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    Re: Friend's wedding

    as much as I love many perfumes suggested I really don 't see orientals for a wedding! from your collection I would wear L 'Instant de Guerlain, it 's lovely and non-obtrusive. not in your collection...
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    Re: New SL's for Autumn.

    interesting point! I 'm happy they came out with different variations for the export line at times, Gris Clair 's lavender has nothing to do with Encens et Lavande, Daim Blond 's leather is also very...
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    Re: Top 5 Most Wanted

    Nombre Noir, Shiseido extrait (I own the 2.0oz EDP bottle full and extrait bottle but empty)

    Aldehyde 44, Le Labo

    Nuit au Désert, Gobin Daudé

    Nº22 de Chanel extrait

    Rose de Nuit, Serge...
  4. Re: Creed - Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare and Fleurs de Bulgarie?

    never tested Fleurs de Bulgarie here
    I was given generous samples of Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare (bulgarian tea rose flower), considered of one the greatest truest to the real thing rose scents....
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    Poll: Re: France vs Italy

    there 's no flag perfumes anymore and it 's all for the best!
    ...90% of non-french brands are perfumes created by french nose composers, from Gucci fragrances to Sarah Jessica Parker 's Lovely,...
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    Re: suggestions?

    you ll probably love Fleurs d 'Oranger (Eva Longoria 's signature - orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose, white rose, spice) and Clair de Musc (high-end clear vegetal musk) by Serge Lutens - the two...
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    Re: first date scent suggestions

    YSL M7 Fresh!!
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    Re: Essential Niche Houses

    I consider Serge Lutens THE essential niche house!

    other niche houses I like, Frederic Malle, Parfumerie Generale and Le Labo

    niche houses I don 't find captivating, Keicho Mecheri, Bond No9,...
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    Re: green

    Gobin Daude fragrances, the most beautiful green scents ever created with poetic sensibility and botanic feel made of rare natural raw materials . discontinued but can be found every now and then on...
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    Re: literary characters + perfume

    hmmm what poor Justine be wearing? it 's easier to come up with Tubereuse Criminelle when it comes to her vicious sadistic monstrous sister than finding something so opposite, innocence, misfortune...
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    Re: literary characters + perfume

    Tubéreuse Criminelle for Juliette de Lorsange (Histoire de Juliette, D.A.F. de SADE)

    Aldehyde 44 for 'O' (Story of O, Pauline Réage a.k.a Dominique Aury)
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    Re: A fresh fragrance for my sister?

    I second Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermes, extremely fresh, natural and lasting for summer

    also Chance Eau Fraiche by Chanel, sexy and fresh
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    Re: Sephora Inside JCPenney...

    in New York now you find Sephora nearly at every streetcorners, specially in the city (Manhattan) they 're everywhere but also in the suburbs and other New York boros.
    I still remember the first...
  14. Re: ok it is getting hot and summer is coming

    Feminite du Bois
    Fleurs d 'Oranger
    Un jardin sur le Nil
    Un Lys
    Bois et Fruits
    Gris Clair
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Cedre

    in the AC at night: Miel de Bois, Encens et Lavande, NU
  15. Re: What's the price range on your wardrobe (high/low)?

    a lot of money! my most expensive perfume is Nombre Noir, I own a full bottle of the 2.0oz EDP version in box and an empty shiny mat black octogonal extrait de parfum bottle of Nombre Noir - these...
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    Re: Niche recommendations

    I only know Le Male by Gaultier and Egoïste by Chanel

    I suggest Gris Clair and Un Bois Sépia by Serge Lutens

    I also second Terre d 'Hermes and M7 by Yves Saint Laurent too, not considered...
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    Re: Recommendations for a GREEN scent..

