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    Lightbulb Chanel Exclusifs.

    I have been reading the blogs and understand that the rest of the exclusifs line will be available in 2.5 oz. bottles in February. Good news if it is true. I would like to purchase a bottle of Bois des Iles without shelling out $200. While Chanel is not my favorite house I do have a weakness in the knees for Bois des Iles, Coromandel and Cuir de Russie.

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    Default Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    That's very good news indeed!
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    Nice!
    The price will be 110 bucks too?

    Interested in Cuir de Russie.

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    Saving for Coromandel... I haven't found any other loves among the Chanels (only a few "likes") but Coromandel is surely on my top 10 list.

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    Default Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    Coromandel.

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    Got me a 200ml Coromandel at Christmas and then the 75ml Sycomore about a week ago.

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    Good news indeed, but, I still want 200ml of N°18;
    Cuir de Russie; Coromandel; Sycomore and Gardénia.

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    That's great news! Bel de Respiro shall be mine!
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    I sure hope this is true - I'd be over the moon! I already have my favorites - Coromandel, Bois des Iles, and No.22 (and the hubs has Sycomore) - in the big bottles and I'm happy about that, but this will give me a reason to add 31 Rue Cambon and Cuir de Russie to my collection. I can't see needing 200 mls of those ...but who knows? Once I get the smaller size, I might just wish I had the big honker of those as well. I get along very well with Chanel!
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    I've been getting along very well with Chanel, too, Evangeline. I'm hankering for a full bottle of No. 22, but not sure I need 200 ml. I do hope this news is truth.

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    Drooling....I want them all!

    I'm with Duc, though... I'd rather have the 200 mLs !!!!
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    Well, one good thing about the big bottles, lilybelle, is the freedom to lavish, and No.22 lends itself quite well to that ...although I'm not implying that it's light or even sort of sheer, but it's much softer than some of the others, and just so pretty and glamorous that it's just fun to be extravagant with it! Honestly, if I sprayed Coromandel the way I spray 22 it would probably kill me! The other thing that rationalizes the larger bottles (of the scents you really love, of course) is the fact that Chanel ages very well, at least in my experience, so it's not a race to use it up before it goes bad. And they're actually a very good price; they're $210 now so just over $1/ml - what a bargain! :-D

    pomander - isn't it Beige that you really like? That one can be lavished as well! Oh, I see that you're in 22 now, too! Get the big bottle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Well, one good thing about the big bottles, lilybelle, is the freedom to lavish, and No.22 lends itself quite well to that ...although I'm not implying that it's light or even sort of sheer, but it's much softer than some of the others, and just so pretty and glamorous that it's just fun to be extravagant with it! Honestly, if I sprayed Coromandel the way I spray 22 it would probably kill me! The other thing that rationalizes the larger bottles (of the scents you really love, of course) is the fact that Chanel ages very well, at least in my experience, so it's not a race to use it up before it goes bad. And they're actually a very good price; they're $210 now so just over $1/ml - what a bargain! :-D

    pomander - isn't it Beige that you really like? That one can be lavished as well! Oh, I see that you're in 22 now, too! Get the big bottle!
    Evangeline - I love Coromandel (have a sample of it) but as you say, I have to apply this one judiciously. I think my sample might get me through a year!

    Yes. I do love Beige...and CdR, 31RC...oh O.K., mostly all of the line! I need to get to know a couple of them still (Gardenia, No 18) which I'm really looking forward to. I splurged on a 200 mL bottle of Cuir de Russie last winter (a smaller size just wouldn't do for this love) and hope that it will age well!

    I definately see a purchase of another one of these gems in my future
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    Ok, Evangeline. I'm convinced. No arm twisting needed here!

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    There is a lot of talk about this line,
    but N°18 is almost never mentioned.

    Why is that?!

