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    Talking Group is closed -- 3 discontinued perfume decants to pass around

    I am sending 3 discontinued fragrances to the members who are participating.
    I made up a 5 ml plastic atomizer decant of each.

    Annick Goutal Des Lys edt
    • the original Nettie Rosenstein Odalisque edp (from 1946, not the later version.)
    • vintage Arpège extrait

    Edit:

    The group is officially closed.

    Our final count is just 9 participants, and I added an extra decant, so I'm tweaking the rules a bit to compensate:

    1. Spray each of the perfumes 3 times.
    There should still be more than enough for 9 people to test.

    2. Keep the package up to 3 weeks..
    That allows one week per scent.

    3. Prepare the atomizers for safe shipping before sending on to the next participant.
    A bit of clear tape to keep the cap on, and a plastic bag and/or bubble wrap is all you will need to use. The atomizers are plastic and won't break.

    I used teflon tape on the threads, and black electrical tape over the place where the spray mechanism screws on, so hopefully the atomizers won't open up or leak! The black tape should be left on the atomizers.

    4. Post briefly on the thread when the package reaches you and when you send on to the next person, just so we know where the package is. Opinions on the perfumes are optional but welcome!

    5. (optional) Anyone who loves Des Lys, please email Annick Goutal and ask them to bring it back!
    Here is the contact email: "Parfums Annick Goutal Customer Service" <[email protected]>

    Most important of all: have fun!
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 29th July 2010 at 04:27 PM. Reason: update

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    Very generous of you and exteremely thoughtful! Thanks for such an opportunity.

    Me, please? Still the same address, in IA.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    I have your address and welcome to the .. the... what shall we call it? We need a catchy name.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    Oh..I have just read this thread !I would like to participate in this!
    Would you mind shipping in Greece?
    I like Annick Goutal's perfumes
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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    That's great-- and this is international, so as long as your country lets such things be imported, please feel free to join in. PM me your address, sophi, and we'll figure out the most logical order of mailing once we have all 15 members.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    It's a slow night on BN and probably some are not yet home from the Boston outing. I'll take a break to eat a late supper and will check the thread later.

    Also I'll be away all day tomorrow so just keep posting if you want to join this group and I'll get back to everyone Tuesday at the latest.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    I'm in please! Thank you so much! How wonderful of you!

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    Thanks, PM me your address please!

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    Me, too, please 30 roses. Love to try these! Thank you....
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    Great, now we are rolling, and don't forget to PM your addresses

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    I'd LOVE to participate. Thank you for your generosity.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    Ok, that's 5 so far, keep 'em coming!

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    Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee, PM-ing my address ok?

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    Great! Now we have 6. Anyone else?

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    Yes please, me too.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    Good! That's 7 so far.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    Okay, I'm back from NYC!

    We seem to be stalled at 7 participants. I'll wait until, say, Thursday at noon Eastern time-- and whichever BNers we have by then will constitute the group, so we can get going on this.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    Bump, to see if we can get a few more participants before closing off the group tomorrow at noon.

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    I'll play if you still have room. I live just outside Nashville.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    Yes, you are #8 and we still have room for 7 more. I got your PM with your address.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    One final bump. Last call for participants!

    The group closes at noon (in an hour and a half) and I'll message participants with the person to ship to, and mail the package to the first recipient.

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    Newbie here and I would like to participate and will follow the rules.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    That's fine, river1, welcome to BN and please PM me your address! I'm preparing the package for mailing today.

    I'm adding 5 ml. of vintage Arpége extrait to the package. The two decants looked lonely and needed a third companion.

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    Default Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    The group is officially closed.

    Order of shipping is a combination of USA, then Europe, then back to USA ending with our newest member. I did this to reduce the frequency of international shipping while considering the order in which people posted. I hope everyone is okay with this.

    I will message each of you with the address of the person you ship to.

