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    Question Guerlain Week?

    As I recall, this was tentatively scheduled for March.

    Is the game afoot? Who's in charge?? An adoring fan who has all her Guerlain ducks in a row wants to know (with a bow to Quinpus!!).
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    Oh yeah, I recall that as well. I need to get some more Guerlains if I don't want to do any repeats (Mitsouko, Jicky, Mitsouko, Ji...). The attention brought to Habit Rouge lately has made me wear it today from my sample. Need more of it no doubt. Why did I consider this one stuffy before? I love it.

    Also need to get me that expensive bottle of Attrape-Coeur soon... so little money, so many fragrances! *sob*

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    I had a dream about L'Heure Bleu last night. I've been on this site way too much. *frown*

    Only own Mitsouko, to date.

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    I'm ready. My samples are calling my name..... calling my name....

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    I can do Guerlain, they are the house I own most fragrances from.
    A different one for seven days, no problem!
    DONNA

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    Let's see: Champs Elysees, Mitsouko, Acqua Allergoria Herba Fresca, sampler of Shalimar, sampler of Samsara...I need two more!!!!!

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    According to the last planning, the 7-day Guerlain feasting should start on 10th March and each day should be dedicated to a different family: oriental, woody, floral and so on. I think coumarin will be posting a dedicated thread some days in advance.
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    yes - guerlain week! who's in charge? i nominate whoever instituted the poll. (unless it was riannon or lady_in_black - those guys are off the hook for their lutens week.)

    you know what can be helpful is those guerlain samplers with the mini bottles. i have baby bottles of mitsouko, champs-elysses, shalimar, samsara all in one kit, so if people don't have some, that might be a good option. those are all fairly easy to come by, and many people have them.

    we could also do l'heure bleu, jicky, vol de nuit. what about insolence? too new?

    yay this will be fun! (bowing back at you, taolady!)
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    Count me in. I have plenty of "serious" Guerlains and AAs too.

    I could do a Guerlain month and be pretty happy about it!

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    Please count me in... I bought Vol de Nuit parfum recently ... (just in time for this Guerlain feast)

    I have 2 spare samples of the male scents if anyone is interested... Habit Rouge and L'Instant PH.

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    shalimarmitsoukoaepampelunel'heurebleuejardinsdeba gatellesamsaramahora ok i am in

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    I nominate the one who started this idea and if that person steps down, why not Taolady? I have many Guerlains, but may not be able to participate becauses my life has gotten somewhat busy lately. I still love this perfume site and will check in often as possible. This site is fun and therapeutic.

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    Lets see
    Apres L'Ondee
    Mitsouko
    Shalimar
    Shalimar light
    L'Heure Bleu
    Hertiage
    Monchoir de Monsieur
    Jicky
    Winter Delice
    Lavande Velours
    Chamade
    Eau de Guerlain
    Vol de Nuit

    Oh and I have the body lotion in Un Air de Samsara.
    DONNA

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    Let's not forget Nahema

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    I'm in too I think I've got enough Guerlains ....Let me see...Shalimar...minis of Samsara,Champs elycees,L'instant.Decants of Jicky,Mitsouko and vol de nuit...Yip,I'm in.

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    Oh no!

    My inner rebel wants to go against the tide and refuse to join in...

    But I have many neglected and long loved guerlains that would be perfect for this week!

    What to do...?

    Current Guerlain Wardrobe:

    AA Winter Delice
    AA Pamplelune
    AA Orange Magnifica
    AA Lemon Fresca
    AA Herba Fresca
    AA Gentiana
    AA Ylang et Vanille
    AA Flora Nerolia sample
    AA Anisia Bella sample
    Terracotta Voile D'Ete
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Vol de Nuit
    Jicky
    Chamade
    Nahema
    Chant D'Aromes
    Parure
    Apres L'Ondees
    L'Heure Bleue
    Champs Elysees
    Les Météorites
    Purple Fantasy
    Shalimar Light
    Precious Heart sample
    Philtre d'Amour sample (untried)
    Jardins de Bagatelle sample
    Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat sample
    Vetiver
    Vetiver Eau Glacee
    Heritage
    Habit Rouge
    Coriolan
    Eau de Coq
    Eau de Cologne Imperiale


    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    wow moondeva, what a massive Guerlain collection !
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    ooohh! this is exciting. I love the Guerlains. I have just enough to last the week! For those of you who don't... at lunchtime, visit your local department store to "test" on your wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp
    wow moondeva, what a massive Guerlain collection !
    But there are still so many that I haven't tried yet let alone own...

