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    Default New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    I thought I should share with all my favorite peeps here on Basenotes...

    I got a word a few days ago that Christian Dior will be adding a new fragrance to their La Collection Privée line, in the second week of May 2015. The info was given to me over the phone by Dior, so I don't have any official notes written down, just jotted down a few comments from the conversation. The name of the fragrance - that's the most difficult part, lol... the person who I spoke with couldn't pronounce it, so me trying to give you the name will most likely butcher it even more. It sounded like "fauve délicieux" to my ears - but please keep in mind this is my phonetical version of what I was told, I could be (and most likely am) slightly off. Although I have to say I'd love that for a name of a fragrance. ;-)

    The nose behind the fragrance is Dior's favorite perfumer, Francois Demachy.

    The fragrance is described as "oriental-gourmand harmony", with notes of tonka bean, vanilla, south american root from [name of a] tree, caramel, praline. The overall vibe is that of milky sweet vanilla - with chocolate and smoky Madagascar vanilla.

    So there you have it, that's all I know.

    Also in May, Dior will be offering a promotion - four of the La Collection Privée bottles will be available in 450ml size. These will include Oud Ispahan, Grand Bal, Gris Montaigne, and Ambre Nuit. The only "catch" is that these will be splash flacons, not spray like their 250ml bottles.

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Looks like another sure blind buy to add to my collection in Spring.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Thanks for the info!

    Who knows, feves delicieuses? (feve=bean, as in feve tonka, feve du cacao, etc).

    In any case, a sweet gourmand, then; inspired by Korrigan?

    450ml, wow! Sadly, not leather oud or any other i'd want to double-up.

    cacio

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Comfort food. Bonbons as Edmond Roudnitska called them. Easy to make. Easy to sell. Hope it's decent but a great perfumer like Francois Demachy must hate being part of the sugar infestation that started in the mid-90's and gained strength as regulations make it almost impossible to make anything without added sweets to cover up what's missing.

    Dior and Francois need to get back to their Leather Oud mode.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Hmmm... "Fèves Délicieuses" does sound like a very plausible name for this composition, based on the ingredients, and it sounds very much like what I was told. Phonetically, at least.

    Looking forward to trying this one... I'm not much of a sweet/gourmand guy, but I'll definitely give it a try. This line has really surprised me in many ways and made me appreciate things I wouldn't consider previously as my style, or "wearable" (Leather Oud being a perfect example).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Sounds like more comfort syrup.
    LOL!

    Might need this one to test it from the notes Remik gave...As FYI, i used the below on Montale Chocolate Greedy & the machine broke...To me once u cross a line on the sweetness scale, it's not tolerable & while I don't want to put down a fragrance before it's released, this one sounds quite like a sweet, syrupy, vanillaic, praline candy...Pass for me...




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    Pass

    I have had it with Gourmand vanilla fragrances.

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    Sounds absolutely awful. A definite pass.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Feve Delicieuse. Dior's take on tonka. I'm more eager for when they release La Colle Noire though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Sounds absolutely awful. A definite pass.
    God, yes.

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    Pass for me too . The Vanilla Gourmand type of fragrances are my least favorite .
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    south american root from [name of a] tree
    Hopefully it's Mulungu root! (Erythrina mulungu). It has an earthy cinnamon apple like scent and would compliment the caramel and vanilla notes extremely well.

    The bark and roots of this tree are utilized as an anti-anxiety, sedative and muscle relaxer in the amazon.
    It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
    is noxious remains so.

    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
    field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
    sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
    glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
    and keep his sandals clean.
    c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis

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    Always game to give something a try, above all in the hands of Francois Demachy (Dior homme parfum anyone?). I too am not a fan of the genre though. Not a pass for me, but not a blind buy either.

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    Was drooling until the 'caramel/praline' bit.

    I think it'll be nice.

    This is the exclusifs Dior line.
    It might not be FBW, but it won't be experimental-bad.
    for swap/sale:



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    Can't wait to test it or them out as "DIor" always comes out with quality stuff in all levels of their perfumery game, I just hope is to taste buds
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    fantastic. I've really enjoyed this line. sounds like an instant buy for me.


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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Ooooooo....I would love to see this up in your splits thread when it's officially released.

