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    Default Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum

    Wow. This has got to be one of the must-have winter frags. I had my doubts about this one when I first read about it, but true to the grand fashion of vintage GUERLAIN, they have restored my faith once again.
    The most amazing aspect of this new version is the respect for the orginal, in the same instance, offering the buyer a more contemporay fashion statement, congruent with the the new millinium.
    The original Habit Rouge created in 1965, is a monument and hallmark in male oriental frags and this EDP is no doubt a tribuite to that.
    It opens with a slightly less citrus burst, the immediate powerdry aura of the basenotes of the original given a premature debut. I suspect it is iris that gives this powdery aura, even though they do not mention it as one of the ingredients.
    This brief encounter with citrus is short lived, as the neroli, cinnamon, aniseed and pepper annouce their presence. The key to this fragrance is that meanwhile, the basenotes are never quite muffled, but stand shoulder to shoulder with the top and middle notes as the fragrance evolves. I will go as far as to say right of the bat, the balsamic base is on par with the hesprides in terms of strength. This sweet, powdery base reminds me of Johnson & Johnson's baby lotion in the baby pink bottle my mother used to use.
    From here, you are left with a sensual trail of vanilla, incense(oud) and leather that is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows as you enter the room.
    This provocative, sedutive Edp version comes in 100ml spray and is delivered in the same bottle as the edt, disguised in a very sexy red leather jacket with red silk stitching down its sides.
    Again, an essential to those who fancy the original, and maybe even those who are not yet part of this cult following.



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    Ridgeback,
    Where did you purchase your HR edp? I've been looking here and there for it.
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by graffham
    Ridgeback,
    Where did you purchase your HR edp? I've been looking here and there for it.
    Thank you
    Graffham

    Well, there's this:
    http://www.escentual.co.uk/guerlain/...itrouge10.html

    Though the pic says "eau de toilette" so it may be a typo

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    The edp is excellent, structurally similar to Shalimar, but I prefer the vintage edt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graffham
    Ridgeback,
    Where did you purchase your HR edp? I've been looking here and there for it.
    Thank you
    Graffham
    Hi there,

    I don't know about ordering from eccentual as I did not hear very good reports about it. Maybe ask other basenoters if they have experience ordering from this company.
    I bought my bottle of EDP from an ebay seller in France. He only had 1 bottle. You just have to keep looking. I actually logged on to www.ebay.fr as I know a little french and was able to communicate with the seller. But even if you don't, french people are nice and will use english. I bought mine for about $50 US including postage. Not a bad buy. Good luck or as they say in french, bon chance!

    Cheers!

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    OK, I am a complete Habit Rouge fan and I have to say that the Eau de Parfum version is stunning. It's the completely integrated agarwood middle (and base) that somehow magically updates the whole formulation. Weird - especially as agarwood is one of the oldest perfume materials known to man (the Chinese have records of using it as incense as early as pre-Han i.e. before the age of the Roman Empire!).
    One big tip.. If you can get over the absolutely stunning leather bottle.. try to make it down to La Maison Guerlain on the Champs Elysees or their stand at Galleries Lafayette in Paris.. buy the 500 ml Bee bottle of HR Eau de Parfum (it's about the same price as 2 leather 100 ml bottles!! do the maths, it's amazing) and decant it into a nice solid vaporisateur of your own choice bit by bit...
    Also, maybe go online and email / telephone and see if they might ship!
    The lovely saleswoman at La Maison Guerlain next to Sephora on the Champs Elysees was the one who told me the economy of this...
    and I followed her advice...
    cheers!
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    I am trying to track down a bottle of the Habit Rouge EDP in the U.S.--the one in the plain leather bottle. This potion is the ticket with its addition of oud.

    I might have a chance to have a pal buy some at the GL or the Champs-Elysees store, but that might not be for awhile.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    My thanks in advance for any responses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I am trying to track down a bottle of the Habit Rouge EDP in the U.S.--the one in the plain leather bottle. This potion is the ticket with its addition of oud.

    I might have a chance to have a pal buy some at the GL or the Champs-Elysees store, but that might not be for awhile.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    My thanks in advance for any responses.
    The Boutiques have it, but not in the leather bottle, only as Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier. Same juice though. Who knows how long until they pull it off the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    The Boutiques have it, but not in the leather bottle, only as Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier. Same juice though. Who knows how long until they pull it off the market.
    I was going to ask that. I have the Beau Cavalier which I got at Saks Fifth Avenue. I knew it was EdP, just didn't know if the version everyone is referencing is a different version of EdP.

    Seems a bit smoother to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I was going to ask that. I have the Beau Cavalier which I got at Saks Fifth Avenue. I knew it was EdP, just didn't know if the version everyone is referencing is a different version of EdP.

