Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur without a doubt
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Which Perfume Is Similar To Jicky Of Guerlain?
I've got a decant of Jicky and tried Mouchoir de Monsieur at Harrods on Friday. As the SA got the bottle out I said 'aahh the old 'gentleman's handkerchief''. She looked at me completely blankly. I tried some on my wrist and immediately said that it was very similar to Jicky, that they shared that strong civet note. She looked at me, if possible, even more blankly.Originally Posted by shifts
So, to sell Guerlain in a prestigious department store in London you don't have to speak French (surely desirable if not essential) or know the most distinctive notes of the most distinctive fragrances in your line - sigh!
More importantly, shifts is spot on!
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Also Ungaro II
Very much seconding the Ungaro II.
Understand that Patricia di Nicolai's "New York" is similar to Jicky.
hmmm... I don't think so. Both maybe have a powdery edge to them, but Jicky is heavy on the lavender and I don't get much of that at all in New York. The comparison is often (rightly) made between BdP and NY, but I don't know that I'd put Jicky in that same group.Originally Posted by fraddicted
Last edited by rach2jlc; 12th February 2007 at 07:06 PM.
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I have to second this. I can see almost nothing in common between these two. Jicky seems so smooth and streamlined to me. New York, so complex, almost to the point of being "busy."Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Ungaro II is more like Jicky, and to a lesser degree, Romeo Gigli per Uomo (after the lavender topnote of Jicky fades).
I can see the comparison of New York to Jicky [in the EdT concentration]. Mouchoir de Monsieur
is far closer, but New York does have certain similarities, to my nose.
But yes, New York is far closer to Bois du Portugal.
As if written by a screenwriter for Lost pretty much the same thing has happened to me on the other side of the world at roughly the same time. I have never encountered a Guerlain SA who knew anything specific about Guerlain products, including the civet contents of Jicky (or even what civet is). They seem to be limited to how much it costs.Originally Posted by michaeld39
Guerlain are a great company with a great past — but if they are not careful they will be tobogganing downhill into their future. Badly trained SA's, thoughtless reformulation of classics not marked as such, cheap knockoffs of their own products. One word, Guerlain: 'Coty'.
There are people to whom the truth of language does not matter — they are known as liars.