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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    Thanks for the review. My interest in this scent was pretty much over when you used words like "minimalist" and "very clean". On to the next! Let's hope uncle Serge has got his act together with De Produndis
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    Thanks for the comment Redneck, and rose rebelle?? Im very interested in comments about this one.

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    You lucky bastard Redneck...I'm jealous.
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Thanks for the comment Redneck, and rose rebelle?? Im very interested in comments about this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    You lucky bastard Redneck...I'm jealous.
    Thanks, guys. This pair definitely has something for people at both ends of the spectrum.

    I just sniffed Rose Rebelle, and that one is also *total* truth in advertising. Eau. My. G_d. I don't know how to stop raving about it. If this isn't Sweet Dreams 2003, then they need to release this one, too. If it is, you guys are in for a treat. I'm not even sure if I can describe it without using expletives.

    Your European dark chocolate just turned into a chopper chick and wants to have sex on the couch. No showers.

    It's totally NOT what I expected. The perfumer found cocoa/cacao/chocolate's deepest, dirtiest, dark side - where it is so dark it becomes bitter to the point of being animalic, and married it to a rose like the one in Égoïste. Godiva becomes Amy Winehouse? It's Égoïste's badass little sister. Her body-sweat-beaten choco-rose-floral is just blowin' the boys away.

    Rose Rebelle is the bomb. It's like - I want to wear it now, but I can't put it on again after my shower, until I'm done with the post office. The people in the post office wouldn't even begin to understand. Oh wait! I can't put it on until after our meeting this morning. My coworkers wouldn't understand.

    WOO-HOO! This IS the $&!#.
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    RR sounds wonderful Red, I lurve freaking out the people at the Post Office. LOL
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    RR sounds wonderful Red, I lurve freaking out the people at the Post Office. LOL
    Yeah, I should have gone for some P.O. craziness today. Maybe in the morning - I still have to get my package out!

    I've been wearing RR pretty continuously on different parts of my body and following the development more carefully. It gets less animalic and more "edible" as it fades out. Very pleasant dry-down. It has nice, rose-centric sillage much like Égoïste - subtle but good. The rose has a very boozy character that I just love. My wife also thinks it's unusual but good. She sniffed it during the animalic start - I wish I would have taken a picture of her face.

    Definitely my favorite from these guys so far. If they offer it in a larger format, I may be springing for that, though the 15 mL bottles are just cute as hell.

    I note that they now have these two European offerings listed separately from the new ones by Ropion and Wasser. Not sure what that means. I hope it means they're actually different scents, or formulation variations, because that would simply mean more stuff from these folks. The listed notes on Rose Rebelle definitely explain where the animalic facets are coming from. Looks like two sources on the rose, too (Bulgarian and Turkish). Whatever - I wouldn't care if the sources on the rose oil were West Texas Intermediate and Dow Chemical - it's just plain good.
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    I was told by the staff:
    Our dealer sells the two fragrances, but seems out of stock in the US.


    (I ask about What We Do Is Secret and the In Paris Is Secret)
    What We Do In Paris Is Secret is a different fragrance and is not out on the market yet (December 2011).


    I want this babies, where i can get them?? Colette is out of stock too!

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    I would keep tabs on Colette. My guess is that Rose Rebelle and WWDIS will show up there again. I sure hope so. Both are really different scents, and Rose Rebelle is my favorite from the line now.

    Great news that there are two more frags in the work. Thanks for that news! It looks like there are 5 frags on the site now, counting L'Anonyme. Very exciting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I would keep tabs on Colette. My guess is that Rose Rebelle and WWDIS will show up there again. I sure hope so. Both are really different scents, and Rose Rebelle is my favorite from the line now.

    Great news that there are two more frags in the work. Thanks for that news! It looks like there are 5 frags on the site now, counting L'Anonyme. Very exciting!
    Redneck, should I blind buy RR? I love rose and civet and all that other good stuff

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    I would say yes, absolutely, scent. At the price, it's almost a sure thing. I personally think people need it just for reference. As long as you are not turned off by cocoa gourmands, then go for it. If you are, then I would take pause, but the cocoa is so dirty that a civet lover who can stand cocoa probably has a better chance with this one than a cocoa lover who detests civet.