    Seems a bit smoother to me.
    It's the same as HR EDP, just a different packaging.

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    I have the Beau Cavalier and, to me, it is richer and more cinnamony. The bottle looks kind of cheap in pictures, which does not do it justice. When I got mine I thought better of it. The EDT is very nice, but the Beau Cavalier is up another notch. Well worth the extra cost IMO.

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    The EDP is really another scent entirely from the EDT. It is more of a flanker than a simple change in concentration. The basic composition has changed so much with the addition of new notes and the subduing of other ones. I love the EDP, but comparing it to the EDT is almost comparing chalk to cheese IMO.

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    Its funny as I was comparing HR EDC and HR EDP yesterday and adore the EDP! The only one Im yet to try is the EDT.
    I am also on the hunt for a reasonably priced EDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    The EDP is really another scent entirely from the EDT. It is more of a flanker than a simple change in concentration. The basic composition has changed so much with the addition of new notes and the subduing of other ones. I love the EDP, but comparing it to the EDT is almost comparing chalk to cheese IMO.
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    Thank you, all.

    Nick and mrclmind, I do adore the EDP and like the agarwood addition--it makes the composition much richer. It's still our citrus/leather HR...but more of an "evening scent," if I may venture. The HR EDT is a light daytime scent, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Thank you, all.

    Nick and mrclmind, I do adore the EDP and like the agarwood addition--it makes the composition much richer. It's still our citrus/leather HR...but more of an "evening scent," if I may venture. The HR EDT is a light daytime scent, IMO.
    I know many people who would disagree with the idea of HR EDP being "light" who live with me LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I know many people who would disagree with the idea of HR EDP being "light" who live with me LOL.
    I think you mistook my comparison of the EDP with the EDT, mrclmind.

    BTW, when one wears Dior Poison...anything can be considered "light" fragrance! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I think you mistook my comparison of the EDP with the EDT, mrclmind.

    BTW, when one wears Dior Poison...anything can be considered "light" fragrance! LOL!
    Oops, I actually meant to say EDT. People in my house think EDT is not light... they think it is one of the stronger scents I wear...

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    I need to try the EDP. I haven't fallen in love with the EDC or EDT (but do like them). Perhaps I will love this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I need to try the EDP. I haven't fallen in love with the EDC or EDT (but do like them). Perhaps I will love this one.
    I don't truly love Habit Rouge EdT, but the EdP is growing on me. Sample it.

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    After sampling the EdP it has easily shot 1st in line, to be my next full-bottle-purchase. I'm currently obsessing about a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    After sampling the EdP it has easily shot 1st in line, to be my next full-bottle-purchase. I'm currently obsessing about a bottle.
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    Can someone tell me if the EDP is a limited release or in regular distribution? It seems to be out of stock where I happen to be searching...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Can someone tell me if the EDP is a limited release or in regular distribution? It seems to be out of stock where I happen to be searching...
    I think it's in regular distribution, though I'm not sure how widely available it is. I found it here:

    http://www.escentual.com/guerlain/ha.../habitrouge10/

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    I think it's in regular distribution, though I'm not sure how widely available it is. I found it here:

    http://www.escentual.com/guerlain/ha.../habitrouge10/
    The notes listed on this link do not show the aoud (agarwood), which is a nice difference from the habit Rouge EDT. The EDP is very much Habit Rouge with its citrus/leather, but a dash of agarwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    I think it's in regular distribution, though I'm not sure how widely available it is. I found it here:

    http://www.escentual.com/guerlain/ha.../habitrouge10/
    Thank you Will

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    Wearing this from my sample today. Gosh, it's good.

    One can see, the evolution of this scent, from the EdC to Dry to EdT to Light to Eau de Parfum to L' Extrait. The EdP and L'Extrait have a very similar warm vibe to them, almost as if burning embers are smoking nearby the citrus and vanilla of the original. Fantastic and not necessarily out of place on a hot, sunny day like today here in Miami.

    Can't wait to own this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Thank you, all.

    Nick and mrclmind, I do adore the EDP and like the agarwood addition--it makes the composition much richer. It's still our citrus/leather HR...but more of an "evening scent," if I may venture. The HR EDT is a light daytime scent, IMO.
    I agree with you about this being more of an evening scent. I love Habit Rouge and have it in most of its incarnations. the EDP however is a flanker which both complements the original and introduces a new dimension to the fragrance.

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    Habit Rouge EDP is magnificent though unfortunately for my wallet I cannot possibly imagine living without both the EDT and EDP at the same time! Its particularly nice to wear the EDT one day and then the EDP the next. A great way to wear essentially the same scent two days in a row with a interesting twist (in the form of the agarwood).

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