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    Re: The Annick Goutal Encyclopædia

    Going purely by their revamped website, the following have been discontinued (or are at least in limited distribution):

    Mon Parfum Cheri Par Camille
    Folavril
    Eau du Ciel
    Eau de Camille
    Myrrhe...
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    Re: Is the L'Heure Bleue in the old gold box ok?

    This thread makes me wonder if we should collectively start to maintain a database or something listing fragrances and when, to the best of our knowledge, they seem to have last been reformulated.
  3. Re: Reformulated Mitsouko EdT - What WAS I thinking? >:6 (yuck face)

    Agree completely with Mimi Gardenia that current EdP is somewhat more representative of Mitsouko than the current parfum. Even better - try ebay and look for an old EdT or EdP. They can still be...
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    Re: Replacement for 70's chypres

    Fabulous thread! Let me add my praises of Hillaire for her vast knowledge of the chypre landscape.

    Here's another suggestion: Parfum d'Empire's "Azemour Les Orangers." Definitely a chypre, with a...
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    Re: Jicky Reformulation(s)

    Pluran, what a great wealth of knowledge this is! I'm so happy to hear that Jicky seems to be on the mend. And I think you may be right that the companies are still playing around with substitutes....
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    Re: Silences - Jacomo

    Bumping this as I just bought Silences. I believe the previous poster meant "box" not "bottle" -- the bottles are all the spherical black bottles, but the boxes differ. The older boxes have the grey...
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    Re: Jicky Reformulation(s)

    Is it possible that Jicky from 1984 has just aged? Citrus notes are a big part of Jicky, but over time they often get less bright and sparkling.
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    Fragrances you changed your mind about

    Hi all,

    Here's a question for you - can you think of a fragrance you loved initially that you don't like all that much now, or vice versa - a fragrance you thought "uck" about at first and have...
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    I think Dzing! and Tea for Two are this house's masterpieces. Timbuktu is not for me but I appreciate its technical brilliance. I also quite like Passage d'Enfer, L'Eau de Jatamansi, and Iris Pallida.
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    Re: Guerlain Insolence and L'Heure Bleue

    ROFL, Mimi, too true! I hope that whatever they do, it really honors the spirit of this amazing fragrance.
  11. Re: Need recommendations - green, citrus, herbal and natural?

    Wholeheartedly second Alliage. If you like the Goutals, you may like Mandragore, an interesting, very natural smelling combination of bergamot, iris, spearmint and light woods that has a mysterious,...
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    Re: HELP: Chamade or L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

    I would recommend L'Heure Bleue in EDP strength. It's flowery for only about 10 minutes before the ambery base shows up. It's also a very abstract fragrance and so more immediately "unisex," despite...
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    Re: have an obsession with with L'Artisan!

    Of the ones you mentioned, Poivre Piquant is my favorite - spicy and sexy and odd. My other favorites are Tea for Two, Dzing and Passage d'Enfer.
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    Weirdness with Cabaret

    I'm a big fan of Parfum Gres' "Cabaret' and was thrilled to find it on discount at T.J. Maxx. When I got it home, though, it turns out the bottle is significantly different from the regular one....
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    Re: Green to Go- Spring for it!

    No one's mentioned Alliage, Mandragore and Sous le Vent!
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    Re: Guerlain Chamade as Unisex

    I really like to wear Chamade, too. The EDT is quite strong and lasts a good while; it dries down to a lightly spiced vanilla.
  17. Thread: Annick Goutal

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    Re: Annick Goutal

    I think of Eau d'Hadrien and Eau du Sud as sister frangrances. The EDH is Goutal's "cool" citrus fragrance, with its somewhat remote, aloof cypress background in comparison to the "hot" citrus of EDS...
  18. Thread: Shalimar EDP.

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    Re: Shalimar EDP.

    thanks, Asha!

    It's interesting that we've had such similar experiences with the Mitsouko EDP. I also love the fresh opening (i get a lot of rose) and the drydown; it's just some ingredient in the...
  19. Thread: Shalimar EDP.

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    Re: Shalimar EDP.

    I had the same experience as Asha in finding the Mitsouko EDP a bit overwhelmingly mossy. I prefer the extrait. I find Shalimar EDP to be a good deal softer than Mitsouko EdP.
  20. Thread: new Mitsuoko

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    Re: new Mitsuoko

    I'm glad you said that, Mr. G., because I find the same thing. I find the new parfum closer-wearing, less mossy-powdery and softer than the new EDP, which is a real powerhouse if applied without...
  21. Re: Looking for: Marzipan drenched in vanilla, ambre and incense fragrance.

    NTesla: Hypnotic poison is a good place to start with its almondy opening. (it becomes more vanillic with time.) Also, someone I was out with once thought that L'Heure bleue smelled of marzipan.
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    Re: In Praise of Nahema by Guerlain.

    I love Nahema, too. I own the EDP and I scored a tester of the parfum for under $100 on Ebay. To me the genius of this fragrance is that the rose never dominates but gradually melts into the...
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    Re: Gala Dinner in 30 minutes...what to wear??

    I adore Mandragore but for a gala I'd go all out with something like L'Heure bleue....
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    I'm usually hesitant to name just one, but I think in this case, I have to give it to L'heure bleue. Every time I wear it, I am just blown away by how beautiful it is.
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    Re: Apres L'Ondee/L'heure Bleue

    I definitely see the resemblance; both contain lots of heliotropin and vanilla. The difference to me is that AL'O contains a violet opening that is totally missing in L'HB and lacks the amber...
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    Re: Chamade, Chamade, Chamade.....

    To me, Chamade is a perfect example of how fragrance tastes change; it was considered quite girlish in 1969, but now seems much more formal than florals released after "Anais Anais" started the...
  27. Re: Does L'Heure Bleue EdP differ much from the Extrait?

    Ruggles, I have a recent bottle of the EdP and I find it lovely. I agree with Tott that it's a little less "dense," and it moves from the flowery opening into the amber base rather more quickly. I...
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    Re: sharp, lemony-herby-green fragrances

    Try Annick Goutal's Mandragore. It transforms from bright citrus to subtle mint to herbal and woody. Just make sure you get a fresh package; this one doesn't age well.
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    Where to buy Apres L'ondee

    Apparently Bergdorf Goodman no longer carries this, I got an email back from them this morning. I really want to find a bottle. Is there an online retailer that sells it?
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    Change to Eau d'Hadrien formula?

    So I just read in the latest Perfumes: The Guide installment that Annick Goutal had to change the Eau de Hadrien Eau de Parfum formula due to restrictions on citrus oils. Does anyone know if this is...
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    Chanels for men?

    Are any of the exclusifs wearable by men? Which concentration seems to work the best? (Bois des Iles? Cuir de Russie?)
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