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    I've been a Derby fan for 24 years. I just get a new bottle in ( classic Bee Hive ), and my new lady friend can't stand it . Now what do I do ???

    I'm ready for some strange BN'rs answers !



    p.s. maybe Derby isn't what I thought it was - maybe I'm delerious ?

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    No, it is everything you imagined. I just got my bee bottle this week.

    Break up with her......immediately.

    DERBY IS THICKER THAN WATER.
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    5. Derby, Guerlain

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    You have refined taste, she does not. Derby has always been my favorite Guerlain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjohn View Post

    I've been a Derby fan for 24 years. I just get a new bottle in ( classic Bee Hive ), and my new lady friend can't stand it . Now what do I do ???

    Wear it when you're not with her.

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    Dont listen to others, you should stop to use her instead of break with derby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Dont listen to others, you should stop to use her instead of break with derby!
    LOL !!!! you guys are too much !

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    Tell her she needs a nose job.

    Actually, a lot of women like to wear Derby themselves. She should try it!
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    Wear some kick*** leathers (Knize Ten, Bandit, Oud Cuir d'Arabie, Rien). This will recalibrate her nose and she will find Derby elegant and demure (as it is).

    cacio

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    Dump this one...Derby is your litmus test :-)...Class will tell.

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    Put her up on eBay. The Derby I mean... heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Wear it when you're not with her.
    Amen


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    Start wearing Acqua di Gio PH??
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

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    My husband does not like the majority of fragrances I wear. It does not stop or deter me from wearing them.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Keep the BOTTLE - Swop the GIRLFRIEND

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccparis View Post
    Keep the BOTTLE - Swop the GIRLFRIEND
    Absolutely!

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    live-in BF dislikes almost everything interesting I wear. Doesn't change what I do, but it does puzzle me! I'll wear what he likes occasionally if he'll return the favor (Dirty English, YES!!)

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    Don't do it ! Don't give in to the Darkside, Luke ! Let the woman go. You have too many years invested in this relationship. Signed Dear Abby.
    "There's another old saying, Senator: Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining."

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    Yeah, don't let the evil woman get between you and your relationship with Derby. Think about those 24 wonderful years of pure olfactory love.

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    You never know when Derby might get discontinued....you have to enjoy every minute.

    By the way, does anyone know how Derby got it's name? The city in England? The Kentucky Derby? None of the above? I've tried to dig around, but can't find anything.
    My Top 5!!!
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    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

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    Legend has it that J.P Guerlain was inspired to do it during a visit to the amphitheatre of El Djem in Tunesia, imagining a sweaty horse-race on its riding ground.

    http://monsieurguerlain2.blogspot.co.../06/derby.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasenmann View Post
    legend has it that j.p guerlain was inspired to do it during a visit to the amphitheatre of el djem in tunesia, imagining a sweaty horse-race on its riding ground.

    http://monsieurguerlain2.blogspot.co.../06/derby.html
    thank you!
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookhouseshell View Post
    live-in BF dislikes almost everything interesting I wear. Doesn't change what I do, but it does puzzle me! I'll wear what he likes occasionally if he'll return the favor (Dirty English, YES!!)
    This. Hold out for a fragrance lover! Don't settle!

    (PS - Welcome to Basenotes, bookhouseshell! )

    Quote Originally Posted by daccpa View Post
    Don't do it ! Don't give in to the Darkside, Luke ! Let the woman go. You have too many years invested in this relationship. Signed Dear Abby.
    LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Nasenmann View Post
    Yeah, don't let the evil woman get between you and your relationship with Derby. Think about those 24 wonderful years of pure olfactory love.
    +24!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjohn View Post

    I've been a Derby fan for 24 years. I just get a new bottle in ( classic Bee Hive ), and my new lady friend can't stand it . Now what do I do ???

    I'm ready for some strange BN'rs answers !



    p.s. maybe Derby isn't what I thought it was - maybe I'm delerious ?
    Predictable answers, aren't they? Derby is for sure an old man smell, according to this (thank You!):

    http://monsieurguerlain2.blogspot.co.../06/derby.html

    Since Your own age bracket may come close - having used Derby that long, why not try something more juvenile? She's naturally right, and too, maybe she just does like Your natural body odor by far more than *any* fragrnace. I have to admit, I don't like females to smell of frags, if I like them sexually. Fragrance and sex is a contradiction for the smelling man. That isn't smelly, man!

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    Hehe, not sure that was exactly what I meant when I wrote that Derby "smells of something conservative, bespoke-tweedy, University-of-Oxford, at once stout and refined." In any case, this image is a very positive one for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by WildThingy View Post
    Derby is for sure an old man smell, according to this (thank You!):

    http://monsieurguerlain2.blogspot.co.../06/derby.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThingy View Post
    Since Your own age bracket may come close - having used Derby that long, why not try something more juvenile?
    Bleu de Chanel! There you go - the perfect younger scent! It's like I keep trying to tell everybody....

    Throw away that Derby. Just throw it in my direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart View Post

    DERBY IS THICKER THAN WATER.
    LoL

    Wear it. Give her a chance to acquire it's taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Wear some kick*** leathers (Knize Ten, Bandit, Oud Cuir d'Arabie, Rien). This will recalibrate her nose and she will find Derby elegant and demure (as it is).

    cacio
    Amen to that!

    Well johnjohn, I guess this is what you get for asking a bunch of frag junkies their opinion I say wear what you like, but respect her nose too and reduce wear of frags she hates when she's around... Or of course you could spray Derby on everything in sight and issue an ultimatum.

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