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    Re: Jour d'Hermes by Hermes - NEW FRAGRANCE!

    I am very curious about this extrait version too, anyone has tried?
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    Re: Females. I need your help RE: Montale

    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...
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    Re: uh oh Duchaufour

    Don't feed the trolling comments...
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    Re: New No.5 ad with Brad Pitt

    Apparently there will be a second part coming out tomorrow.
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur experts: anyone?

    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...
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    Re: New No.5 ad with Brad Pitt

    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.
  7. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    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,...
  8. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    The price was posted in the Une Voix Noire thread, apparently 90€.
  9. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    Here you are.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/Ascella/Temp/vapo_packshot_blancBD.jpg
  10. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    I think it is said that more will come in this packaging.
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    Re: Modern Fragrance Masterpieces

    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
    L'Artisan...
  12. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    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'.
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    Re: Quand Vient la Pluie (& Mon Precieux Nectar?)

    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.
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    Re: Quand Vient la Pluie (& Mon Precieux Nectar?)

    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...
  15. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    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.
  16. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    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.
  17. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    I see you mentioning an unofficial preview above, so someone must have tried already...
  18. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    Still waiting for the reviews to appear, it's September soon, why is everyone so tight-lipped.
  19. Re: Need a suggestion of a Plumeria/Frangipani based scent....

    Iunx has a frangipani candle which smells wonderful.
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    Re: I'm Visiting Grasse next month!!!

    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...
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    "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...
  22. Re: New book by Jean-Claude Ellena arrived today.

    Would like to hear a review of this book.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain Boxes. Help!

    Maybe you already got the answer from Guerlain, in any case, they used this kind of boxes between 1950 and 1967.
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    Re: LVMH starting to take over Hermès

    Cartier is more or less "safe" (at least from LVMH), as it is the crown jewel of the Richemont group...
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    Re: Parfums d'Amour by Jean-Paul Guerlain

    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.
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    Re: Parfums d'Amour by Jean-Paul Guerlain

    Bumping up the thread with a photo from today.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/Ascella/Fragrance/Guerlain.jpg

    PS, I am not the lady on the photo.
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    Re: Next Lutens to go export: Cuir Mauresque

    Hehe, I guess I should hang around more...
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    Next Lutens to go export: Cuir Mauresque

    I was at Les Salons du Palais Royal last Saturday, according to an SA there the next Christmas scent will be Cuir Mauresque.
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    Re: Best Leather perfumes

    My favorites are Cuir de Russie, Doblis and Tabac Blond.
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    Re: L'Artisan Al Oud

    It smells very much cedar to me, and I agree that the drydown is reminding me of MKK.
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    Re: Paris Exclusifs (which?)

    JAR is an experience as well, unless you have already been to the NYC counter.
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    Re: A Book on Guerlain?

    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:...
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    Re: JAR, the fragrances and the concept...

    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...
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    Re: Les coulisses du parfum olfactory kits

    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?
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    Re: Chergui - juice now green II (with photos)

    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...
  36. Re: Are the classics worth stocking up at this point?

    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...
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    Re: IUNX Paris to close?

    Inux can be found in Hotel Costes, at least last year I was able to.
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    Re: OsMoz to launch Essence Kits

    There are slightly more info on 1000fragrances:
    http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/2009/04/osmoz-launches-fragrance-kit.html

    Three kits are available for the first round, and forewords are...
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    Re: Which Niche Houses Are In Danger?

    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...
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    Re: Which Niche Houses Are In Danger?

    The thing is that it's the big fishes that are behind IFRA, and their motives are up to anyone to guess.
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs Parfums

    I believe Gardenia is also still made in parfum concentration.
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    Re: Montale Santal de Mysore Parfum

    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...
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    Re: Montale Santal de Mysore Parfum

    Haven't tested Santalum, Santal de Mysore is very nutty, so creamy that one could think it is vanilla, but no sugar though.
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    Re: Montale Santal de Mysore Parfum

    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...
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    Re: Montale Confidential Collection

    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...
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    Re: Guerlain - Quand Vient la Pluie

    The bottle + the base could have been placed inside MoMA without slightest problem :D.
  47. Re: I Sniffed Guerlain Re-issue of 'Original' Champs-Élysées

    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.
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    Re: Guerlain - Quand Vient la Pluie

    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.
  49. Re: REPORT: First Ever INFJ Scandinavian Basenoters Meetup

    Sounds like you have had a fabulous time! You guys have to get more north next time ;).
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    Re: Guerlain - Quand Vient la Pluie

    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...
  51. Re: Help! Ordering fragrances from Chanel in Paris

    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...
  52. Thread: Paris, France

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    Re: Paris, France

    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...
  53. Thread: Bois des Iles

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    Re: Bois des Iles

    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...
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    Re: A Gift from Guerlain

    What a gift, congratulations!
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    Re: Sahlini parfums

    For a moment I thought you meant Shalini, the spelling is really close!
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    Re: got a sample of Reve En Cuir today...

    I am still waiting for my decant, it has taken almost two months now, Luckyscent should hurry up next time.
  57. Thread: Bois des Iles

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    Re: Bois des Iles

    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.
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    Re: What's the deal with Guerlain here on BN?

