinately. This is a true masterpiece alongside his previous creations in Vetiver and Habit...
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    Re: Gucci Envy - Green a bit "kack"?

    I own a bottle of Gucci Envy dating back to the mid-late 90's when it was first released. It was my favourite frag at the time, before I discovered the wonders of the house of Guerlain. One day, I...
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    Re: Thoughts on Guerlain Homme and more....

    To answer a few questions from fellow basenoters, SDV can be purchased at the flagship Guerlain Store 68 Ave CE for 155 euro. On where you can get a sample of the new fragrance GH, I have to admit...
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    Thoughts on Guerlain Homme and more....

    Was in Paris a few days ago and was given a sneak-sniff of the new men's fragrance since L'instant Homme excluding Bois D'armenie, Cuir Beluga and Double Vanille. I really hate doing this as I am a...
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    Mitsouko's brother = Heritage EDP

    Hey there,

    Has anybody compared the two wrist to wrist? I own a bottle of early 90's Mitsouko Parfum and Heritage EDP and have to say they are a world apart from their respective edts. The oakmoss...
  96. Interesting article about the 'original' Habit Rouge

    Hey there,

    Followe the link. Sorry if this has been posted in the past.

    Cheers!

    http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/2008/03/habit-rouge-paquin-1948.html
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    Habit de Metal GUERLAIN

    Hey there,

    Has anybody tried this? I wonder if the juice is the same. It is touted as a modern version of the old classic. The glass bottle in this case is fully encased in a 'metallic frock'...
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