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    Question Roger and Gallet - Discontinued Fragrances

    I received an e-mail from LONDONS Bathecary (shoplondon.com) saying that Roger and Gallet was discontinuing some of their line, including 10 fragrances. Is this true? Seems like some big cuts - not sure what exactly would be left in their line, or if they would be introducing some new fragrances.
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    Roger & Gallet, Paris was sold to a new owner and they have decided to make quite a few changes.

    Bouquet Imperial, Vetyver, Open, Petit Doux Nature, Pavot d'Argent, White Reseda, Cologne, Eau Pour Soi, L'Homme and L'Homme Essential have been discontinued. The Lip Aide has also been discontinued.

    Additionally, R&G is discontinuing the 150g/5.2 oz soap in the Box/3 and the Travel Case. Note: R&G will still make their famous round soaps in the 100g/3.5 oz size - both in the Box/3 and the Travel Case.

    All the 400ml, 500ml and 1000ml size colognes are discontinued. R&G will only make the fragrance sprays in a 100ml and a 200ml size. All cologne splashes are discontinued.
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    Default Re: Roger and Gallet - Discontinued Fragrances

    That's really too bad! Bouquet Impérial is really a very good EdC and one of my favorites in the line.
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    Default Re: Roger and Gallet - Discontinued Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    That's really too bad! Bouquet Impérial is really a very good EdC and one of my favorites in the line.
    Yes Jaime, I agree.

    It's a shame - I think they make some very good fragrances. But as we all know, these things happen when companies are sold.....
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    That's too bad, I use a lot of the R&G's frags regularly, i have a huge bottle of BI and that's the use i use the least but i love it and sniff it from time to time...
    It's strange that vetyver is getting the boot, it's one of the freshest veiver frags out there, i guess not a lot of people buy it...

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    Open is a great scent, has a great character to it. May have to stock up.
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    FWIW, I always take the statements made by retailers that certain items are being discontinued with a grain of salt. Many times on these pages someone has reported that a retailer had mentioned that a scent was being discontinued, when in reality it was merely the retailer deciding to no longer carry that particular scent.

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    I'd believe this one, another company purchased Roger & Gallet months ago and it was reported from several sources that many of our favorite soaps/scents won't be available for long. I've certainly been buying whatever I come across in their line.

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    Luckily I bought one liter of Extra Vieille Farina some time ago. It will last for a few years and I paid only 55 dollars! It is a shame they are not going to sell it in large bottles anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    Luckily I bought one liter of Extra Vieille Farina some time ago. It will last for a few years and I paid only 55 dollars! It is a shame they are not going to sell it in large bottles anymore...

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    A couple of months ago, I was browsing the R&G website and noticed that several scents weren't offered anymore.

    A real pity about Bouquet Imperiale. It was an unusual entry in the cologne/eau fraiche genre. Alyssum is one of the subtle floral notes in its composition, and I can't think of a single other fragrance where I've seen alyssum, sweet alyssum, rock alyssum, etc. listed in its pyramid. I'm familiar with this little flower and its dry, slightly bitter scent, since it was prolific in the sandy soil of the city where I grew up. Bouquet Imperiale also has a black currant note, not overpowering but very present, and some sandalwood in its base. It is a wonderful fall and winter cologne, since it has enough body so it doesn't disappear in the cold. In fact, cooler weather seems to bring out a smokiness in Imperiale that I find very seasonable.

    I stocked up, bought another 3-plus ounce bottle.

    On another note, can someone translate the name Pavot d'Argent for me? I know it's something "of silver", but my French is so bad that I'm confusing "pavot" with the word for turkey!

    Merci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardanel View Post
    A couple of months ago, I was browsing the R&G website and noticed that several scents weren't offered anymore.

    A real pity about Bouquet Imperiale. It was an unusual entry in the cologne/eau fraiche genre. Alyssum is one of the subtle floral notes in its composition, and I can't think of a single other fragrance where I've seen alyssum, sweet alyssum, rock alyssum, etc. listed in its pyramid. I'm familiar with this little flower and its dry, slightly bitter scent, since it was prolific in the sandy soil of the city where I grew up. Bouquet Imperiale also has a black currant note, not overpowering but very present, and some sandalwood in its base. It is a wonderful fall and winter cologne, since it has enough body so it doesn't disappear in the cold. In fact, cooler weather seems to bring out a smokiness in Imperiale that I find very seasonable.

    I stocked up, bought another 3-plus ounce bottle.

    On another note, can someone translate the name Pavot d'Argent for me? I know it's something "of silver", but my French is so bad that I'm confusing "pavot" with the word for turkey!

    Merci.
    I think pavot is "poppy".
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    Thank you kindly, petruccijc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I received an e-mail from LONDONS Bathecary (shoplondon.com) saying that Roger and Gallet was discontinuing some of their line, including 10 fragrances. Is this true? Seems like some big cuts - not sure what exactly would be left in their line, or if they would be introducing some new fragrances.
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    Roger & Gallet, Paris was sold to a new owner and they have decided to make quite a few changes.

    Bouquet Imperial, Vetyver, Open, Petit Doux Nature, Pavot d'Argent, White Reseda, Cologne, Eau Pour Soi, L'Homme and L'Homme Essential have been discontinued. The Lip Aide has also been discontinued.
    I don't think L'Homme and L'Homme Essential have been discontinued, cause I just receive their 2008 spring-summer catalogue, and they still have these two on the list. Others on the catalogue are Cedrat, Jean Marie Farina, the vert, gingembre, lotus bleu, rose, shiso, bambou, vanille and petit doux nature.

    YSL beaute bought Roger&Gallet, right? The margin of the letter that sent with catalogue prints "YSL beaute".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sophywt View Post
    I don't think L'Homme and L'Homme Essential have been discontinued, cause I just receive their 2008 spring-summer catalogue, and they still have these two on the list. Others on the catalogue are Cedrat, Jean Marie Farina, the vert, gingembre, lotus bleu, rose, shiso, bambou, vanille and petit doux nature.

    YSL beaute bought Roger&Gallet, right? The margin of the letter that sent with catalogue prints "YSL beaute".
    Yes YSL bought them. They have discontinued many ranges. They have discontinued the 150g soaps and I'm pretty sure they have lowered the quality on the soaps. I think the soaps used to be harder, last longer. They now seem to soften quicker and you get through them faster. I'm quite distressed! Anyone else notice this?
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