    Gobin Daude, the most beautiful green fragrances ever created with poetic sensibility and botanic feel made of rare natural raw materials . discontinued but can be found every now and then on ebay.
    ...
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    Re: Her Majesty's Scent?

    something old aristocratic (aristocratic english style lol) and puritan with bad esthetic taste

    probably an old uninspiring rose water by Floris or Creed
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    Re: Favorite Green Fragrance?

    Gobin Daude, the most beautiful green fragrances ever created with poetic sensibility and botanic feel made of rare natural raw materials . discontinued but can be found every now and then on ebay.
    ...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    typical ZZ answer of course

    Serge Lutens is an elite perfumer and makeup artist, a visionnaire, an artistic director and a public intellectual before being just a businessman and you know that....
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    since I m the one who brought up the saturation issue in the first place, I had no idea saturation this could lead to this extreme but I m not surprised. as far as I m concerned I was more talking...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    I do respect = a lack of respect? uh! WOW LOL

    you assume a lot of things, I never do that and would never dare tell and quote anyone like you just did how I personnally interpret and feel about...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    great discussion!

    saturation of scented by-products is really what irks Lutens the most. he talks about the need of perfume rehabilitation and he 's right, just look at this thread, it shouldn 't...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    I never called anyone dumb and silly!

    anyways, taking a scented bath is not a big deal of course, I used to do that too. here Serge Lutens is talking about the perfume industry going a certain...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    I know lol, but again this is not what he 's talking about at all. He refused to developp body products and other scented products for his line, he only wants perfume and just perfume. in 2002 he...
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    Re: fragrance for a female friend

    Un Bois Sépia by Serge Lutens. natural elegance. tweed.


    http://www.salons-shiseido.com/anglais/html/parfums-eb4.htm
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    no he doesn 't refer to quality. he talks about the deodorizing trend vs perfume. these are not only different but absolutely opposite in concept, unfortunately the perfume industry is making so much...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    I love it when someone says an open window is a better choice than marketed scented candles. Serge Lutens concept rehabilitates perfume.
    I understand a lot of people are allergic to "elites" (such a...
  29. Re: serge lutens rousse or parfums de rosine rose de feu?

    I love Rousse, to me it 's a all year round scent, it 's a skin scent that evolves just like Féminité du Bois, strong the first ten minutes then becomes one with your skin. I reapply two to three...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    [QUOTE=spicegirl;1023438]


    Serge Lutens wrote a few articles on perfume and scented by-products. he 's denouncing the multi-billion dollar industry dictating the anti-perfume...
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    Re: Favourite Chypres

    Givenchy III
    Chypre Rouge
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    Re: Your Most Wearable Fragrances:

    all my perfumes are wearable since they 're all skin scents using a lot of precious ingredients, most wearable arw Clair de Musc, Un Lys and Fleurs d 'Oranger and least need to evolve on the skin a...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    NOTHING

    I agree with Serge Lutens, bathrooms restrooms should smell like water not like lavender or else. candles, scented cosmetic products and deodorizing gimmicks kill Perfume.
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    Re: musc de ravageur

    I don 't understand people who buy perfume blind, I never bought anything untested specially considering the scents I buy are rather expensive but I guess living in New York and traveling to Paris...
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    Re: Frederic Malle opinions ????

    Musc Ravageur, I own a large bottle and love to wear it in the winter

    also like and respect Le Parfum de Therese and Noir Epices
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    Re: Creeds

    hmmm Creed is not boring and generic, noone said that ZZ - Creed is a very high end but more classic niche house compared to more daring perfumer like Frederic Malle and intellectually conceptual...
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    Re: Creeds

    I never liked Creed, too traditional conservative cold high-end "smell-good" colognes. american men into scents seem to be more into Creed than europeans who go for edgier modern scents.

    scents I...
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    top 10

    by Serge Lutens:

    Rousse
    Tubéreuse Criminelle
    Fleurs d 'Oranger
    Rose de Nuit
    Un Lys
    Cèdre
    Miel de Bois
  39. Re: The most obscure fragrance in your collection?