    There is a Guerlain for everyone :D.
  59. Re: "Smells cheap" - what are the notes in common?

    There was a similar discussion on Perfume of Life recently, many interesting points were brought up on this subject:
    http://perfumeoflife.com/index.php?showtopic=28358
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    Re: Help me pick a Guerlain (or non-Guerlain)!

    Maybe you can try Cologne du 68 as well.
  61. Re: What do the numbers on Frederic Malle bottles indicate?

    I have been wondering about this too, waiting for a definite answer.
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    Re: Help me continue my Iris insanity!

    I don't find much iris in 31 Rue Cambon, maybe you meant 28 La Pausa?

    If you can find it, Tauer Orris.
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    Serge Lutens batch numbers

    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

    K: 2004
    M:...
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    Re: New Kelly Caleche extrait by Hermes

    I went to the Hermes shop in Berlin two days ago, the SA didn't have a clue about this.
  65. Thread: Paris, France

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    Re: Paris, France

    I made a map of interesting shops in Paris for my visit this summer:

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=106065914671758618948.0004497256766e7c52ac9&z=12
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    Re: Le Labo prices London vs. Berlin

    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.
  67. Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur (extrait/parfum) by Guerlain?

    I have missed this completely, do you have any info about this makeup line?
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    Re: Which Perfume Brands Have Expiration Dates

    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".
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    Re: New Comme Des Garcons (w/ H&M)

    The review by Mike Perez is out:
    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2008/11/h-by-comme-des-garcons-exclusive-pre.html
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    Re: New Comme Des Garcons (w/ H&M)

    I am very curious about this one, waiting eagerly for the review.
  71. Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur (extrait/parfum) by Guerlain?

    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...
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    Re: Chanel Eau De Cologne

    Try Cologne du 68 from Guerlain as well, it's quite nice.
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    Re: Review of Chanel No 5 - Eau Premiere

    I like it a lot too, but the sillage is not very good on me.
  74. Re: Franics Kurkdjian's Bespoke Scents-100 Best Things

    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.
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    Re: Chanel Beige (Les Exclusifs)

    I think Gardenia is the most feminine one among the Exclusifs, but these two are quite close.
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    Re: Guerlain purchases arrived!!!!!

    Great purchase!
  77. Re: Burr gives Reve en Cuir by Indult five stars and also mentions Scent Bar in revie

    I guess you meant Isvaraya? Tihota is more like pure condensed vanilla.
  78. Re: Most simple Jean Claude Ellena fragrance: 9 raw materials. Which one?

    My guess is Eau de Ginza he made for Hermes.
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    Re: Where to buy Caron in the EU?

    It depends on what concentration you want, Escentual carries some:
    http://www.escentual.com/cgi-bin/Escentual.storefront/491189880218b7a7271dc0a8650a06de/Catalog/10121

    Also Les Senteurs:...
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    Re: November 2008 Purchases

    I got No. 5 parfum, at last.
  81. Thread: CdG for HM

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    Re: CdG for HM

    I just read about it too, cedar and patchouli:
    http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/f60/rei-kawakubo-comme-des-garcons-h-m-designer-collection-67005-11.html
  82. Thread: CdG for HM

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    Re: CdG for HM

    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.

    http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5556/commedesgarconhm33df4.jpg
  83. Thread: CdG for HM

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    Re: CdG for HM

    It's the same in Sweden, when the online sale starts the whole server always crashes within minutes.
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    Re: Borneo 1834 at Barneys

    A bell jar retails in Paris for 105€, the size is 75ml.
  85. Thread: CdG for HM

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    CdG for HM

    Does anyone know anything about the coming scent CdG made for HM? Like what kind of scent, or who made it etc.?
  86. Re: Sealed Chanel vintage bottle - what would you do?

    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...
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    Re: Habit Rouge released as pure Parfum

    If the formulas are weighted, they should know before blending how much perfume they will end up with right?
  88. Re: 227 bottles of Frederic Malle fragrances stolen

    227 bottles can't be easy to get rid off...
    The robbers surely had taste at least.
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    Re: Habit Rouge released as pure Parfum

    Mr. Guerlain, do you know why Guerlain's LEs are always produced in seemingly strange numbers? Is there any explanation to those numbers?
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    Re: "Aldehydic" fragrance?

    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...
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    Re: 3x New Montale Pure Parfums

    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).
  92. Re: Sealed Chanel vintage bottle - what would you do?

    I would probably be too curious to be able to keep the bottle sealed, anyway, enjoy your No. 46, sealed or opened ;).
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    Re: Exclusive to La Maison Guerlain

    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!
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    Re: Exclusive to La Maison Guerlain

    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...
  95. Thread: Lavender

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    Re: Lavender

    Both Jicky and Sous le Vent from Guerlain are great lavender scents.
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    Re: Figured out a way to store samples :)

    Great idea, thank you for sharing it.
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    Re: Guerlain collector, get out your wallet!

    I am also quite curious about why they included so many scents from the L'Art et la Matière line.
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    Re: Guerlain collector, get out your wallet!

    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?
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    Re: Going to China tomorrow

    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.
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    Re: Ladies, how do you feel about Vetiver

    There are many vetiver scents that are lovely, my own favorite is however Chanel No. 19, which is more a vetiver in blend.
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