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Thread: Elle 25- I WON!!!!
Elle magazine had a contest this past fall to win one of 25 bottles of perfume made by Francis Kurkdjian (just for Elle magazine)
Since this is a nose I fawn over, I had to enter.
They are mailing me a bottle this week :-)
Woo-hoo, congratulations! Let us know how it is...
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A highly coveted special edition!
I would be inclined to not even open it!
Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!!! A special edition, that's so exciting!
It may one day become as sought after as the elusive Marie Claire perfume by Guerlain! *sighs*
Excellent! Congratulations and enjoy your exclusive FK fragrance.
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Can't wait to read reviews!
Congrats BayKAT! Nice way to start 2011!
I re-read the contest, it is signed by FK as well. That alone is worth the prize, But please please, can FK deliver to me personally??? I keep asking for a fragrant kiss from this man in my reviews of his works :-)
It is a chypre, and if its anything like Rose Barbare, or his Lumierre Noir Pour Femme I will be very tickled.
Oh, and no plans to hoard, I don't have kind of self restraint :-)
Wonderful! Congratulations, I am always happy to hear of a dedicated perfume lover winning these prizes.
Congratulations! I love it when a BNer wins!
Wow! Congrats! Good thing a true perfumista who truly deserves it won
Fantastic! Congratulations! Lucky you!
Oh K, congratulations!
I am SO HAPPY for you!
And I am sure that fragrant kiss will follow one fine day
That is so exciting! Congratulation, BayKAT!!!
I'm so happy for you!
And I'm sorry that we haven't had the chance to meet. I couldn't make the last BN gathering to due imminent pregnancy. Hopefully someday!
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Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
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That's fabulous! I love Kurkdjian's work.
Congratulations BayKat ! Hugs and !
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What exciting news! Congrats, Baykat!
You've been having such wonderful perfume luck as of late! :-)
Super Duper, BK... I took the liberty of contacting Elle, and having them go ahead and send your scent to you at your 'Texas address'.
(Ummm, that would be the HOUSTON Texas address....)
Congrats baykat! Nice happy new year gift!!
Here is my review, I don't see it in the directory:
This is a fragrance that you had to win, and oh yea am I happy I entered! (My bottle is autographed by FK himself and marked 1 of 25)
Privately I was skeptical, because I've tried some of FK's commercial frags that were clearly a waste of his time (Bebe, anyone?)
But this bull came out of the chute with a coat and top hat, and I give it a standing ovation!
Bull came to mind because to me this is a 'Taurean' fragrance. It's sensuous, slow-burning, and dripping with all the right sins. Think Venus in all her self-gratifying glory. Nothing is denied here, this is straight up Eden with no barrier to the tree.
I want to say it has orange blossom or narcissus because the florals are heavy. This could pass for a Guerlain, and if I dind't know any better I would think that it was. It's marketed as a chypre, but if there is oakmoss here it is very weak. I'd be surprised if vetiver wasn't included, because at the tail end of a deep sniff it dips into the 'stinky body' category. The halo is what sells this, as it's like tinkling piano notes of a tender ballet tune. Nice.
Again, thank you British Elle!
Hurray for you!
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Awesome! Congratulations! And, it sounds like a lovely fragrance - enjoy!
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
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