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    Question Newbie doesn't wanna speak like a newbie thread

    New to the frag world and even newer to the pronunciations herein. I've recently acquired a couple of fragrance samples. I don't wanna sound like a newbie if I am asked what I am wearing. Please assist with:

    encre
    Montale
    aoud
    Millésime

    Feel free to add any you think are worth noting.

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    I've been wondering how people pronounce this myself. I'm going to take a shot, I didn't take french so don't think my pronouncation is correct

    encre - on-kray
    Montale - mont-ahl
    aoud - oood
    Millesime - mill-seem (this one I have NO idea at all how to pronounce.

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    Welcome, mythreedroogs! Viddy this:

    encre: OHN-kre
    Montale and aoud are good to go from mcjra's advice
    Millesime: mee-EEZme
    odysseusm

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    Here is an older thread that talks about the correct pronunciation of Millesime
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=189151
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    Thanks for the help all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Welcome, mythreedroogs! Viddy this:

    encre: OHN-kre
    Montale and aoud are good to go from mcjra's advice
    Millesime: mee-EEZme
    for knowing the ACO reference.

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    Default Re: Newbie doesn't wanna speak like a newbie thread

    Don't forget in the word 'encre' (as well as various other French words) to have the sound come from the back of your throat, through your nose. Practice by saying the name of the fragrance Saffran Troublant (sahw-fraw-troo-blah, as nasal as you can).

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    My Wardrobe
    II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.

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    no offence guys, you're always very nice and helpful, but each time I see american people trying to mimic the sounds of french words writing them in english it always puts a smile on my face

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    Default Re: Newbie doesn't wanna speak like a newbie thread

    http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to...tive-demo.html

    This is an awesome website which will allow you to type in a word and pick "French" and the program will pronounce it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Practice by saying the name of the fragrance Saffran Troublant (sahw-fraw-troo-blah, as nasal as you can).
    ... and not only will you be pronouncing it incorrectly, you will sound like a pretentious git
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    ... and not only will you be pronouncing it incorrectly, you will sound like a pretentious git
    Ugh, you just reminded me of when I tried to discuss Prada Infusion d'Iris with an SA. She looked at me like I had two heads until I picked up the bottle and went "this one here".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    Ugh, you just reminded me of when I tried to discuss Prada Infusion d'Iris with an SA. She looked at me like I had two heads until I picked up the bottle and went "this one here".
    Hahaha, yeah, I've experienced both side with this: the SA who rather pretentiously corrects my American Pronunciation, and more recently a couple who give me the wtf? look and proceed to repronounce my correct pronunciation with a more Americanized version...can't win, lol

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    Here is yet another link to you might want to check out. A french man pronouncing Millesime Imperial.

    http://forvo.com/word/mill%C3%A9sime_imp%C3%A9rial/
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