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    Default L'Artisan bargains

    My local Fenwicks is selling a load of L'Artisan frags at half price. I know nothing about them, and didn't have time to sample any of them properly today. The ones I glimpsed were L'eau de L'Artisan, Mure et Musc (?), Premier Figuier, Mimosa pour Moi, Timbuktu, L'eau d'Ambre - I think that's it. They certainly weren't carrying the entire line, and the ones being sold at half price were limited to only the ones listed above in small size bottles, and the larger bottles were limited to only three fragrances.

    So. What do you reckon, those of you who know these frags well? Which of these would be a must-have?
    Last edited by Clemmie; 14th January 2008 at 10:29 PM.
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    If you like a creamy, green, earthy, scent; Premier Figuier could be for you. Mimosa pour moi, is a nice unique take on a Mimosa scent, almost like an impressionist artist created it.

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    They are all quite good, but none of them are "must haves" for me...

    I don't think you can really go wrong with any of them at 1/2 price!!!

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    The ones I've tried from your list that I'd recommend are:

    L'eau de L'Artisan and Premier Figuier

    Timbuktu is a strange one...I didn't like it at all but I admire it a lot and I received compliments when I wore it. To me, Timbuktu and Dzonghka have a lot in common.

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    Premier Figuier is a staple for me in spring/summer so I highly recommend that one. However, I agree that at 50% off you can't go wrong.
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    I like Mure et Musc, but I don't own it ... I never thought I would like it, since I hate the blackberry frags at B&BW But, it is a very nice take on blackberry that isn't too sickly sweet over a musky base. It stays very close to the skin and I like it best on a hot summer day.
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    Timbuktu and Mimosa pour Moi would be my choice.

    With Premier Figuier I have had an off and on relationship and had to finally find it a more loving home in California.

    Mure at Musk is OK, but I am not a fan of musk altogether. The other two strike me as those without much projection or lasting power.
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    My picks of the bunch would be Mûre et Musc, Timbuktu and L'eau d'Ambre.
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    Thanks for those suggestions. If I get the chance at lunchtime (and if I don't get blown away by the gale force winds we're experiencing this morning!), I'll go and sample Fig, Musc, Mimosa and Timbuktu...the names alone intrigue me enough to want to sample. How badly are these going to clash with this vintage Mitsouko I'm wearing? Don't answer that! Purely rhetorical!
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    If they have a bottle of Dzing! there, grab it!
    (I"ll buy it off you if you hate it!)
    ;-)
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    SO!!????????
    what did you get????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    If they have a bottle of Dzing! there, grab it!
    (I"ll buy it off you if you hate it!)
    ;-)
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    SO!!????????
    what did you get????
    I haven't been back yet, the weather has been atrocious. I'm hoping they've still got them on sale tomorrow - but I know they don't have Dzing! I looked for that one last time, because I'd read so much about it.
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    Where's your Fenwicks???

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    Quote Originally Posted by leopoldo View Post
    Where's your Fenwicks???
    Tunbridge Wells. Royal Victoria Place. I'm hoping they've still got the half price L'Artisan stuff there when I go back tomorrow (will be my luck that they've cleared the lot out for 'new' stuff by then). They had lots of other bargains too. Tons of Bvlgari gift sets left over from Christmas and Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B (I had a sniff - not bad, but not good enough to buy).
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    Popped in today. Tried Premier Fig, and didn't like it at all. Tried Mure et Musc, and that was much more to my taste. So I got a small bottle of that - will probably wear it more in the spring than at this time of year. Bargain!
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    I thought I'd posted earlier, but it hasn't shown up so...

    I tried Premier Fig...and I didn't get on with that one (had to wash it off when I got back to work).

    So then I tried Mure et Musc, and that was grand, so I got that. Lovely for the spring. Good to get a bargain too. They still have plenty left. The 100ml bottles are marked down from £70 to £46, and the 50ml bottles are down from £50 to £35. Not bad!
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