    But believe me when I say that I am a card carrying Guerlain lover - I truly am.

    Current permanent Guerlain lemmings include:

    Djedi
    Derby
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlainade
    Liu
    Sous les Vent
    Vega
    Vetiver pour elle
    Chamade pour homme
    Metalys / Metallica
    Lights of Champs-Elysees
    AA Exaltant
    AA Apaisant
    AA Vitalisant
    AA Tutti Kiwi
    AA Grosselina
    AA Mentafolia
    No.68
    No.25
    Angelique Noire
    Vetiver Extreme

    ... In fact the bottom line is that I want to try them ALL at least.
    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva
    But there are still so many that I haven't tried yet let alone own...

    But believe me when I say that I am a card carrying Guerlain lover - I truly am.

    Current permanent Guerlain lemmings include:

    Djedi
    Derby
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlainade
    Liu
    Sous les Vent
    Vega
    Vetiver pour elle
    Chamade pour homme
    Metalys / Metallica
    Lights of Champs-Elysees
    AA Exaltant
    AA Apaisant
    AA Vitalisant
    AA Tutti Kiwi
    AA Grosselina
    AA Mentafolia
    No.68
    No.25
    Angelique Noire
    Vetiver Extreme

    ... In fact the bottom line is that I want to try them ALL at least.
    Dang, girl!

    I love Guerlain too.

    AA Pamplelune, AA Mentafollia, Shalimar, Mitsouko, With Love, Shalimar Light, L'Instant-- Hey, I'm in, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black
    According to the last planning, the 7-day Guerlain feasting should start on 10th March and each day should be dedicated to a different family: oriental, woody, floral and so on. I think coumarin will be posting a dedicated thread some days in advance.
    Thanks Christina. Guess we'll all wait patiently - it IS three weeks away.....sigh. Are there SEVEN families? (Sounds very "Sopranos"!!)

    Moondeva - will be in touch about some of your babies!!

    And looks like we'll have a goodly crew!! (Thanks for the vote of confidence dear Danae - but I plead inexperience...:bounce
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    Yikes! I feel like I overslept Yes, per the poll-related thread, the fabulous Guerlain Week is scheduled to commence on Saturday, March 10. (I swear I was going to request a sticky post this weekend.) The week will be organized loosely with a fragrance type for each day, rather than just one, to accommodate a variety of collections and preferences, and to cram in as many Guerlains as possible

    Should we try to do review signups for particular Guerlains with the aim of collectively wearing as many as possible? I don't think we'll hit them all, but it might be fun to try. I wouldn't want to discourage others from wearing a given scent because it's "taken" though.

    Here's the outline so far (thanks to Riannon for her many additions) suggestions welcome. Moondeva, could you please post categories for the other ones you listed that I missed, so I can add them to the lineup?

    1) ORIENTAL - Saturday
    Shalimar
    L'Heure Bleue
    Vol de Nuit
    L'Instant / Homme
    Samsara
    Jardins de Bagatelle
    Winter Delice AA
    Bois d'Armenie
    Metallica/Metalys

    2) FLORAL - Sunday
    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
    Bois d'Armenie
    Guet-Apens/Attrape-Coeur
    Metallica/Metalys
    Guerlinade
    Gentiana (AA series)
    Plus que Jamais
    Purple Fantasy

    3) AMBER/VANILLA - Monday
    Samsara
    L'Instant / Homme
    Insolence
    Habit Rouge?
    Aqua Allegorias Ylang & Vanille
    Guet-Apens/Attrape-Coeur
    Angélique Noire

    4) CHYPRE - Tuesday
    Mitsouko
    Nahema
    Parure
    Vetiver
    Jicky
    Sous la Vent
    Rose Barbare
    Corolian
    L'Instant Homme
    Habit Rouge
    Bois d'Armenie
    Guet-Apens/Attrape-Coeur

    5) HESPIREDIC/FRUIT -Wednesday
    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
    Aroma Allegoria: Aromaparfum Vitalisant
    Eau Hégémonienne
    Guet-Apens/Attrape-Coeur
    Purple Fantasy

    6) ANIMALIC/LEATHER OR WOODY - Thursday
    Jicky
    Samsara
    Cuir Beluga
    Shalimar
    Derby
    Winter Delice AA
    Bois d'Armenie

    7) YOUR FAVORITE GUERLAIN (and why) - Friday

    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. Rebels should feel free to ignore the schedule and wear what ever Guerlain pleases
    Last edited by coumarin; 24th February 2007 at 12:03 AM.