    Nombre Noir by Shiseido
  40. Re: F. Malle to visit Barney's NY in Boston on May 10th

    aristocratic ZZ!
  41. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    that 's what I do in the summer, I spray Fleurs d 'Oranger all over, all day and night long!
    I love all those hot and wild compliments from men it gets me all the time LOL
  42. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    it 's more complicated than that. throughout the 90's Serge Lutens perfumes were only available at les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido and before launching the export line in 2000 les salons were not...
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    Re: Is Caron on its last legs?

    Bond has corners at Saks I believe but I 'm only aware of two New York boutiques (maybe they have more info on their site), I like the Bond St location of course but their Madison boutique is not...
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    Re: Is Caron on its last legs?

    hi jake, yes indeed it is very sad but I 'll go take a look myself at their new location, I m sure it 's still very high end, after all there 's still a Caron corner at Bergdorf & Goodman and Saks...
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    Re: Is Caron on its last legs?

    they moved to another location in New York.

    I was mailed a luxurious card called 'House of Caron'

    Dear Caron Customer,

    The Caron fragrance boutique has moved to Phyto Universe located on 715...
  46. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    hot and humid is the best for Fleurs d 'Oranger, it turns men on so much! really drives them crazy, I love it! lol
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    Re: Sa Majeste la Rose

    I don 't find Sa Majesté la Rose similar to Rose Poivrée either, which is a dirtier earthier rose I believe.
    Sa Majesté la Rose is great for people into realistic close to the real thing rose scents...
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    Re: Best Lilac / Buddelia Perfume?

    Un Lys by Serge Lutens, starts very majestic, pure and transparent and evolves to a very sexy floral with a subtle touch of vanilla.

    Un Lys is back at Aedes in New York
    ...
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    Re: favorite montale fragrance

    I found the oud scents very original and Montale 's best but not for me. The rest of the line didn 't thrill me at all in terms of subtlety and quality.
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    Re: Shisedio Nombre Noir

    the miniature should come with a small box too. I agree bottles exposed to light will be deterioted over time.
    I own a miniature and the EDP 60ML bottle both in box and they 're perfect.
    although...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 21 April

    Rousse by Serge Lutens
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    Re: If I had a million dollars....

    If I had a few millions of dollars I 'd try to launch a perfume line, it wouldn 't be profit oriented but more like what Shiseido did with Serge Lutens, a long term vision "business" mentality...
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    Re: Why fragrance?

    I was just giving my point of view based on what you said, which I agreed partly so we can have a discussion and a debate. what you started was interesting and reminded of the the part of Annick le...
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    Re: Why fragrance?

    I agree that perfume is more than smelling good but it 's also more than being a mere subject for scientific discussions. I 'll post next week an article link by Annick le Guerret, who has extensely...
  55. Re: Perfume for the Perfume-Hating Mother

    I so disagree with people who think you shouldn 't give her perfume. Perfume is one of the most special gift anyone can give!
    I don 't think your mom litteraly hates perfume. she just needs to...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 20 April

    NU edp by Yves Saint Laurent
  57. Re: if you want to get the ladies all hot and bothered!! READ THIS!

    I love Cool Water on a man! why did you sell it??
    a few times I was turned on by a few men wearing cheap macho after-shaves, mixed with their body odor I was all excited like all of a sudden I was...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 19 April

    Féminité du Bois
  59. Re: Nocturnes 1/4oz parfum stuck-- How do I open this?

    yes just place the rubber band at the base of the stopper then keep turning.
  60. Re: Nocturnes 1/4oz parfum stuck-- How do I open this?

    use a rubber band, same thing happened to me years ago with a En Avion parfum bottle, I called Caron and they told me about the rubber band thing. I also used a small wrench it was better.
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    Re: Trip to Aedes...fragrant heaven!