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    That's a good question Duke - I've never even sniffed it myself. Maybe that's just a reaction to it being classified as a fruity floral...? But you clearly like it enough to want the big'un - what are your impressions of it?
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    I don't perceive no 18 as particularly fruity. It's a smooth iris-rose, quite good.

    I own already Sycomore. next on my list with the 75ml are Bois des Isles, Cuir de Russie, 31 rue Cambon, and most of the others.

    Am I the only one to have bought the 400ml of the Eau de Cologne? I went in for the 200ml, but they were out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I don't perceive no 18 as particularly fruity. It's a smooth iris-rose, quite good.
    An iris rose, huh? That's the first I've heard of that! I was under the impression it was predominantly an ambrette fragrance on a fruity background. Even the Chanel site doesn't mention anything other than "gem-like" flowers with fruity notes, but I'm certainly intrigued to read otherwise!
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    yay.

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    This is great. I love the Chanel exclusives, but apart from Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie and No.22, I would never use a 200ml vat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    There is a lot of talk about this line,
    but N°18 is almost never mentioned.

    Why is that?!
    Dunno ..it's a sleeper but I LOVE it too ! Gorgeous ,sheer rose, ambrette,iris - just beautiful ,delicate .
    I want No.22 now after I got off to a rough start with it.
    Cuir de Russe - yes ,of course. Gardenia is easily my favorite even though Luca Turin called it 'a loud airport toilet floral !!!!!!

    I love the 200ml bottles - as Evangeline said- you can be lavish .
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    This thread is killing me. I'm going to have to pull my samples out & start resniffing.
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    Default Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    Time for someone to come up to bat and offer to host some splits perhaps?...anyone?
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    I have newly arrived to these Chanels, but I have just ordered decants of Bois des Iles and Coromandel, after having used up my samples in a very short time. So it's good to know that I won't have to break the bank to go to the next level!
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    Evangeline:

    I just resampled my vial of No. 18, and yes, as Mimi also stressed, I have the impression of iris and rose. My perception could be biased by Luca Turin, who defines it this way, and because I've never smelled pure ambrette seeds. As for LT, the first impressions are of a clean rose, almost like a cordial or a liqueur, and a carroty iris. The two get along extremely well and cannot help but bring a smile to one's face. There is a small touch of sweetness, but nowhere near the standard fruity stuff. It's quite a different feel from the rich powerhouses of the Exclusifs line like Cuir de Russie or Bois des Isles, and it's probably not going to be the first choice for a big night out. To the contrary, it's quite simple, but clean, discreet, and very pleasant at all times.

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    Oh, good grief, now I've got to try No. 18. I've loved every one of the exclusifs I've smelled, but I've not tried but half of them - all the big iris ones and then Coromandel. I've got the 200ml bottles of Coromandel and Bois des Iles, and I never fear of growing tired of them. Gardenia and Beige don't make me rush to try them, I'm not a floral girl, but all the others make me swoon.

    Chanel just seems to work for me, at least this line.

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    I bought Coromandel for myself for Christmas - blind, based solely on Basenotes raves. Guess what? Basenoters are right again. It IS a must-have. Now I am extremely curious about the rest of the Exclusifs. And let's face it, it's hard to resist anything named "Exclusif." Love that cool word. Good thing the actual products back it up. Can't wait to try more of them. Sycomore is next on my list.

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    Good, then I can get a decent size bottle of Sycomore. It's probably my favorite fragrance at the moment, and I can never exactly find the right words just yet to right a suitable review for it - perhaps writing a review would detract my love for it.
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    I`d love 75ml bottles of Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles after my decants finish.
    Much better than 200ml for fragrance collectors.
    Well, one can always dream that they`ll do a coffret someday with all the fragrances in the collection at 15ml spray sizes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    I`d love 75ml bottles of Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles after my decants finish.
    Much better than 200ml for fragrance collectors.
    Well, one can always dream that they`ll do a coffret someday with all the fragrances in the collection at 15ml spray sizes...
    **dreaming**

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