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    Quote Originally Posted by Livingdead View Post
    just used that link to check a few pronunciations before making a few phone calls to France and to Harrods. Spared me a few awkward moments I would say lol.
    Thank you very much indeed. I'm glad you found my site useful. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    Now I know how to say "Maison Francis Kurkdjian" thanks to Frag Name of the Day at http://belabela.posterous.com/
    This is a great resource. Bela thank you for your time and work.

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    It's lovely feedback like yours, hednic, that keeps me going. Thank you! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bela View Post
    It's lovely feedback like yours, hednic, that keeps me going. Thank you! :-)
    Bela, I must chime with my thanks as well. French is my second language and I do get stuck here and there. Its certainly helps me a lot. Merci
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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Bela, I must chime with my thanks as well. French is my second language and I do get stuck here and there. Its certainly helps me a lot. Merci
    I am overwhelmed. You all made my day! Thank you! :-)

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    of course not to mention the person who revived this thread *ahem ahem*

    lol just joking. that is one awesome site Bela, like I said, was so useful especially before I made the call to Harrods Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livingdead View Post
    of course not to mention the person who revived this thread *ahem ahem*

    lol just joking. that is one awesome site Bela, like I said, was so useful especially before I made the call to Harrods Thanks!!
    Oh, but of course I meant your feedback too, Livingdead. I thanked you personally above for your kind words. I am *very* grateful to you for reviving this thread. You all made my day. :-)

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    Merci beaucoup for this great resource, Bela! We need to know how to say the names of the perfumes we already own much much more than we need more new bottles. French is my second language and I'm pretty good at most words, but there are exceptions. The difference between Rochas and Fracas was new to me. Madame Rochas is my mother's favorite perfume, and I've been saying it with a silent 's' for all these years!

    For those wanting to check the site in question, here's a direct link that doesn't redirect like the one given above:

    http://fragnameoftheday.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by professor goggles View Post
    Merci beaucoup for this great resource, Bela! We need to know how to say the names of the perfumes we already own much much more than we need more new bottles. French is my second language and I'm pretty good at most words, but there are exceptions. The difference between Rochas and Fracas was new to me. Madame Rochas is my mother's favorite perfume, and I've been saying it with a silent 's' for all these years!

    For those wanting to check the site in question, here's a direct link that doesn't redirect like the one given above:

    http://fragnameoftheday.blogspot.com/
    Thank you very much for the vote of confidence. I have a confession to make: I used to pronounce Rochas with a silent 's'; I even posted it like that originally, but a keen-eared listener commented that she'd heard it pronounced differently in a TV ad. I phoned the company in Paris and they confirmed that the 's' had to be sounded. Proper names don't always follow the rules.

    Thank you too for posting the correct link. Blogger is easier to use than Posterous.

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    Default Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    A gentle bump to make new members aware of Bela's excellent blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bela View Post
    ... I phoned the company in Paris and they confirmed that the 's' had to be sounded. Proper names don't always follow the rules..
    I didn't pronounce the 's' in Lutens until I heard differently in Paris.
    Bonne Continuation !

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    A gentle bump to make new members aware of Bela's excellent blog.
    A wonderful idea furrypine!

    And Bela, our pronunciation angel if you check in: Je vous souhaite Bonne année et bonne santé !
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    AWESOMENESS! I felt like white trash butchering all these French words inside my head, now I can feel **cultured**

    Thanks Bela!!!!!!

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    I'm so sorry for the delay (never got notified there were new posts). Thank you for your kind words and wishes. Hope you all have a fantastically perfumed 2012. :-)

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    I am bumping this thread (again) to make sure new members discover Bela's wonderful site.

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    Thank you very much indeed. Happy New Year to you and all Basenotes members.

    My NY resolution (only one, LOL!) is to keep the site updated more regularly.

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