    I believe that the musk is actually, to at least some extent, ambrette under the hood. The cocoa is also very unsweetened - more like European bitter chocolate or cooking cocoa.

    This isn't a sure thing for the A*Men or the DHI crowd - it's the Jicky of modern cocoa fragrances. Personally I would never want to be without a bottle of it. It's terribly unique, and almost sexy in a very dirty way.

    You know how Tania said Rose Poivrée once had balls? Rose Rebelle has cocoa hanging by them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I would say yes, absolutely, scent. At the price, it's almost a sure thing. I personally think people need it just for reference. As long as you are not turned off by cocoa gourmands, then go for it. If you are, then I would take pause, but the cocoa is so dirty that a civet lover who can stand cocoa probably has a better chance with this one than a cocoa lover who detests civet.

    I believe that the musk is actually, to at least some extent, ambrette under the hood. The cocoa is also very unsweetened - more like European bitter chocolate or cooking cocoa.

    This isn't a sure thing for the A*Men or the DHI crowd - it's the Jicky of modern cocoa fragrances. Personally I would never want to be without a bottle of it. It's terribly unique, and almost sexy in a very dirty way.

    You know how Tania said Rose Poivrée once had balls? Rose Rebelle has cocoa hanging by them!
    I think I may have to order more than one thanks to you I remember Pierre of Parfumerie Generale once said in a interview that a cocoa been squished between one's fingers smelt like shit. So this is all very intriguing to me!

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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    I think I may have to order more than one thanks to you I remember Pierre of Parfumerie Generale once said in a interview that a cocoa been squished between one's fingers smelt like shit. So this is all very intriguing to me!
    Cool! Hope you like it - or at the very least, find it as interesting as i did!

    One of the things that really redeems the scent is that the "challenging/interesting" part eases up as the scent goes along. Thus, rather than veering into scrubbability and unwearability, it gets easier to wear as it goes along. I really like that in a challenging scent.
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    In case anyone would like to know...

    I contacted A Lab on Fire directly and was told that S-ex and WWDIS has the exact same juice inside. (only different name and quantity) The same is true for Rose Rebelle / SC-7545 /100% Love.

    The reason I was given is that Rose Rebelle and WWDIS are sold in countries where S-Perfume 100% Love and S-ex are not distributed. (e.g. Collette in Paris)

    Personally, I think the 15ml is a good size.
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    ^^^^ thanks for the info, Moltening!


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    So thats the reason to their did not tell who is the perfumeur from these two on the website:

    http://www.alabonfire.com/lojalof/#

    But the other ones (Lanonyme, WWdiPiS and Sweet Dreams 2003) ther perfumeur is shown.

    Ive bought them all. So its my chance to try the hard to find S-Ex and 100% Love in a small size!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moltening View Post
    In case anyone would like to know...

    I contacted A Lab on Fire directly and was told that S-ex and WWDIS has the exact same juice inside. (only different name and quantity) The same is true for Rose Rebelle / SC-7545 /100% Love.
    This must be a joke!! So S-ex and What we do is secret are the same perfume?? lol

    So all this??

    S-ex by Christophe Laudamiel
    Notes: salt, oxygen, spirit of life, camellia, willow, white leather, skin musk, malt, strawberry, baroque musk, black leather..

    What we do is secret by Dominique Ropion
    Notes: bergamot, nutmeg, pepper, leather, jasmin, sandalwood, patchouli and birchwood..

    I don't have S-ex perfume but I'm from Spain and I could purchase it easily; the same with WWDIS, which I have a bottle...

    WTF!!

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    From 2006 and on for a bit I followed this blog

    http://www.whatwedoissecret.org/madebyblog/page/162/

    And wonder how this blog (link above) and what's being discussed as WWDIS relate to each other if at all.

    I've been out of the loop fragrance wise for awhile so please excuse any idiocy you may detect on my part re: stuff that smells.
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    Guys, anyone know why there isn't these 15mL bottles anymore?? I don't know if I'm making confusion here but on their site I can see always only one size.

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    I received my bottles yesterday.

    What we do is Secret is very shy, clean and innofensive. More minimalist than LAnonyme. I liked, but its very subtle. Not that much on the feminine side like LAnonyme.


    Rose Rebelle, ohhhh god i find it disgusting!
    Reminds me A LOT of YSL Champagne/Yvresse, wich turns my stomach.
    Run to the mills!