    1. Twolf (I'm mailing the package today)
    2. Warum
    3. coopmom
    4. sofie
    5. Alicka61
    6. kewart
    7. mountainear
    8. river1


    Our final count is just 8 participants (ronni bowed out; personal business), and I added an extra decant (vintage Arpège extrait), so I'm tweaking the rules a bit to compensate:

    1. Spray each of the perfumes 3 times.
    There should still be more than enough for 9 people to test.

    2. Keep the package up to 3 weeks..
    That allows one week per scent.

    3. Prepare the atomizers for safe shipping before sending on to the next participant.
    A bit of clear tape to keep the cap on, and a plastic bag and/or bubble wrap is all you will need to use. The atomizers are plastic and won't break.

    I used teflon tape on the threads, and black electrical tape over the place where the spray mechanism screws on, so hopefully the atomizers won't open up or leak! The black tape should be left on the atomizers.

    4. Post briefly on the thread when the package reaches you and when you send on to the next person, just so we know where the package is. Opinions on the perfumes are optional but welcome!

    5. (optional) Anyone who loves Des Lys, please email Annick Goutal and ask them to bring it back!
    Here is the contact email: "Parfums Annick Goutal Customer Service" <[email protected]>

    Most important of all: have fun!
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 10th September 2010 at 12:09 AM.

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    Default Re: Group is closed -- 3 discontinued perfume decants to pass around

    Not here yet, but bumping the whole thread up for early next week when they will have arrived.

    Will let you all know if and when.

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    Default Re: Group is closed -- 3 discontinued perfume decants to pass around

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Not here yet, but bumping the whole thread up for early next week when they will have arrived.

    Will let you all know if and when.
    Thanks for the excellent followup communications.
    Most important of all: have fun!

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    Default Re: Group is closed -- 3 discontinued perfume decants to pass around

    Twolf messaged me that she has received the package.

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    Default Re: Group is closed -- 3 discontinued perfume decants to pass around

    Sorry, this week has been crazily busy for me and hot too. I have received the samples on August 3rd and picked them up on the 4th. I wore vintage Lanvin Arpege parfum yesterday and Annick Goutal Des Lys today for work. None of these two are new to me, but they were both delightful.

    30R.'s Arpege is nicely preserved (as opposed to mine) and through the aldehydes and greens, it is very enveloping and fuzzy even, thick but not burdensome. One has to appreciate aldehydes to fully let it develop on one's skin and mine bears aldehydes well. Arpege is complex and multilayered just like older Worth Je Reviens, but greener and with more white florals. At different stages of its wear I was catching the whiffs of lilacs, tuberose, ylang-ylang and jasmine, but they are not very straighforward /in your face (Jardins de Bagatelle, #22 even) rather as seen through the light green gauze scarf. Very nice.

    Des Lys -- I have e-mailed the company and they have not responded yet. I have been a proud owner of F.Malle Lys Mediterrainee until last week, and I thought FM was "it" as for the lilies. There are other lily scents around, but SL Un Lys is not for me. Mediterrainee is all about watercolors and freshness, Des Lys -- in its turn -- is like a botanical chart of a sweet lily with fruity undertones.

    I will write more in a bit, gotta go right now.

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    Default Re: Group is closed -- 3 discontinued perfume decants to pass around

    Twolf, thank you so much for great and considerate reviews! You got me salivating now about vintage Arpege. I love aldehydes and they seem to love me back for the most part (with a notable exception of Chanel #5, and I suspect something else might be at work there), so vintage Arpege sounds lovely to me by all counts! Have great fun with these!

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    Default Re: Group is closed -- 3 discontinued perfume decants to pass around

    Many different reviewers seem to compare and liken Arpege with Chanel #5. Not me, though. They can't be more different, IMHO. Aprege is warm, suede-like and full-bodied, #5 is cooler, haughtier and sweeter. Many people also speak about powderiness (Je Reviens, Soir de Paris) or squeaky cleanliness (White Linen) imposed by the aldehydes, but none of these two can be found in vintage Arpege. There are also well-pronounced nuances of dried roses and soft sandalwood-vetiver in the dryout. It lasts all day and on the clothes -- after the laundry.

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