Thread: Gendarme: It Eludes Me
I've recently started wearing Mugler Cologne--where has this been all my life. I like it so much that I want to try Gendarme, which is supposed to be similar. But I can't find it anywhere, and I really want to test it before I buy it.
Can anyone give me a comparison between the two, or suggestions on how to get a sample?
You can also order samples of all of Gendarme's fragrances directly from their website. I have, and love both. Mugler is "soapy clean", and Gendarme is "steam clean". Gendarme is still the cleanest smelling frag I've ever experienced.
My mistake, it is there. But there is no Canadian option on their shipping information, which makes me think they don't ship here.
Perfumed Court is a sure bet, albeit a teeny weeny bit pricy.
Last edited by petruccijc; 24th May 2010 at 10:52 AM.
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You can e-mail the Gendarmerie and ask them if they'll ship to Canada. Gendarme V is sort of Mugler-y. I don't know if there are Bloomingdales or Nordstroms in Canada - I've seen Gendarme in both.
edit: From the Gendarme Website
20 Regina St. S
Waterloo,Ontario N2J 4W9
1062 Mainland St.
Vancouver, BC VCB 2T4
Sephora - Bloor Street
131 Bloor Street West, CRU #I-13
Toronto, OntarioM5S 1R1
Sephora - Chinook
6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Alberta T2H OK8
Sephora - Eaton Centre
Space # CRU 3-104; 3-105 220 Younge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1
Sephora Market Mall
3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary
Alberta T3A OE2
300 Borough Drive, Unit 42 & 42A Scarborough
ONT, M1P 4P5
Sephora Square One
100 City Centre Dr, Highway 403 & Highway 10
Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2C9 Space CRU 2-130
Sephora West Edmondton (AB)
8882 170th St., Unit 2678
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4J2
Space # CRU 233, 3401 Dufferin St
Toronto, Ontario, M6A3A1
Last edited by adonis; 24th May 2010 at 11:40 AM.
Thanks for the help everyone. You're not going to believe this, but one of the retailers listed above is within walking distance of my house--it's on the same street! I'll be going for a walk to check that out.
I recently bought a bottle of the new Gendarme eau de parfum. I've never tried the original but I figured, hey, it's an edp, surely it's better, right? Anyway, so I can't comment on the similarity to the edt, but it definitely fills a place in my wardrobe which, up to this point, has been missing. I'm still getting used to it. It's just such a departure from what I've become accustomed to. Definitely has that "...so fresh and so clean, clean" vibe to it. I've been putting it on after my evening shower and loving it. Very unique.
There is definitely a difference between the original and EDP. The EDP has much stronger citrus and less tonka bean than the original and is very Long Lasting. I've gotten 5-7 hrs with the original and over 8 hrs with the EDP....
I didn't notice citrus or tonka in gendarme. Not even a little.
Last edited by adonis; 24th June 2010 at 05:46 AM.
Which one do you like better? There is definitely a difference between the two IMO....
I told Topper that my only complaint about Gendarme EDC was that I found it a fleeting experience. He replied that the scent was designed to draw people in rather than alert the room of your presence. Whatevah...
He also mentioned the different amount of Tonka Bean in the EDP. I can't recall if it was more Tonka or less.
And yourself? EDC or EDP?
Last edited by adonis; 25th June 2010 at 09:26 AM.
Well now the EDP is available in the 6 0z alumium bottle. The atomizers on the older bottles weren't the greatest so they changed it up. I think the EDP is much better than the original (although the original is amazing to say the least). I get much stronger citrus and the fragrance lasts very long on my skin. Also sillage for me is MUCH stronger than the original....
Ok just give it 6-10 sprays on the neck, I always go extra with Gendarme because it's so inoffensive yet it lasts for ages. It leaves you scratching your head, because olfactory fatigue sets in after 20 minutes or so. However, people will always notice it on you, i've gotten awesome compliments on it because it's just so unique....