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    Default Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Top:
    Angelique Noir
    Sous le Vent re-issue
    Oriental Brulant
    Attrape-Coeurs
    Philtre d'Amour

    Bottom
    The Majority of the Aqua Allegorica collection, with 3 exceptions: Pampelune, Winter Delices and Lavande Velours.
    Mayotte
    Oud Sensuel
    Cruel Gardenia
    Habit Rouge Sport

    And your list?
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 13th May 2009 at 07:05 AM.

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Top 5:
    Sous le Vent re-issue
    Bois d'Arménie

    Bottom 5:
    Take your pick
    Last edited by scentemental; 12th May 2009 at 07:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Top:
    Philtre D'Amour (OMG...I am currently obsessed about this scent and I can't wait to own it)
    Habit Rouge extrait
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Aqua Allegoria Grosellina
    Bois d'Armenie

    Bottom:
    Guerlain Homme
    Vol de Nuit Evasion
    The last Aqua Allegoria's...just terrible
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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Bottom:
    Guerlain Homme
    Vol de Nuit Evasion
    The last Aqua Allegoria's...just terrible
    I have to agree on Vol de Nuit Evasion, I tried it again and if it's the EdT version of Attrape Coeur than I'm the EdT version of Cary Grant.

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Top:
    Sous la Vent
    Angelique Noir
    Oriental Brulant
    Attrape - Coeur
    Vetiver Pour Elle

    Bottom: (I could list more than 5 for this category. These are the ones I dislike the most, from one of my favorite houses.)
    Cruel Gardenia
    AA Cherry Blossom
    Terracotta Eau Sous Le Vent (just leave my SLV alone!)
    Gourmand Coquin
    Chypre Fatal

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Top 5 (in order of amazing-ness)
    1. Habit Rouge L'extrait (mmmmmmm...could smell this all day)
    2. SDV
    3. Attrape-couer
    4. Angelique Noir
    5. Plus Que Jamais

    Bottom 5
    1. Habit Rouge Sport
    2. Cruel Gardenia
    3. Oud Sensuel
    4. Garden Sensuel
    5. Mayotte

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    I’m not that up to speed on what’s the latest, but both Bois d'Armenie and Iris Ganache are great. IG is strictly for white chocolate lovers, so maybe that’s why it’s not been mentioned yet (it’s a men’s forum after all).

    VdN Evasion is not that bad either – I’m getting a lot of vanilla in it.

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Top:

    Cuir Beluga
    L'instant de Guerlain Homme (Well, it's kind of new)
    La Petite Robe Noire
    Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

    Bottom:

    Guerlain Homme
    L'ame d'un heros
    Last edited by L'Aventurier; 13th May 2009 at 02:49 PM.
    Sales thread here

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    great thread


    TOP
    Nahema
    Attrape Couer
    Bois d' Armenie
    Cuir Beluga
    La Petite Robe Noire
    Figue Iris A A
    Spiriteuse Double Vanille
    MAYOTTE-(heresy? sorry, ca sent bon on me)

    Bottom
    Oriental brulant
    Guerlain Homme
    AACherry Blossom
    Gourmand Coquin
    Chypre fatal
    Evasion of the Vol a nuit snatcher
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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    I have not tried them all, but here I go:
    Best - Sous le Vent, Philtre d'Amour, Quand vient la Pluie, Oriental Brulent, Shalimar Eau Legere, Bois d'Armenie. Honorary mention to 180 Ans. I know it is not popular, and I am very surprised, but I actually love Gourmand Coquin. I also liked Gurlain Homme.

    Worst: L'Instant (female version), the Aqua Allegorias from this year and last year,
    Mitsouko Fleur de Lotus, Iris Ganache (may be chemistry, but it smells horrible on me).

    Ruggles, I believe you are as suave as Carey Grant and light...hearted!
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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Haven't sniffed many yet - just starting to explore Guerlain. I'll just say likes and dislikes among recent ones...

