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View Poll Results: Who should host the next Basenotes Feast Week?

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  • Guerlain

    19 48.72%
  • Editions de Frederic Malle

    10 25.64%
  • Caron

    2 5.13%
  • L'Artisan

    8 20.51%
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  1. #31
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    I voted for Guerlain, too. Yes, I'm thrilled about further feasting.
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    Feb.17 (Full Moon) -- the earliest week available -- does not sound too good. How about March 11-17 (Moon growing) and there is plenty of time to get the samples? JMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf
    Feb.17 (Full Moon) -- the earliest week available -- does not sound too good. How about March 11-17 (Moon growing) and there is plenty of time to get the samples? JMHO.
    March 11-17 sounds good. Enough time for everybody to get enough
    samples and I don't think we are hindering the Splendid Ladies and their books?

    What does Coumarin think of this?
    After all, this is her 'baby'
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    Yes, March 11-17 would be fab - what better way to enjoy one's birthday than wearing a scent of a house she finds challenging
    And I have stocked up on Guerlains, but they didn't arrive yet. I sure do hope to find at least one I love.
    Coumarin, chime in, please! :wave:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black
    Yes, March 11-17 would be fab - what better way to enjoy one's birthday than wearing a scent of a house she finds challenging
    And I have stocked up on Guerlains, but they didn't arrive yet. I sure do hope to find at least one I love.
    Coumarin, chime in, please! :wave:
    Guerlain it is! I'm going to propose March 10-16 -- running our week Saturday to Friday as we did for Lutens week, which seemed to work well. Can't wait!

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by coumarin
    Guerlain it is! I'm going to propose March 10-16 -- running our week Saturday to Friday as we did for Lutens week, which seemed to work well. Can't wait!
    March 10-16: no problem That is fine with me.

    Oh, I can't wait either :bounce:

    Already making lists of the lovelies I'm going to wear. Oh, LIB, you'll see, with all our enthusiasm you will end up falling in love with Guerlain.
    All Guerlains, and most likely the hard to get ones.
    In Bee Bottles, very Big Bee Bottles

    I will help you to empty them.....
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

  7. #37

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    It would be cool if we could work out having all of the currently available Guerlain's worn at least once, and maybe some of the rarer ones, too. Maybe we need an inventory of the less common ones. I have Rose Barbare and Sous la Vent (reformulated) on hand (small decant and sample). Any others out there?

  8. #38

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    whats going on here? is this like a convention? no i didn't read the whole three pages, but from what i did read i'm greatly confused.
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    my all-time faves include anna sui, vera wang princess, nanette lepore, miracle, amor amor, juicy couture, ralph rocks & betsey johnson

    decants i'm looking for:
    a sample vial/decant of viva la juicy by juicy couture
    anna sui scents (other than the original)

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodylipstick
    whats going on here? is this like a convention? no i didn't read the whole three pages, but from what i did read i'm greatly confused.
    Hi Bloodylipstick! There's plenty of time to catch up. For the week of March 10-16, all Basenoters are invited to join in the Guerlain challenge by wearing Guerlain fragrances exclusively, and posting about the experience. For some of us, this will be easy to do, for others, not so much

    Last month we had a Serge Lutens week. I had only tried one SL fragrance beforehand, so I stocked up on samples and dove in. While I didn't love everything I tried, I did get to know SL both through my own samples, and through postings by more experienced SL fans, and found some new possibilities and a favorite I expect to be wearing for sometime to come. Here's the Lutens thread if you are interested in catching up:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=191397

    If you don't think you are up to sticking out the full seven days of Guerlain, you are welcome to join us for as many days as you like. This is about exploring old favorites, finding new favorites, and sharing our Guerlain impressions with each other, for better or worse. I'll request a sticky thread as we get closer to the event, so stay tuned!
    Last edited by coumarin; 2nd February 2007 at 11:26 PM.

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    Dates are fine with me too.

    As for the fragrances, I would suggest we go with the classic scents (which ones?
    Jicky,
    L'Heure Bleue,
    Shalimar,
    Vol de Nuit,
    Mitsouko,
    Apres L'Ondee) for 3 to 5 days, some of the limited editions (vintage and re-released) for 1 to 2 days, and one day will be totally devoted to the Guerlain of your choice. That last category can be either Your Favorite Guerlain (the one that nobody knows and you feel it deserves more exposure), or it can even be a repeat from one of the previous days (you like it so much and can't get enough of it / it puzzles you and you would like to get to know it better!), or one of the Aqua Allegorias (they are easy to cope with and there is plenty of them to choose from!). Like free-styling, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf
    Dates are fine with me too.

