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    Default Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Feminine Or Unisex?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    What I know is that this one is one of my favorite vanillas of all time. On me, this one has a vanilla liqueur aroma that develops to a dry woody base with some pepper notes.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Check the genitalia under the cap.

    I find it unisex. However, I don't think it is as great as other people make it out to be.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Check the genitalia under the cap.
    Was somewhat ambiguous and non-descript. Here's what it looked like ... \!/

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    BTW, I own Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille and By Kilian's Back to Black. Do I need GSDV?

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    Its the shit , buy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post

    I find it unisex. However, I don't think it is as great as other people make it out to be.
    I would totally agree with this, on both counts.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    BTW, I own Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille and By Kilian's Back to Black. Do I need GSDV?
    Only if you are really crazy about vanilla's. You already have two that are great ones. If you're looking for a vanilla without tobacco and that has a boozy aura, Spiritueuse Double Vanille is a great alternative. But you can also try Note Vanille by M. Micallef.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    But you can also try Note Vanille by M. Micallef.
    I prefer that over SDV.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    How does this compare to Creed's Sublime Vanille?

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    SDV is definitely different enough from the others to warrant a purchase. It's also far superior to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    BTW, I own Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille and By Kilian's Back to Black. Do I need GSDV?
    I honestly don't think so...unless you're very rich. Look, there's no question it's an awesome scent, and that it is quite unique, but it's a little too pricey, and I don't see it as an extremely versatile scent. Get a decant of it, like me.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Unisex.

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    Buy it. Cause it is a diffirent vanille. And people around you will love it whenever you wear it. And of course, it is unisex.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Unisex. One of my favorite vanilla scents for its ease of wear. Very boozy vanilla, a little dry and not too sweet but not quite as smoky as I thought it could be. SDV is a totally different animal from Tobacco Vanille & Back to Black. My only gripe is it seems overpriced.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Another vote for unisex.
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    I love GSDV! To me it's unisex, there are lots of desginer fragrances for men more feminine than GSDV. It got a wonderful booziness and smokiness which I love, and of course the vanilla is beautiful too.

    Anyone know where to actually get the real bottle? I just have some decants from TPC, I'd love to get the real bottle. I heard it's exclusive to some Guerlain boutiques, but is it REALLY impossible to order it online (no ebay please)?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    If you are a lover of vanilla prominent scents and/or Guerlain scents, you owe it to yourself to get a sample and try it. IMO, it's best experienced in cool crisp weather.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    I heard it's exclusive to some Guerlain boutiques, but is it REALLY impossible to order it online (no ebay please)?
    Call Guerlain in Paris, they will ship!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    Call Guerlain in Paris, they will ship!
    Do they speak english, 'cause my french is nonexistent?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I believe they speak American. ;')
    Anyone know what movie that's from?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    I love GSDV! To me it's unisex, there are lots of desginer fragrances for men more feminine than GSDV. It got a wonderful booziness and smokiness which I love, and of course the vanilla is beautiful too.

    Anyone know where to actually get the real bottle? I just have some decants from TPC, I'd love to get the real bottle. I heard it's exclusive to some Guerlain boutiques, but is it REALLY impossible to order it online (no ebay please)?
    Neiman Marcus sell it online:
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/ca...stid%253D12058

    If they didn`t ship it to your countrie, you can use this service:
    http://www.shipito.com/

    I`ve ordered mine through ebay. Sometimes a bottle shows up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    Neiman Marcus sell it online:
    Thanks! They DO ship internationally, but you have to call.

    Edit: Oh... Just need to know how to pronounce Spiritueuse. Otherwise I will end up as Inspector Clouseau ordering a "amburguer"... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLuc6rtWkrM)
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Spee-ree-tyeuz
    The final vowel sound (which I've written "eu") is the only tricky part. Think "ir" as in bird, but keep your lips rounded and don't pronounce the "r"...
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I wanted to like SDV, but I can't get past something in it that reminds me of olive juice. What is going on there? Is my brain misinterpreting the cedar?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I'd call it unisex and not think twice about it. What's holding me back is the price; $250 for 75ml is mad spendy, but it's the best vanilla I've ever smelled, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

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    yes, and sadly it comes with the world's cheapest and most tacky atomizer, the same you get from any decant supply store. it doesn't even have an overcap so the juice in the sprayer and diptube evaporate out and if even if you go a day or two without spraying you gotta prime the pump again. the bottle with the gold plate looks great but that screw on atomizer is so cheap and makes the presentation embarrassing imo. for 250 i expect better

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Agree that the presentation could have been better.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I wear SDV on a frequent basis, and have never been questioned.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I love my super-macho powerhouses, but am also very comfortable with SDV. On my skin it develops into a long-lasting woody drydown that comes across more on the masculine side of the unisex scale.
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