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    I'm in ... and like Serge Lutens week, this will be cake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coumarin
    Yikes! I feel like I overslept Yes, per the poll-related thread, the fabulous Guerlain Week is scheduled to commence on Saturday, March 10. ...

    ...Should we try to do review sign ups for particular Guerlains with the aim of collectively wearing as many as possible? I don't think we'll hit them all, but it might be fun to try. I wouldn't want to discourage others from wearing a given scent because it's "taken" though.
    Oh goody! Fearless Leader is here!

    (Hope I didn't jump the gun - just had all my beauties lined up and....well, you know...! :bounce

    When you say: "Should we try to do review sign ups for particular Guerlains with the aim of collectively wearing as many as possible?" do you mean have each of us who wants to commit to reviewing a specific frag for each day?

    And: "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." When you say "best" you mean most typical? Most popular? Most representative?

    There are so many more Guerlains than there were Lutens' it might be best to keep it simple and just stick to types and let the reviews fall where they may!

    "Rebels should feel free to ignore the schedule and wear what ever Guerlain pleases !"
    You're my kind of girl!!!

    Thanks so much for taking this on!! Know it's going to be a big success!
    Last edited by TaoLady; 22nd February 2007 at 01:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coumarin
    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. Rebels should feel free to ignore the schedule and wear what ever Guerlain pleases
    Hmm, "best choice for each category toward the top of each list"
    Are you sure you want to do this? Who decides what is "the best choice"? There will be as many opinions as there are participants, I suppose.

    Why not make it easy on yourself and let everybody choose what scent (s)he wants from the list for day#1, day#2.....

    And I totally agree on the 'rebel freedom'

    Well, I have more than enough Guerlains to say: I am in. Lock, stock and ..eh..bottle!

    Oh, Coumarin, this will be another week of feasting :bounce:
    I can hardly wait!
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    Sounds great, especially after being so down re: Mitsouko reformulation. Let's celebrate the good stuff now (including new Mitsouko for those who like it).
    Let's see... (rummage, rummage...)
    Mitsouko (90s vintage)
    L'Heure Bleue
    Samsara
    Les Meteorites
    AA Herba Fresca
    AA Anisia Bella
    Terracotta Voile d'Ete
    Cherry Blossom (the original, yes, it's lovely!)
    AA Winter Delice (I like it on linens, but not on me)

    I'm definitely OK to go!

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    I am in, for sure! I know this is going to be much easier for me than last feasting.

    Eau de Fleur de Cédrat
    Jardins de Bagatelle
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue
    L'Instant Pour Homme
    Mitsouko
    Nahéma
    Parure
    Shalimar
    Vetiver
    Vol de Nuit

    Several samples, but i still have to sort them out.
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    I think Guerlinade is missing! Floral in my opinion.

    Coumarin, do you want a 'menu' from us all with the scents we will most likely use?
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    Count me in too, I've stocked up on decants and am able to join now!
    And please add Angélique Noire - in the vanilla family, IMO.
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    Let's see, Jicky: Check!, Terracotta Voile d'Ete: Check!, With Love: Check!

    Gotta go get me four more that I haven't already sampled!

    Anybody but me still have Guerlain's With Love (the best of the LE's released).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry
    Let's see, Jicky: Check!, Terracotta Voile d'Ete: Check!, With Love: Check!

    Gotta go get me four more that I haven't already sampled!

    Anybody but me still have Guerlain's With Love (the best of the LE's released).
    I do, dear Quarry - but I still have to try your famous combo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Hmm, "best choice for each category toward the top of each list"
    Are you sure you want to do this? Who decides what is "the best choice"? There will be as many opinions as there are participants, I suppose.
    Good call -- I'll delete that line from the post, and we won't bother trying to rank them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Why not make it easy on yourself and let everybody choose what scent (s)he wants from the list for day#1, day#2.....
    Heck, I assumed all us intrepid pioneering spirits would be doing that anyway Thanks for the expert advice Riannon!

    My Guerlain collection will get me through the week, but it's decidedly unspectacular -- more minis, decants and samples than actual bottles.

