Love your trip report, thanks for sharing!
Thread: My Perfume Adventure in Paris
I would like to share with you my small perfume adventure in Paris.
I have had the privilege to visit the Guerlain Flag store at the Champs Elysees nr. 68 and to be able to shop at Guerlain Flag store it was really an experience,
The SA was fantastic, very, very friendly, I could not resist anymore and end up taking Derby with me, I have tried to grab Derby in one of the old bottles, unfortunately its was no longer available;
The Juice is beautiful and Derby is without no questions a killer!!!!
Almost commit an act of lunacy, however reason has prevailed (lucky me and my bank account) by not taking home as well , 1 bottle of 50 ml of Habit Rouge Extrait - Euros 300, -
I have been granted with so many samples, really a lot of it, just love it!!!!
A Small, modern and elegant store, SA was very polite, I have purchased the travel kit containing 3 x 10 ml of Portrait of a Lady.
I have not asked SA for samples as I have samples of he whole line of Mr. Malle , however not being granted with not even a small vial, broke my heart ;-((( for the rest,t it was ok.
Very Polite SA, and I have brought home with me Cedrat Intense, and two sample of L'eau Chic;-)
Tom Ford at Galeries la Fayette
SA Assistant was extremely polite and beautiful, end up buying Italyan Cypress,
My next Tom Ford will be Noir de Noir for sure, an Amazing take on Patchouli one of my favourite raw materials;-) by the way, Tom Ford fragrances are absolutely ultrageous, rich and luxurious!
I have been granted with 3 generous samples ( I believe 5 ml each):
- Neroli Portfino (beautiful and natural very classy, IMHO a modern interpretation of Eau Sauvage:
- Tobacco Vanille (What an interesting Gourrmand, I am not particularly into Gourmands, but this one is a Gem),
- Jasmine Musk (One word - Sexy)
Cheers my scented friends;-))),
Last edited by Bonoanimoes; 4th September 2011 at 04:40 PM.
Love your trip report, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing - the Tom Ford experience seems fun. Ah yea, Mr. Frederic Malle and samples..
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the lovely report! I'm jealous, of course!
How much is a bottle of Derby if you don't mind me asking?
Many thanks for sharing!
I just love those pics, especially the ones from the Guerlain flagship boutique!
Paris is great isn´t it! Really nice choices you made there.
I also stood at the very same spot at Guerlains in May this year, with bottles of Derby and Arsene Lupin Dandy in my hands. I chose the latter, but took home a big sample of Derby. What also impresses me was Chamade Pour Homme. I also resisted to buy the Habit Rouge extract. A bit too much for 50ml of Habit Rouge I thought at that time. Do I regret it now? Oh yes!
I didn´t go to Frederick Malle, but it looks like a great shop.
Great pics, enjoyed it,thanks!
Thank you guys for your nice comments;-))
Paris is amazing, isn't it............glad you had a wonderful time. My wife and I can't wait to return...........
Thanks for those nice photos. Am still not particularly enamoured of the new Guerlain bottles. But you got yourself quite a haul there!
Paris is fantasic. It`s a adventure to walk between the fragrance shelves at Galleries Lafayette!
One of my favorite is the Iunx boutique (at the hotel coste), imo one of the most impressive fragrance shop. There are exclusives fragrances and the ambiance is really strange. And near there is Jovoy, plenty of niches as the last Visconti - Musk du Roy, the dirtiest thing i have smelled recently
I don't know the Frederic Malle boutique but i recenlty was at the s Printemps Haussman stand, the SA was very kind and gave me a sample with buying anything
The Guerlain House is so damn impressive, Andrée Putman did an amazing job remodeling it. I always visit when in Paris. Looks/sounds like you had a great time, thanks for sharing this with us.
Nice. Man, I got to travel more.
Thanks for sharing your expeiences and photos!
Brilliant reporting. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for your comments guys! Cheers
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great..!! Congratulations...Thanks for the info
That was some adventure! Paris is one city I need to visit soon. I will also try and see some famous sights as well.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing.
pic of the Tom Ford SA?
Thanks for the interesting report!
Awesome! I love shopping in Paris.
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Lovely pics and purchases Bonoanimoes - I'm sooo jealous!
What an interesting report and fabulous pics. Thanks for the great post!
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Thank you again all, for the nice comments;-)))
Thanks for share this very beautiful pics.
Have you visited Montale and Chanel stores?
Great post! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us all.
Love the pictures.
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Wanted!!! Rectoverso Tea Tobacco by Ulric de Varens. PM Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh it was a lifetime ago since I was in Paris....thank you for sharing your scent adventure. I love the smile on your face in Maison G- the smile of a true perfume fan.
Sync'in and Think'in in 2015!
Last edited by Bonoanimoes; 13th August 2011 at 11:08 AM.
ultrageous... love this word and plan to use it for real!!
I would really love to visit Paris one day. Even if was just for fragrances. The Guerlain Boutique looks great.
Thanks for sharing Bono
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Wow - that was fun! I feel like I visited, too! You made nice fragrance choices. Thanks for the wonderful photos!