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    Default Pear, Basil and Grapefruit by Marc Jacobs

    Has anyone smelled these?

    I was underwhelmed by the last MJ 'Summer' splashes in '07 (Orange, Cucumber) - but I do have a particular fondness for his Autumn series. The Ivy is incredible!

    The Pear sounds intriguing.

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    Default Re: Pear, Basil and Grapefruit by Marc Jacobs

    I saw these in Neimans last night. But I had already spritzed myself with several other fragrances, so I didn't have a free appendage to try them.

    I definitely want to try them the next time I see them - especially the Basil.
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    Default Re: Pear, Basil and Grapefruit by Marc Jacobs

    Saw them also but didn't try them.

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    Default Re: Pear, Basil and Grapefruit by Marc Jacobs

    saw them at nordstroms
    my SA said i'll love them
    i did...not just LOVE OMG I NEED THIS!
    out of all, the most respectable is basil, but it somehow reminded me of a darker mugler cologne....
    pear...smelled liek pear - daisy-ish bleh
    grapefruit...smelled like grapefruit but too sweet to be securely unisex.

    1st - basil
    2nd - grapefruit
    3rd - pear

    i need to re-evaluate these...it was just a quick sniff...

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    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
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    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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    Default Re: Pear, Basil and Grapefruit by Marc Jacobs

    Well I was in Nordstroms last night and they had them there, so I tried them. Here are my initial impressions:

    Basil - I was completely underwhelmed by Basil. I spayed it on and then went to smell it and it was like I hadn't sprayed anything on myself. I don't know if it was just the way it reacted on my skin or not, but I thought it was a very weak scent. I really had my hopes up on this one because I thought it would be in the same vain as Ivy, which I own and think is fantastic.

    Grapefruit - I thought this was a light, inoffensive, citrusy scent. It was nice, but I didn't think it was anything special.

    Pear - This is what I thought was the best of the bunch. Smelled just like biting into a ripe, juicy pear - very fragrant. I really liked this one.

    Would I buy any of them, probably not. As much as I liked Pear, I'm not so sure I want to walk around smelling like a ripe, juicy pear - although I have been called a fruit before....
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    Default Re: Pear, Basil and Grapefruit by Marc Jacobs

    Thanks guys - the Pear sounds delectable. Sometimes, you just want to smell like a fruit, you know?

    I don't think I need another basil prominent scent. Baime by MPG is all I will ever need.
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    Default Re: Pear, Basil and Grapefruit by Marc Jacobs

    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post
    out of all, the most respectable is basil, but it somehow reminded me of a darker mugler cologne....
    To kill some time yesterday, I wandered through Belk's, and saw these. I agree with your judgment about Basil -- I liked it the best and thought it most unisex. Now that you mention it, I can see the Mugler-with-a-twist.

    I was most intrigued with the idea of layering them -- on a card, Basil and Grapefruit smelled very nice, as did Basil and Amber.

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    Pear sounds delicious.

    I recently bought Amber..disappointing, spraying myself with water woulda yielded more sillage.

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