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by superfluousPastry View Post
    Hopefully it's Mulungu root! (Erythrina mulungu). It has an earthy cinnamon apple like scent and would compliment the caramel and vanilla notes extremely well.

    The bark and roots of this tree are utilized as an anti-anxiety, sedative and muscle relaxer in the amazon.
    Weird, I actually just tried this out. Talk about a good nights sleep.

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post

    Also in May, Dior will be offering a promotion - four of the La Collection Privée bottles will be available in 450ml size. These will include Oud Ispahan, Grand Bal, Gris Montaigne, and Ambre Nuit. The only "catch" is that these will be splash flacons, not spray like their 250ml bottles.
    Perfect for you to split!

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    Thanks for this info!!!

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    Sounds great, I love gourmands, looking forward to sniffing this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Well in that case, this new fragrance may need to be mandatory daily wear for about half the BN community. <evil grin>
    Agreed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Weird, I actually just tried this out. Talk about a good nights sleep.
    Yeah, it's some good medicine.
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    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
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    Ill be sure to talk the SA(s) for more info about this the next time I visit the Christian Dior boutique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Sounds like more comfort syrup. Easy to make. Easy to sell. A great perfumer like Demachy must hate making this kind of stuff.
    Exactly!!!

    Unfortunately, it is hard to say "NO" when a big company like Dior knocks the door with big cash.

    My suggestion: Malle should hire Mr. Demachy.

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    Will definitely be testing

    450ml splash ons? --- complete turn off for me

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    The trademark was confirmed on February 5. 2015:

    http://www.trademarkia.com/feve-deli...-79155829.html
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

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    The trademark was confirmed on February 5. 2015:

    http://www.trademarkia.com/feve-deli...-79155829.html
    Thanks for the name confirmation.
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    Feve Delicieuse = Delicious Bean. Not a great name! But gotta' laugh at the name Remik HEARD: Fauve délicieux, which would mean "delicious wildcat" lol. The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) would have been all over Dior .

    But about the frag:It SOUNDS way too sugary and sweet for me but I'll wait until I try it to judge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detox View Post
    Feve Delicieuse = Delicious Bean. Not a great name! But gotta' laugh at the name Remik HEARD, Fauve délicieux, which would kind of mean "delicious wildcat" lol. The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) would have been all over Dior .

    But about the frag:It SOUNDS way too sugary and sweet for me but I'll wait until I try it to judge.
    LOL! I don't think translations are always successful. I think of Gres Cabochard. Cabochard can be "headstrong and spirited" but also "stubborn."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    LOL! I don't think translations are always successful. I think of Gres Cabochard. Cabochard can be "headstrong and spirited" but also "stubborn."
    lol Actually it is the meaning of "cabochard", stubborn, but I think it would be a great name (If it didn't sound this bad to me in french. Sounds goofy hahaha) especially for a masculine, no compromise, "I wear what I want" kind of fragrance
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Detox View Post
    Feve Delicieuse = Delicious Bean. Not a great name! But gotta' laugh at the name Remik HEARD: Fauve délicieux, which would mean "delicious wildcat" lol.
    Hey, I was close, sooooo close. ;-)

    I originally thought perhaps the name was "Faune Délicieux" which would be an interesting name. Fauve and faune are off by only one letter. A "delicions faun" (or unicorn, or centaur) would be kind of silly-fantastic, and somehow fitting the Dior brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Hey, I was close, sooooo close. ;-)

    I originally thought perhaps the name was "Faune Délicieux" which would be an interesting name. Fauve and faune are off by only one letter. A "delicions faun" (or unicorn, or centaur) would be kind of silly-fantastic, and somehow fitting the Dior brand.
    lol I agree you were very close buddy! . And I'll take this occasion to ask who is your avatar? (If you know it of course) and to congratulate you on your splits page! It's very well made: "Professional", clear and easy to go through.
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    nnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccccccccceeeeeee eeeeeeee.......
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    Cool! Can't wait to try it.