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    I am very confused. There are two scents right, What We Do Is Secret and What We Do In Paris Is Secret? And apparently WWDIS is really S-ex with a different name/bottle?

    WTH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I am very confused. There are two scents right, What We Do Is Secret and What We Do In Paris Is Secret? And apparently WWDIS is really S-ex with a different name/bottle?

    WTH?
    As some basenoters reported, yes, I don't understand anything but it seems... What we do is secret = S-ex

    So all this:
    October 2011
    S-ex by Christophe Laudamiel
    Notes: salt, oxygen, spirit of life, camellia, willow, white leather, skin musk, malt, strawberry, baroque musk, black leather..

    What we do is secret by Dominique Ropion
    Notes: bergamot, nutmeg, pepper, leather, jasmin, sandalwood, patchouli and birchwood..


    ...was pure fiction ?¿
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    this is extremely confusing!


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    I had an email this week from ALOF .. they are currently trying to find a uk stockist .... its annoying I would like to try them

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    Quote Originally Posted by moltening View Post
    In case anyone would like to know...

    I contacted A Lab on Fire directly and was told that S-ex and WWDIS has the exact same juice inside. (only different name and quantity) The same is true for Rose Rebelle / SC-7545 /100% Love.

    The reason I was given is that Rose Rebelle and WWDIS are sold in countries where S-Perfume 100% Love and S-ex are not distributed. (e.g. Collette in Paris)
    Why change the name, bottle, the fragance notes and even (as some many blogs reported) the perfumer (Ropion/Wasser) in another countries??? for some kind of legals or rights or whatever? That's sounds irreal... what a botch!!

    they could name it "What we do - not in Paris, just in another city - is secret aka S-ex evolution number 2" XD XD

    Man, I have a 15ml bottle of WWDIS and still dont know what is this lol
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    I recently emailed guys of A lab on fire about the What we do is secret and S-ex thing, and they answered this:


    Yes, What We Do Is Secret and S-ex are the same juice. S-ex is sold only in the US and Russia.

    Regards,
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    So, WWDIS and S-ex are the same thing... now I can say: I like S-ex scent a lot!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakihara View Post
    S-ex is sold only in the US and Russia.[/I]
    S-ex is also sold at Breathe in Berlin where I bought it in February.


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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    Ugh, Rose Rebelle has been my worst blind buy in ages...
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    I've been having a relationship with WWDIPIS. It's what i wear when I want to walk in a cloud of gourmandy love. I've been very curious about Rose Rebelle but was having a hard time finding it UNTIL....

    ...As luck would have it, I just (immediately) scooped up Rose Rebelle on anthro's website (umm on SUPER crazy sale for $19.99). I'm hoping to smell it/wear it/love it, as soon as early next week. If it's half as good as WWDIPIS, I'll love it.
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by muskymoi View Post
    I've been having a relationship with WWDIPIS. It's what i wear when I want to walk in a cloud of gourmandy love. I've been very curious about Rose Rebelle but was having a hard time finding it UNTIL....

    ...As luck would have it, I just (immediately) scooped up Rose Rebelle on anthro's website (umm on SUPER crazy sale for $19.99). I'm hoping to smell it/wear it/love it, as soon as early next week. If it's half as good as WWDIPIS, I'll love it.
    Oh my, if you're expecting the same gourmandy beauty of WWDIPIS from Rose Rebelle, I fear you might be disappointed. I, too, read "rose and cocoa" and that seemed fabulous, but the fact is, it smelled horrible on me. I passed it on to a fellow BNer who does care for it, anyhow.
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    Default Re: New Fragrances: A Lab on Fire - Rose Rebelle and What We Do Is Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    Oh my, if you're expecting the same gourmandy beauty of WWDIPIS from Rose Rebelle, I fear you might be disappointed. I, too, read "rose and cocoa" and that seemed fabulous, but the fact is, it smelled horrible on me. I passed it on to a fellow BNer who does care for it, anyhow.
    I'll have to post again after I've worn it and give the verdict. : )

    FWIW, I'm kind of hoping that Rose Rebelle is more skanky than WWDIPIS, which i find sweet and lovely but not at all skanky. I like having a range of frags to suit my personality-of-the-day...lol. And, no my name is not Sybil.
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