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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Eau des Baux is, I'm not adding anything new here, an excellent fragrance. On my skin it turns more to smoky cypress than sweet vanilla, so many of you will envy me, although I'd actually prefer it the other way around, lol!
    I was also impressed by the ultra-natural balanced black pepper of L'Occitan. Didn't try the Vetyver as I'm a bit fed up with vetivers, but reading as it isn't that much vetiver-prominent, I may give it a shot.
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    I just bought this a few weeks ago and love it. It's like a toned down version of Tobacco Vanille. From the sprayer, they actually both smell the same. But Eau de Baux is more incense-y.

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    I love the first hour or so, then I start to loose interest as I like my incense cold, dry and ashy! The sweetness kinda ruins it for me in the end.

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    Much too sweet and cloying for my tastes. Begins okay, become overwhelmingly one-noted by the end.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Am I crazy to feel the same drydown on this and DHI?

    I thought I smell a bit of incense too but it's mostly vanilla for my nose. Sweet but not discouraging sweet...although I might have to agree with Merely, is very one-noted. But I love that note!

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    Don't know about sillage, but the longevity is SICK. 6 hours and a shower later, still feel it oozing on my skin.
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    It's hard to beat this one for the price.
    You can get a 100ml bottle for less than $60
    and it's on par with the best designers and even
    some niche fragrances in terms of quality.

    Longevity and projection are outstanding.
    For me, the incense and woods do a nice job
    of balancing out the sweetness of the vanilla.

    It's also versatile enough to be worn year round IMO,
    just not on the hottest of summer days. A great fragrance.

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    I just picked up a bottle. Between a fragrancenet sale and ebates cash back, I got 100ml (I guess that's the only size it comes in) for $28.16 shipped. Can't beat that! And it's really excellent stuff. Honestly, if this exact same juice were sold online in a very heavy and classy bottle, people wouldn't even hesitate to pay $150+ for it.

    I think it's funny how quick people are to look for reasons to dismiss it since it's cheap, but if it were expensive, people would look for reasons to praise it.

    I would rank EdB among the best of the affordables.
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I just picked up a bottle. Between a fragrancenet sale and ebates cash back, I got 100ml (I guess that's the only size it comes in) for $28.16 shipped. Can't beat that! And it's really excellent stuff. Honestly, if this exact same juice were sold online in a very heavy and classy bottle, people wouldn't even hesitate to pay $150+ for it.

    I think it's funny how quick people are to look for reasons to dismiss it since it's cheap, but if it were expensive, people would look for reasons to praise it.

    I would rank EdB among the best of the affordables.
    Wow. I love fragrance.net prices..but with shipping romania it's getting crazy expensive!
    A bottle of EdB here is about 63$ I really want it but...when i see people getting ti for half the price! mrrrrr

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    It's hard to beat this one for the price.
    You can get a 100ml bottle for less than $60
    and it's on par with the best designers and even
    some niche fragrances in terms of quality.

    Longevity and projection are outstanding.
    For me, the incense and woods do a nice job
    of balancing out the sweetness of the vanilla.

    It's also versatile enough to be worn year round IMO,
    just not on the hottest of summer days. A great fragrance.
    Exquisite, sir!!
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    I recommend spraying this on clothing to make the most out of the vanilla and incense
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    I recommend spraying this on clothing to make the most out of the vanilla and incense
    What i do. this is my fav vanilla fragrance.

    If you have a partner that loves flowerbomb, expect compliments every time you wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NenMaster View Post
    If you have a partner that loves flowerbomb, expect compliments every time you wear it.
    Funny you should say that. My girlfriend wears flowerbomb and Baux is one of the very few of my fragrances she's really not liked. She really dislikes it infact. "Smells like horrible medicine" apparently.

    Baux is a funny one for me. I tested on skin and paper before I bought it and absolutely loved it. Couldn't stop sniffing my hand and the card I'd had it on. I then bought it and actually went off it enough to sell.

    The first morning I sprayed it on my dressing gown I ended up having to put it in the washing machine as it was making me feel a bit nauseous !

    I really like the sweet vanilla dry down but the first two or three hours or so for me are not particularly nice and are a bit headache inducing. I see my girlfriends point about it being a medicinal smell, I also see why so many people love it, however.

    I've never done any layering of fragrances but I imagine this might be a good one to work it because of the sweet vanilla that sits in the background for so long.

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    Thats a shame, my missus likes it. Rare to get a compliement from her. But i have noticed this is the one.

    See id say id agree with you if you was talking about Rochas Man, I honestly dont get the hype.

    Jaipur is a lot nicer than rochas man.

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    Not tried Jaipur. Rochas man was too sweet for me.

    I do get the hype though, for Baux, it's just not for me (or the lady).

    Big fan of L'Occitan by L'Occitane in the summer. Love that peppery Lavendar, very unique.

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    I'm a huge fan of Eau du Baux, but also Vetiver and L'Occitane. For the price, you can't go wrong. I also get above average longevity and projection.
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    Never understood the near-uniform love around here for Baux. I don't dislike it, but it just seems a little pedestrian to me.
    4 Voleurs was absolutely stunning, Vetyver is great, L'Occitane is nice, Baux leaves me lukewarm, and Verdon sucks.
    Regardless, L'Occitane almost always put out fragrances that are worth more than their sticker price.
    Baux still smells like a $100 fragrance, just not one that impresses me.

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    Baux is a projection beast for me, and it smells delicious. It is probably my favorite Cologne after DHI.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    4 Voleurs was absolutely stunning, .
    Have heard a lot of good things about that. What a shame it's been discontinued, I'd love to try it.

    It strangely fascinates me

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau de Baux!!

    Still mesmerized by EdB. Every time I try it on it just works for me. Will buy it with the first ocassion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NenMaster View Post
    What i do. this is my fav vanilla fragrance.

    If you have a partner that loves flowerbomb, expect compliments every time you wear it.
    This woman wears EdB AND Flowerbomb. Just not at the same time

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