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    Cuir De Russie

    No22

    Gardenia

    Bois Des Iles


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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    I wouldn't buy unsniffed... :/

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    My first thoughts -- try them, samples are available through TPC.

    Second thoughts -- what sizes are you and your cart thinking about?

    Third thoughts -- please use Search function, the topic of Chanel Exclusiffs. We have it often.

    More thoughts: read reviews here in the Directory, LT and TS book, blogs (in Google search type in "Chanel Gardenia /Cuir /whatever blog" and you should come up with some reading).

    Good luck.

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    Remove Gardenia right away! It's not a gardenia, by the way. It's just bad.

    The others are wonderful, but, as usual, it's up to you whether you want to spend this much money without sniffing.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Well, I think $420 (assuming small bottles) worth of blind, unsniffed Chanel is brave, but probably not the worst choice you could ever make But, I agree with the above. Order the samples and give them a sniff.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Do it!

    No, I'm just joking.
    There's no rush - the perfumes aren't the last of a discontinued line, so why not sample them first?
    I'd sooner have 2 large bottles I really, really loved than 4 smaller bottles, 2 of which I wasn't so keen on.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    STOP!

    Take a deep breath.

    Sample 1st is best.
    RHM's Vintage, Rare & Pretty Darn Good items on offer: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380...old-Pour-Femme

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    Cuir de Russie is a semi-dirty leathery scent ... hmm, sniff first.

    N°22 is not going to please just anybody. It's filled with sharp aldehydes. Deff sniff first.

    Gardénia is not worth the price - don't buy it at all!

    Bois des Îles is the best candidate to buy unsniffed. This one is a crowd pleaser; most ppl
    will like it.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Go Grand DUC GO............ thats my boy.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccparis View Post
    Go Grand DUC GO.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    STOP!

    Take a deep breath.

    Sample 1st is best.
    What RHM said is my basic approach when it comes to buying fragrances. If you are worried that The Perfumed Court won't ship to you, you can organize a swap. It will take longer, but, as Gandhajala said, these aren't going anywhere.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Oh, wow. There is a Cuir De Russie Parfum .05 oz. NIB on eBay.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Oh no, no no.....newbie lookin' at 'fumes on ebay.

    Step away from the computer before you drop a load of cash, dear.
    RHM's Vintage, Rare & Pretty Darn Good items on offer: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380...old-Pour-Femme

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    Oh no, no no.....newbie lookin' at 'fumes on ebay.

    Step away from the computer before you drop a load of cash, dear.
    Bwahahaha ... hilarious!

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldufita View Post
    I wouldn't buy unsniffed... :/
    Ditto. I would never buy a Chanel unsniffed.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    By all means, Cuir de Russie!

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    The only one i'v'd tried was
    Cuir de Russie has a scent
    of Leather mixed with dirt
    and civet an earthy Leather
    scent.

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    Default Re: Okay, I have these in my chanel.com shopping cart. I've never tried them, though. Any thoughts?

    Bois des I'les, Cuir de Russie, and Coromandel are safe blind buys IMO.

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