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    Default Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    I've read many glowing reviews and searched everywhere for this unisex fragrance. Any ideas where to purchase a bottle online, or in the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregmech26 View Post
    I've read many glowing reviews and searched everywhere for this unisex fragrance. Any ideas where to purchase a bottle online, or in the USA?
    The SA at the Guerlain counter at San Francisco Neiman's tells me it will be out soon there.
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    I just read this and ipso facto did a Google search, that new Guerlain sounds really good! Sadly, the price is a little steep
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    I tried it yesterday in Paris - 145 Euros, around $200 - and yes, it is a WOW! That is, if you like vanilla and beeswax as much as I do. I'm very tempted to go back to the Guerlain shop today and treat myself to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I tried it yesterday in Paris - 145 Euros, around $200 - and yes, it is a WOW! That is, if you like vanilla and beeswax as much as I do. I'm very tempted to go back to the Guerlain shop today and treat myself to it.
    Really, that good huh? Mr. Guerlain's description made it sound like 'rum cake' notes, which is not a bad thing but might be too boozy for my tastes.

    Would you liken it to Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford - or is SDV a different animal?

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    To get it: Guerlain SAs told me that it was only out in very limited quantity. Is it very complicated to get them to send it to US? Or will you have customs issues if you do?

    As you know - the Guerlain-only freak that I am - I can't compare it to anything. As I said, I find it REALLY good. Unlike most other frags, it doesn't start with citrus at all - but insted with a sparkling, rum-boozy opening. Yes, it is quite boozy I think. I has the qualities of EdP or even Parfum, that means that actually it gets both stronger and deeper and more insisting on your skin after 4-5 hours. That means: only 2, max 3 sprays! (The other evening, I put on 5 sprays and could then smell myself deliciously until 6 pm the next day.)

    It contains cedarwood but Jean Paul Guerlain managed to avoid this modern excessive cedarwood impression that you get from the new Gucci (yes! I actually smelled that one!). The mix of wood, high quality vanilla and a small dose of dry rose is very elegant without any note sticking out. It's a fat, buttery, boozy and delicious Parfum for men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Would you liken it to Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford - or is SDV a different animal?
    It is interesting. Does it beat Tobacco Vanille?
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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    So I have to fly to Paris to get this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Really, that good huh? Mr. Guerlain's description made it sound like 'rum cake' notes, which is not a bad thing but might be too boozy for my tastes.

    Would you liken it to Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford - or is SDV a different animal?
    Very different from Tabacco Vanille, which I love. SDV is more dimensional and even though it is based on vanilla it isn't literal like Tobacco Vanille is. I would say that it's closer to a Lutens, if Lutens was a vanilla freak instead of an amber freak. The Guerlainade signature is quite evident - what is more Guerlain than vanilla? In the end, I didn't purchase it, but at least I have a reason to return to Paris - as if anyone needs an excuse.
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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmech26 View Post
    So I have to fly to Paris to get this?
    Available from the Guerlain counet at San Francisco Neiman's.
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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    I'm so happy I was able to order this!

    If anyone wants to order GuerlainS piritueuse Double Vanille I recommend you contact "Madelin" at Bergdorf Goodman.

    The number is 1-800-558-1855 or 212/753-7300.

    Just make sure you tell the operator you want to be transfered to "womens fragrances" and then ask for "Madelin."

    I'm sure any sales person can help you in that department.


    Anyway, this is the e-mail I received from Guerlain's website:

    Dear Sir,

    I acknowledge receipt of your mail and I thank you for sending it.

    I have the pleasure to inform you that in order to obtain precise information on the availability of a product, I would like to inform you that you can contact Guerlain in the US on the number212)-931-2233.

    I would like to inform you that you can order Guerlain products in the US on the number: (212)-753-7300 (Bergdorf Goodman).

    You can also contact the shops below:
    Neiman Marcus San Francisco (Union Square)
    150 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    Guerlain Boutique at The Breakers,
    One South County Rd, Palm Beach, Florida 33480.

    Otherwise, I invite you to order Spiritueuse Double Vanille via our boutique Champs-Elysées in France (delivery expenses at your charge).

    Tel: 00 33 1 45 62 52 57 or [email protected].

    You will find all the addresses of our boutiques, our institutes and our vendors in France as well as rest of the world in our website www.guerlain.com under the headings "Boutiques in the World" and "All our Institutes".

    Thank you for your interest in our brand.

    Yours faithfully,

    Isabelle ROUSSEAU
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    Question Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    How much did it come to including shipping? $200 as stated earlier in the thread?

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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmech26 View Post
    You can also contact the shops below:
    Guerlain Boutique at The Breakers,
    One South County Rd, Palm Beach, Florida 33480.
    I didn't know that there as a Guerlain boutique at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach? Wow!
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    Happy for you - you gonna LOVE this, I'm quite sure. One can't but admire this yummi creation... That is, if you're a vanilla freak like I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEoTY26 View Post
    How much did it come to including shipping? $200 as stated earlier in the thread?