    As for the fragrances, I would suggest we go with the classic scents (which ones?
    Jicky,
    L'Heure Bleue,
    Shalimar,
    Vol de Nuit,
    Mitsouko,
    Apres L'Ondee) for 3 to 5 days, some of the limited editions (vintage and re-released) for 1 to 2 days, and one day will be totally devoted to the Guerlain of your choice. That last category can be either Your Favorite Guerlain (the one that nobody knows and you feel it deserves more exposure), or it can even be a repeat from one of the previous days (you like it so much and can't get enough of it / it puzzles you and you would like to get to know it better!), or one of the Aqua Allegorias (they are easy to cope with and there is plenty of them to choose from!). Like free-styling, I guess.
    Hi Twolf! There are so many great Guerlains to choose from, I was thinking maybe we could group days by type of fragrance (and be pretty loose about assigning types). This could accomplish a few things: 1) getting the group to wear a broader range of Guerlain scents 2) accommodating a broader range of tastes (fans of newer scents as well as classics), and 3) allowing for beginning B'noters (with widely available scents) as well as more advanced collectors (with rare and vintage scents).

    What do you think of a week that looks something like this?

    Saturday - Orientals
    Sunday - Florals
    Monday - Amber/Vanilla
    Tuesday - Chypres
    Wednesday - Hesperdic/Fruity
    Thursday - Animalic/Leathers
    Friday - Your favorite all around (and why!)

    Of course anyone would be free to skip a category that does not work for them and wear something else -- maybe post about trying a particular frag, and what about it didn't work for them -- or just take a freestyle day.
    Last edited by coumarin; 3rd February 2007 at 01:01 AM.

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    Your schedule is actually very good!

  13. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf
    Your schedule is actually very good!
    Thanks, Twolf, that's good to hear! I can definitely see integrating your approach by suggesting a "classic of the day" and "modern of the day", along with plenty of alternates for each day/category.

  14. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by coumarin
    What do you think of a week that looks something like this?

    Saturday - Orientals
    Sunday - Florals
    Monday - Amber/Vanilla
    Tuesday - Chypres
    Wednesday - Hesperdic/Fruity
    Thursday - Animalic/Leathers
    Friday - Your favorite all around (and why!)

    Of course anyone would be free to skip a category that does not work for them and wear something else -- maybe post about trying a particular frag, and what about it didn't work for them -- or just take a freestyle day.
    Absolutely splendid suggestion Coumarin!
    Maybe we could make a list of fragrances that belong to each category for the less experienced in Guerlain?
    That would make it easier for them to get the right samples/decants.
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Absolutely splendid suggestion Coumarin!
    Maybe we could make a list of fragrances that belong to each category for the less experienced in Guerlain?
    That would make it easier for them to get the right samples/decants.
    Definitely -- I have one started, but will need some input from more experienced noses, especially on the men's scents.

    1) ORIENTAL
    Shalimar
    L'Heure Bleue
    Vol de Nuit
    L'Instant / Homme
    Samsara
    Jardins de Bagatelle

    2) FLORAL
    Apres L'Ondee
    L'Heure Bleue
    Jardins de Bagatelle
    Les Meteorites
    Nahema
    Chamade
    Champs Elysees
    Insolence
    Aqua Allegorias Ylang & Vanille, Lavande et Velours, Neroli, Florifolia
    Rose Barbare

    3) AMBER/VANILLA
    Samsara
    L'Instant / Homme
    Insolence
    Habit Rouge?
    Aqua Allegorias Ylang & Vanille

    4) CHYPRE
    Mitsouko
    Nahema
    Parure
    Vetiver
    Jicky
    Sous la Vent
    Rose Barbare
    Corolian
    L'Instant Homme
    Habit Rouge

    5) HESPIREDIC/FRUIT
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Jicky
    Vol De Nuit
    Parure
    Mahora
    Corolian
    Vetiver
    Eau de Guerlain
    Aqua Allegorias Pamplune, Winter Delices, Grosellina, Tutti Kiwi, Orange Magnifica, Lemon Fresca

    6) ANIMALIC/LEATHER
    Jicky
    Cuir Beluga
    Shalimar
    Derby

    We should put the best choices for each category toward the top of each list. As you can see, I'm trying to be as loose as is reasonable in assigning fragrances to multiple categories to allow for a variety of collections and tastes.

