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    Default Institut Tres Bien shuts down

    I just saw this on Now Smell this but the following announcement is on the Institut Tres Bien website:

    Like a beautiful ballet, Institut Très Bien has ended act one and is in intermission...

    We would like to take opportunity to thank all of you who loved the brand [...] We hope to see you soon again.


    It is also mentioned on NST for those who do like the line that it is on sale at Beautyhabit so you can stock up if need be.

    I wonder if this is the beginning of the contraction of small niche perfumeries in this economy?
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    Oh how sad. I just fell in love with Cologne A La Russe myself.

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    I also just discovered Cologne a la Russe -- it's very soft and warm (and marked down quite a bit right now on blissworld.com!). I'm interested in trying the others. They all got great marks in the Guide. Interesting point about niche companies.....of course, who knows what other factors led to this.

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    Didn't this line contain the last works of Pierre Bourdon ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Didn't this line contain the last works of Pierre Bourdon ?
    Hi, zztop. I didn't know these were by Pierre Bourdon... good to know.

    Additionally, Luckyscent/Scent Bar has the line, Romea d'Ameor, that "marks the final masterworks of now-retired perfumer Pierre Bourdon." (quoted from their website)

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    They did 4 amazing fragrances. 3 colognes and an extreme version of Russe, which was my favorite. A real loss.

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    Yes Bourdon definitely created the 3 colognes (Francais, Russe and Italienne) and the extreme for L'Institut.
    I haven't smelled them. And I can usually bet on Pierre making my nose shout 'whoopeee!'
    Bummer.
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    This is sad news.

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