    Samsara EDT, parfum
    Champs Elysees parfum
    Nahema PDT, parfum, EDT
    Rose Barbare EDP
    Shalimar parfum
    Apres L'Ondee EDT
    Mitsouko EDT
    L'Instant EDP
    Jicky EDP, EDT
    Sous La Vent EDP

    All of mine are modern, except the Nahemas, which are vintage (except for a modern sample). Time to hit eBay!

    I'm hoping those of you who can will compare vintage and modern versions of some of the other scents as purplebird did with Mitsouko!
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    Have ordered samples of Bois d'Armenie, Attrape Coeur, Plus Que Jamais--and I spent the better part of the day "shopping" for them. That means I didn't do anything for my customers . I feel so naughty (and happy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    Oh goody! Fearless Leader is here!
    Weel, maybe not *fearless* -- that Lutens Week will be a tough at to follow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    (Hope I didn't jump the gun - just had all my beauties lined up and....well, you know...! :bounce
    No, no, no, I'm just having Hell Week at work -- a year long project launches Saturday a.m., so I'm seriously frazzled this week. I was holding off in order to give the Book Club it's due. I'm thrilled to see everyone is still excited about the Guerlain project!

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    When you say: "Should we try to do review sign ups for particular Guerlains with the aim of collectively wearing as many as possible?" do you mean have each of us who wants to commit to reviewing a specific frag for each day?
    I think that might cool for those who like to do in-depth posts, especially those who have a lot of scents to choose from. Not to discourage anyone from posting on a frag, but just to avoid anyone doing a lot of reserch on a frag only to find someone else gotthere first -- what do all you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    There are so many more Guerlains than there were Lutens' it might be best to keep it simple and just stick to types and let the reviews fall where they may!
    agreed!

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    Everybody is preparing, I suppose. Here is a home assignment for you: please go to guerlain.com and find your fragrance personality. I know, the site takes a few minutes to download, but it is fun! I took the test twice with different answers, but both times I am "DARE" with Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, Parure and Chant d"Aromes. Who doubted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    I think Guerlinade is missing! Floral in my opinion.
    Added!
    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Coumarin, do you want a 'menu' from us all with the scents we will most likely use?
    Sure! Those with preferences can post a projected lineup to this thread, and I'll periodically post a list of "unclaimed" scents in case anyone would like to "adopt" an orphan and contribute to the collective variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry
    Have ordered samples of Bois d'Armenie, Attrape Coeur, Plus Que Jamais--and I spent the better part of the day "shopping" for them.
    Cool! I can't wait to hear more about them!
    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry
    That means I didn't do anything for my customers . I feel so naughty (and happy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black
    And please add Angélique Noire - in the vanilla family, IMO.
    Done -- thanks for suggesting it. I'll keep updating the original post for now, and repost the updated list weekly.
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    Ms. Fredricktoo and myself will be splashing Guerlain all over each other. I think we were both wearing Guerlain when we met. I get like Gomez Addams when she wears Shalimar...

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    Count me in too! I'll just do an inventory of what I have.

    Héritage

    Vetiver

    Coriolan

    Derby (sample)

    L'Instant edp

    (Hmm not enough…I may have to count the Héritage edp as a separate one. And then find me some Habit Rouge!!)

    And unless there's a New Zealander on the board I think we in Australia will be first off the mark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard
    Count me in too! I'll just do an inventory of what I have.....Hmm not enough…I may have to ...find me some Habit Rouge!!)
    Me too! :bounce:

    Until you mentioned it I had totally forgotten about Hunting Pinks which I adore and have the perfect excuse because my seven Guerlains include a sample of Guet Apens (now discontinued) from the famously generous Riannon who gave her last precious drops to me.

    And I will certainly go through them the first half of the day. And I will need a back-up to layer. And if I wait until next week it won't be a February purchase and I'm entitled.....

    And won't HR make a great back-up over-layer!!

    Excelsior!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    And if I wait until next week it won't be a February purchase and I'm entitled.....

    Excelsior!!
    Ah! Someone else doing calculations as to when credit card months change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard
    Ah! Someone else doing calculations as to when credit card months change?
    There's another way?
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    Hello, I just signed up with Basenotes as I noticed this thread and will be real keen to read your comments re Guerlain.

    I tried out Mitsouko, Chamade and Shalimar yesterday. Mitsouko I LOVED once I had it on for an hour or so, but found that after a few hours, I started itching as I often do with earlier released perfumes. Is there anything similar from another Perfume house that anyone could suggest please?

