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    Heads up to the Guerlain enthusiasts...

    I have decided to write a series of 5 short reviews on 5 uncommon Guerlain fragrances over the next 5 days, and would love for you to have a read.

    http://sorceryofscent.blogspot.com/

    Of course, I invite your comments on the blog, and discussion here on Basenotes. If anyone has also tried a few of those I will be writing about, I'd love to hear your thoughts too!

    Today's scent: Guerlain's Lavande (1923)

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    Thanks for a great review D ! I enjoyed reading it and I didn't know about Lavande at all -so I have been enlightened !
    Looking forward to the next one ........
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    Congrats!It's Great
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    Interesting ... I'll look forward to seeing which other Guerlains you're gonna review.

    I bet I'd dislike todays, Lavande, I hate immortelle, smells like straight up curry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I hate immortelle, smells like straight up curry!
    Yes, this I know! Eau Noire is the untamed beast of your Dior collection!

    I have just posted Day 2's short review: Guerlain's Eau de Verveine.

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    Verveine sounds wonderfully refreshing. I love all the history about Guerlain and those bottles. Now I know where the name Spiriteuse Double Vanille came from too ! Thanks D !
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    Cool series

    Verveine sounds great - this is the one note I have been looking for . . . high hopes for the Heeley but didn't quite do it for me.

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    Loved the idea Dimmy!
    I never heard of Guerlain Lavande. Where did you find this precious one?
    I`m curious now to see the next rare guerlain reviews

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    Thank you very much for sharing! It's very interesting.

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    Thanks for your comments everyone
    Mimi, whilst researching this one, I was also interested to see the name "Spiritueuse Double..." used for Verveine over 120 years ago! More proof to support the claim that Guerlain love to recycle names.

    Mr reasonable: the closest scent I have come across to resemble Eau de Verveine is L'Occitane's Verveine room spray. It differs from the L'Occitane EDT of the same name in that it seems a little "dirtier" to the nose. It might be worth checking out if you too crave a nice shot of Verbena.

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    Todays piece celebrates the soliflore Jasmin (1924).

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    Thanks Dimitri ! Another good piece .I always did wonder about Guerlain's Jasmin.
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    Mr reasonable: the closest scent I have come across to resemble Eau de Verveine is L'Occitane's Verveine room spray. It differs from the L'Occitane EDT of the same name in that it seems a little "dirtier" to the nose. It might be worth checking out if you too crave a nice shot of Verbena.

    Muchos gracias - L'Occitane seem to have a habit of springing little surprises on me - will head in on the weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post

    Muchos gracias - L'Occitane seem to have a habit of springing little surprises on me - will head in on the weekend!
    Fab! I'd love to hear what you think of Verveine Mr Reasonable!

    Todays supplement has just been published: Guerlain's Rue de la Paix.

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    Thanks again , Dimitri- Guerlain just fascinates me with their past and history . This oldie sounds like a goodie.
    I am looking forward to your Coque d'Or post too - lots of beautiful pics please !
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    And finally my 5th and final instalment in the series: Guerlain's Coque d'Or. Click here.
    This is possibly one of my favourite Guerlain fragrances to date.

    Mimi, you also own some of this precious perfume, don't you? I really look forward to your insights on this one too. Particularly with regard to my insights as to it sharing strong ties with a modern masculine Guerlain men's fragrance. Do you find the two comparable?

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    Hey Dimitri- my fave fave historic Guerlain - for the bottles ( 3 wonderful sizes and 2 colors- blue bowtie baccarat or gold covered baccarat bowtie ) ,the history... The scent was leathery chypre but it was decades old and from an opened bottle so who knows how off' it was.
    I just died and went to heaven Dimitri . I am lemming a baccarat blue Coque d'Or bottle myself.........

    Dimitri- I could not post a comment on your blog because the visual security code would not show up despite reloading many times. I will try again later though !
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    Mimi, do you still have any of the juice from that bottle? I assume it would be parfum, correct?

    Yeah, I ADORE the bottle too... I have my eye on a gilt version too at a reasonable price! (I'll show you mine if you show me yours)! :-P

    Not sure whats up with the captcha on the blog... maybe try a different browser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Mimi, do you still have any of the juice from that bottle? I assume it would be parfum, correct?

    Yeah, I ADORE the bottle too... I have my eye on a gilt version too at a reasonable price! (I'll show you mine if you show me yours)! :-P

    Not sure whats up with the captcha on the blog... maybe try a different browser?
    Dimitri- sadly I only had a few mls left from the bottle and it's all gone now - some leaked too. Smelled divine though- really old world fragrance - like smelling the 1920s/1930s. The gold bottles in good condition are a wonder to see,feel and hold. I want a blue one !!!!!

    I will try to leave a comment again!
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    Thank you for an extraordinary 5 day vicarious scent voyage!
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    Thanks for the latest one!

    Coque d'Or is just an amazing scent.

    I feel so excited now about your project, that i may post a review of Guerlain's Bouquet de Faunes, which i think is one of the "greats" of yore, sadly forgotten.

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    You're very welcome people... thanks for indulging me and having a read!

    Castorpollux, I'd love to hear your review of Bouquet de Faunes! Please keep me posted!

    I have a small quantity of Djedi en route at the moment which I will need to review as well. I am almost too afraid to sniff at that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    Thanks for the latest one!

    Coque d'Or is just an amazing scent.

    I feel so excited now about your project, that i may post a review of Guerlain's Bouquet de Faunes, which i think is one of the "greats" of yore, sadly forgotten.
    Bouquet de Faunes is another vintage bottle I am lemming for................
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    Dimi,

    I did not have a chance to read your reviews earlier in the week. They are lovely and makes me want to smell those perfumes. I have a small sample of Rue de la Paix. My impression is that it is a cousin to Chant d'Aromes. I would love to smell the Verveine some day, but the one that really intrigued me was Coque d'Or
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    Thank you for the opportunity to read about these beautiful fragrances. You make me think I can smell them just by reading what you've written!
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