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    my aunt and i have been talking about buying the new prada (infusion d'iris)
    she hinted that she might get it for me
    she did get me a prada...but the mens (1.7)...which i already have
    so i told her and she said i could switch it for something i wanted.
    i got the Acqua di Parma - Colonia (2.8)
    but when i opened it...(not the bottle it self...) i was like..ARGH SPLASH BOTTLE?!

    so. i'm off to South Coast Plaza to nordstroms...
    and i read the city guide on here and it said that the nordstroms there had a special store-in-store that held exclusive niches...
    $100....hmmm what to get

    here are my options:
    - L'eau d'Hiver - frédédric malle
    - a spray bottle for the colonia ( maybe they have an attachment)
    - my original plan of Infusion d'iris...

    but im kinda looking for a "light" fall/winter scent..

    vhat else...
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    another thing...it has to be by Jean-Claude Ellena
    haha
    i know colonia isnt...but the assoluta is...argh long story....

    angeliques sous la pluie?
    Last edited by squirrelmilk; 1st January 2008 at 07:53 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    If you get the Prada Infusion d'Iris and would be willing to let a small bit of it go for a price, lemme know!

    Good luck on whatever you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    If you get the Prada Infusion d'Iris and would be willing to let a small bit of it go for a price, lemme know!

    Good luck on whatever you decide.
    i am still up deciding...haha no cleaning my room
    i can ask the SA for a sample...
    i doubt i will get it...too summery...
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    get the original colonia. it's the bomb.
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
    latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
    next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors

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    I'd go for Colonia Assoluta.

    ASLP and L'ea d'Hiver are both very nice too. If I were getting an angelica scent from Malle, I'd go for the longer lasting Bois d'Orage (French Lover) - it has a lot of incense and cedar to bulk up the peppery angelica. Alas, it is not by Ellena (why is this a criteria?) but it is quite similar to one of his creations, Terre d'Hermes.

    Personally I'd find Prada Iris too "pretty" for a man, but that's just one opinion.
    Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed

    Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I'd go for Colonia Assoluta.

    ASLP and L'ea d'Hiver are both very nice too. If I were getting an angelica scent from Malle, I'd go for the longer lasting Bois d'Orage (French Lover) - it has a lot of incense and cedar to bulk up the peppery angelica. Alas, it is not by Ellena (why is this a criteria?) but it is quite similar to one of his creations, Terre d'Hermes.

    Personally I'd find Prada Iris too "pretty" for a man, but that's just one opinion.
    if i were to get an Acqua di Parma, i decided to go with the original
    the SA gave me samples of each, tried them...of course i love both EQUALLY
    (i'll get assoluta in the near future, don't worry)

    as for the Malles, we'll see, french lover sounds intimidating, i want to try most of the out...along with penhaligons
    my criteria of Ellena, just because...
    his works are masterpieces

    that's the thing the Infusion d'Iris is "pretty" for a man, which i like
    because i am totallt sick of the over "manly"-ness of the men's counter
    that is why im leaning towards the women's counter more (or the unisexes)
    for example:
    Eau des merveilles
    elixir des merveilles
    black orchid
    kelly calèche
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Get L'Eau d'Hiver by Frederic Malle: You have nothing in your wardrobe like it; you've already tried it and like it (I remember sending you a sample...); it's slightly 'wintery'..the English transalation of the title is Winter Water; and JC Ellena created it.

    I remember someone describing LdEH as, 'a scent skin attains after a handful of snow melts in the warm palm, dripping as cold water through the fingers.'

    What more can you ask for? Get it already!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Get L'Eau d'Hiver by Frederic Malle: You have nothing in your wardrobe like it; you've already tried it and like it (I remember sending you a sample...); it's slightly 'wintery'..the English transalation of the title is Winter Water; and JC Ellena created it.

    I remember someone describing LdEH as, 'a scent skin attains after a handful of snow melts in the warm palm, dripping as cold water through the fingers.'

    What more can you ask for? Get it already!!
    hahaha
    you are right...nothing like it in my wardrobe

    ....just called nordstroms at south coast...
    no frederic malles, penhaligons....serge lutens....basically no niches...i guess....
    so...colonia? hahaha or can i just return it for cash and g o to the Hermes boutique downstairs and buy a giant kelly caleche...hahah

    fyi...i'm in French 4 AP
    Last edited by squirrelmilk; 1st January 2008 at 11:05 PM.
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post
    hahaha
    you are right...nothing like it in my wardrobe

    ....just called nordstroms at south coast...
    no frederic malles, penhaligons....serge lutens....basically no niches..
    You will be able to buy L'Eau d'Hiver at Barney's in Los Angeles. If you call them, they will ship it to you, you don't even need to go into the store to buy it.

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    Has Nordstrom done away with niche fragrance lines ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    You will be able to buy L'Eau d'Hiver at Barney's in Los Angeles. If you call them, they will ship it to you, you don't even need to go into the store to buy it.
    first i need the money...return the colonia....
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    i did return the colonia after waiting 15mins stupid nordstroms

    and went to saks...saw bon no9...i love the silver factory but it was $230
    the SA gave me like 15 samples - i love the wall street and big jones

    so i went to chanel since i saw the exclusifs
    i want the cologne and cuir de russie...but they were $175

    so then i went to hermès and got the kelly calèche

    the people werent so friendly...

    so caleche...yay....

    also tried tom ford extreme....echhhhhhhhhk....very umami haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Has Nordstrom done away with niche fragrance lines ?
    they had carons and annick goutals....
    Last edited by squirrelmilk; 3rd January 2008 at 04:41 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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