    Like:

    Guerlain Homme
    L'Instant
    L'Instant Pour Homme
    La Petite Robe Noire
    L'Ame d'un Héros (nice, but died on my skin)

    Dislike:

    Habit Rouge Sport
    the few AA that I've sniffed
    the recent trio in Bath & Body Works bottles

    I can see that I've got a lot of sniffing to do!
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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    There's only one recent perfume that is not flanking something old, is there?
    In that case their Homme is top and bottom at the same time.

    Feminines / uni: I am out of touch with them after AA Lilia Bella (bottom).
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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Only one Guerlain that I kinda of dislike with a vengeance-

    Jardins de Bagatelle- thick and cloying.

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post
    There's only one recent perfume that is not flanking something old, is there?
    In that case their Homme is top and bottom at the same time.

    Feminines / uni: I am out of touch with them after AA Lilia Bella (bottom).
    The L'Heure Bleue Variations, Opus 1 - ?

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Top:
    Angelique Noir
    Cuir Beluga
    Sous le Vent (RI)
    Oriental Brulant (would prefer it more on women, okay for sexy men)
    Bois d'Armenie
    Attrape-Coeur
    Philtre d'Amour
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Iris Ganache

    On the Fence:
    Guerlain Homme
    Gourmand Coquin
    Vetiver Pour Elle

    Dregs:
    Most recent Aqua Allegorica releases
    Chypre Fatal (Not for me!)
    Cruel Gardenia

    Man.. I'm starting to sound like a Guerlain fan-boy.
    Last edited by moltening; 13th May 2009 at 09:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    The L'Heure Bleue Variations, Opus 1 - ?
    I miss the joke, or something? The directory has only listed the original, and I am probably not aware of anything else since I have the extrait and do not look for any more Guerlains except the extrait of Vol de Nuit and vintage bottles, like Jicky.
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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post
    I miss the joke, or something? The directory has only listed the original, and I am probably not aware of anything else since I have the extrait and do not look for any more Guerlains except the extrait of Vol de Nuit and vintage bottles, like Jicky.
    Guerlain's L'Heure Bleu Variations include:
    Insolence
    L'Instant Magic
    Quand Vient la Pluie
    Iris Ganache
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 14th May 2009 at 12:04 AM.

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    My favorites, in order of preference:

    Angélique Noire
    Sous le Vent
    Habit Rouge l'Extrait
    Bois d'Arménie
    Attrape-Coeur
    Philtre d'Amour

    Not so hot:

    Guerlain Homme
    Chypre Fatal
    Habit Rouge Sport

    Others:

    Gourmand Coquin
    : Neutral
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille: Like, not love
    Cologne du 68
    : Good but for the weak sillage
    Mayotte: Heresy of heresies, I love Mahora, and so like this one a lot, but haven't bought it
    Iris Ganache: Beautiful on paper and on others, a disaster on me
    Cuir Beluga: Didn't care for at first, but am liking more with each wearing
    Cruel Gardenia: Not at all bad, but slightly underwhelming
    AA Angélique Lilas: OK, but the citrus base seems too strong
    AA Laurier Réglisse: Pretty good, but a little "muddy"
    AA Mandarine Basilic: Great in warm weather, otherwise not very pleasing on me
    AA Tiaré Mimose: Very nice at first, but then goes south on my skin

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Vetiver pour Elle is my favourite recent Guerlain.
    Next are L`Instant pour l`homme, Angelique Noir and re-issues of Philtre d`Amour and Sous le Vent.
    I haven`t a chance to smell HR extrait, but rather believe that it is great!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Guerlain's L'Heure Bleu Variations include:
    Insolence
    L'Instant Magic
    Quand Vient la Pluie
    Iris Ganache
    Thanks! Thread bookmarked, in case I should forget this or the Vetiver pour Elle recommendations.

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    Last edited by narcus; 14th May 2009 at 10:07 AM.
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    Default Re: Top/Bottom 5 of the Recent Guerlain Releases?

    Adding L'Instant Pour Homme Extreme to my "top" list. Just got it today and love it. A worthy flanker if there ever was one. Now, I await Homme Extreme!
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