    Loved the Chamade too. Yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard
    ......And unless there's a New Zealander on the board I think we in Australia will be first off the mark!
    Coumarin, unless you have found someone else already....this sounds like the perfect 'threadstarter' to me

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    Me too! :bounce:

    Until you mentioned it I had totally forgotten about Hunting Pinks which I adore and have the perfect excuse because my seven Guerlains include a sample of Guet Apens (now discontinued) from the famously generous Riannon who gave her last precious drops to me.

    And I will certainly go through them the first half of the day. And I will need a back-up to layer. And if I wait until next week it won't be a February purchase and I'm entitled.....

    And won't HR make a great back-up over-layer!!

    Excelsior!!
    Excelsior eh??? De Profundis you mean

    My dearest OBB, the moment you will layer the exquisite Guet Apens with Habit Rouge (and I love HR!!) there will a fuming and 'famously generous' Dragon at your door, ready to drag you through whole South Carolina

    Hmpf, even one drop of Guet Apens will last the whole day through.

    Oh well, go and buy that Habit Rouge anyway I can hear that you really, really need it.


    Coumarin: here comes the list:

    I have included some other scents than my 'usual suspects' to make it more of a challenge for myself.
    And maybe Guet Apens and Metallica will be in as well. But, still not certain about Djedi and Chamade pour Homme (bottles are still sealed).

    Chamade
    Champs Elysees
    Gentiana (AA series): missing on list. Fresh floral
    Guerlinade
    Insolence
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue
    Lavande Velours
    Mahora
    Pamplelune
    Plus que Jamais: missing on list. Floral
    Purple Fantasy: missing on list. Floral-fruity
    Samsara
    Shalimar and Shalimar light
    Winter Delice

    And dearie, a big again for organizing this. You'll see: this will be even beter than the Lutens week!! :bounce:

    Update: I see that others have already made a 'set menu'. Oh dear, and I am usually so organised
    But I really have not made up my mind what to wear on each day. Lutens Week taught me that it is not quite 'my style' to wear only one scent on a chosen day.
    My scents cover the whole week but....I intended to choose what to wear what is fitting for that day when the moment has come, if that is not a problem with you (could even be three florals on Sunday). If it is and you would rather know the exact scent for each day, don't hesitate to say so
    After all, it is your party and I am glad to join :bounce:
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    Welcome Aunt Daisy!!

    Bummer that Mitsouko makes you itch. Maybe try a different formulation? For me there's nothing like Mitsouko but you might try entering the notes - tuberose jasmine peach etc - in the BN directory and see what they come up with.

    Anyway, PLEASE join us for Guerlain Week beginning March 10th - repeats are permitted!

    My dearest OBB, the moment you will layer the exquisite Guet Apens with Habit Rouge (and I love HR!!) there will a fuming and 'famously generous' Dragon at your door, ready to drag you through whole South Carolina

    Hmpf, even one drop of Guet Apens will last the whole day through.
    (It might be worth it just to get you to SC!!!) Yes Ma'am!!! (But you'll have to admit it was an awfully good excuse! :bounce
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    Here we go. This is my temporary line-up, unless I get new samples meanwhile and/or find a new Guerlain I can't do without .

    Saturday: L'Heure Bleue

    Sunday: With Love

    Monday: Angélique Noire

    Tuesday: Guet-Apens

    Wednesday: Purple Fantasy

    Thursday: Winter Delice

    Friday: Métallica

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    Taking a cue from LiB, I think I'll do ...

    Saturday (oriental): Bois d'Armenie

    Sunday (floral): Plus que Jamais

    Monday (vanilla or amber): Terracotta Voile d'Ete

    Tuesday (chypre): Guet-Apens

    Wednesday (fruity): With Love (it does have some quince)

    Thursday (animalic): Jicky

    Friday: we'll see which is my fave by the end of the week.
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    i only have seven guerlains, so i'll have to fit them in to the categories. does this look right(ish)?

    oriental - samsara
    floral - l'heure bleu
    vanilla - shalimar
    chypre - mitsouko
    fruity - champs elysses
    animalic - jicky
    fave - vol de nuit


    does anyone know where i can get a sample of pamplelune? is there such a thing as a guerlain boutique in the us? i looked at their website, but i didn't see one.