    $212.75
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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    FYI. I called the Guerlain boutique at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach yesterday and the very helpful SA said that they did have SDV in stock at $200 and yes, they could ship to a US address, with a credit card via phone transaction.

    If a US Basenoter is wanting to purchase this, I would think this would probably ship quicker than the Guerlain in France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I called the Guerlain boutique at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach yesterday and the very helpful SA said that they did have SDV in stock ... I asked her, for the hell of it, if she stocked Heritage EDP and she said no.
    It's awesone they got SDV 'overthere'. The Paris SA told me just how SCARCE the stock was... Guess she just wanted me to buy quickly. But didn't regret, SDV is perhaps the best Guerlain since Shalimar.

    After getting the gold canister for Héritage EdP I've been feverish about them discontinuing it. The SA in Paris said no though. But I soon gotta stock up on it...

    Damn, my ever growing Guerlain-collection will pretty probably survive me - which evokes death anxiety in me...

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    Bergdorf Goodman is having a Guerlain Trunk Show all week. They have, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Derby, Iris Ganache, Bois d'Arménie and Angelique Noire. It tried them all. Yes, they are all good. But the price, $200, is a bit steep.
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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    "Madelin" at Bergdorf Goodman told me it would be around $124 when I called to place my order; however, she charged my credit card $212.75.

    I guess I shouldn't be too bummed out, as it appears $200 is the going rate; however, it's highly unprofessional to misquote prices especially working at a "high-end" store.

    It still hasn't arrived after 4 days

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    140 € = about 200 USD is the going rate, yes. She must have misread something.

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmech26 View Post
    "Madelin" at Bergdorf Goodman told me it would be around $124 when I called to place my order; however, she charged my credit card $212.75.

    I guess I shouldn't be too bummed out, as it appears $200 is the going rate; however, it's highly unprofessional to misquote prices especially working at a "high-end" store.

    It still hasn't arrived after 4 days

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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    Well I received my package today and I can certainly see how one would find it a lovely fragrance; however, there is a note in it that's just not for me.

    I do definitely love the smell of the pure raw vanilla extract. It's definitely a high class fragance.

    Anyway, if anyone wants to buy my $212.75 new bottle off of me, I'd be willing to sell it for 175 with free s&h, and samples (no paypal).

    ~Greg
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregmech26 View Post
    Well I received my package today and I can certainly see how one would find it a lovely fragrance; however, there is a note in it that's just not for me. I do definitely love the smell of the pure raw vanilla extract. It's definitely a high class fragance.
    I'm finding that there is something slightly camphorous/eucalyptus going on, which for me, keeps things from getting too sweet. I'm not sure if I need an entire bottle, but it is an amazing creation.

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    I dunno, maybe it's because I've been up all night and sprayed SDV after having used the old/rancid Creed Tabarome (which I normally like if it's a fresh batch) yesterday which I purchased from fragrancenet.

    I think maybe after a good shower and sleep I might end up trying SDV again tomorrow and end up liking it.

    Right now, SDV has a tobacco-ish smell which Im not sure if it's coming from the SVD or the rancid Tabarome bottle I got.

    Anyhow, when I simply place my nose near the SDV bottle, it smells sublime... so maybe there's still hope.

    I'm unstable like that
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    Wish I lived in US, I'd buy it instantly to stock up.

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmech26 View Post
    Well I received my package today and I can certainly see how one would find it a lovely fragrance; however, there is a note in it that's just not for me.

    I do definitely love the smell of the pure raw vanilla extract. It's definitely a high class fragance.

    Anyway, if anyone wants to buy my $212.75 new bottle off of me, I'd be willing to sell it for 175 with free s&h, and samples (no paypal).

    ~Greg

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    I recently bought a bottle of this, while in Paris. I'll probably review it properly when i have more time but this truly is sublime stuff! And to think it was originally the underdog among my want list. It also ended up being the only bottle I purchased from that very list! A HG scent, if you ask me.

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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    I love everything about it except that tobacco note. I wish they made a "smoke-free" version so-to-speak.

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    It's true, it has some moist pipe tobacco in it. But I think more rum and rose when I wear it. Well, I like tobacco so guess I don't smell it very well - I can't get enough of Guerlain's Vetiver.

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmech26 View Post
    I love everything about it except that tobacco note. I wish they made a "smoke-free" version so-to-speak.

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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    I still have not smelled this and I am deathly afraid that it'll be discontinued and unavailable when I get around to being able to afford a bottle.

    Anyone spoken to the Guerlain boutique for any hints on how quickly this baby is flying off the shelves?


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    I think its continuing into January. Brilliant stuff, possibly the best fragrance i've ever smelt. I've had a decant for a while but i'm getting a full bottle for Christmas - can't wait.

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