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    Great work!

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    wow, thanks a lot!
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    Tres bien fait!

    Can I suggest you also do Anais Anais, Infusion d'Iris too?

    I would then like you to email copies of the links to every department store in the UK so that their pig ignorant sales people wouldn't look at me like I'm an alien when I use the correct pronunciation.

    I was once looking for a perfume for my ex and a sales assistant mentioned pointed to Anais Anais. I said I didn't like Anais Anais (using the correct pronunciation). She laughed at me and said "Oh, surely you mean Anay Anay?"

    Somewhat irritated I replied "Yes, in a world where nobody spoke French that might be the pronunciation..."
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    Tres bien!

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    Haha.. this would save allot threads lately.!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I was once looking for a perfume for my ex and a sales assistant mentioned pointed to Anais Anais. I said I didn't like Anais Anais (using the correct pronunciation). She laughed at me and said "Oh, surely you mean Anay Anay?"

    Somewhat irritated I replied "Yes, in a world where nobody spoke French that might be the pronunciation..."
    LOL can I quote you in future?
    I'll get onto your request soon. Thinking I might have opened up a can of worms and this could become a 'labour of love' for the next few weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    LOL can I quote you in future?
    I'll get onto your request soon. Thinking I might have opened up a can of worms and this could become a 'labour of love' for the next few weeks!
    Lol yeah of course you can.

    Also try

    Guerlain (as opposed to ther gerrlayne I hear pronounced)

    Parfums D'Orsay (I hate hearing Par-fums yuk)

    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau

    There are countless others, lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Lol yeah of course you can.

    Also try

    Guerlain (as opposed to ther gerrlayne I hear pronounced)

    Parfums D'Orsay (I hate hearing Par-fums yuk)

    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau

    There are countless others, lol...
    Done! check L'Instant de Guerlain for the pronunciation of Guerlain!

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    You're a star! What a terrific initiative to do this

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    Thanks so much for this thread. I was really murdering L'Ombre dans l'Eau.

    I'd love to know how to correctly pronounce one of my favorites, Tubéreuse Criminelle.

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    JaimeB is "Tha" man for this thread. he has this crytic scripts which helps u speak french..like the French

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    This thread is an essential read. Now, I can confidently ask for my perfume without whispering the name or pronouncing it quickly so my SA won't notice. lol.

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    Bravo. C'est un exellent travail.
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    Don't forget to add Thierry Mugler...
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    Don't forget Encre Noir, I remember when I posted that question a few months ago, there was quite a bit of debate on the correct pronunciation. Thanks for this thread, good stuff.
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    Wow, Trufflehunter you have a very nice french accent for an Australian. J'aime!
    Sales thread here

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    C'est une tres bonne idee, felicitation pour l'initiative, Trufflehunter. Nice accent, indeed!
    You can add L'Heure Bleue, s'il te plait, I saw questions on this forum regarding the pronunciation.
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    Thanks for the thread trufflehunter i will try my best not to butcher any more, maybe my french classes next year will help

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    I love this! I had been using the acapela text to speech website to help guide me, but I really appreciate how everything is said twice, and slowed the second time so I can better hear the nuances. Awesome job, Trufflehunter!

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    "Yes, in a world where nobody spoke French that might be the pronunciation..."
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    OK so you can accuse me of trolling but thats one sexy voice !!!!

    Some more pronouncations please

    Cuir as in cuir de russie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    OK so you can accuse me of trolling but thats one sexy voice !!!!

    Some more pronouncations please

    Cuir as in cuir de russie
    Liu
    Keep trolling! [blushes]
    I'll get onto cuir de russie and others when I get back from that place called "work" this evening!
    Thanks for all the comments, everyone. This is fun. Finally I get to put my french to good use after all these years of isolation down here in Oz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Tres bien fait!

    Can I suggest you also do Anais Anais, Infusion d'Iris too?

    ...

    I was once looking for a perfume for my ex and a sales assistant mentioned pointed to Anais Anais. I said I didn't like Anais Anais (using the correct pronunciation). She laughed at me and said "Oh, surely you mean Anay Anay?"
    It's why one should always write the accents over the letters in French because it does change the way it would be said... since Anais Anais (as written) would be said as Anay Anay, but with Anaïs Anaïs one must break the rhythm of the word with Ahnahees Ahnahees (best I could do to make it sound the same it English). It's a nuance, but makes a big difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    OK so you can accuse me of trolling but thats one sexy voice !!!!
    I was thinking the same thing. VERY handsome voice you have there, Trufflehunter!

    I would love to hear Safran Troublant. And an additional question: How does one properly pronounce bergamot? With or without the "t"?

    Thank you for this wonderful thread!

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    Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. VERY handsome voice you have there, Trufflehunter!

    I would love to hear Safran Troublant. And an additional question: How does one properly pronounce bergamot? With or without the "t"?

    Thank you for this wonderful thread!
    Thank you, Haunani. I'll add Safran Troublant to my to-do list for this evening.
    Ah, the old 'bergamot' problem...
    In French it's "la bergamote" with a final "e", so the "t" should most definitely be pronounced in English as well! Anyone who says "bergamo" has been severely mislead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    Ah, the old 'bergamot' problem... In French it's "la bergamote" with a final "e", so the "t" should most definitely be pronounced in English as well! Anyone who says "bergamo" has been severely mislead!
    Oh, good. I wanted to say the "t". So, in English, "BER guh maht"; and in French, something like "BAIR ga moat"?

    ???

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Oh, good. I wanted to say the "t". So, in English, "BER guh maht"; and in French, something like "BAIR ga moat"?

    ???

    Thanks!
    in French it is more like "bair ga mot"... "mot" rather than "moat". No stress on the first syllable as you suggested by your capitalisation. Give each syllable the same stress, like saying "one, two, three"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    in French it is more like "bair ga mot"... "mot" rather than "moat". No stress on the first syllable as you suggested by your capitalisation. Give each syllable the same stress, like saying "one, two, three"
    Interesting. I think I've got an approximation. Merci (butchered, American-style, but appreciative nonetheless)!

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