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    Default What do these terms mean?

    I will most likely add to this list, and anyone is invited to inquire about other meanings or pronounciations in this thread.


    What do these mean, if anything?

    "Eau d", "Eau du"

    "L'Eau"

    "Tabarome" <---Is this just a "made up" name by Creed?

    "Rive" as in Rive Gauche

    "Bois du" <---"Wood of", right?

    "Fueille"

    "Fraiche"

    "Uomo"

    "Monsieur"



    I'm sure I'll think of more too.
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    Rive Gauche: I think its the left bank of seine river in France. Paris to be exact. (Theres a old topic about this somewhere)

    Fraiche: I think it means cream?

    Monsieur: Lord? As in noble man etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectfeet
    I will most likely add to this list, and anyone is invited to inquire about other meanings or pronounciations in this thread.
    What do these mean, if anything?

    "Eau d", "Eau du" -- "Water of/from" (french)

    "L'Eau" "The Water" (french)

    "Tabarome" <---Is this just a "made up" name by Creed? pass

    "Rive" as in Rive Gauche - Rive Gauche means "Left Bank" (of the Seine River in Paris) (French)

    "Bois du" <---"Wood of", right? yes

    "Fueille" - Leaf (spelt "feuille", French)

    "Fraiche" - Fresh (French)

    "Uomo" - Man (Italian)

    "Monsieur" - Mister, like Mr. Perfectfeet

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    Default Re: What do these terms mean?

    This can be helpful:

    http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en


    I've always assumed Tabarome was a made-up combination of tabac (tobacco) and arome (aroma).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basenotes Admin
    What do these mean, if anything?

    "Bois du" <---"Wood of", right? yes

    Bois du could also be interpreted as forest(s) of like in Bois du Portugal. This could be intented to mean Forests of Portugal instead of Wood of Portugal.

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    Default Re: What do these terms mean?

    Tabarome is a name made up by Creed. Since the scent has a distinct tobacco smell the "Tab-" is for Tabac, the French word for Tobacco, and "-arome" is French for Aroma. So, really "Aroma of Tobacco". Like Tabarome better
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    Default Re: What do these terms mean?

    Wow thanks guys - you nailed all of those in one night!

    Very insightful.
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    Default Re: What do these terms mean?

    Just to add a bit about "Rive Gauche," as others have said, it is Left Bank and refers to the part of Paris on that side of the Seine. If I remember correctly, the Right Bank of Paris was long considered the more intellectual, somewhat more conservative, stuffier side, whereas the left bank was the more artistic, avant garde, younger side. So, when YSL created this line (intended to be the more fashion forward side of his RTW line), he chose this name to fit with this younger aesthetic.
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