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View Poll Results: Which scent should I buy from Delrae?

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  • Coup de Foudre

    4 40.00%
  • Debut

    1 10.00%
  • Mythique

    3 30.00%
  • Bois de Paradis

    2 20.00%
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  1. #1
    Hillaire
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    Default Pick My New Delrae Scent. Your Opinion Appreciated.

    Hi, I am eager to take advantage of the excitement at beautyhabit (25% off). And I'd love to get another Delrae scent. (I only have Amoureuse.)


    Tell me why you like the one you do; I am eager to know .

    Up for consideration are the four I showed. I love these the most.

    Actually, I don't know Mythique yet, but I have an itching feeling I'll adore it!
    Last edited by Hillaire; 14th July 2010 at 01:24 AM.

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    Default Re: Pick My New Delrae Scent. Your Opinion Appreciated.

    My absolute favorite is Eau Illuminee (not on your list). It was my SOTD.
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    Mythique was my favorite of the bunch. (I have tried all but Coup de Foudre.)

    Mythique was a beautiful example of a floral woody musk, with a pronounced iris note. Very dry and woody. Also, very subtle but it lasted all day long, 10+ hours on me.

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    I voted for Bois de Paradis, which I love for its warmth and fig notes so well balanced with the wood. I find it quite linear, but that is fine because it smells great from beginning to end. One spritz lasts me all day.

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    I chose Coup de Foudre. I am all about the roses, especially when the absolut is of a very high quality. Romance at its best, without being cliché.
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    Another vote for Mythique. I smelled this recently and I was impressed. Like petrucciJ, I would also have voted for Eau Illuminee
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    Hmmm. now considering Eau Illuminee... I don't know it, either. But I like the notes. And I like soapy scents lots.

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    Hi all.. I have Mythique and never wear it. I loved it immediately when I sampled it, but I didn't sample thoroughly enough, I guess -- because on my skin it has a very bread-doughy note, that I find unpleasant. I need to find something to layer it with, or sell it. So, I'd recommend sampling before buying!
    I have Eau Illuminee too. It's very fresh and bright and fun -- I'd point out that that it feels more like a masculine scent than the notes suggest, due, I suppose, to the lavender.
    I'd like to get Amoureuse at some point! (trade an Amoureuse for a Mythique, anyone?)
    (I love the name Mythique -- I feel like I have a lithp when I thay it out loud... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    Another vote for Mythique. I smelled this recently and I was impressed. Like petrucciJ, I would also have voted for Eau Illuminee
    Ditto for me. I own Eau Illuminee and think it's suited better to a male. Mythique is the clealy the best of the bunch IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Rose View Post
    Hi all.. I have Mythique and never wear it. I loved it immediately when I sampled it, but I didn't sample thoroughly enough, I guess -- because on my skin it has a very bread-doughy note, that I find unpleasant. I need to find something to layer it with[snip]
    Layer it with Miss Dior, resulting in ... Myth Dior!
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    I've voted for Debut, as it's an amazing fragrance. It's my favourite along with Mythique coming in 2nd. My girlfriend uses both of these - NOT ME hehe

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    Hillaire
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Rose View Post
    Hi all.. I have Mythique and never wear it. I loved it immediately when I sampled it, but I didn't sample thoroughly enough, I guess -- because on my skin it has a very bread-doughy note, that I find unpleasant. I need to find something to layer it with, or sell it. So, I'd recommend sampling before buying!
    I have Eau Illuminee too. It's very fresh and bright and fun -- I'd point out that that it feels more like a masculine scent than the notes suggest, due, I suppose, to the lavender.
    I'd like to get Amoureuse at some point! (trade an Amoureuse for a Mythique, anyone?)
    (I love the name Mythique -- I feel like I have a lithp when I thay it out loud... :-)
    THis is good information. As I abhor that dough accord. Hmmm...
    And I am feeling that COup de Foudre is probably the jewel of this line. Yet it's 20 dollars more! SIGH...

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    HERE'S a quandry... buy from beautyhabit at 25% off, OR, buy from the delrae website which is offering through July 18 a FREE matching full size body cream with purchase of fragrance... an $85 value... hmmmm....

    lol at your Myth Dior quip, PaulSC!!

  14. #14
    Hillaire
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Rose View Post
    HERE'S a quandry... buy from beautyhabit at 25% off, OR, buy from the delrae website which is offering through July 18 a FREE matching full size body cream with purchase of fragrance... an $85 value... hmmmm....

    lol at your Myth Dior quip, PaulSC!!
    Oh I want the cream!! But what is the shipping charge. At BH it's nothing. Hmmmm...

    Gosh, I am going to have to consult a psychic or something. This is getting heavy.

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    Another vote for Eau Illuminee, this time from a woman (though granted, I also wear men's scents and tend to bring out the sweet notes in monst fragrances)... It's one of my go-to scents for summer. Light and shimmery. Though you may get more "oomph" (and more wear) out of one of the heavier gems in the line. Happy hunting!
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    Default Re: Pick My New Delrae Scent. Your Opinion Appreciated.

    My two favorites are Eau Illuminee (shimmery is a perfect description, ComDiva.) It is a lemony/lavender, so refreshing! and Debut, a true linden which on first wearing made me think of lilies of the valley. It is very green and just sooooo girlie pretty!

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    Oh, Thanks Kumquat. I do love Debut, such decisions. Whew. I will sample Mythique and Illuminee tomorrow, that ought to help.

    So far, IMO Coup de Foudre is the best hands down. Just a gorgeous chypre.

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    Hillaire
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    Thank you all for your advice and suggestions. I have selected Coup de Foudre, and I moreover recommend it to you all. It's elegant. And it's not like another Rose scent out there.

    I sampled Mythique and 'Illumine today, and I must report that Mythique is my clear preference.
    I love the way it develops in the old fashioned way, and it's very cool presence. I do get C Rose's "dough" note, though to me, it's more of a grainy smell, yeastless; I get the same note in Parfum Sacre, for example.
    I like Mythique lots, but I had Nicolai's leather chypre Vie de Chateau on today, and it could not rival it, for stamina, class or total perfection, and both are very cool, gender-neutral, sort-of similar-in-breeding, if not style, scents. It made me think,of course; the Nicolai is 70USD for 100ml (only 55 now at Beautyhabit.).

    The Eau Illuminee struck me as a bettering of Creed's butter-green aquatic, Scrofula.. um I mean, 'Erolfa', and I could not get over the likeness. The Illuminee is more pleasing, and cheaper, so I'd think it would be a clear choice for anyone interested in Erolfa, who either finds it too pricey or too harsh.

    For me, considering the existence of a few absolute BEAUTIES in this green plants and galbanum, lavender-soap genre, like Eau de Campagne for only slightly more money, the Eau Illuminee will be a pass.

    Conclusion: Coup de Foudre categorically rules this lovely house. And I also love, in this order: Amoureuse, Debut, Mythique, and Bois de Paradis. But I think I'll probably only buy the Debut after this.

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