    I love Cedre, more gourmand and creamier than Rousse, its tuberose is "solar", very different tuberose than Tubereuse Criminelle (enigmatic, lethal).
    Rousse is closer to Feminite du Bois wich I...
  62. Rousse ad drawing authentic! just in an email from Salons Shiseido

    someone had doubt last week on the authenticity of the Rousse drawing/ad, it is NOT a fake but this is official, not for sale and this drawing will be the next novelty gift in November at les Salons...
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    Re: Trip to Aedes...fragrant heaven!

    Aedes is the best customer service in town! and it 's so nicer to be shopping downtown than in the upper east side at big crowded department stores.
    have you tested Rousse by Serge Lutens? I bought...
  64. Re: Newbie trying to find a fragrance that's woody but sweet

    I also believe one of Serge Lutens woody scents will be perfect for you.


    Rousse by Serge Lutens is a non gourmand cinnamon, violet, cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, it 's very elegant, has...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 13 April

    New York 4.30am

    ...going to bed with a spritz of Sève Exquise by Gobin Daudé
  66. Re: for a down-to-earth 64 year old mom

    the perfume that 's worked best for my mom and my girlfriends moms is L 'Instant de Guerlain. It 's exactly what you re looking for, it 's luxurious, well balanced and it 's a perfume that feels...
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    Re: Describe Musc Ravageur?

    I love Musc Ravageur! from topnotes to drydown. I love the masculine first topnotes, cool bergamot/orange/cinnamon/lavender that rapidly evolve into a vanillic spicy amber musk, a beautiful...
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    Re: Feminine scents with tons of amber?

    Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens, a neo-classic amber and a niche best seller

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle, an animalic powdery amber

    both are very sexual amber scents and I m really saying...
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    Re: Recs for hot summer scents

    Fleurs d 'Oranger by Serge Lutens
    (90% of the time by hot sticky weather)

    also:

    Un jardin sur le Nil by Hermes

    Féminité du Bois by Shiseido

    Bois et Fruits by Serge Lutens
  70. Re: Nu by Yves Saint Laurent, EDT or EDP?

    it is worth it and so much more fun than ordering online. I find it very exciting although I think they had more stuff years ago of course and I also need to repeat them 10 times straight the perfume...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 April

    Santal de Mysore (Serge Lutens)
  72. Re: Nu by Yves Saint Laurent, EDT or EDP?

    yes it 's been discontinued, I remember it didn 't stay too long at all at Sephora, it didn 't give me a chance to get familiar with it. I think Black Cashmere had a little bit more "success". from...
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    Re: Serge lutens edp or edt?

    to complete that it 's been purposely created as higher concentration for formulas using very subtle and volatile ingredients, the end result of this EDP Haute Concentration is soft skin scents that...
  74. Nu by Yves Saint Laurent, EDT or EDP?

    I 've been very curious again about this fragrance, I vaguely remember testing it at Sephora when they had it but I have no recollection which concentration it was and now since it 's been...
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    Re: Fragrances for my mom

    how about L 'Instant de Guerlain?
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    Re: La Chasse Aux Papillons

    maybe you 'd like to test Début by Parfums Delrae (Delrae Roth), a beautiful linden lilly of the valley fragrance with amazing lasting power (8 hours+)
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    Re: Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

    I always felt leaving Barney's with no samples when you just spent $170 on a Musc Ravageur bottle rather hard to understand. Instead they always try to give some L 'Artisan samples wich I don 't care...
  78. Re: stunning ad poster for Rousse by Serge Lutens

    are you suggesting it 's a fake? this ad has been on ebay for a while, it s been released as a postcard for some countries (Italy etc). I know Serge Lutens work very well, the font style (which you...
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    Re: Shopping in N.Y.C

    they mailed me a card last week, it 's really sad so now they just have a corner at Phyto Universe. They got hit hard with high rent right on Madison and strong competition with more modern perfume...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday Aprill 11

    Féminité du Bois - Shiseido
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