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    The new Guerlain Idylle website and video ! Does anyone know anything about Idylle yet or tried it ? www.idylle-guerlain.com

    http://www.idylle-guerlain.com/guerl...erience/video/
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    I'll try not to tease you as I actually own a bottle.... I think it's gorgeous. A floral mist - very rose centric, on top of a light patchouli/musk drydown.

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    Oh Gblue ! Lucky you ! You are teasing me- is it long lasting ?
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    the floral notes wear off after about 3 hours, the drydown is quite rich and lasts for a good 5 hours on me. but i like the floral part so found myself spraying it constantly!

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    Sounds really wonderful - I like the name too.
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    GBlue, does the drydown have the signature Guerlainade feel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    The new Guerlain Idylle website and video ! Does anyone know anything about Idylle yet or tried it ? www.idylle-guerlain.com

    http://www.idylle-guerlain.com/guerl...erience/video/
    Yes, it's utterly gorgeous and I'm hoping to buy some at the airport very soon. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gblue View Post
    I'll try not to tease you as I actually own a bottle.... I think it's gorgeous. A floral mist - very rose centric, on top of a light patchouli/musk drydown.
    Ahhh sounds heavenly....

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    Well folks, one of the most watched items this week on Ebay is a new boxed bottle of Idylle- so far at $20 - I think it's a 5 day auction !
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    Well it is now up to $64. I was not going to bid anymore than that. Hope whoever wins it, is one of the family (BN).
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    Oh Brielle ! I am behind on the news ! I bet it will go for over 150 dollars .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Oh Brielle ! I am behind on the news ! I bet it will go for over 150 dollars .....
    It might. I was only willing to bid $63 and was immediately outbid to $64. No bidding wars for me. I just purchased a bottle of Nirmala recently and that was only because mama gave me the funds for it. Big difference to Guerlain bidding war funds needed
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    I agree totally Brielle - I won't be bidding on the Idylle- I have overspent on perfume as usual ! Just wait till the final hour of the auction when all claws come out !
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    45 minutes left, let us see how this wave swells.
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    Gee- I better go check Ebay - I am so behind ... here I thought there were a couple more days left to the auction.
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    38 min, holding steady at $64
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    Hmmm. I do wonder if it will go up to 100 dollars now but you never know - I've seen some really inflated prices within the last 5 minutes of an auction.

    *** It went for $ 69 ! Amazing- I thought it would go for more than that.
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    $69, what is that all about. We could have gone in on it together and split the cost if we knew it would not go for hundreds.
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    I know Brielle- I can't believe it ! We could 've done just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    GBlue, does the drydown have the signature Guerlainade feel?
    no, it doesn't feel very much like a guerlain at all really. they called it a 'muscinade' at the training. this is not a bad thing!!
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    GBlue was kind enough to let me try this on the BN Lunch and it is lovely. My local Debenhams had a tester today so I gave myself a few liberal sprays and have to say this is a winner. It's very floral and feminine, I would describe it as quite fresh but in a good way. As GBlue said ithe base is all about musk.
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    There was a very brief article in the in-flight magazine I was reading on the way to Paris about Idylle and Thierry Wasser. If I can grab a copy of the mag as I leave the airport again, I will post more on it here. The Guerlain boutique on Rue St Honore was closed yesterday (Sunday) but this didnt stop me from peering in through the window at the gorgeous Idylle display. I look forward to sampling this tomorrow.

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    How exciting! And oh, Brielle and mysticknot, those bidding wars can be horrible. It's always a gamble. I really look forward to trying this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovethescents View Post
    How exciting! And oh, Brielle and mysticknot, those bidding wars can be horrible. It's always a gamble. I really look forward to trying this.
    Yes, but quite exciting in a way. I was so off when I thought it would go for $150 ! Ebay is always a gamble ......
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    I tried it today and thought it was pleasant. Pretty, too, but by no means unique.

    From what I can establish, it appears to be riding on the coat-tails of two very successful recent frags, namely Narciso Rodriguez for Her and SJP's Lovely. It has an acetone note up top, a sweet, rosy middle and a musk-lite drydown (which, to my mind, is the part most reminiscent of Lovely). All in all, it has quite a bit going on, and lasts well, in true Guerlain style.

    The bottle shape is charming, but spoiled somewhat by the long, plastic, gold-coloured top, which reminds me a little of old-fashioned bottles of nail polish.

    It does not appear to possess very much (if anything) in the way of guerlinade -- which is probably the reason why I enjoyed it.

    I'm sure this will prove a very popular scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Yes, but quite exciting in a way. I was so off when I thought it would go for $150 ! Ebay is always a gamble ......
    Agreed. I'm not a casino-girl but I do do ebay. That still makes me casino-girl in a way, doesn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovethescents View Post
    Agreed. I'm not a casino-girl but I do do ebay. That still makes me casino-girl in a way, doesn't it.
    *LOL* I know what you mean - it's a gamble and there's a thrill re. bidding.
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    I was able to score a bottle and I did a nice relaxed testing yesterday.

    First - I personally love the bottle (although the garlic and Hershey's Kiss Association is dead on right and funny). Without those other ideas in my head though, my first thought was that of an old laboratory Erlenmeyer flask fancied up and that made me adore the bottle. Kinda "old-school" fragrance chemist feeling.

    As I sniffed the fragrance, I did immediately put it in the categoy of NR and SJP, but of course it was different. The beginning is very nice floral...creamy rose...and then the patchuoli came out. As my right arm dried down and put a fresh spritz on my left and I can definitely say the opening is more rounded and balance than the dry down to me. I even started getting a little of the old cherry scented mothballs on my right wrist.

    About 2 hours in, it dawned on my...on my skin, Idylle is almost a dupe of David Yurman (way more so than NR or SJP). To test this theory I sprayed Idylle on one of my daughter's arms and DY on the other...my DH thought they were the same scent although one seemed heavier (the DY)...but that was the amount applied most likely.

    So, there's my review...in the end I was disappointed in the juice (it's unfortunately not unique) since it was a Guerlain release. I mean, it's OK and may be a commercial success (more accessible than DY and likely attractive to a wide modern audience) but I didn't detect even a smidge of Guerlinade on my skin and I definitely know the "Guerlinade" feeling based on my Jacques-heavy collection of favorites.

    Neat bottle though, IMO! lol....

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    Oh, thanks so much for the detailed review, Perfumenut! NR and SJP would be just fine on me as a drydown, but David Yurman is unfortunately in my top three furry nemeses (yes, it appears to have a plural, also - more rarely - "nemesi"!), right up there with Boss Orange and Prada Infusion de Fleur d'Oranger.

    Won't stop me testing this one, mind...
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    I love the idea of a "furry nemesis!, VM!

    I need to try this one again, I was also lucky enough to get a sniff at the Basenotes lunch.

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