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    Default Officially my first Guerlain :)

    Well I bit the billet and got myself my very first Guerlain and first niche, What other scent from this house I should look into testing and maybe getting?

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille?
    Tonka Imperiale?



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    How do you like it? I was thinking of getting that one too.

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    Default Re: Officially my first Guerlain :)

    Quote Originally Posted by jeightseven View Post
    How do you like it? I was thinking of getting that one too.
    Well I just got it this morning and...it under review/test right now. So far I really like it. Its masculine and strong
    Last edited by Oupavoc; 6th January 2012 at 04:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Well I just got it this morning and...it under revew/test right now. No far I really like it. Its masculine and strong
    Nice

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    I can't wait to get mine in hand, is it considered niche though?

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    Congratulations: good choice!
    In fact you can try all the Guerlain(which I would not consider a 'niche' house) masculines and a couple of 'feminines'; most of them are well blended quality scents.
    Currently wearing: Sandalwood by Floris

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    Great choice so far, I could also easily imagine Spiritueuse Double Vanille as an appropriate, rewarding additional choice
    Currently wearing: 1881 Amber by Cerruti

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    That was my first too. Congrats.

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    I would next try habit Rouge (EDT and EDP) and Derby.

    Welcome to the world of Guerlain!
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    I'd definitely test it first, given the price, but Spiriteuse Double Vanille is my favorite vanilla scent, and lasts forever. Some say it's too powdery or feminine for their tastes.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Officially my first Guerlain :)

    You should try:
    Habit Rouge, Vetiver, Heritage and Coriolan.

    In the expensive side:
    Derby, Arsene Lupin, Bois d'Armenie, Tonka Imperiale, Sous le Vent.

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    Ok, I'm confused. Which Guerlain was purchased?????

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    Default Re: Officially my first Guerlain :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Larwiz View Post
    Ok, I'm confused. Which Guerlain was purchased?????
    The one in the first post, LIDGE

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    I second Arsene Lupin. It is of the calibre of Spiritueuse Double Vanille, has the famous guerlinade base that is the DNA of this house, and is easy to enjoy.

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    Try L'nstant de Guerlain Extreme, it is priced reasonable, great for the winter, and the cocoa is quite nice. Double Vanille is nice, if you like vanilla extract, sample first, it is expensive, and very linear to me.

    I sampled Tonka Imperial and found it too hard to wear. It smells nice, but very feminine in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Caesar View Post
    Try L'nstant de Guerlain Extreme, it is priced reasonable, great for the winter, and the cocoa is quite nice. Double Vanille is nice, if you like vanilla extract, sample first, it is expensive, and very linear to me.

    I sampled Tonka Imperial and found it too hard to wear. It smells nice, but very feminine in my opinion.
    What did you think his first Guerlain was...? (see first post!)
    Currently wearing: Sandalwood by Floris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    The one in the first post, LIDGE
    My bad. I'm at work, and the jpg didn't show on this computer.

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    Default Re: Officially my first Guerlain :)

    There are so many good ones from this house. Derby is a standout IMO.

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    In addition to the above-mentioned treasures may I recommend Mouchoir de Monsieur, Cologne du 68, Vetiver Extreme and Eau du Coq. What a wonderful house
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    Default Re: Officially my first Guerlain :)

    I'll also add Cologne du Parfumeur to many of the above.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Welcome to to the vanilla fragranced slippery slope that is Guerlain.

    It took me a while to get into this house but so many of their fragrances really do get better and better as you live with them and they keep on rewarding you.

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    Default Re: Officially my first Guerlain :)

    Thanks everyone. I'm in love with this fragrance and it's only my first day wearing it. It's absolutaly amazing. I love the notes. The vanilla that I smell is awesome. I sprayed once on the chest, twice on the neck and once on each arm. Suddenly I was taken to a wonderfull magical place. It feels like I'm drunk on this scent lol :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Thanks everyone. I'm in love with this fragrance and it's only my first day wearing it. It's absolutaly amazing. I love the notes. The vanilla that I smell is awesome. I sprayed once on the chest, twice on the neck and once on each arm. Suddenly I was taken to a wonderfull magical place. It feels like I'm drunk on this scent lol :P
    You have now joined the club for people who love this fragrance. Enjoy as it is a fantastic scent.

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    wonderful choice from a great house .... enjoy !!

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    L´Instant EDP is a must Have! Congratulations!!

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    amazing juice. well done my man

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    Default Re: Officially my first Guerlain :)

    I've yet to try one Guerlain masculine I didn't like, to be completely honest. There are several feminines I don't really love though, like Chamade and Samsara.

    I love them all, but Heritage, Habit Rouge, and Mouchoir de Monsieur really make me melt.

    They do the Guerlain vanilla thing the best. Mouchoir de Monsieur and Heritage have full-blown guerlinade and are positively unashamed about it.
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    CONGRATS on entering Guerlain Land!!!

    adding JICKY, Vol de Nuit, and......... OH HECK....Just SAMPLE THEM ALL!
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    Congrats, totally know that drunken feeling that you are taking 'bout
    If this one works out for you. There many many vanilla scents for you to explore from Guerlain. Have fun!!

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    Congrats. You did good on this one.

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    Habit Rouge or Tonka Imperiale!
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    Do yourself a favour and try Shalimar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karown View Post
    is it considered niche though?
    No, as Guerlain is a classic house. But congratulations all the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norstrøm View Post
    Do yourself a favour and try Shalimar!
    which one?

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