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    Default New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    For all of you vanilla fanatics out there (and I know Basenotes is chock full of them)...Now Smell This reports

    L’Artisan Parfumeur will launch Havana Vanille, a new fragrance that captures the “aged rum and sweet air of Cuba”, this fall.

    Havana Vanille was developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, and the notes include leather, rum, clove, dried fruits, narcissus, tonka bean, helichrysum, vanilla, smoked woods, moss and balsamic notes.

    L’Artisan Parfumeur Havana Vanille will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.


    How 'bout that one-two-three punch of: vanilla, Duchaufour and L'Artisan? My eyes just glazed over.
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    My eyes just glazed over.
    Mine, too. Sounds delicious!

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    wow..sounds sumptous ...

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    Sounds great!

    But where is L'Artisan distributing from in the US these days? Lol

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    sounds good to me!
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by shermanirving View Post
    Sounds great!

    But where is L'Artisan distributing from in the US these days? Lol
    I think Starbucks has exclusive distribution now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zr0e View Post
    sounds good to me!
    It sounds great to me!
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    This sounds really good ( going by the notes). I won't hesitate to order a sample when they are made available.

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    Read about it last week on some blog. Great news indeed, but it also sounds like it could be either a great hit or a complete miss, which worries me slightly.

    NST posters seem to be Duchaufour worshippers, no? Not that there's anything wrong in that


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Great news indeed, but it also sounds like it could be either a great hit or a complete miss, which worries me slightly.
    Coming from Duchaufour, i highly doubt it will be a complete miss.
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    NST posters seem to be Duchaufour worshippers, no? Not that there's anything wrong in that
    I've been known to worship at the foot of BD myself.

    But I guess I'm just excited that L'Artisan is coming out with another vanilla scent. I tried Vanilia several times and just hated it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    Coming from Duchaufour, i highly doubt it will be a complete miss.
    I'm hugely into vanilla and I'm just getting an uneasy feeling about this. Let's hope you're correct.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I've been known to worship at the foot of BD myself.

    But I guess I'm just excited that L'Artisan is coming out with another vanilla scent. I tried Vanilia several times and just hated it.
    Yes, that's what is contributing to what I feel about this new launch, Mike. I haven't tested Vanilia myself, but the feedback i've been receiving on this one was utterly dismal -- which more or less squelched any and all desire I had left remaining to test it myself.

    Like I said above, I hope i'm wrong and Havana Vanille does live up to most expectations.


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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    I'm not a big vanilla fan and I really didn't care for L'Artisan's Vanilla when I tested it, but this one definitely sounds worth a sample!

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    This one sounds like a more complex Tobacco Vanille, which I always thought Robert Redford would smell of in the film Havana.

    Anyways, I'll check it out since I tend to like Duchaufour creations.

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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    I am looking forward to trying it!
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    Can't wait either. This really sounds good!
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    Interesting news, Mike!

    I'm not a big fan of Duchaufour but I do respect his work. However, L'Artisan is a bit late in jumping onto the rum and vanilla bandwagon. I also very much doubt that the longevity of Havana Vanille will even be 1/20th of the strength of, say, Tobacco Vanille...

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    This sounds very nice. I'm acually excited to hear this news. L'artisan is a house that makes beautiful scents unfortunately on me they last two hours. I only own Fou d'absinthe because Its an EDP. However this definately sounds like it might last longer cause of the vanilla and it's an EDP. I'll keep a nose out for it.

    Another plus is that it won't cost $300 a bottle.

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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    Sounds interesting.

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    Called Havana and no tobacco in it? Color me disappointed already!
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    Called Havana and no tobacco in it? Color me disappointed already!
    Ah, but it has rum manicboy.

    I guess it drinks, but doesn't smoke. Like some Cubans I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    Coming from Duchaufour, i highly doubt it will be a complete miss.
    Being a great fan of Tobacco Vanille and Duchaufour, I am definitely looking forward to sampling this one as well.

    However, unless I am mistaken, I believe he created the Aedes de Venustas EDP, and perhaps not properly characterized as a complete miss, it is definitely one that I will pass on for $175 USD. On my skin, it is just not worth it.

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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    I'm with you here - the only L'Artisan I've owned a FB of was Fou d'Absinthe, as an EDP. While they have many beautiful scents, I just didn't find they had much in the way of longevity or sillage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    This sounds very nice. I'm acually excited to hear this news. L'artisan is a house that makes beautiful scents unfortunately on me they last two hours. I only own Fou d'absinthe because Its an EDP. However this definately sounds like it might last longer cause of the vanilla and it's an EDP. I'll keep a nose out for it.

    Another plus is that it won't cost $300 a bottle.

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    Exciting news, indeed! The ingredient list is right up my alley. I have to admit, every L'Artisan that I've owned, I've ended up selling. I've yet to find one to connect to. Maybe this time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    But I guess I'm just excited that L'Artisan is coming out with another vanilla scent. I tried Vanilia several times and just hated it.
    So did I, it reminds me of a bowl of ice cream that has been forgotten out in the sun.

    HV sounds interesting, must give it a go!
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I think Starbucks has exclusive distribution now.
    LOL!

    And judging from the composition of this particular new drink fragrance, Starbucks isn't exactly a bad place to front it, either. Hold the Iso E Super!
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    does anyone feel it'll take the CDG 's Ourzazate direction...? i hope it does....cant wait for this one..

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    With regard to Vanilia, HV sounds completely different and more in line with the current fashion of thick, smoky/boozy vanilla. It's not really fair to compare modern vanillas to Vanilia, which is both decades old and seeks to present a transparent, light vanilla (exactly what's not in style today). For what it is Vanilia is good and I get sillage/longevity equal to average niche scents. I'm surprised people seem to be predisposing themselves to not like a scent.

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    Default Re: New L'Artisan Parfumeur scent: Havana Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by shermanirving View Post
    I'm surprised people seem to be predisposing themselves to not like a scent.
    Odd, I don't see people doing that, and I don't think it's any member's business should anyone.
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