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    There is one on display at the Perfume Diaries. It's truly stunning!

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    I sniffed it once again while in Paris. To me, the mimosa was actually the most prominent of the ingredients. If one has sniffed Petit Guerlain, one will know the scent of mimosa, and L'Abeille has the same romantic, fresh-soapy-heady, bee-buzzing aura (although being a much more complex and rich floral than Petit Guerlain was). I was surprised to sense how Wasser had succeeded in doing a fragrance that actually evokes images of hot summer days when bees are buzzing lazily around flowers.

    I would of course have loved to see the Baccarat sculpture live, but it won't be displayed until November on Champs-Elysées. I asked again at the Rue de Passy boutique to which the SA replied, "I'm sorry, sir, but we just sold the one we had". Gosh. 12.500 Euros and it's already sold. I want to know what kind of customer this is! But I guess one of those extremely rich Japanese or Middle Eastern buyers that I constantly saw with numerous haute couture bags on Rue St. Honoré...

    PS: The SA said that the fragrance MIGHT eventually end up among Les Parisiennes one day...
    Mr G, I really hope that it end in the Les Parisiennes line one day. It's so beautiful, fresh, so well done that it's a shame to be restricted only to 65 persons around the world

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    Saw it today at the Perfume Diaries in Harrods, it really is beautiful. I took a picture on my iPhone,sorry about the quality:

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    Sounds wonderful. I'm a bright shade of green, with envy.

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    Wearing it from the second time i was able to detect the mimosa accord that Mr Guerlain pointed. One of my friend showed me a mimosa flower that she keept on he diary, and i was able then to see that the mimosa has a soft, velvet white flower aroma, with some honeyed nuances, something between honey and pollen. And this is the way that L'Abeille opens on skin. It's a soft honey aroma, of a flower that has fully blooming. It's the contrast of the inocent aroma of the flower against the sensual aspect of it's honey. The two sides coexist from the beginning until the end of the composition. I now noticed that there's a iris accord supporting the flower upfront, and the iris here give a subtle green-earthy aroma that contributes to the delicate spring theme. The mimosa progressively fades to a jasmine accord without any indole aroma, which is a jasmine with some green sides. The orange blossom is subtle on me, only a hit of the sharp citric and carnal aroma of this flower. L'Aibelle ends on me with a creamy musk with a slightly bitter-green aroma of petit grain. Delicate, but not sheer, sensual, but innocence, it perfectly matches Guerlain heritage. I do wish that it's launched more commercialy one day.

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    L'Abeille is AB-SO-LUTELY stunning *groans*

    I've been sampling this over the past few days and find it to be the epitome of opulence and excess... but in a resolutely soft and velvety way. Mimosa has a very distinctive perfume, and L'Abeille definitely celebrates this. I certainly *get* the honey and the supporting florals. Simply put, this is the perfume of a true summer day.

    I wrote a slightly expanded review here today.

    Now, I am wondering which bank I can rob... *sighs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    L'Abeille is AB-SO-LUTELY stunning *groans*

    I've been sampling this over the past few days and find it to be the epitome of opulence and excess... but in a resolutely soft and velvety way. Mimosa has a very distinctive perfume, and L'Abeille definitely celebrates this. I certainly *get* the honey and the supporting florals. Simply put, this is the perfume of a true summer day.

    I wrote a slightly expanded review here today.

    Now, I am wondering which bank I can rob... *sighs*
    I have never smelled mimosa flowers in nature (only in fragrances and in shaving soaps/soap/etc) so I'm not really sure if I know what it actually smells like, but your review helped me frame a reference in my mind.

    Reading your review, it sounds even more wonderful than it already had. I am actually scared to smell this. The price (in US dollars it's about $67 per 1 ml) is just sort of mind blowing.

    I'll stick with the economical Mon Precieux Nectar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    L'Abeille is AB-SO-LUTELY stunning *groans*

    I've been sampling this over the past few days and find it to be the epitome of opulence and excess... but in a resolutely soft and velvety way. Mimosa has a very distinctive perfume, and L'Abeille definitely celebrates this. I certainly *get* the honey and the supporting florals. Simply put, this is the perfume of a true summer day.

    I wrote a slightly expanded review here today.

    Now, I am wondering which bank I can rob... *sighs*

    Oh, that bottle!!!!! Deep sigh of longing.

    So here is the question, S of S Mr. G., and anyone else who has smelled this beauty: does the mimosa smell like mimosa in nature (a smell i know through and through )--or does it smell like mimosa absolute, which is the smell of mimosa as we all think of it in perfume and soap (which to me always smells sort of almondy, not much at all like real mimosa)?
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    Nostalgie, to my nose it smells like the mimosa in nature... a kind of fuzzy sweet, slightly stinky mimosa... yellower than yellow, and so velvety it will tickle your nose. Absolute heaven!

    BTW, mimosa here in Australia we call wattle (acacia)... but I do know true mimosa as a reference from living in Europe. The two have a perfume trail that are pretty much identical. There is nothing almondy that I can detect in this one.

    Mike, LOL @ your Mon Precieux Nectar comment! Next to L'Abeille, this suddenly sounds like a BARGAIN!

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    I have never smelled mimosa flowers in nature (only in fragrances and in shaving soaps/soap/etc) so I'm not really sure if I know what it actually smells like, but your review helped me frame a reference in my mind.

    Reading your review, it sounds even more wonderful than it already had. I am actually scared to smell this. The price (in US dollars it's about $67 per 1 ml) is just sort of mind blowing.

    I'll stick with the economical Mon Precieux Nectar.
    Mike, there`s a fragrance from L'Erbolario which is a mimosa soliflore. It`s called L`Erbolaroi Acacia Elixir. If want to have an idea of the mimosa smell, try to find some of this to test it. It has a fresh, green, slightly polen aroma which has an angelical aroma and which is the first impression of L'Abeille on skin.

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    Nostalgie, I also think that Mimosa in L`Abeille smells more like mimosa in nature. It`s a very realistic use of the note, that makes me wonder how were they able to produce it. It`s one of the things that L'Abeille amazes me, it doesn`t smell like flowers captured for a fragrance, but more like the smooth smell of spring flowers at their habitat.

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    Nostalgie, I also think that Mimosa in L`Abeille smells more like mimosa in nature. It`s a very realistic use of the note, that makes me wonder how were they able to produce it. It`s one of the things that L'Abeille amazes me, it doesn`t smell like flowers captured for a fragrance, but more like the smooth smell of spring flowers at their habitat.
    Oh, no! I was sort of hoping it would disappoint...All the more reason to long for it...Oh, the cruelty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    Mike, there`s a fragrance from L'Erbolario which is a mimosa soliflore. It`s called L`Erbolaroi Acacia Elixir. If want to have an idea of the mimosa smell, try to find some of this to test it. It has a fresh, green, slightly polen aroma which has an angelical aroma and which is the first impression of L'Abeille on skin.
    Thanks rickbr.

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    Saddens me greatly that this is the direction Guerlain is going in. More and more releases to be enjoyed by fewer and fewer people.

    Personally, I could care less if they put a fabulous scent in a rinsed out Pepsi bottle and sold it to me. The container is secondary, completely, in my opinion. A great scent could be bottled in the most plain flacon, No 5 anyone, and still be timeless and perfect.

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    Hear, hear, Brielle! Anyway, mimosa is a deal breaker for me. I am not interested in those power-house florals.

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