    I'm sure there are gaffes and omissions here, so I'm happy to get input from you all on how to expand and improve this list. What do you think?

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    Seems to me that Animalic/Leather could cause some problems. Not the notes Guerlain is using very prominent. Oh well.

    Some other perfumes:
    Winter Delice AA - Oriental Woody
    Aroma Allegoria: Aromaparfum Vitalisant - Citrus Aromatic
    Bois d'Armenie condidered by OzMoz as a men's perfume - Oriental Woody
    Cuir Beluga - Chypre Floral
    Eau Hégémonienne - Citrus Aromatic
    Guet-Apens/Attrape-Coeur - Amber Vanille for me but seems to be classified as fruity chypre rose animalic. And there is wood in there as well
    Metallica/Metalys - Floral Oriental (lots of carnations)
    Guerlinade - Floral

    And certainly: Habit Rouge can fit into the Amber/Vanilla's

    But I think you have a great list there already. It does not have to be 'the complete work of Guerlain' IMHO.

    Nice piece of work, Coumarin :toppie: Thank you!
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    Oh, I have missed this thread totaly - and I do believe I read almost everything on this board.... But this is what can happen when one works eight hours five days a week, I guess!

    I am so happy you have choosen Guerlain for this week, it is what I would have voted for. It´s great you are helping us not so well experiensed with the classification of all the frags! I can join the whole week, I will only have to get me one new bottle, and it is the bottle I already am planing as my next buy!
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Seems to me that Animalic/Leather could cause some problems. Not the notes Guerlain is using very prominent. Oh well.

    Some other perfumes:
    Winter Delice AA - Oriental Woody
    Aroma Allegoria: Aromaparfum Vitalisant - Citrus Aromatic
    Bois d'Armenie condidered by OzMoz as a men's perfume - Oriental Woody
    Cuir Beluga - Chypre Floral
    Eau Hégémonienne - Citrus Aromatic
    Guet-Apens/Attrape-Coeur - Amber Vanille for me but seems to be classified as fruity chypre rose animalic. And there is wood in there as well
    Metallica/Metalys - Floral Oriental (lots of carnations)
    Guerlinade - Floral

    And certainly: Habit Rouge can fit into the Amber/Vanilla's
    Thanks for the list additions! I agree that the leather/animalic category is a bit sparse -- do you think we might do better with a Woody/Green category instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Margareta
    Oh, I have missed this thread totaly - and I do believe I read almost everything on this board.... But this is what can happen when one works eight hours five days a week, I guess!

    I am so happy you have choosen Guerlain for this week, it is what I would have voted for. It´s great you are helping us not so well experiensed with the classification of all the frags! I can join the whole week, I will only have to get me one new bottle, and it is the bottle I already am planing as my next buy!
    Hi Margareta! Glad you found us, glad you'll be able to join us, and glad we could give you an excuse to buy another bottle

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    Coumarin, thanks for the great effort you put in that list and thanks Riannon for the additions, among which there are some I plan to be wearing
    May I add the fruity floral Purple Fantasy and the vanilla-rich Angélique Noire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coumarin
    Thanks for the list additions! I agree that the leather/animalic category is a bit sparse -- do you think we might do better with a Woody/Green category instead?
    Woody/Green is also not one of Guerlain's largest categories.
    Could we not make this easier by making it a 'Leather/Animalic or Woody' day? (leaving out the 'Green')
    With only 'Woody' added, you will have much more choice

    Nobody of Guerlain will protest I think , so........

    Just one of my wild ideas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Woody/Green is also not one of Guerlain's largest categories.
    Could we not make this easier by making it a 'Leather/Animalic or Woody' day? (leaving out the 'Green')
    With only 'Woody' added, you will have much more choice ...
    I think you're right -- "Leather/Animalic or Woody" for the Thursday category sounds like the best solution.

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