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    Thumbs up Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    Talk about longevity! I applied Sables on Monday and this morning - Wednesday - I can still smell it. I love the stuff with its thick, herbal, resinous, sweetness held in check with a dash of iodine, it reminds me so much of Ambre Sultan. Perhaps, Mr. Lutens/Mr. Sheldrake liked it, too?

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    Default Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    I'm with you on this (longevity). Alas, to me it smells a bit like food, after a while. Some exotic kind of food (Chinese? Indian?). That wouldn't bother me but it simply doesn't smell "clean" anymore. Okay, it's not a clean scent from the beginning, but I tend to feel a bit dirty when Sables stays too long. I prefer the one you also mentioned: Ambre Sultan. To me this is more elegant.

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    Default Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    The first time I smelled Sables it was a shock. It's one of the few fragrances I've tested where I immediately fell in love with it. The top and middle notes are my favourites however... the basenotes are a little too foody for me, but as you've experienced, very long lasting.

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    Default Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    It lasts for ages, but it doesn't really project much for nearly all of that time (in sharp contrast to the other super laster - Joop). For this reason, I have a mental picture of Sables as a sticky scent - since it sticks long and hard, but I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who can smell it.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    I love this scent, and yes, it is incredibly tenacious

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    Thumbs up Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    I had to buy a bottle, Amazon had it for $56 + free shipping. However, I think it will have to wait for the Fall to be used.

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    Default Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    How many sprays do you apply normally? I guess Sables is a fragrance of the kind that loose their magic when getting applied too heavy.

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    Default Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    Indeed one needs only a smidgeon and it is extremely tenacious. Smell your sheets as well, because they do retain the scent! ;-)

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    Default Re: Annick Goutal Sables, 3 days, 2 showers and I can still smell it on me.

    I used only one spray on my hand. There must be something in the formula that bonds with your skin. It isn't a sillage monster, but it is the longest lasting fragrance that I've ever worn.
    It also is quite unique and wonderous. Think herbs, maple syrup, iodine - sounds awful, but it beat out Ambre Sultan by almost a decade!
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    Make that 4 days and 4 showers. There is a distinct maple syrup smell on my hand. I've sprayed Etro Vetiver over it and when it faded Sables returned!
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 24th May 2007 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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