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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Guerlain View Post
    Guerlain's normal price per ml extrait is 7.75 € so I guess 6.00 € is OK - but it's a shame they don't sell these huge exclusives in smaller bottles also...
    If €6 per ml is the litre price, you can bet the price would be more in the €12-15 per ml ballpark if they did sell it in 30ml sizes.
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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    Henceforth Mr. Guerlain and JaimeB are forever banned from ever mentioning 180 Ans. It does not now, and never has, existed. :-p

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    Haha - maybe I can comfort you by repeating JaimeB's notion that 180 Ans de Créations is not very remarkable - it simply the Guerlinade with some - well, interesting - bitterness added.

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Henceforth Mr. Guerlain and JaimeB are forever banned from ever mentioning 180 Ans. It does not now, and never has, existed. :-p

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    I think Chanel is doing right - they sell parfum in 7,5 ml botlles.

    if Guerlain would make parfum in 7,5 ml instead of 30 ml bottles, they would have more customers
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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    7.5 ml bottles of extrait are available in The Netherlands, don't know about other countries.
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    vanilla seems to be the theme lately. I am not a fan of vanilla which would make that kind of investment futile, me thinks.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    The 7.5ml Chanels are available in other countries also.... Guerlain obviously could produce smaller bottles, but they're creating a myth and aura of exclusivity around the brand. It's not just the 100 people that buy the fragrance, but the high-class, exclusive image having such a product creates. It's much like Ferrari or Bentley will put out limited edition cars for absurd costs (as though their 'normal' cars weren't expensive enough) for the purposes of getting press and enhancing the brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Guerlain
    Haha - maybe I can comfort you by repeating JaimeB's notion that 180 Ans de Créations is not very remarkable - it simply the Guerlinade with some - well, interesting - bitterness added.
    Not comforted, but thanks for trying :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    The 7.5ml Chanels are available in other countries also.... Guerlain obviously could produce smaller bottles, but they're creating a myth and aura of exclusivity around the brand.
    I actually meant that Guerlain 7.5mls are available in The Netherlands.
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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    does anyone know whos the nose behind this and all the other flankers being released this year?
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    "Created by Sylvaine Dealcourte and Randa Hammami who had worked again with Guerlain on Cruel Gardénia"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luis View Post
    Yeah, what a name! What were they thinking? It sure sounds like French cum.

    I'll have to ask my French friend Georges if nowadays French men call their zizi "ma fontaine royale"...
    Nectar is in my opinion a reference to the beverage of the Gods in Ancient Greece
    but an underlying sense can be given...fragrance has always have to see with sensuality and Guerlain current advertisings look in this direction

    however i doubt Guerlain's intention is to make a kind of "Secretions Magnifiques"fragrance

    (that would be really funny if we spoke of our "fontaine royale" to indicate our ...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    The name sounds like a classy french porno
    LOL! " what you wearing?" " Oh ..erm..Mon Precieux Nectar" , ..yeah right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    does anyone know whos the nose behind this and all the other flankers being released this year?
    Pierre Bourdon? , rumour goes that Creed fired him.
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    Beatutiful bottle and the notes sound very good indeed. Imagine someone of real wealth could buy all 100 bottles and have a TRUE exlclusive. If I were only born with the resources as well as the talent to buy. Oh
    well, good looks and intelligence will have to do. lol.

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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    Mon Precieux Nectar is reviewed on Grain de Musc:

    '...As Ms. Delacourte freely admits, she really, truly loves her almond, and Mon Précieux Nectar reprises the almond-musk accord of L’Instant Magic, along with the fluffy base of Cruel Gardénia. The honey, heliotropin and hyacinth notes of L’Heure Bleue which, again by Ms. Delacourte own admission, is her favorite fragrance, are also quoted. The almond is paired off with orange blossom – a classic accord of Middle-Eastern pastry – and anchored with the signature Guerlain vanilla, grounded in a strong sandalwood and amber base. Guaiac and incense are also listed among the notes, but don’t appear to my nose...'

    Read the whole review here
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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    sounds like I would really like it.... so who wants to go in on a bottle??

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    The ladies at the Perfume Posse were.thinking about it. I have to find the link.
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    For that amount of money I would want Katee Sackhoff to deliver it to my door and then take me out for sushi with Cornelius from Planet of the Apes.