    wah! it's still two weeks away. plenty of time for - chanel. heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quinpus
    ....does anyone know where i can get a sample of pamplelune? ...
    Try BuffaloGals here on BN. Or any of the others in the Market Place - I've dealt with several and they're all terrific. But sheeesh girl! You're in The Big Apple...you've got access to so many great stores....(sigh, sob)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    But sheeesh girl! You're in The Big Apple...you've got access to so many great stores....(sigh, sob)
    I know, right? I just hate those big department stores, so I was hoping to avoid it. A small boutique, however, is JUUUUUST right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quinpus
    I know, right? I just hate those big department stores, so I was hoping to avoid it. A small boutique, however, is JUUUUUST right!
    Have you been to Aedes down on Christopher? Need me to come up there and go with you? Got room in a broom closet for a visitor??!! :bounce:

    Meantime - thanks to the wonderful Shycat - I've got samples of Nahema and AA Gentiana and found (from Moondeva) another sample - this one of Purple Fantasy!! An embarassment of riches!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    Have you been to Aedes down on Christopher? Need me to come up there and go with you? Got room in a broom closet for a visitor??!!
    omg have i ever! that place...is...heaven! they're not even MEAN! (although a guy once told me, when i asked about creeds, that they were "common." haha.)

    you are welcome any time! my broom closet will hold you - if you can squeeze past the perfumes!

    and lucky you - we have such generous friends.
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    Here is my tentative list for the Guerlain week as I am still waiting my order of L'Heure Bleue and Chant D'aromes to arrive.

    1) ORIENTAL - Saturday
    Shalimar

    2) FLORAL - Sunday
    Champs Elysees

    3) AMBER/VANILLA - Monday
    Samsara

    4) CHYPRE - Tuesday
    Mitsouko

    5) HESPIREDIC/FRUIT -Wednesday
    Aqua Allegorias Pamplune (sample)

    6) ANIMALIC/LEATHER OR WOODY - Thursday
    Jicky

    7) YOUR FAVORITE GUERLAIN - Friday


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    will an emissary come and post this and invite the guys? or is this one girls only?

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    Oh yes, this one I'm very much looking forward to ...

    my plan for the week goes something like this:

    oriental - samsara
    floral - l'heure bleu
    vanilla - shalimar
    chypre - mitsouko
    fruity - champs elysses
    ambery - l'instant
    fave? - shalimar light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo
    will an emissary come and post this and invite the guys? or is this one girls only?
    I think I can speak for Coumarin - who started this - when I say "Definitely UNISEX!!" :bounce:

    Eluard has been invited to start the thread on March 10th - either one of you can invite the guys over here - better, I would think, than trying to run two threads at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo
    will an emissary come and post this and invite the guys? or is this one girls only?
    Frederictoo, of course the men are ALWAYS welcome here.
    We like to oogle them.
    In a good way.
    Er, ahem.
    Uh...

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    Here's my line-up. It may change, if my Jicky arrives on time, but if it doesn't, I still think I can cover the week.

    Oriental: Shalimar
    Floral: Insolence
    Vanilla: Ylang & Vanille
    Chypre/Green: Vetiver
    Fruit: Mitsouko
    Amber: L'Heure Bleue
    Favorite: Who knows?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    I think I can speak for Coumarin - who started this - when I say "Definitely UNISEX!!" :bounce:

    Eluard has been invited to start the thread on March 10th - either one of you can invite the guys over here - better, I would think, than trying to run two threads at once.
    Oh my OBBDD Eluard most certainly has not been invited to start the thread, I merely pointed out to Coumarin that he would be a great choice as threadstarter!! Coumarin ,as initiator of this thread, may very well already have chosen someone else we don't know of!
    So, let's be patient and wait what Coumarin and Eluard have to say about this.
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    I'm in!

    I have at least a couple of choices for each day from the lists posted. I think I'll decide something from that day's family when we get there - I've never decided that far ahead what I'll wear on a given day and the idea makes me uncomfortable.

    This is my first fragrance 'event' of sorts, I'm excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasae
    I'm in!

    I have at least a couple of choices for each day from the lists posted. I think I'll decide something from that day's family when we get there - I've never decided that far ahead what I'll wear on a given day and the idea makes me uncomfortable.

    This is my first fragrance 'event' of sorts, I'm excited.
    Welcome! Welcome! Know just how you feel. You won't be disappointed!! :bounce:
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