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View Poll Results: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

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  • Tonka Imperiale

    16 47.06%
  • Angelique Noire

    5 14.71%
  • Cuir Beluga

    15 44.12%
  • Rose Barbare

    6 17.65%
  • Cruel Gardenia

    1 2.94%
  • Iris Ganache

    7 20.59%
  • Bois D'Armenie

    19 55.88%
  • None

    3 8.82%
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    L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    My Answer: Tonka Imperiale

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Tonka Imperiale

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    They are OK - but I did not find one to be FBW.
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    Neither did I. Especially at that pricepoint. Cuir Beluga was my favorite.
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    I really like Bois d'Armenie. But it is too expensive I think.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Tried them all and loved Tonka Imperial and Bd'A

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    Tonka Imperiale is too sweet on my skin, unfortunately. Smells like straight up marzipan on me. My favorite of the line would have to be Bois d'Armenie. It is the closest I've found to the scent of the air after a good rain. FBW for me.

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    Bois d'armanie...def FBW!
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    This is my favorite series from Guerlain, after Les Parisiennes. I own and love Rose Barbare: a luscious, sensuous, ambery rose. Cuir Beluga or Bois D'Armenie will probably be my 2nd purchase. I also like Tonka Imperiale, but wouldn't wear it enough to justify a full bottle. My only suggestion to Guerlain for the L'Art et la Matiere collection is that they would consider offering these in smaller bottles to make them more affordable.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 28th August 2011 at 03:55 PM.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    The most satisfying and very-Guerlain for me is also the newest, Tonka Impériale. It smells both modern and like the good old days. Yes, marzipan that is! L'Heure Bleue made me hooked on marzipan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    They are OK - but I did not find one to be FBW.
    I do not have extensive experience with any of them, but I am thinking I agree with this statement. My favorite of them would be Tonka Imperiale, but I'm not the biggest gourmand fan. TI smells nice though for sure.

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    I think the bottles look very cheap for scents as expensive as the L'Art et la Matiere line.

    Regarding the scents, I like Tonka Imperiale and Bois d'Armenie.
    Last edited by hedgehog; 28th August 2011 at 04:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    My Answer: Tonka Imperiale
    Same here.

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    My fave is Tonka Impériale, and
    I do own a FB of that one.

    I have samples of them all, and
    other FB worthy frags are:
    Bois d'Arménie and Cuir Beluga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    I think the bottles look very cheap for scents as expensive as the L'Art et la Matiere line...
    They actually don't come with a cap, so if you don't attach the bulb atomizer, which makes the perfume evaporate, the bottle looks like a tester. The bottle itself has some nice, subtle detailing: a beveled edge at the thick, articulated base has some heft to it. I also like the gold lettering. I just noticed that the gold side label has Fleurs Sublimes written on it, along the bottom edge.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 28th August 2011 at 07:19 PM.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Same as Kelvin, i really enjoy every single one of them except Cruel Gardenia. Bois d'Armenie, Cuir Beluga, Angelique Noire, Iris Ganache and Tonka Imperiale all start in different top/heart notes but those eventually dry down into the similar vanilla theme. (SDV could be part of it too) Rose Barbare pretty much change how i see rose scent. As i used to feel intimidated by the thought of being too ladyish. But since Guerlain's given me a decent size decant of RB and i have been wearing it at home for couple times, i'd say it is actually pretty nice. Luscious dark rose emerge with a faintly tea note in the middle.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    I voted for Tonka Imperiale, but Bois D´Armenie is a close next. Cuir Beluga is good too. FB worthy? Hell yes!!

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    I have several (Bois D'Armenie, Cuir Beluga, Tonka Imperiale) I'm going to get more. I think several are FBW; totally worth the price IMO. SDV is moving to that line from what I understand too.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Rose Barbare is a great unisex rose, but nice as it is, it's not spectacular. A 10 ml decant is all I am willing to pay for. I wish the bottles had been nicer, and that they don't include a cap, well that is just mean.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    SDV is moving to that line from what I understand too.
    Likely SDV is going to be repackaging in November this year.
    Last edited by CX827; 29th August 2011 at 04:19 AM.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    I haven't tried them all in any great depth but own Tonka Imperiale & Cuir Beluga.

    I like Tonka Imperiale more each time I wear it - considerably more complex than first impressions might suggest, and beautifully balanced - it never tips off the edge into something too sweet. As Mr. G mentions, it's very Guerlain (and not a million miles away from their 180 Ans Ltd. Edition, either).

    I think I need to explore Rose Barbare now.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Iris Ganache is awesome and one of my all-time favorites. I have gotten numerous compliments while wearing it.

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    I've noticed that these set of bottles are sold at Neiman Marcus but only at key locations. Can anyone tell me if they have seen these bottles at their local Neiman Marcus?

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    All are very good, but my favorite is Rose Barbare.
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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamerII View Post
    All are very good, but my favorite is Rose Barbare.
    That is my second favorite, behind Iris Ganache.

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    Bois d'Armenie, which is in many ways a variation of Bvlgari Black (same perfumer - Annick Menardo).

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    Default Re: L'Art et la Matiere by Guerlain: Which bottles do you like?

    I will need to look at Bois D'Armenie and Cuir Beluga the next time im at Neiman Marcus.

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