    Jeez. And I felt guilty every time I bought a Creed.
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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    Has anyone smelled L' Instant Magic by Guerlain - the review I posted above has me intrigued.

    Mon Precieux Nectar sounds like an ultra rich gourmand. Rich in smell and cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Guerlain View Post
    He - no way jenson all these half and one litres of Guerlain extraits are simply too-too much. I only dream about those and try to get the limited exclusives just under that level. And btw, it's said that it's good to dream - people must have something to dream about. Acquisition of everything leads to depression!
    this is true! it os god to dream about things !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    sounds like I would really like it.... so who wants to go in on a bottle??
    who gets to keep the empty fountain and box tho

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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    Guerlain can do wonderful things — I just smelled this at Neiman's Guerlain counter here in San Francisco, and it's really beautiful and long-lasting with great sillage. If they could put this sort of creative energy into their regular offering, they would really improve their bottom line.

    I like this a lot, but you know, it's out of my range, even though I spend a lot on perfume. If I wanted to buy just this one and nothing else for five years, I suppose I might be able do it, but I don't think anything is wonderful enough to trade off that much.

    No doubt there are a hundred people in the world that can easily afford this, but to do this just after the $14k re-issue of Champs-Élysées extrait in the tortoise bottle... I really wonder where they're headed.
    Already, $200—$250 for their regular stuff is a stretch for most people. Don't they seriously risk trading in the cachet of such exclusives for a big chunk of their established fan base?
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    If I'd got the money, there's no hesitation, haha
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    I still think it would be awesome if we as a group could buy a bottle and decant it amongst ourselves , to own just a small amount of something so special would be terrific

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    Well yeah, it would be great. but we'd need 20 ppl @ 50ml per share and it'd cost everyone €300 ex. shipping and decant bottle. And who would get the fountain/leather pouch? Normally the one that ordered it but this is quite big a bonus...
    Looking to swap/buy/receive for free () the following samples/decants:
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    It is probably the only company that makes the Montal list look brief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    Well yeah, it would be great. but we'd need 20 ppl @ 50ml per share and it'd cost everyone €300 ex. shipping and decant bottle. And who would get the fountain/leather pouch? Normally the one that ordered it but this is quite big a bonus...
    We'd sell the fountain and atomiser to Mr Guerlain.
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    Haha yeah good idea! I'd love to own it, and fill it up with apple juice!

    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    We'd sell the fountain and atomiser to Mr Guerlain.

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    Default Re: New Guerlain exclusive: Mon Précieux Nectar

    I am wearing a sample of this today.

    It's a gourmand scent. It combines a creamy, almost icing-like almond note with a tiny bit of cherry scented florals. The florals are stripped of all their indolic qualities and come across more as a flavor rather than a scent (you know like some bakers add orange blossom essence to a dessert or jasmine to tea leaves). As it warms on skin it gets progressively sweeter and more candy like (marzipan, specifically) but instead of smelling like a candle or a fruity/floral-synthetic mess it reeks of quality and smoothness. It also smells incredibly sexy, the way the almond and musk base note blends with my skin it kind of reminds me of a sexy baker who's body odor/perspiration (not offensive, but sweaty nonetheless) is mixing with the smells of icing sugar, nuts and whipped cream.

    Delicious stuff.

    I'll post more later...
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    Sounds lovely, like with all the typical Guerlain pastry features (cherry/almond heliotrope etc.). As many people have noted, it would be generous of Guerlain if they always gave the choice of ordering their exclusives in slightly less expensive normal 250 ml bee bottles...

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I am wearing a sample of this today.

    It's a gourmand scent. It combines a creamy, almost icing-like almond note with a tiny bit of cherry scented florals. The fllorals are stripped of all their indolic qualities and come across more as a flavor rather than a scent (you know like some bakers add orange blossom essence to a dessert or jasmine to tea leaves). As it warms on skin it gets progressively sweeter and more candy like (marzipan, specifically) but instead of smelling like a candle or a fruity/floral-synthetic mess it reeks of quality and smoothness. It also smells incredibly sexy, the way the almond and musk base note blends with my skin it kind of reminds me of a sexy baker who's body odor/perspiration (not offensive, but sweaty nonetheless) is mixing with the smells of icing sugar, nuts and whipped cream.

    Delicious stuff.

    I'll post more later...

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