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    I love classy and "simple" bottles such as Encre Noire, TF Private Blend ones or even Amouage and Dior Homme family but I hate Dior Collection Privée's ones! They look like big decant bottles.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Will have to try but would be pretty hard to empty a 250ml bottle of lolly syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detox View Post
    I love classy and "simple" bottles such as Encre Noire, TF Private Blend ones or even Amouage and Dior Homme family but I hate Dior Collection Privée's ones! They look like big decant bottles.
    Rather I think you have a thing for square bottles.

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    Sounds interesting. They were lacking a gourmand in their collection. I just texted my friend who is the Dior manager at Saks to see what he says. Hopefully he's got some minis in early like he did with Cuir Cannage!
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    GREAT NEWS, everyone!!

    The release date for Dior's new Feve Delicieuse was supposed to be "2nd or 3rd week of May" - but I just got a call from Dior a few minutes ago and they are shipping my bottle TODAY. I should have it by tomorrow (overnight shipping).

    Not sure if this is general release date moved up a few weeks (I forgot to ask), or if I'm "special" (LoL). Either way - really looking forward to giving this one a try.

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    Wonderful! Maybe Ill stop by the Dior boutique then to check it out.

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    Just got off the phone with the person at the Dior boutique at the Palazzo (think his name is Gary) Maciel Cofino is no longer there, and my Dior Feve Delicieuse will arrive Monday via UPS with complimentary next day shipping (no delivery on Saturday). He just unpacked them today. 125ml for $210
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    Gary just called me too, I was on the waiting list for a sample. Can't wait to sniff, he said it reminded him of Mitzah. (swoon)

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    I will contact the boutique in NYC to see if t they have it.

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    Thanks for the info guys. Do they also release the 250 ml size or just the 125ml?

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    Thanks Remik. In some cases, size does matter!

    edit- oops. It does not come across nicely but oh well
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    Oh my... this sounds wonderful.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    I am anxious for someone to report how it smells. Hope it's not too sweet as the caramel note worries me a bit.

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    Me too! The dior privee take on gourmand.

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Being a newbie to the fragrance hobby, do these Dior Private Blends go bad after a few years or will they maintain a long shelf life as long as they are stored in a dark and slightly cold wine cellar?

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    Being a newbie to the fragrance hobby, do these Dior Private Blends go bad after a few years or will they maintain a long shelf life as long as they are stored in a dark and slightly cold wine cellar?
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Received my Dior Feve Delicieuse 125 ml EDP moments ago and just sprayed it on the back of my hand. It smells wonderful! A nice nutty cocoa and caramel with just the right amount of not too sweet vanilla. Will be giving this a full wearing later on today. Very excited and pleased!
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    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Received my Dior Feve Delicieuse 125 ml EDP moments ago and just sprayed it on the back of my hand. It smells wonderful! A nice nutty cocoa and caramel with just the right amount of not too sweet vanilla. Will be giving this a full wearing later on today. Very excited and pleased!
    Can u please rate the sweetness index of this one from say 1 to Montale Chocolate Greedy???

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    OK, I've had it on my arm for a few hours now. It's definitely not sweet, not like A*Men sweet, or Tobacco Vanille, or Herod... It's more like dry cocoa and dry, almost smoky Madagascar vanilla bean, ground to a powder and misted through the air. It's gourmand-ish, but not exactly "edible" category, to me anyway. I'm not a big fan of (most) gourmands to begin with, but this one is definitely not in that same boat as one would expect. It's got wonderful nutty aroma, mixed with praline and caramel (very light, not sickly sweet kind), and that sort of bitter, dry chocolate powder, sort of like the hot chocolate mix that you haven't mixed with milk or water yet. So have no worries, it's not sugary, syrupy concoction like some have feared. No need to check your blood sugar levels, lol.

    I think this sort of reminds me of Idole de Lubin, with a somewhat dry, almost boozy, ebony wood + saffron effect, but here this vibe is achieved with dry cocoa and smoky vanilla as the two key ingredients.

    All in all - beautiful, if I may say so... and as I mentioned before, I'm not big on gourmands, so I hope this is saying something. Oh, someone asked me off-list - I don't think this one has a 'gender' - it's perfectly unisex, with a slight nod to the masculine side, I'd say. Definitely not flowery/girly/sweet concoction that some guys try to stay away from. It's coming off as crazy unique, or at least I haven't explored this side of the semi-gourmand territory. Very well done, Monsieur Demachy!

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