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    48 38.71%
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    76 61.29%
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    Default Chanel Or Guerlain?

    After last week fight between Caron and Guerlain where Caron was (fairly or unfairly as the case may be) beaten, I submit my "Titans Clash" version:

    Chanel vs Guerlain

    On the right corner:
    No.5 (wichever version you prefer), No.18, No.19, No.22, Sycomore, Cuir De Russie, 31 Rue Cambon, Bois Des Iles, 28 La Pausa, Allure, Allure Pour Homme, Antaeus, Egoiste, Cristalle, Pour Monsieur,

    On the left corner
    Mitsouko, Jicky, Derby, Habit Rouge, Eau De Guerlain, Vetiver, Heritage, L'Heure Bleu, Apres L'Ondee, Shalimar, Samsara, Vol De Nuit, Cuir Beluga, L'Instant, L'instant Pour Homme

    who is gonna win this week?

    GONG!
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    I voted (first!) Guerlain. Chanel's are great perfumes, but Guerlain's are both great and otherworldly beautiful.

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    for my personal tastes, definitely chanel.

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    Guerlain, hands down.

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    Chanel gets my vote but only by a hair.
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    Both, but Guerlain wins on quantity.

    Just go scroll down the Guerlain list of fragrances. Nothing comes within a million miles of it.

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    it looks like is going to be an hard fight!
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    Default Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    After last week fight between Caron and Guerlain where Caron was (fairly or unfairly as the case may be) beaten......
    Regardless of which of them makes/made the most fragrances you like, Caron was great for a long time but ultimately never anything like Guerlain.

    And there are a long list of great Guerlains you missed in your list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Regardless of which of them makes/made the most fragrances you like, Caron was great for a long time but never anything like Guerlain.
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    That was fairly easy, however much I love and my come to love Chanel extraits, it is Guerlain for me!! There are so many monumental Guerlain perfumes that still have a huge influence on perfumery and their history is simply alluring.

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    Had to go with Guerlain. Chanel is outstanding, though.

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    I voted for Chanel, and two things tipped it for me. One, I think Chanel continues to put out fragrances that will probably be classics in the years to come, whereas Guerlain, in my eyes, has faltered as of late. The second, Chanel's masculines edge out Guerlain's in my opinion.

    So, Chanel by a nose.

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    Silly, but fun thread.

    My absolute favourite fragrances are from Chanel, though as has been mentioned above, Guerlain probably comes out tops by virtue of the sheer number of perfumes the house has released. I also think Guerlain has greater integrity than Chanel.

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    Default Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Silly
    thanks, I never take it too seriously LOL


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    Default Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post

    And there are a long list of great Guerlains you missed in your list.
    I chose the most popular. No need to be fussy, It's a silly game, don't take it too seriously.


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    Default Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    Guerlain still make about a dozen of the best perfumes money can buy to a standard approaching original spec, as well as a gaggle of other perfumes that are wonderful, if short of first-order artistry.

    Chanel have fewer all-time greats but are closing the gap. Giving Sheldrake top billing at some point will help.

    I am just glad that two classic designer houses still care enough to produce compelling stuff with top-drawer raw materials. Hopefully LVMH don't reduce that to one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Hopefully LVMH don't reduce that to one...
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    If multiple choices were possible, I'd take both, too many masterpieces on both sides
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    Chanel, but love Guerlain also.

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    It's impossible to choose, the merits of both are so massive and diverse from one another. But if I must it will have to be Guerlain.

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    Chanel, but not because of personal tastes. (Mine seem to run hit or miss through both brands.)

    Guerlain is a bought-out fragrance house - a subsidiary of LVMH. Chanel is primarily a fashion house (or luxury brand) that manages to keep pace with Guerlain seemingly without effort. It comes down to taste-level and branding: Guerlain has had some issues with both over the past 30 years, but seems to be finally finding it's footing in the modern market - Chanel on the other hand, has always had it's fingers firmly on the market pulse, consistently delivering precisely the image it's customers want.

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    OMG - that's like choosing between chocolate and coffee ( sorry - I'm a woman! ) I can't choose- I have to have both .
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    Guerlain by far. Chanel's masculine offerings do nothing for me.

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    Chanel, cause guerlain refurmulate their scent too much

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    Default Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    OMG - that's like choosing chocolate and coffee ( sorry - I'm a woman! ) I can't choose- I have to have both .
    Great answer, Mimi.

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    In the end, I had to choose Guerlain.

    I have more of them I enjoy than Chanels.
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    I would choose Guerlain which have been a revelation in beauty, blending and contribution to the development of the whole industry. I am still on my L Plates, but as I say, Guerlain (and Caron which I adore) have been a joy to get to know

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    I have to side with Chanel -I love more of the fragrances listed.I haven't tried all the Guerlains listed(yet),but though I love Mitsouko and Samsara(Samsara flankers too!),I don't really like Jicky .
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    Guerlain! No Chanel smells good on me, and every Guerlain I own is like tone poem.

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    Default Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    Quote Originally Posted by mimi gardenia View Post
    omg - that's like choosing between chocolate and coffee ( sorry - i'm a woman! :d ) i can't choose- i have to have both .
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