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    Stunning bottle- if only they'd fill it with the original juice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    Stunning bottle- if only they'd fill it with the original juice!
    Hear, hear! L'Air du Temps was one of the first frags I fell in love with 30-odd years ago. Had a sniff recently and it was unrecognizable - and not in a good way.
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    I agree--I so wish they would have put the energy into recreating the original formula or something very close. It was unique, ahead of its time.

    [I'm not crazy about the new bottle, either. It looks like a weapon to me.}

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    It does look sort of like a Chinese martial arts weapon, but the juxtaposition between that and the softness and femininity of the juice is appreciated.

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    Wow, really DON'T care for that design. It seems incoherent and messy, and a poor interpretation of the juice. I think it will appeal to men more than to women.

    And does it stand up, or just lie there? (I avoid bottles that lie around instead of sitting up properly :-)

    Just as well it's a limited-edition, IMHO.

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    Looks like a one-eyed bat.

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    My first thought on seeing the bottle was 'dinosaur'.
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    Looks very "toothy" to me...... Sharks teeth...... Jaws !!!
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    1st they ruin the perfume and now they put it in a horrible looking bottle. Come on Nina Ricci, you can do better than this.

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    I happen to like the old crystal "two doves" bottle. Elegant and romantic. This is an interesting shape, but looks too much like a shark's tooth to me, too. The notches look like finger-holds to me. A tool? Perhaps. But not a flacon for an elegant, feminine perfume.

    Nice for an abstract sculpture--maybe even a bottle for a new perfume, but this is not the bottle of my beloved L'Air du Temps.

    I love Sir Slarty's observation... LOL!
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    I'm just not getting it..... this bottle it looks like a dagger of some sorts, can this bottle even stand?

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    Looks like something Klingons ("Star Trek") hurl at each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgie View Post
    [I'm not crazy about the new bottle, either. It looks like a weapon to me.}
    Yes. It looks like a 1930's abortionist's tool. Horrible. :huh:

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    Looks like it might stand on either of the two flattened bits, but it doesn't seem very nice to me. More like a Frank Gehry computer-and-committee building design than a Starck IMO. Would like to hear PS's concept comments. Does look as though it is meant to fit inside a hand. I'm thinking that a fist full of plasticine, squished, was the inspiration.

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    Wow, that bottle is UGLY! I usually like Starck's work too but not this one. I dont see any relation to the original bottle either. That bottle is kinda out of place for the fragance.

    I remember smelling the original in the late 70's or early 80's. It was so beautiful. To this day I remember it. I have not smelled it in many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olfacta View Post
    Looks like something Klingons ("Star Trek") hurl at each other.
    Yes, exactly! The one they use for hand-to-hand combat! :-D

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    Maybe Alien is around to dance with the bottle in the air of the times...?

    What is the juice like...?

    After all is Halloween...!!!:shocked:

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    Has anyone located this bottle in the wild? I've tried the 'bay, amazon, sephora, nordies, nm, barneys, sfa, and bloomies to no success. A general Google shopping search (L'air du temps Starck) had no hits. Even tried Harrods, Selfridges, and John Lewis. Any hints? Or was this a publicity stunt?

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    I'm the only one who likes the bottle - former art major.




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