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    Default I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    I was lucky enough to have an SA at Bergdorf take me over to the locked case. He gave me a dab on my wrist. Composed by Cecile Krakower, it's all tropical flowers in a oriental base of vanilla, etc. My initial impression was that it smelled very real, almost 3-D. But after about 30 minutes or so, it was just a memory. $5000 for 30 minutes, now that's slick.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 22nd October 2007 at 03:47 PM.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    I'm not aware of that particular frag... however are they not priced so high almost as a peasant blocker? I know they are very high quality but lets be honest $5000? It's just so the rich can relax safe in the knowlege that some muggy little scroat is not wearing their fav frag!!
    Last edited by r2s; 22nd October 2007 at 04:02 PM.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by r2s View Post
    I'm not aware of that particular frag... however are they not priced so high almost as a peasant blocker? I know they are very high quality but lets be honest $5000? It's just so the rich can relax in the knowlege that some muggy little scroat is not wearing their fav frag!!
    "peasant blocker"?

    ROTFL!

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Neat Ruggles - I want to go shopping at Bergdorf's with you!

    I remember reading about Yu before. If I remember correctly, the company was marketing the flower notes as 'jungle essences' that utilized a patented hermetically sealed canister that captured the smell of jungle flowers in the forests where the perfumers researched such scents.

    I also remember many saying Yu smelled like Bounce dryer sheets.

    The nose (Krakower) hasn't done any other scents that caught my eye, except for MV3 from M.A.C. that smells like a thin copy of Musc Ravageur.

    I'll wait for the Yu Extreme, at $10,000 a bottle.
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I also remember many saying Yu smelled like Bounce dryer sheets.
    RICH PEOPLE DON"T DO NO LAUNDRY!

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    If I were going to charge $5K a bottle, then I would have expended considerably more effort to come up with a name that folks would take seriously, rather than the remarkably lame "Yu".

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    They shortened it from the originally slated "Yuchumpe"

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Most of these ridiculously priced $150,000 frags are so priced because of the expensive crystals adorning the bottles and not the ingredients or blending.
    Last edited by zztopp; 22nd October 2007 at 04:29 PM.
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    I'm gonna wait for their scented lotion, YuTube.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    I'm sure it's a beautiful scent (while it lasts, anyway), but I just don't think it's Më.
    Spray it, dont say it
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    I've been considering their product in an oil-based dropper, PhakYu.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Oh, you guys are killing us!

    So, a locked case and formal dabbing? How did you ever keep a straight face?

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by rentboy View Post
    They shortened it from the originally slated "Yuchumpe"
    Now that is apt!
    Last edited by Circa1905; 22nd October 2007 at 05:54 PM. Reason: brain fart

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    That's funny, I could have sworn the SA told me it was shortened from Yusnahb. Oh well. I wouldn't feel bad about buy it if I had the money, or if I like it, but from hear in the Peasant section, I'll just laugh at whoever does buy it. And rentboy is right, I don't do laundry.
    - Rich
    As always, disregard most of what I say. It's not worth your heart health to actually worry about what a 23 year old guy from Kansas thinks. Even if he is really ridiculously good looking.

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    Yu don't do laundry? Thats Outrageous!
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    What if you layer it with Calvin Klein....














    YucK

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by genvy5 View Post
    I've been considering their product in an oil-based dropper, PhakYu.





    I'll just wait for their second one...PhakYu 2.
    Last edited by knightowl; 22nd October 2007 at 06:51 PM.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    I'm sure it's a beautiful scent (while it lasts, anyway), but I just don't think it's M.
    Y are a funny boi, PaulSC!

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    My, everybody's on top form with the punning today

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    There's some funny 'schit' here for sure!


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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    "muggy little scroat"

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    This is Y.
    Yu or Poo ?
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Yu or Poo ?
    It does look a bit like la merde de chien, doesn't it?

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Yu or Poo ?
    Yeah, who squeezed out the glass turd filled with juice?

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Apparently Frederic Malle had a heart attack today when he smelled this on his maid.

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    Ruggles,
    Thanks for that look into how the other half lives! Do they actually sell enough to make money, or is it simply some rich dork's tax write-off?

    Even if I had that kind of money and was punchy enough to buy it, if it wasn't absolutely guaranteed to get me laid on every single wearing, forget it! And I take it you didn't, unless you work extremely fast!

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by supermarky View Post
    "muggy little scroat"
    That elicited a laugh out loud from me, as well.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1905 View Post
    That elicited a laugh out loud from me, as well.
    Me too -- that was fabyülous, Marky!
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 23rd October 2007 at 12:22 AM.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    Apparently Frederic Malle had a heart attack today when he smelled this on his maid.
    This line means nothing to noobs but this is the damn funniest thing that I have read in a long time.

    LOL

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    My initial impression was that it smelled very real, almost 3-D.
    That sounds kinda cool....would love to smell something like that...I remember taking an advance calculus class where we had to look at things in a three dimensional way...boggled my mind.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    This is Yü.
    Ummm... This is me:



    Clearly, Yu don't know what IT's all about. Peasant.
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    Last edited by _R$_; 23rd October 2007 at 01:53 AM.
    As always, disregard most of what I say. It's not worth your heart health to actually worry about what a 23 year old guy from Kansas thinks. Even if he is really ridiculously good looking.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    So it comes with a $4900 table? Great, now I don't have to shop for my furniture and fragrances separately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax View Post
    This line means nothing to noobs but this is the damn funniest thing that I have read in a long time.

    LOL
    I agree. That is one of the best lines i've read in a long time.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    So it comes with a $4900 table? Great, now I don't have to shop for my furniture and fragrances separately.
    Table? You thought that was a TABLE? Oh, no, my dear -- that was its excrement.
    See how it's coming out the bottom? Yü have to feed yür Yü every day, yü see, AND yü have to clean up yür Yü's pü-pü, tü.
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 23rd October 2007 at 03:50 AM.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    bü!

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    This is Y.
    Hm, reverse the colorization of the objects and it'd be resembling some fetishes involving glass tables. Just saying.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Holy cow. This is the best thread ever. Hahaha...

    I can't believe the design of the Yu bottle. It looks like a wad of dog poo, and the bottle itself is... the steam rising. Ugh.

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    LOL this thread is highly amusing! Guys how come I cant see pics on this site just a small white box with a red cross in it?

    (Oh and I have found out why this stuff is so expensive: It is rumoured to have a note of ballbag sweat carefully taken from the sack of an ancient Chinese warrior) fantasic stuff!

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1905 View Post
    If I were going to charge $5K a bottle, then I would have expended considerably more effort to come up with a name that folks would take seriously, rather than the remarkably lame "Yu".
    I always thought the name Yü was referring to the word rain in Chinese, it also seems plausible considering the shape of the bottle.
    Last edited by Ascella; 23rd October 2007 at 10:04 AM.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    Apparently Frederic Malle had a heart attack today when he smelled this on his maid.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    If form follows function, I'd say the Y bottle was designed to fall over and break shortly after taking it home. Then you will be blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    If form follows function, I'd say the Y bottle was designed to fall over and break shortly after taking it home. Then you will be blue.
    Psst! "Bl."
    "Then you will be bl."
    Do you see!
    Spray it, dont say it
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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Paul, are you trying to say he bl it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    Psst! "Blü."
    "Then you will be blü."
    Do you see!
    Then yü will be blü. I stand corrected. Thank yü.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 23rd October 2007 at 03:30 PM.

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    Default Re: I tried the $5000 a bottle, Y.

    Keep an eye out for the nü Yü Zü. I have heard it is very citrus-civet heavy.

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