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    Default Apres l'Ondee EDP

    I managed to get a handbag-sized spray of the discontinued Apres l'Ondee EDP on eBay. It's absolutely sublime; it has all the damp iris, wood and sheen of the EDT, but with much more depth. A couple of squirts along with the EDT are absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful.

    The EDT is still available, and I usually get a bee bottle from my husband on our anniversary (it's the only thing in my collection I regularly run out of). It's glorious - but the EDP is so much *more* glorious that I'm at a total loss as to why Guerlain discontinued it. I guess it's back to eBay for me.

    Are there any fragrances you find are *this* much better in the stronger formulations? (I prefer Mitsouko and l'Heure Bleue in the EDP, but the difference isn't quite as marked as it is with Apres l'Ondee.) Are there any scents where the EDT is still available where they've discontinued the EDP you just can't manage without?

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    I have a small bottle of the parfum, and I absolutely adore it. But it is always a little bit spoiled for me when I use it because I know when it is finished it is gone forever...

    As far as I know, Guerlain did not choose to discontinue it, instead they chose not to reformulate and reissue it so that it would conform to the (relatively) recent EEC regulations on fragrance ingredients. The EDT, having a lower, and therefore 'safe' concentration of whatever it is that has become a problem, can continue to be produced and sold.

    I know it is for 'our' safety that these regulations came in. Just for example (and I do not think this particular example applies to Apres L'Ondee) - we were all told (I hope!) when we were young to be careful of perfume and sun exposure, right? That perfume could cause sunburn or skin discolouration if we went in the bright sun after spraying on perfume. Well, it won't anymore. There is now virtually no risk - the fragrance ingredients that can cause photosensitization are limited by law in Europe to such small amounts in a scent that it would be almost impossible. The main photosensitizers in perfumes are in the citruses, particularly bergamot, and nowadays these are fiddled with so that they are safe, and this quite definitely affects their smell. That is why a vintage Shalimar smells so good - all that unrectified bergamot!

    On the other hand, if most people are like me, then they will pour a vat of Apres L'Ondee EDT over themselves in the morning, and keep a spare bottle in their bag for frequent redrenching throughout the day! So whatever the toxin, or allergen or whatever, that a small spritz of the extrait would have caused to be slightly over the EEC limit, is instead applied 10-fold by overuse of the EDT.

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    Default Re: Apres l'Ondee EDP

    I find Mitsouko to be quite dull in the EdT form but intoxicating in the EdP form, and if I ever get hold of a bottle of the pure parfum....

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    Default Re: Apres l'Ondee EDP

    Après L'Ondée never existed as EDP - I guess you mean the 8 ml gold atomizer of extrait?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squeezeweasel View Post
    I managed to get a handbag-sized spray of the discontinued Apres l'Ondee EDP on eBay. It's absolutely sublime; it has all the damp iris, wood and sheen of the EDT, but with much more depth. A couple of squirts along with the EDT are absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful.

    The EDT is still available, and I usually get a bee bottle from my husband on our anniversary (it's the only thing in my collection I regularly run out of). It's glorious - but the EDP is so much *more* glorious that I'm at a total loss as to why Guerlain discontinued it. I guess it's back to eBay for me.

    Are there any fragrances you find are *this* much better in the stronger formulations? (I prefer Mitsouko and l'Heure Bleue in the EDP, but the difference isn't quite as marked as it is with Apres l'Ondee.) Are there any scents where the EDT is still available where they've discontinued the EDP you just can't manage without?

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    Default Re: Apres l'Ondee EDP

    I think it also depends on your skin. Mine eats everything. I need the EDP strength! I recently got a sample of Apres d'Ondee, and it is gorgeous, which only whets my appetite for the vintage one. But it's gone in 20 minutes.

    And that's a great point about over-applying EDT and therefore raising the level of the allergen or the photo-synthesizer or whatever they are trying to protect us from to possibly more toxic levels than just leaving the formulae be. However, I think this is a smokescreen; God knows it's cheaper to produce the synthetic molecules than to go out, find, buy and process anything real. The bean-counters running the big perfume companies now are only too eager to tell us they're protecting us when what they are really doing is saving a few bucks for the almighty bottom line.

    Sorry about the rant. I wish they'd just let us make our own decisons about this stuff.

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