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    Smile Anybody smell Mayotte (Guerlain),,Les Parisiennes??

    I like Mahora,,,,and this is supposedly similar,,but more refined?? TIA

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    I'm pretty sure it's just Mahora, but at many times the price.

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    Yup; the concensus of opinion is that they are the same critter, just renamed. Luca Turin is hilariously scathing about both, but I like Mahora - it's good-natured and buxom.
    Interestingly, Mahora EDP and EDT had quite noticably different compositions. I love frangipani, which was more dominant in the edt, while the edp which I have now is more tuberose/ylangy.
    Which way does Mayotte lean?, Does anyone know?
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    Default Re: Anybody smell Mayotte (Guerlain),,Les Parisiennes??

    I don't get the negative press about Mahora, I think it's great, even if the drydown does go a little of track towards the end.
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    Default Re: Anybody smell Mayotte (Guerlain),,Les Parisiennes??

    I believe Mayotte is an island in the Indian Ocean.

    It is lush andtropical and flowery; quite nice if you like that style.

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    Default Re: Anybody smell Mayotte (Guerlain),,Les Parisiennes??

    As others have said; it is just the same as Mahora, with a disgustingly outrageous price attached.
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    "I checked with Guerlain and they confirmed that Mayotte and Mahora are exactly the same formulations. I then inquired further and asked which of the previous concentrations of Mahora Mayotte reproduces and the answer is that it reproduces the eau de parfum concentration of Mahora."
    Source: http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds...and_guerl.html
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    And I like a lot Mahora too.
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    Default Re: Anybody smell Mayotte (Guerlain),,Les Parisiennes??

    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    I believe Mayotte is an island in the Indian Ocean.

    It is lush andtropical and flowery; quite nice if you like that style.
    Both are the names of the same island. Mayotte and its predecessor Mahora pay homage to the island of Mayotte (also known as Mahore).

    Wikipedia:
    "Mayotte (French: Mayotte, pronounced: [majɔt]; Shimaore (Swahili dialect): Maore, [maˈore]; Malagasy: Mahori), officially the Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French: Collectivité départementale de Mayotte), is an overseas collectivity of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two."
    Last edited by anais; 6th July 2009 at 07:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senZuality View Post
    Both are the names of the same island. Mayotte and its predecessor Mahora pay homage to the island of Mayotte (also known as Mahore).

    Wikipedia:
    "Mayotte (French: Mayotte, pronounced: [majɔt]; Shimaore (Swahili dialect): Maore, [maˈore]; Malagasy: Mahori), officially the Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French: Collectivité départementale de Mayotte), is an overseas collectivity of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two."
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    Default Re: Anybody smell Mayotte (Guerlain),,Les Parisiennes??

    Mahora was one of the first big tropical frags I owned. The grand use of vetiver against the hot floral seemed outrageous at the time; it wasn't a "pretty" tropical (creamy, sweet, thick) by a long shot. It took a while for me not to rue the purchase and it was the strongest scent I'd ever smelled. I still think it's sexy-ugly and a bit off center, but I now appreciate those qualities.

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